Rajeshwari Gayakwad     AFP
Rajeshwari Gayakwad AFP

Rajeshwari Gayakwad has been included in the T20 India women squad in place of Ekta Bisht for the upcoming triangular tournament. Ekta injured her left index finger during the final ODI against Australia and has been advised to rest for 10 days. Rajeshwari was dropped from the side in the 5-match T20I series. She was replaced by Ekta. Her last appearance in the shortest version of game was in the same series, where she picked up 4 wickets in 3 games. The triangular tournament involving India, Australia and England is scheduled to start March 22 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The tournament will witness the comeback of a now-fit Jhulan Goswami.

India Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Poonam Yadav, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Rumeli Dhar, Mona Meshram, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.