<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-women" target="_blank">India Women</a> squad for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/south-africa-women" target="_blank">South Africa</a> tour was announced on Wednesday evening with three uncapped players included in the side: Jemimah Rodrigues, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/taniya-bhatia" target="_blank">Taniya Bhatia</a> and Pooja Vastrakar. Jemimah already expressed her happiness, to <i>CricketCountry</i>, of playing for Indian Eves. However, it was nothing less than a fairytale for Taniya as well. Taniya s shot to fame was at the age of 13 when she became the youngest cricketer to play for the senior Punjab team in the inter-state domestic tournament in 2011. Taniya has also had the opportunity to train under Yuvraj Singh s father Yograj at DAV Senior Secondary School. <p></p> <p></p>Taniya has had impressive domestic records before being selected for the India Women. She has captained the U-19 North Zone side in the inter-zonal tournament at Guwahati in 2015. She scored 227 runs and even accounted for 10 dismissals. She was also one of the probables for the 2017 Women s World Cup. Before playing the A series against Bangladesh, Taniya scored three fifties in the U-23 tournament. Harmanpreet Kaur has found a partner from her state. The duo have played together for India Green and their state Punjab. <p></p> <p></p>Taniya is delighted to be selected and is determined to make the most of the opportunity provided. She also mentioned to <i>Indian Express</i> how the U-23 and India A tournaments boosted her confidence. <p></p> <p></p><b> It s a new start for me </b> <p></p> <p></p> It s a new start for me as I was eagerly waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I had some good seasons earlier but had a low patch in between and missed the Indian team for last year s World Cup. But being in the probables camp for the World Cup helped my game a lot. Sushma <i>didi</i> is the main wicket-keeper in the team and if I get a chance, I will aim to perform to my best. South Africa has bouncy pitches and the ball comes hard on the bat. So, I need to practise keeping in mind the conditions in South Africa. We will have a training camp, too, and I will aim for a good performance in the Indian colours. <p></p> <p></p><b> Harmanpreet didi used to tell me that I will come into the Indian team </b> <p></p> <p></p> The three half-centuries in the U-23 inter-zonal tournament boosted my confidence. Playing against the Bangladesh A side also helped my game. Although I will be playing under Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet <i>didi</i> in the Indian team for the first time, I have played with them before. Harmanpreet <i>didi</i> used to tell me that I will come into the Indian team one day and also told me to concentrate on my batting. Punjab coach RP Singh sir also helped me a lot.