Raj Returns To Captain India

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj is back as captain of India after missing the Bangladesh series last year
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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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Fixtures & Results

19th January: 1st ODI, Visakhapatnam
IND 80-3 beat SRI 76 by 7 wickets
21st January, 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam
IND 143-3 beat SRI 140 by 7 wickets
23rd January: 3rd ODI, Visakhapatnam
IND 229-5 beat SRI 134 by 95 runs
25th January: 1st T20I, Visakhapatnam
SRI 148-7 beat IND 147-3 by 3 wickets
26th January: 2nd T20I, Visakhapatnam
IND 127-8 beat SRI 118-8 by 9 runs
28th January: 3rd T20I, Visakhapatnam
SRI 121-4 beat IND 117-8 by 6 wickets