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Indian Women's Team: Saika Ishaque called for T20Is, Shubha for Tests

Indian women's cricket team for WT20Is and test against England and Australia was announced by BCCI.

Indian Womens Team: Saika Ishaque called for T20Is,  Shubha for Tests
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Indian women's cricket team (Source: AsianCricketCouncil/Twitter)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2 Dec 2023 5:36 AM GMT

BCCI announced the women's squad for the upcoming WT20I and test series against England on Friday.

Youngster left-arm spinner Saika Ishqaue received her maiden call-up after impressing everyone during the inaugural edition of the Women's Premier League.

The majority of the team is comprised of those who were part of the Asian Games gold-winning squad in Hangzhou, which is a nice blend of seniors and juniors.

At one end there are seasoned campaigners like skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and her deputy Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, and Puja Vastrakar, on the other, the selectors have also included rookies like spinner Mannat Kashyap, batters Kanika Ahuja, Shreyanka Patil, talented pacer Titas Sadhu to name a few.

Shubha Satheesh and Titas Sadhu were called up for the test squad with Sadhu, an heir apparent to Jhulan Goswami, set to take over the new red ball duties.

India's squad for 3 T20Is against England: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Shreyanka Patil, Mannat Kashyap, Saika Ishaque, Renuka Singh Thakur, Titas Sadhu, Pooja Vastrakar, Kanika Ahuja, Minnu Mani.

India's squad for Tests against England & Australia: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Shubha Satheesh, Harleen Deol, Saika Ishaque, Renuka Singh Thakur, Titas Sadhu, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar.

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