To prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup in South Africa, Australia is touring India. The two teams will play 5 T20I matches. India has announced a squad for the home series. The team will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur with Mandhana as her deputy.
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Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana will be absent from the five-match T20I series against Australia. Vastrakar was listed as being unavailable owing to an unnamed injury. Rana is unavailable most likely owing to a niggle. Rana’s absence was not explained.
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Anjali Sarvani, a left-arm seamer for Railways, received her first national call-up. She topped the Inter-State Women’s T20 competition with 17 wickets at an average of 5.70 and an economy rate of 3.34, as well as the Inter-Zonal T20 competition with 10 wickets at 10.80 and 4.50.
Devika Vaidya, an all-around player, also forced her way back into the national competition eight years after she played her sole T20I. The 25-year-old had previously been a member of the national T20 World Cup team in 2018, but he was not given a game. In April 2018, she most recently represented India in a domestic ODI series against England.
Vaidya is mostly a hitter, but her ability to provide legspin offers the team some versatility. She picked up six wickets in the Inter-State T20s and scored 130 runs in five innings at an average of 32.50 and a strike rate of 109.24.
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Shikha Pandey is left out despite an impressive performance in the Inter-State T20s, when she picked up 11 wickets at an average of 10.90 and an economy rate of 4.28. India appears to still be concentrating on developing new fast bowlers. Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, and Sarvani will accompany her as she leads the pace attack.
In all probability, Richa Ghosh’s backup wicketkeeper will be Yastika Bhatia. D Hemalatha and Kiran Navgire, two batsmen who competed in the Asia Cup, are not included.
IND W VS AUS W: India T20I squad
Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vice-capt), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Devika Vaidya, S Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Harleen Deol
Net bowlers: Monika Patel, Arundhati Reddy, SB Pokharkar, Simran Bahadur
Beginning on December 10, a five-match series will be contested exclusively in Mumbai. The first two games will take place at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai before the series moves to the Brabourne Stadium, where Australia won the 50-overs World Cup in 2013.