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Shafali Verma to steer India at Beneath-19 Girls’s T20 World Cup, Richa Ghosh additionally picked

Eighteen-year-old opening batter Shafali Verma will lead India on the inaugural Beneath-19 Girls’s T20 World Cup in South Africa early subsequent 12 months. Shweta Sehrawat, who’s at the moment main the workforce within the five-match T20 sequence towards New Zealand Girls’s Growth facet in Mumbai, has been named her deputy.
Wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh, 19, who has performed 25 T20Is and 17 ODIs for the senior ladies’s workforce, additionally discovered a spot within the 15-member squad.

Shafali made her India debut in September 2019 and has already performed 46 T20Is, 21 ODIs and two Assessments. She has a staggering strike charge of 134.52 in T20Is for her 1091 runs from 46 innings, averaging 24.24.

India’s Beneath-19 workforce will play 5 T20s towards South Africa Beneath-19 from December 27 to January 4 in Pretoria earlier than their opening match of the World Cup towards the hosts on January 14 in Benoni.

India are in Group D of the Beneath-19 World Cup together with South Africa, UAE and Scotland in a event of 16 groups. The highest three groups from every of the 4 teams will progress to the Tremendous Six spherical, the place groups can be pooled into two teams of six every. The highest two groups from every group will then progress to the semi-finals, which can be performed on January 27 in Potchefstroom, adopted by the ultimate on the identical floor on January 29.

Squad: Shafali Verma (capt), Shweta Sehrawat (vice-capt), Richa Ghosh (wk), G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mendhiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (wk), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam MD. Standby gamers: Shikha, Najla CMC, Yashashri

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