Smriti Mandhana to lead India in T20I series against England

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Mumbai: Smriti Mandhana will lead the Indian team for the three-match T20 international series against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday.

The All-India Women’s Selection Committee met in Mumbai today to pick the Indian Women’s Cricket Team for the Paytm T20I series, the BCCI said in a release.

After completion of the ongoing Paytm ODI series, India will play three T20Is against England in Guwahati from March 4, it added.

Smriti has been named caption as regular T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has not yet fully recovered from her ankle injury and will continue her rehab at the NCA.

The left-handed opener has been rewarded with the T20 captaincy after being India’s most consistent batter over the past year.

The first T20 against England will be held on March 4 in Guwahati, while the second and third matches are scheduled for March 7 and March 9 respectively.

India Women’s T20I squad: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Bharti Fulmali, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Komal Zanzad, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurty, Harleen Deol

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