Along with the T20 World Cup squad, the board also announced the squad for the tri-series in South Africa which will take place before the cricketing extravaganza.
NEWS 🚨 – India squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 & tri-series in South Africa announced.More details here… https://t.co/NWcRca04Ba
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1672239138000
Veteran pacer Shikha Pandey was also named in the squad for the tournament. Shikha last played for India in October 2021 before being controversially dropped from the team.
The T20 World Cup will take place in South Africa next year and Team India is set to begin their campaign on 12th February against Pakistan in Cape Town.
India is placed in Group 2 alongside Pakistan, England, West Indies, Pakistan, and Ireland. The top two teams from the two groups will play the semis. The final will be held on 26th February 2023 in Cape Town.
India’s squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk) Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey
Reserves: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh
Note: Pooja Vastrakar’s inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness
India’s squad for Tri-series: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice Captain), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Shushma Verma (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Shikha Pandey