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Mithali Raj to lead India against Sri Lanka

Jhulan Goswami, Amita Sharma also return for limited-overs series consisting of three ODIs and three T20Is

Mithali Raj to lead India against Sri Lanka - Cricket News
Mithali Raj has been named as the captain for both the ODI and T20I series.
Mithali Raj will lead the India Women’s side for a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka Women that will comprise a warm-up match, three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals from January 17 to January 28.
 
Raj wasn’t part of the squad for India’s limited-overs series against Bangladesh in April 2013, which consisted of three ODIs and three T20Is. Jhulan Goswami, the veteran right-arm pacer, who was also missing for the series against Bangladesh, is part of the 15-member squad that will take on Sri Lanka. Harmanpreet Kaur, who led in Raj’s absence, will serve as her deputy for this series.
 
Among others who weren’t part of the squad that took on Bangladesh but made a return was Amita Sharma, right-arm seamer. There were two wicketkeepers in the squad, with both Karuna Jain and Anagha Deshpande picked.
 
The Indian selectors also named a 15-member India A squad that will face Sri Lanka in a warm-up fixture at the start of the tour. Veda Krishnamurthy will lead the India A side.
 
The warm-up match will be in Vizinagaram, and all three ODIs will be played at Visakhapatnam. The teams will then return to for Vizinagaram for the first two T20Is, before going back to Visakhapatnam for the final T20I. 
 
This will be India Women’s first cricketing assignment in nine months, after the Bangladesh series.
 
ODI squad:

Mithali Raj (capt)

Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt)

Karun Jain (wk)

Anagha Deshpande (wk)

Smriti Mandhana

Poonam Raut

Amita Sharma

Sneh Rana

Vanitha V.R.

Jhulan Goswami

Niranjana Nagarajan

Shubhalakshmi Sharma

Gouhar Sultana

Rajeshwari Gaikwad

Poonam Yadav
 
T20I squad:

Mithali Raj (capt)

Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt)

Karuna Jain (wk)

Smriti Mandhana

Amita Sharma

Poonam Raut

Jhulan Goswami

Niranjana Nagarajan

Shubhalakshmi Sharma

Rajeshwari Gaikwad

Veda Krishnamurthy

Ekta Bist

Sonia Dabir

Vanitha V.R.

Anagha Deshpande (wk)

Team Management

Neha Karnik - Physiotherapist                                                           

Kavita Pandya - Trainer

Purnima Rau  -Coach  

India A squad: 

Veda Krishnamurthy (capt)

Smriti Mandhana

Devika Vaidya

Shwetha Jadhav

Shika Pandey

Meghna Singh

Shushree Pradhan

Prity Bose

Saika Ishaque

S. Meghna

Ritu Dhrub

Sushma Verma

Madhuri Mehta

Sneha Morey

Snehal Pradhan.
 
Schedule:

January 17 (Friday): Warm-up game, India A vs Sri Lanka, ACA – Vizianagaram

January 19 (Sunday): 1st ODI, Dr. YSR ACA VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

January 21 (Tuesday): 2nd ODI, Dr. YSR ACA VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

January 23 (Thursday): 3rd ODI, Dr. YSR ACA VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

January 25 (Saturday): 1st T20I, ACA – Vizianagaram

January 26 (Sunday): 2nd T20I, ACA Vizianagaram

January 28 (Tuesday): 3rd T20I, Dr. YSR ACA VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam 
                                      


 
 

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