Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the ODI and T20I squads within the collection towards South Africa, starting at Lucknow on March 7.
Pacer Shikha Pandey and wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia have been dropped from each squads by the Neetu David-led choice committee.
Explosive opener Shafali Verma hasn’t been included within the ODI crew.
“It might be fascinating to know whether or not skipper Mithali Raj, who herself loves to bat on the high of the order and consumes extra deliveries than permissible, had in any respect wished Shafali within the ODI squad,” a senior BCCI official, who sounded miffed with the transfer, instructed PTI on situation of anonymity.
“Her absence implies that India lack firepower save Harmanpreet and Srmriti. We misplaced out on an enormous hitter,” he added.
The selectors, although, have included quite a lot of rookies primarily based on their final season’s home performances in addition to A and B crew collection towards Bangladesh.
Rookie keeper-batsman Shwetha Verma, together with the seasoned Sushma Verma, are the 2 keepers in each codecs.
Pandey’s exclusion was extra to do with the selectors wanting to take a look at the tempo bowling bench energy and rookie right-arm medium pacers C Prathyusha and Monica Patel had been included in each the squads.
There can also be younger seamer Simran Dil Bahadur, who’s a part of the T20 Internationals crew.
Left-arm spinner Yastika Bhatia has made manner for Ekta Bisht within the 50-over squad whereas Veda Krishnamurthy, after a chronic lean section, has been dropped from each squads.
All matches might be performed at Lucknow’s Bharat Ratna Shree Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana International Stadium.
The ODIs might be performed between March 7-17 whereas the three T20 Internationals might be held from March 20-23.
India Women’s squad for ODI collection: Mithali Raj (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), D. Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Swetha Verma (wicket-keeper), Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C. Prathyusha, Monica Patel
India Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Nuzhat Parveen (wicket-keeper), Ayushi Soni, Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Mansi Joshi, Monica Patel, C. Prathyusha, Simran Dil Bahadur.
The schedule: ODIs: March 7, 9, 12, 14 and 17.
T20Is: March 20, 21 and 23.
All matches might be performed at Lucknow.
(With PTI inputs)