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Smriti Mandhana Confident About England Tour


India's Smriti Mandhana returns to the dressing room after losing her wicket during the women's Twenty20 Cricket semi-final match between India and England on day nine of the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England, on August 6, 2022. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

India women’s cricket team vice-captain and opening batter Smriti Mandhana said the Women in Blues will continue to perform at an excellent level in their upcoming tour of England. 

India missed the berth by a whisker in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 knockout stage and exited from the group stage with just three wins and four losses. India lost to the SENA countries in the marquee event. 

India bagged silver medal in cricket at CWG 2022

The Indian team under Harmanpreet Kaur finished second at the podium in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, clinching the country’s first medal (silver) in cricket. 

India National Women Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
India National Women Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

India defeated Pakistan, Barbados and England to reach the final of CWG 2022.  Their only two defeats in the tournament came at the hands of Meg Lanning-led Australia. 

We are elated after winning the silver medal: Smriti Mandhana

The Commonwealth silver medalists are set to tour England once again to play three T20 Internationals and as many ODI matches against the home side. 

The tour begins with the T20I series on September 10 at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. The second T20I will be played on September 13 in Derby followed by the final match on September 15 in Bristol. 

The three ODI matches between England and India women teams will be played in Hove, Canterbury and London between September 18 and September 24. 

The year 2022 has been good for the women’s cricket team, and we are expecting to continue this momentum with the upcoming India tour of England,” Mandhana said in an official release.

smriti mandhana. Photo- Getty
Smriti Mandhana. Photo- Getty

“We are elated after winning the silver medal in the Commonwealth Games, we will look to replicating our success in the upcoming series as well,” she mentioned further. 

The ODI series will be the last hurrah for India’s bowling icon Julian Goswami whose international career spans for two decades.

India’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, Sabbineni Meghana, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Dayalan Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur, Richa Ghosh (wk), K.P. Navgire

India’s ODI squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Sabbineni Meghana, Deepti Sharma, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (wk), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Renuka Thakur, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Dayalan Hemalatha, Simran Dil Bahadur, Jhulan Goswami, Jemimah Rodrigues.

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