Harmanpreet Kaur To Captain India In Women's T20 World Cup

The Proteas women celebrate a wicket

Gayakwad had a good run in the T20 Challenger trophy where she put in a shift for India C.

Richa receives a call-up to the national team on the backdrop of her exploits in the recent women's Challenger Trophy in which she mustered 36 off 26 deliveries with four boundaries and a six in one of the fixtures.

"When I missed my chance for the 2017 ODI World Cup, I knew I had to improve my batting and I worked on it. Scoring a century in my debut ODI series against Sri Lanka gave me a lot of confidence". I will do everything I can to help my team as and when I get opportunities.

Acting New South Wales Minister for Sport, Geoff Lee, said: "In just over a month we will have the world's best cricketers in our own backyard ready to entertain and excite the crowds".

The Women in Blue will kick-off their campaign at the ICC T20I World Cup against hosts Australia on February 21 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Bhatia's mother Sapna Bhatia had called the wicket-keeper batswoman early Sunday and told her that she was praying for her inclusion in the Indian team and could not sleep the whole night expecting Bhatia's call up to the Indian team.

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"I am thrilled as I will be playing with her and all my senior colleagues whom I have looked up to", she said. "It's fabulous news. She is really talented and has been performing very well in domestic cricket". A true all-rounder in every sense, Richa is an asset for any team as she can bat, bowl and keep wickets depending on the requirement of team.

The Cricket Association of Bengal joint secretary Avishek Dlmiya also wished her success.

"She is a hard-hitter and is one of the few women cricketers who can clear the boundary of full-size cricket grounds easily", he added. The South African Cricket Board also released their list of 15 players who will be flying to Australia to take part in the tournament. So we will stick to our best XI.

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Local Organising Committee CEO, Nick Hockley says fans will be treated to something special on opening night. Deol and Bhatia will also be part of Indian team for the tri-series including India, England and Australia in Australia starting January 31.

Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the team in the premier tournament while Smriti Mandhana will be her deputy.

Tri-series: Harmanpreet (Capt.), Smriti, Shafali, Jemimah, Harleen, Deepti, Veda, Richa, Taniya, Poonam, Radha, Rajeshwari, Shikha, Pooja, Arundhati and Nuzhat Parween.

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