India Squad for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Announced, Harmanpreet to Lead 15-Member Indian Squad in Australia
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Harmanpreet Kaur was named the captain while Smriti Mandhana was announced her deputy as India named a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The All-India Women’s Selection Committee announced the team for the next month’s World Cup in Australia. Bengal rookie batsman Richa Ghosh was the only surprise inclusion in an otherwise regular team for the ICC showpiece, which starts February 21, 2020. Richa has been rewarded for her exploits in the recent women's Challenger Trophy, scoring 36 off 26 balls in one of the games with four boundaries and a six. Spinners Shine As India Women Complete T20I Series Clean Sweep Over West Indies.

The team has no other surprises and 15-year-old Haryana schoolgirl Shafali Verma will also be playing her first global meet following some good performances at the international level in her first season.

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The selectors also announced a 16-member squad for a tri-series in Australia prior to the T20 World Cup, with Nuzhat Parveen being added as the 16th member. That tournament starts on January 31 and also features England.

World T20 Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodriguez, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Tania Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy.

Tri-Series (16 member) squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodriguez, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Tania Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Nuzhat Parveen. (With PTI Inputs)