“Harmampreet Kaur’s team is participating in their first international tournament in the past four months. The team was last seen on the field in the T20 World Cup held in South Africa, where they suffered a close defeat against Australia in the knockout stage.

The Indian women’s cricket team is hopeful of capitalizing on opportunities with new faces in the upcoming three-match T20 series against Bangladesh, starting from Sunday in Mirpur. They also want their ‘finishers’ to shine in their game. This tournament marks the team’s first international tournament in four months. The Indian women’s team last appeared on the field in the T20 World Cup held in South Africa, where they faced a close defeat against Australia in the knockout stage. After this T20 series, a three-match ODI series will be played from July 16.

Renowned players Renuka Thakur and Richa Ghosh will be absent due to injuries. Their absence provides an opportunity for new faces to make an impact. While male cricketers have been occupied with their busy schedules, Indian women’s team members have had ample time to improve their game. However, the Indian players had the Women’s Premier League in March as their last competitive tournament.

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Deepthi Sharma is expected to fulfill the role of a ‘finisher’ in the absence of Richa. Pooja Vastrakar and Amanjot Kaur will also be expected to contribute quickly towards the end of the innings. Despite having all the facilities, the Indian women’s team has struggled to take their game to the next level. The team needs improvements in various aspects, including fitness, bowling, and finishing skills.

These factors are crucial for the shorter format of the game. Yastika Bhatia and Uma Chhetri, the first woman cricketer from Assam to be included in the Indian team, provide wicketkeeping options. Although the Indian players should not face much trouble against the Bangladesh team, there will be pressure on opening batswoman Shafali Verma, who has been struggling against short-pitched deliveries since her international debut in 2019.

Anusha Barredy and Rashi Kanojia may get a debut opportunity due to the absence of left-arm spinner Radha Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. This series will be crucial for Monica Patel and Meghna Singh as they aim to secure their place in the team after being mostly on the sidelines in the previous season.

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Nushin Al Khadeer, who played a guiding role in India’s Under-19 team to win the World Cup, has been appointed as the interim coach. The players trained at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore before departing for Bangladesh. All matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

The teams are as follows:

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Harleen Deol, Devika Vaidya, Uma Chhetri (wicketkeeper), Amanjot Kaur, S Meghana, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Monica Patel, Rashi Kanojia, Anusha Barredy, and Minnu Mani.”