Mithali Raj is however a part of the T20 squad led by Harmanpreet Kaur (above)    Getty Images
Mithali Raj is however a part of the T20 squad led by Harmanpreet Kaur (above) Getty Images

New Delhi: Harmanpreet Kaur was on Saturday named the new captain of the Indian women‘s T20 team replacing veteran Mithali Raj, who has retained her ODI captaincy. Mithali is however a part of the T20 squad led by Harmanpreet. The BCCI on Saturday announced the India squad for the home series against the West Indies from November 10 and Asia Cup to be played in Thailand from November 27. Mithali was captain in the team’s last international T20 campaign, which was the World T20 at home. The venue of the West Indies comprising three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals is Vijaywada. Harmanpreet Kaur to feature in Women s Big Bash League; Sydney Thunder ropes her in

Earlier, giving a ray of hope and recognition to the talent of the blind women cricketers, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) has launched a 41-member woman team. Weighing on the success of the Indian blind men cricket team, which have won T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and T20 Asia Cup, CABI decided to launch women s team. Woman selection committee chairman and former Indian woman team captain Shantha Rangaswamy launched this team here yesterday. John David, General Secretary, CABI, said there was a great demand for a blind women s cricket team since long, reported ANI. Mithali Raj calls for extension of India Women’s support staff

Asia Cup squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, S Meghna, Vanitha VR, Anuja Patil, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bist, Preeti Bose, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi.

ODI squad for West Indies series: Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smrit Mandhana, Thirush Kamini, Mona Meshram, Veda Krishnamurthy, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Sukanya Parida, Ejta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma.

T20 squad for the West Indies series: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, S Meghna, Vanitha V R, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Nuzhat Parween, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Preeti Bose, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jhulan Goswami, Skhika Pandey, Mansi Joshi.