Harmanpreet Kaul will have a full-strength squad at her disposal when India play the Women’s T20 World Cup in February. Plenty of them are young players too. Shafali Verma is 15 and she is the team’s first-choice opener alongside vice-captain Smriti Mandhana. Jemimah Rodrigues, another key player in the top order, is only 19 and the selectors have even placed faith in the uncapped Richa Ghosh as they hope to do better than their semi-final finish in the 2018 championship.
India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy Richa Ghosh, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy
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