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Nagpur to host WWC finalists India and England for 3 ODIs

Harmanpreet Kaur, Harloon Deol
Harmanpreet Kaur Action Images via Reuters.

After a successful tour of South Africa, the Indian Women’s team is slated for more international action in the coming months. The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Nagpur is scheduled to host England and India in a 3-match ODI series in April.

The last time the two teams met was during the epic finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup. The Indian Women’s team, captained by a spirited Mithali Raj, fell short of their maiden World Cup total by just nine runs.

England Women’s team will face the Indian Women’s team on the 8th, 11th, and 14th of April at VCA Stadium at Nagpur. The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India announced the series last year in December, but could not decide the venue of the event.

Nagpur to host WWC finalists India and England for 3 ODIs
India’s Harmanpreet Kaur during nets Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

It is learned that these matches are not a part of International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Women’s Championship.

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India to face Australia and England in a Tri-Nation T20I series

Before the series, England Women’s team will first feature in a triangular T20I series which includes the women’s team of Australia and India. The triangular series scheduled to be hosted at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. India, England, and Australia will face off against each other from March 22 to April 3.

The Indian team hasn’t played a single match for the six months since the historic World Cup campaign in England. They showed no signs of rust as they kicked off their Women’s championship campaign with 2-1 victory over South Africa in an away series.

Nagpur to host WWC finalists India and England for 3 ODIs
Smriti Mandhana of India. Credits: Twitter

The Indian women’s team is currently engaged in a 5-match T20I affair against South Africa. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team went on to win the first two matches of the series but eventually lost the match at Jo’burg. The scoreline remains at 2-1.

The fourth T20I was washed out due to rain. India’s final match against South Africa will be played at Newlands, Cape Town prior to the men’s game.

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