Smriti Mandhana has established herself as among the best batters. Harmanpreet Kaur has been the T20 captain since 2016 but her inconsistent run as a batter doesn't make her an automatic choice to replace Mithali Raj in the longer formats.
She also wants regular India A tours for women when the COVID-19 situation improves as it will immensely help in increasing the bench strength
India women's team will also play three ODIs (from September 19 to 24) and as many T20 International matches (from October 7 to 11) in Australia
A day after the Hemlata Kala-led women's selection panel wrote to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, claiming they were kept out of the hiring process of the support staff, former India captains Diana Edulji and Shantha Rangaswamy have lashed out at the shabby treatment handed out to the national team
Ravi Shastri's record as India's coach and his familiarity with Virat Kohli's team couldn't be ignored by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee that also included former Test opener and coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former women's team captain Shantha Rangaswamy.
The three-member selection committee headed by Kapil Dev said Ravi Shastri won by a "very small margin" and the selection process was "completely transparent". Shastri will stay with the team until the T20 World Cup of 2021 to be played in India.
In 21 Tests since July 2017, under Ravi Shastri, the Indian cricket team won 13 of them. In T20Is, India registered 25 victories from 36 games with a win percentage of 69.44. The ODI record takes the cake with 43 wins in 60 games and a success rate of 71.67.
The Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) finally got the go-ahead to pick the next India coach. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) received the ‘no conflict’ declaration from the members of the CAC, which also includes Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy will comprise the three-member committee to select Indian cricket team’s next head coach, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) decided on Friday.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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