India tour of England
Richa Ghosh is back in the T20I squad after being dropped for the Commonwealth Games, and legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami rejoins the ODI team for India’s tour of England. Jhulan Goswami last competed at the 50-over World Cup in March.
- India will play 3 T20Is and as many ODIs in England from September 10
- Jhulan Goswami returns to squad for 1st time since World Cup
- Harmanpreet Kaur to lead India in both ODIs and T20Is
After competing for the senior national women’s team at the World Cup, senior fast bowler Jhulan Goswami of India rejoined the ODI squad for the upcoming tour of England. Goswami, the top wicket-taker in ODI matches, is back in the mix despite Mithali Raj, a former teammate, declaring her retirement.
Jhulan Goswami had been attending the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for training, and last month he was even seen bowling to KL Rahul of the India men’s squad. Speculation regarding the renowned speedster’s future was rampant when she was left off the team for the tour of Sri Lanka, but the 39-year-old pacer is ready to don the India Blue once more.
Smriti Mandhana has been selected vice-captain, and Harmanpreet Kaur will serve as skipper for both the ODI and T20I teams.
Kiran Navgire has received her first T20I call-up after stealing the show with a brilliant debut in the Women’s T20 Challenge earlier this year.
Also included in the ODI squad is Jemimah Rodrigues, who was unexpectedly cut from India’s World Cup team earlier this year. Jemimah was on Friday ruled out of The Hundred women’s event owing to an injury, so it is unclear if she will be ready for the tour. The talented hitter, who was a member of India’s Commonwealth Games team, hadn’t participated in an ODI since being left out of the World Cup.
India will play three T20Is and the same number of ODIs in England from September 10 to September 24. One month after India’s historic silver medal at the CWG in Birmingham, the tour begins.
Meanwhile, Richa Ghosh is also back in India’s T20I squad after she was snubbed for the Commonwealth Games. She replaces left-handed batter and wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia.
India’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, Sabbineni Meghana, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Dayalan Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (WK), K.P. Navgire
India’s ODI squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shafali Verma, Sabbineni Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (WK), Yastika Bhatia (WK), Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Dayalan Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur, Jhulan Goswami, Jemimah Rodrigues
INDIA WOMEN TOUR OF ENGLAND SCHEDULE
|India’s tour of England, 2022|
|Saturday||10th September||19:00||1st T20I||Riverside, Durham|
|Tuesday||13th September||18:30||2nd T20I||The Incora County Ground, Derby|
|Thursday||15th September||18:30||3rd T20I||Bristol County Ground, Bristol|
|Sunday||18th September||11:00||1st ODI||1st Central County Ground, Hove|
|Wednesday||21st September||13:00||2nd ODI||Canterbury|
|Saturday||24th September||11:00||3rd ODI||Lord’s|