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India women to play limited-overs series in Sri Lanka in June as BCCi set to announce new ODI captain


India women are all set to tour Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs and as many T20is in June. The senior selection committee is likely to announce the new ODI captain for the series.

India women to play 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is in Sri Lanka in June (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This will be India’s first international assignment after the World Cup
  • India likely to know Mithali Raj’s successor as ODI captain
  • Harmanpreet is expected to continue leading the T20I side

India women’s cricket team is all set to tour Sri Lanka for 3 ODIs and as many T20Is in June. This will be their first international assignment after the 50-overs World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year.

The Indian team will tour Sri Lanka from June 23 to July 7, a source in the know-how of the development told India Today.

The BCCI senior selection committee for women will meet to pick the squads for the upcoming tour. It is expected that the selection committee will name a new ODI captain.

Legendary Mithali Raj, who led India at the World Cup earlier this year, hasn’t announced retirement but the board seems to be looking ahead. Both Mithali and senior pacer Jhulan Goswami were not named in the squads for the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge, starting May 23 in Pune. Deepti Sharma replaced Mithali as the captain of the Velocity team.

As reported earlier, Ramesh Powar will retain his job as the head coach and travel to Sri Lanka with the Indian team. Notably, Powar’s role was questioned after India suffered an early exit from the World Cup, failing to make the semi-final, agonizingly losing to South Africa in their final league game.

It remains to be seen if Jemimah Rodrigues and fast bowler Shikha Pandey will return to the limited-overs sides. Shikha is also not part of any of the 3 squads for the Women’s T20 Challenge.



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