Raj Returns To Captain India
Mithali Raj has been retained as captain of India Women ahead of their series of six limited overs matches against Sri Lanka later this month.
Raj was rested for the series against Bangladesh last year when Harmanpreet Kaur led the side but she returns to take on a Sri Lanka side that produced a shock win when the two sides last met, during the 2013 World Cup.
Raj, a veteran of 145 One-Day Internationals and 70 Twenty20 Internationals, will lead the side in both three-match series with Kaur retained as her vice-captain.
The squads for the two series are very similar; Ekta Bist, Sonia Dabir and Veda Krishnamurthy come in to the Twenty20 squad in place of Sneh Rana, Gouher Sultana and Poonam Yadav, who are selected for the ODIs.
India ODI squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Anagha Deshpande (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Jhulan Goswami, Karuna Jain (wicket-keeper), Smriti Mandhana, Nagarajan Niranjana, Sneh Rana, Poonam Raut, Shubhalakshmi Sharma, Amita Sharma, Gouher Sultana, VR Vanitha, Poonam Yadav
India T20I squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Ekta Bist, Sonia Dabir, Anagha Deshpande (wicket-keeper), Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Jhulan Goswami, Karuna Jain (wicket-keeper), Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Nagarajan Niranjana, Poonam Raut, Amita Sharma, Shubhalakshmi Sharma, VR Vanitha
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