Mithali Raj to lead India in ICC Women's World Cup 2013

Mithali Raj-led India will face West Indies in the ICC Women’s World Cup opener at Wankhede stadium © Getty Images

New Delhi: Dec 31, 2012

India, on Monday, named Mithali Raj as the captain of the 15-member women’s cricket squad for the World Cup to be played in India next month.

ICC Women’s World Cup will begin from January 31, and the finals will be played at CCI ground in Mumbai on February 17.

Hosts India will play on the opening day of the tournament against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium.

Squad: Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur, Jhulan Goswami, Amita Sharma, Gouhar Sultana, M Thirushkamini, Sulakshana Naik, Ekta Bist, Mona Meshram, Rasanara Parwin, Niranjana Nagarajan, Punam Raut, Reema Malhotra, Karuna Jain, Shubhalaxmi Sharma.