Indian Women will play Australia Women in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is © IANS
Indian Women will play Australia Women in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is © IANS

The All-India Women Selection Committee, after a meeting, announced the India Women’s team for their Australia Tour. The teams will meet each other for a series including three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twent20 International (T20I) matches. Mithali Raj will be seen captaining the side in both the formats while Jhulan Goswami will remain the vice captain. The India Women are enjoying a very good phase as they have recently defeated the visiting New Zealand Women both in ODIs and T20Is.While they won the ODI series 3-2, they won 2 of the 3 T20I matches to become the winners of that series as well. READ: Mithali Raj becomes first Indian woman to surpass 5000 ODI runs: Twitter reactions

On the other hand, Australia have lost the 3-match T20I series 2-1 against England which they played last. It was part of the Women Ashes and they had earlier defeated England Women in the only Test match and whitewashed the Ireland Women 3-0 at their home. While Australia would like to get back to winning note, India would not like to let go their winning streak as well. It is going to be a crucial series as both the teams will soon be seen playing in the ICC World T20 Women’s 2016.

Here is the India’ squad for the Australia Series:

ODI women’s team: Mithali Raj (capt), Jhulan Goswamy (vice capt), Smriti Mandhana, MD Thirushkamini, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Niranjana Nagarajan, Sushma Verma, Kalpana R, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Raut, Poonam Yadav, Sneh Rana

T20I women’s team: Mithali Raj (capt), Jhulan Goswamy (vice capt), Smriti Mandhana, MD Thirushkamini, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Niranjana Nagarajan, Sushma Verma, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, VR Vanitha, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma.