The team for India in the U-19 Women’s World Cup has been announced by the All India Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The Women in Blue will be led by the flamboyant opener Shafali Verma, who made her international debut in 2019. This will be the first time the competition has been held. South Africa will host the ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup from January 14 to January 29.
The team also includes wicketkeeper batter Richa Ghosh, who has played 42 matches for the senior squad, and teenage phenom Shweta Sherawat, who captained India’s team against New Zealand and has been named vice-captain. She has excelled in a few domestic competitions and was the U19 Challenger Trophy’s top run-scorer only recently.
India U19 Squad for Women’s T20 World Cup
Shafali Verma (C), Shweta Sehrawat (VC), Richa Ghosh (WK), G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mehdiya, Hurley Gala, Hrishita Basu (WK), Sonam Yadav, Mannat Kashyap, Archana Devi, Parshavi Chopra, Titas Sadhu, Falak Naz, Shabnam MD.
Standby players: Shikha Shalot, Najla CMC, Yashashree
Young players grabbed opportunities
Since the International Cricket Council (ICC) chose to host the inaugural Women’s World Cup, the Indian management has organized numerous domestic competitions to give all the players who were considered for an opportunity a chance to participate in the tournament the following year. Soumya Tiwari, Sonam Yadav, and other cricketers seized the chance and are now all members of the Indian team.
U19 Women’s T20 World Cup: Complete Schedule for India
|27-Dec-22||10:00 AM||SA WU19 vs India WU19||Tuks Oval, Pretoria|
|29-Dec-22||1:45 PM||SA WU19 vs India WU19||Tuks Oval, Pretoria|
|31-Dec-22||10:00 AM||SA WU19 vs India WU19||Tuks Oval, Pretoria|
|02-Jan-23||1:45 PM||SA WU19 vs India WU19||Tuks Oval, Pretoria|
|04-Jan-23||10:00 AM||SA WU19 vs India WU19||Tuks Oval, Pretoria|