India will begin their ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on March 6. The selectors have dropped Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey owing to poor form.
Tammy Beaumont of England, Lizelle Lee of South Africa and Gaby Lewis of Ireland are three other nominees for the award. Notably, Smriti Mandhana has also been nominated for Women's T20 Player of the Year.
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.
The four-team women's Challenger Trophy will have India A, B, C and D teams competing in a five day-tournament in Vijaywada. Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues are the other two big names missing from the event.
Smriti Mandhana failed to hit a six off the last ball from Harmanpreet Kaur as Melbourne Renegades won the match by four runs.
While Mandhana equals record, Sydney Thunders loses out to Harmanpreet's side on Wednesday
India vice-captain Mandhana slammed a 39-ball 45 helping defending champions Sydney Thunder beat Sydney Sixers by six wickets in WBBL.
Jemimah Rodrigues slammed nine fours during her 56-ball 75 to power Melbourne Renegades to 142 for five.
India lost the series 5-11 after going down in the white-ball leg and drawing the lone Test. Mandhana also scored his maiden Test hundred.
But other Indian cricketers, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma were off-colour for Sydney Thunder.
The Australians dominate the ranking chart as besides top-ranked Beth Mooney, two other from the country -- skipper Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy (6th) -- feature in the top 10.
Mandhana had one of her best away series where she scored 86 in an ODI followed by a majestic 127, her first ton in Tests, and then a 52 against Australia.
In the process, Jemimah became the youngest player to complete 1000 T20 international runs. She did it in 21 years and 32 days.
Consistent rains have once again came into play as the first T20 between Australia women and India women has been called off. India were at 131/4 in 15.2 overs when rain gods came in.
Australian women play a three-match T20 international series vs India. Can Harmanpreet Kaur's team win the series? Follow AUS vs IND live.
India will play Australia in three T20 internationals on October 7, 9 and 10. India women are coming after dominating the one-off pink-ball Test against Aussies.
Currently, 38-year-old veteran Mithali Raj is the captain of India's Test and ODI side while Harmanpreet Kaur, 32, is in charge of the T20I team.
Mott hailed veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami as 'world class' and admitted that the Australians were happy when she wasn't bowling.
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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