Mumbai: Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy have been named as captains of the three teams for India's domestic Senior Women's T20 Challenger Trophy, BCCI announced on Monday.
The captains will be leading a 14-players squad each, which will play twice against each other before the top two teams qualify for the final. The tournament will be played from January 4 to 11 at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, BCCI said in a statement.
Team India A, led by Harmanpreet will feature Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma and Priya Punia among others.
Mandhana will lead team India B, which has the presence of Sushma Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar and others.
Meanwhile, the likes of Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayekwad and Shafali Verma will play under Veda Krishnamurthy for team India C.
The teams are as follows:
India A: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Taniya Bhatia (WK), Shivali Shinde (WK), Jasia Akhtar, Priya Puniya, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Sneh Rana, Mansi Joshi, Meghna Singh, Komal Jhanjhad, Meenu Mani, Radha Yadav, Bharati Fulmali
India B: Smriti Mandhana (C), Sushma Verma (WK), R Kalpana (WK), Vanitha V.R, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, Poonam Yadav, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Renuka Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Sushri Dibyadarshini, T.P. Kanwar, Richa Ghosh
India C: Veda Krishnamurthy (C), Nuzhat Parween (WK), Shafali Verma (WK), Yastika Bhatiya, D. Hemlatha, Harleen Deol, Manali Dakshini, Jincy George, Arundhati Reddy, Monica Patel, Vrushali Bhagat, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Tanushree Sarkar, Madhuri Mehta(UNI)