• BCCI has announced India squad for the upcoming Women's Asia Cup.

  • Harmanpreet kaur will continue to lead the Women in Blue.

BCCI announces India Women’s squad for Asia Cup 2024, Smriti Mandhana to be Harmanpreet Kaur’s deputy
Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana (PC: X)

India gears up to defend their Women’s Asia Cup crown with a familiar squad announced by the BCCI on Saturday, July 6.

The tournament, kicking off July 19 in Sri Lanka, will be played in the T20 format, acting as a crucial stepping stone for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Harmanpreet Kaur to lead the Women in Blue

Harmanpreet Kaur retains captaincy with Smriti Mandhana as vice-captain. The core group remains largely unchanged, with the selection committee opting for continuity over experimentation. Amanjot Kaur and Shabnam Shakil, who were a late addition to the squad for the ongoing South Africa series are the notable omissions.

India, the most successful team in the tournament’s history with seven titles, finds themselves in Group A alongside Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Nepal. They enter the competition as reigning champions, looking to extend their dominance against familiar rivals.

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Shweta Sehrawat, Saika Ishaque, Tanuja Kanwer and Meghna Singh will join the squad as travelling reserves, providing additional depth and flexibility.

With the Women’s T20 World Cup on the horizon, the Women in Blue will be aiming to use the Asia Cup as a platform to fine-tune their skills and emerge victorious once again.

India squad for Women’s Asia Cup:

Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh (wk), Uma Chetry (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Renuka Singh Thakur, Dayalan Hemalatha, Asha Sobhana, Radha Yadav, Shreyanka Patil, Sajana Sajeevan

Traveling reserves: Shweta Sehrawat, Saika Ishaque, Tanuja Kanwer, Meghna Singh

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