The BCCI on Thursday announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 and also for the upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand .Team India will begin their first World Cup fixture against Pakistan on March 6, 2022, at the Bay Oval, Tauranga.
Veteran cricketer Mithali Raj will be leading the side while Harmanpreet Kaur has been named her deputy.
The Board also announced the squad for a one-off T20I match against New Zealand.
The team will be captained by Harmanpreet Kaur while Smriti Mandhana will be the vice-captain of the side. The one off T20I match will be played on February 9, while the five one day internationals will take place from February 11 to February 24 respectively.
India Women’s squad for World Cup 2022 and New Zealand ODI series
Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Poonam Yadav.
Standby Players: S. Meghna, Ekta Bisht and Simran Dil Bahadur
India Women’s squad for one-off T20I against New Zealand:
Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali, Yastika, Deepti, Richa (WK), Sneh Rana, Pooja, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya (WK), Rajeshwari, Poonam, Ekta, S. Meghna and Simran Dil Bahadur
India tour of New Zealand schedule
Feb 9- One-off T20I
Feb 11-1st ODI
Feb 14-2nd ODI
Feb 16-3rd ODI
Feb 22-4th ODI
Feb 24-5th ODI
India’s Women’s World Cup 2022 Fixtures
March 6 vs Pakistan
March 10 vs New Zealand
March 12 vs West Indies
March 16 vs England
March 19 vs Australia
March 22 vs Bangladesh
March 27 vs South Africa