India, who are playing their first Test in almost seven years, are fielding five debutants -- batter Shafali Verma, all-rounder Deepti Sharma, pacer Pooja and wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia. Off-spinner Sneh Rana, who is also making her debut, is returning to India fold after five years.
The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on Tuesday announced that the debuting women's T20 competition will be held between July 29 and August 7 and all the matches will be played at Edgbaston over 10 days.
India named six batsmen, five pace bowlers and two spinners along with two wicketkeeper-batsmen in the 15-member squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand
The win is New Zealand's first at Edgbaston in five attempts, and is only their sixth out of the 56 Tests they have played in England.
The India squad for the six-match white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July will undergo a fortnight-long quarantine in Mumbai, where they will be tested regularly before departing for Colombo on June 28.
The all-India senior selection committee picked the squad for three ODIs and three T20I series, to be played between July 13 and 25, said a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
The tournament, to be organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and played in a 100-ball format, will see some of the best women cricketers from around the world compete for different franchises.
England's white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler are under investigation by the country's cricket board after their alleged racist tweets, mocking Indians, surfaced on social media.
The announcement to not let Indian companies have broadcasting rights comes with the same background of not allowing any relations with India until its government reverses its decision taken on August 5, 2019, which changed the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
"September 15 to October 15 is the window. Initially, BCCI was thinking of having 10 double headers. But, in third and fourth week of September, having 10 afternoon matches can be physically exhausting for player in such short window," a BCCI source told PTI on the condition of anonymity.