[caption id="attachment_805351" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-805351" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Harleen-Deol.jpg" alt="Harleen Deol" width="628" height="355" /> Harleen Deol (Credit: Facebook account)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/harleen-deol">Harleen Deol</a> on Wednesday received a maiden <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india-women/">India</a> call-up as she replaced <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/harmanpreet-kaur">Harmanpreet Kaur</a> for the England limited-overs series at home. <p></p> <p></p>A nervous Harleen attended her first practice session with the national squad in the company of ODI captain Mithali Raj on Wednesday and said the selection is a reward for all the hard work she did while spending time away from her family in Mohali. <p></p> <p></p>"I have been playing for Himachal Pradesh since the last five years and spending time away from my family in Mohali has been difficult. Today s selection is the reward for all the days spent away from my family," Harleen told The Indian Express. <p></p> <p></p>Harleen played in the two warm-up matches leading up to the England ODI series. Replacing the likes of Harmanpreet, whom she idolises, means a lot to the 20-year-old middle-order batter. <p></p> <p></p> It feels special to get my maiden call-up for the Indian team. I played for Indian A side, which faced the England team earlier this week and was expecting the call. To replace a player like Harmanpreet di in the team means a lot to me as I have always idolised her," she said. <p></p> <p></p>She added, "I attended the first practice sessions today and even though I had met players like Mithali Raj earlier, I felt little nervous. To play for India is a different feeling and I will aim to give my best against a team like England." <p></p> <p></p>The three-match series, a part of ICC Championship, gets underway from Friday with at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.