Poonam, Deepti, Vastrakar, Rana to lead in T20 Challenger Trophy; Kaur, Mandhana rested

Shajin Mohanan S
15 Nov 2022
Poonam, Deepti, Vastrakar, Rana to lead in T20 Challenger Trophy; Kaur, Mandhana rested

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Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, and Sneh Rana will lead the four sides – India A, B, C, D respectively – in the Senior T20 Challenger Trophy that’s scheduled to be played from November 20 to 26 at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana have been rested along with Radha Yadav.

Apart from the skipper, A will have Harleen Deol, Meghna Singh, and Nuzhat Parween as the India internationals. Opener Shafali Verma named the vice-captain , pace-bowling allrounders Simran Dil Bahadur, Arundhati Reddy, are part of the B side along with Devika Vaidya and Monica Patel.

S Meghana is the vice-captain of the C side and has internationals like Priya Punia, Kiran Navgire, Richa Ghosh for company. They have some of the strong domestic performers in their ranks in Mumbai’s Simran Shaikh, Baroda’s Tarannum Pathan, and left-arm spinner Rashi Kanojia.

India D led by Rana has a strong international presence with Jemimah Rodrigues as vice-captain along with D Hemalatha, Yastika Bhatia, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and Sushma Verma. They also have the swing duo of Shikha Pandey and Renuka Singh Thakur in their ranks. Big hitters Jasia Akhter and Ashwani Kumari are also part of this squad.

All four sides have a left-arm pacer in their squad – K Anjali Sarvani, Monica Patel, Komal Zanzad, Shraddha Pokharker – as India continue their pursuit of more pace-bowling options.

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Squads:

India A: Poonam Yadav (c), Harleen Deol, Muskan Malik, Sajana S, Amanjot Kaur, Disha Kasat, Shreyanka Patil, Saika Ishaque, Meghna Singh, K Anjali Sarvani, Sahana Pawar, Nuzhat Parween (wk), Shivali Shinde (wk), S Anusha

India B: Deepti Sharma (c), Shafali Verma, Dhara Gujjar, Yuvashri, Arundhati Reddy, Nishu Chaudhary, Humaira Kazi, Devika Vaidya, Sonal Kalal, Monica Patel, Suman Meena, Simran Dil Bahadur, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Laxmi Yadav (wk)

India C: Pooja Vastrkar (c), S Meghana, Priya Punia, Simran Shaikh, Tarannum Pathan, Kiran Navgire, Anjali Singh, Rashi Kanojia, Saranya Gadwal, Keerthy James, Komal Zanzad, Ajima Sangma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Madiwala Mamatha (wk)

India D: Sneh Rana (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Jasia Akhter, Ashwani Kumari, Dayalan Hemalatha, Kanika Ahuja, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Priyanka Priyadarshini, Shikha Pandey, Shraddha Pokharkar, Renuka Singh Thakur, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Aparna Mondal (wk), Sushma Verma (wk)

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