Smriti Mandhana captain in place of Harmanpreet, 4 big changes in Indian women’s cricket team

Mandhana did not play the last match against Malaysia. But, against UAE, she is not only included in the playing XI but is also captaining the team.

Smriti Mandhana took charge of the team against UAE, Harman rested

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India is up against UAE in the Women’s Asia Cup. There have been many changes in the Indian team for this match. And, the biggest change in them is related to the return of Smriti Mandhana in the team. Mandhana did not play the last match against Malaysia. But, against UAE, she is not only included in the playing XI but is also captaining the team. On the other hand, Harmanpreet Kaur has been rested in this match.

Apart from this change in captaincy against UAE, there have been some changes in the form of other players as well. Apart from regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian team has also rested Shefali Verma, Meghna Singh and Radha Yadav from today’s match. At the same time, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh Thakur and Pooja Vastrakar have returned in their place.

Indian team playing third match

This will be the third match of the Indian team in the women’s Asia Cup. Both the matches played before this have been won by the Indian team. However, even after winning two matches, the Indian women’s team is at the second position in the points tally of the Asia Cup. Pakistan have also played their two matches and won them but their run rate is better than India.

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Indian team for the match against UAE

Smriti Mandhana (Captain), S. Meghna, Jemima Rodrigues, D. Hemlata, Richa Ghosh, Kiran Navigre, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gaikwad