Devika Vaidya and and Sneh Rana to lead India A and India B in the upcoming quadrangular series
The opening match of the tournament will be played between India A (W) and Bangladesh (W) followed by India B (W) taking on Thailand (W) later in the day.
The Indian selectors on Friday announced the India A and India B squads for the upcoming quadrangular series. The command of the India A side will be held by Devika Vaidya, the leg-spinning all-rounder hailing from Maharashtra, while B team will be led by the Dehradun born off-spinner, Sneh Rana.
All the matches of the series will be held in the city of Patna. The other two participating nations would be Bangladesh and Thailand. Starting from the 16 January, the T20 series will have 8 matches, with the final being played on the 22 January. Interestingly, the match for the third and fourth place will be held on the same day too.
Priya Punia, along with Madhuri Mehta are the members of the A-team with prior international experience. The captain of the side, Devika Vaidya, also is new in the international set-up and has played only 10 matches in the international circuit so far. The B team will be led by the 12 international matches old, Sneh Rana along with the wicketkeeper-batsman, Nuzhat Parween being a valuable addition to the squad.
India A will lock horns with Bangladesh in the opening match
The opening match of the tournament will be played between India A (W) and Bangladesh (W) followed by India B (W) taking on Thailand (W) later in the day. A total of 6 matches will be played in the 4 days of the tournament, with the top two teams making it to the finals.
Playing on their home turf, both the teams will be looking to make it to finals and make the cup stay within the country itself. The women in blue, taking inspiration from the senior team that won the T20 series in the Caribbean 5-0, will also be looking to give their best performances and pave their way into the senior squad. The Thai team though will look to make the best out of this and get as much international experience as possible.
India A squad: Devika Vaidya (c), Priya Punia, Jincy George, Madhuri Mehta, Richa Ghosh, Sushri Dibyadarshini, Komal Zanzad, Manali Dakshini, Meghna Singh, Nikita Chauhan, Bharti Fulmali, R Kalpana (WK), Rashi Kanojia, Renuka Singh, Jasia Akhtar
India B squad: Sneh Rana (c), Yastika Bhatia, Nuzhat Parween (WK), S Meghana, Tejal Hasabnis, Vrushali Bhagat, Minnu Mani, Monica Patel, Shrayosi Aich, Anjali Sarvani, Simran Dil Bahadhur, Tanuja Kanwar, Kshama Singh, Nupur Kohale, Tanushree Sarkar
NEWS: India A and India B teams for the upcoming @Paytm Women’s Quadrangular Series to be held in Patna announced. Devika Vaidya and Sneh Rana to lead.
Details – https://t.co/gSuTdepV1g
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 10, 2020