Swagatika selected for Indian women’s cricket team

Bhubaneswar: Odisha woman cricketer Swagatika Rath has been selected to represent India in the T-20 and One-day international matches to be played against Bangladesh.

After Madhuri Meheta and Rosanara Parwan, all-rounder Swagatika is the third Odia cricketer to be placed in India's national women’s cricket team.

Rath, who hails from Jasatikiri village of Bhadrak district, has been in the limelight for last few years for her excellent performance.

Rath, with 53 runs and 2 wickets, had played a vital role in the victory of Odisha against Pakistan in the warm up match at Barabati before the ICC women’s world cup.

Similarly, Rath, who had represented East Zone in Under-19 Inter-State T-20, achieved the ‘player of the series’ title.