Last Update on: July 11th, 2022 at 10:45 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed a 15-member squad for the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. It is the first time a women’s cricket tournament is being conducted during the Games.
Harmanpreet Kaur will be leading the side with opener, Smriti Mandhana, acting as her deputy. India is in Group A alongside Barbados, Australia, and Pakistan. The other group consists of England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The top two teams from each group will go into the semifinals. This is the first instance since the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games when cricket will be played.
The tournament begins on July 29 in Birmingham. All the games will be played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The Gold Medal and Bronze Medal match will be played on August 7 side by side.
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 11, 2022
Team India squad:
Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, S. Meghana, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (Wk), Yastika Bhatia (Wk), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.