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Veda Krishnamurthy returns for England T20Is

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 • Final up to date on Mon, 25 Feb, 2019, 09:50 PM

Smriti Mandhana takes over as captain in Harmanpreet Kaur's absence.

Smriti Mandhana takes over as captain in Harmanpreet Kaur’s absence. © Getty

India recalled Veda Krishnamurthy for the three-match T20I collection in opposition to England, which is about to start on March four in Guwahati. Veda’s final T20I look got here within the World T20 final 12 months the place she registered single digit scores in all 5 video games she performed. She has additionally been out of the ODI setup for some time.

In the meantime, India will proceed to overlook the companies of Harmanpreet Kaur, who recovering from her ankle harm on the NCA. In Harmanpreet’s absence, Smriti Mandhana will lead the nationwide facet for the primary time.

Other than Veda, there are three extra additions to the squad with Komal Zanzad, Bharti Fulmali and Harleen Deol being included instead of Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi and Priya Punia, who have been all part of the crew in India’s earlier T20 project in New Zealand.

20-year-old Harleen acquired her ODI cap within the ongoing collection in opposition to England, the place she made 2 in her solely look. Batter Bharti and left-arm seamer Komal, who’re each uncapped, have been included after taking part in in opposition to England for the Board President’s XI within the warm-up conflict final week. The second and third T20I may even be performed on the similar venue on March 7 and 10 respectively.

Squad: Smriti Mandhana (C), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Bharti Fulmali, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Komal Zanzad, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurty, Harleen Deol

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