Uncapped Harleen Deol replaces injured Harmanpreet Kaur for England ODIs
Harleen Deol (R) received her maiden call-up.

The India women’s team was dealt a big blow after vice-captain and premier batter Harmanpreet Kaur was ruled out of the upcoming limited overs series against England with an ankle injury. India will play three ODIs in Mumbai starting February 22, followed by three T20 Internationals in Guwahati from March 4.

Harleen Deol, 21, who played two warm-up games against English women, received her maiden call-up in the squad. The ODIs are a part of ICC Women’s Championship and points will be carried forward. It has been learnt that Harmanpreet had sustained an ankle injury during a training session in Patiala and has a grade 2 tear. It was because of this injury that

She will now undergo rehabilitation programme at the NCA in Bengaluru where the extent of the injury will be ascertained. If Harmanpreet fails to get fit on time for the T20Is, then Smriti Mandhana will be leading the side.

India women’s squad for ODI series: Mithali Raj (Captain), Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), R Kalpana (wicket-keeper), Mona Meshram, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi, Punam Raut, Harleen Deol.