India has selected its white ball teams for the upcoming September tour of England. Harleen Deol and Yastika Bhatia were not selected by the silver medalists from the last Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, while Richa Ghosh is back in the T20I squad. KP Navgire received his first call-up to the team as well.
Veteran Jhulan Goswami, who missed the series against Sri Lanka, and Jemimah Rodrigues are both back in the ODI lineup, although Poonam Yadav has not been included. India will play three T20Is, followed by three ODIs, in September as part of the ICC Championship. India will play three T20Is, followed by three ODIs, in September as part of the ICC Championship.
Jhulan Goswami, an experienced fast bowler, is back in India’s ODI selection for the three-match series in England this September, and Jemimah Rodrigues, a batswoman who last competed in an ODI in July 2021, also makes the 50-overs squad. Goswami, 39, skipped the tour of Sri Lanka in July due to rumours regarding her future on the international stage. On the day the squad was announced, Rodrigues, however, was disqualified from the Hundred due to a wrist injury she sustained during the Commonwealth Games.
The Maharashtrian player who played for Nagaland, Kiran Prabhu Navgire, received her first call-up to the India T20I team for the series that begins on September 10. With her undefeated 162 against Arunachal Pradesh in the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy earlier this year, Navgire, 27, attracted attention. She was a guest player who represented Nagaland and was from Maharashtra. She set a record by scoring 525 runs, including 54 fours and 35 sixes. While playing for Velocity in the Women’s T20 Challenge in May, she also scored the fastest fifty in the competition.
Dayalan Hemalatha, an all-rounder, was included in both white-ball squads despite not having played an ODI since February 2019. She led her team in scoring with 272 runs for Railways during the domestic T20 tournament in 2021–22. She also displayed her all-around talent in the Senior Women’s One-Day Trophy, where she took eight wickets and scored 67 runs in three innings while batting in the lower middle order with a strike rate of 117.54.
Legspinner Poonam Yadav, who was a standby for the Commonwealth Games, was not chosen for either team, while batter Harleen Deol was chosen exclusively for the ODI squad. Meanwhile, Richa Ghosh has replaced Yastika Bhatia in the T20I lineup as the musical chairs for India’s wicketkeeper position continue. Taniya Bhatia is still in the lead in both white-ball formats.
On September 10, 13, and 15, India will play three T20 Internationals in England. On September 18, 21 and 24, three ODIs, which are a part of the ICC Women’s Championship, will follow.
Smriti Mandhana has been selected vice-captain, and Harmanpreet Kaur will serve as skipper for both the ODI and T20I teams.
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’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’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