BCCI has announced 2018 Senior Women’s T20 challenger squads as Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy will lead the India Blue, India Red and India Green teams respectively. The tournament will be held in Alur, Karnataka from August 14 to 21.
The squads were finalized after a meeting of women’s selection committee in Mumbai as stated by BCCI press release.
Star Indian players Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana were not named in the teams as they are in England for Kia Super League.
2018 Senior Women’s T20 challenger squads
Blue: Mithali Raj (Captain), Vanitha VR, D Hemalatha, Neha Tanwar, Anuja Patil, Saima Thakor, Taniya Bhatia (Wicketkeeper), Radha Yadav, Preeti Bose, Poonam Yadav, Keerthy James, Mansi Joshi, Suman Gulia.
Red: Deepti Sharma (Captain), Punam Raut, Disha Kasat, Mona Meshram, Harlene Deol, Tanushree Sarkar, Ekta Bisht, Tanuja Kanwer, Shikha Pandey, Shanti Kumari, ReemaLaxmi Ekka, Nuzhat Parveen (Wicketkeeper), Aditi Sharma.
Green: Veda Krishnamurthy (Captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Priya Punia, Devika Vaidya, Monikha Das, Arundathi Reddy, Sushma Verma (Wicketkeeper), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Fatima Jaffer, Sushree Dibyadarshini, Sukanya Parida, Jhulan Goswami, Sajana S