Rookie wicketkeeper-batter Indrani Roy from Jharkhand was rewarded with maiden Test and ODI call-up for India’s tour of England subsequent month however senior left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad missed out as she is recovering from COVID-19.
The 29-year-old Gayakwad can be nursing an damage.
The Neetu David-led choice panel made a course correction with teen batting sensation Shafali Verma and seasoned pacer Shikha Pandey making it to all three squads after their South Africa residence collection snubs.
“This time Neetu and her colleagues didn’t go for any outrageous experiments. Shafali and Shikha were two of the earliest names listed in all three squads. There was one Swetha Verma of UP whose name was discussed but it was found that she hasn’t even scored 200 runs in a season,” a supply near developments instructed PTI on situations of anonymity.
Sneh Rana and Indrani had been two stellar performers in the National One Day competitors and thus obtained their call-ups.
The controversial picks of the final time like Monica Patel, C Prathyusha have been dropped from the squad altogether in the group choice assembly which was keenly adopted by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.
Indrani was rewarded for her string of scores which included 103 towards Chattisgarh, 86 towards Karnataka and 49 towards Railways in the ultimate.
Rana on her half was the ‘Player of the Final’ for her all-round present whereas representing Indian Railways.
As anticipated Mithali Raj will lead the group for the one-off Test and three ODIs whereas Harmanpreet Kaur will take over the reins throughout the three T20 Internationals.
Test & ODI Squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav.
T20I Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain) Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simran Dil Bahadur.