Pooja Vastrakar returned from an ankle injury to be chosen in the 15-member Indian squad for the next World T20, while Shikha Pandey, the most experienced fast bowler, has been left out. This is the only change of the game that wiped Sri Lanka 4-0 in the recently completed T20I series to achieve their 2-1 victory in the ODI series.
India also chose to enter the tournament without a suitable goalkeeper for Taniya Bhatia, 20, who impressed with the bat and gloves during the tour of Sri Lanka. Veda Krishnamurthy, who has a trademark of his name in international cricket, is the only other player with experience in wicketkeeping on the team.
Squadron : Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vicecapitan), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (forest ranger), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, D Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy
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