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Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia left out of ODI, T20I squads for home series against South Africa

Allrounder Shikha Pandey and wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia have been remaining out of India’s limited-overs squad for the women’s property collection from South Africa in Lucknow. The collection begins on March seven setting up with a few ODIs followed by 5 T20Is.

Pandey was India’s next-greatest wicket-taker with seven scalps during their past worldwide assignment: the women’s T20 Planet Cup in March last calendar year. In truth, her numbers had been 3rd-greatest – just after Australia’s Megan Schutt and England’s Anya Shrubsole – among the all quickly bowlers in the levels of competition. Her seven wickets in 5 game titles arrived at an ordinary of 19.forty two and overall economy of 6.85.

The ODI squad consist of two frontline wicketkeepers: the returning Sushma Verma, also section of the T20Is, and uncapped Sweta Verma. The crew administration can also use the services of 16-calendar year outdated Richa Ghosh as a wicketkeeping solution, if essential for the T20Is, or Nuzhat Parveen.

Sushma last played the last of her 38 ODIs in April 2018, when her past T20I physical appearance arrived even earlier, at the Asia Cup in Thailand in December 2016. Even though her wicketkeeping was not in issue, she was eventually remaining out due to her batting type. Sushma has a greatest of forty one in 21 ODI innings, when her T20I greatest is 12 in six innings. Meanwhile, this is Swetha’s maiden contact-up. She represents Uttar Pradesh in the domestic circuit.

The ODI squad, captained by Mithali Raj, also has Mansi Joshi returning to the mix just after a collection of strain fractures. Joshi, a quickly bowler, returns to the squad for the to start with time in around fifteen months. She was not section of the Women’s T20 Challenge last November simply because of the personal injury. Batters Yastika Bhatia and C Pratyusha together with remaining-arm seamer Monica Patel are the a few uncapped players in the mix.

Challenging-hitting 17-calendar year outdated top-purchase batter Shafali Verma has only been picked for there T20Is, together with batters Harleen Deol, Ayushi Soni and medium pacer Simran Bahadur. That squad will be captained by Harmanpreet Kaur.

The whole contingent is at the moment serving a 5-day quarantine in Lucknow. All of them will have to very clear two Covid-19 checks during this period just before they can start teaching.

On Friday, it was verified that the contracts of head coach WV Raman, together with the rest of the coaching team, had been renewed. This is India’s to start with assignment given that their runners-up complete at the T20 Planet Cup last calendar year.

India Women’s squad for ODI collection: Mithali Raj (Capt), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), D Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Swetha Verma (wicket-keeper), Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C Prathyusha, Monica Patel

India Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Capt), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Nuzhat Parveen (wicket-keeper), Ayushi Soni, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, C. Prathyusha, Simran Bahadur