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Mithali to lead hosts India in ODI series against Australia

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Opener Mithali Raj (in photo) was on Tuesday named captain of the 15-member Indian women’s team for the three-match ODI series against Australia to be played at Vadodara from March 12-18.

“The All-India Women’s Selection Committee has named the India Women’s squad for the Paytm ODI series against Australia Women. The three-match series that will be held in Vadodara is part of the ICC Women s Championship (2017-2020),” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a release.

The team had a highly successful tour of South Africa as Mithali led the ODI side to a 2-1 win, while Harmanpreet Kaur headed a young squad to an emphatic 3-1 victory in a five-match T20 International series to complete a rare double.

India will start the three-match series with the first one-dayer on March 12, followed by the second and third game on March 15 and Match 18 respectively at Vadodara.

“The ODI series will be followed by the T20I tri-series and the squad for the same will be named later,” BCCI said in a release.

Team: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Sukanya Parida, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma.