Indian Women squad for ACC T20 Championship: The BCCI has announced the Indian women’s squad for the ACC T20 Championship. Two standby players will accompany the team.
New Delhi: There has been no change in the Indian women’s cricket team for the ACC T20 Championship to be played in Bangladesh from October 1 to 15. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has relied on the same 15-man squad that featured in the recent T20I series against England for the tournament. Tania Bhatia and Simran Bahadur have been kept as standby players in the team. Both these players were part of the 17-member Indian team that toured England but did not get a chance in the playing XI.
India’s first encounter with this team
The six-time champions, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, will open their campaign against Sri Lanka on the opening day of the tournament. The team will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on October 7. “The All India Women’s Selection Committee has selected the Indian team for the upcoming ACC Women’s T20 Championship 2022 to be played in Sylhet, Bangladesh from October 1 to 15,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a release here.
Seven teams are participating in the tournament
Seven teams are participating in the tournament, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and hosts Bangladesh, besides Thailand, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. These teams will compete in a round robin format, with the top four teams progressing to the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be played on October 13, while the final will be on October 15. India had lost 1-2 in the T20 series against England.
Indian Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Deepti Sharma, Shefali Verma, Jemima Rodrigues, Sabbinene Meghna, Richa Ghosh (WK), Sneh Rana, Dylan Hemlata, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Radha Yadav, K.P. Navagiri. Standby players: Tania Sapna Bhatia, Simran Dil Bahadur.