New Delhi: Hard hitting middle-order batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur was on Thursday named captain of the Indian women's team replacing seasoned Mithali Raj for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh starting April 2 at home.
Opener Ponam Raut has been named as Harmanpreet's deputy.
Indian eves will play a three T20s and as many ODIs after their disastrous World Cup campaign in February at home.
Senior Indian batswomen and captain Mithali Raj has been surprisingly excluded from in the 15-member squad chosen by the All-India Women's Selection Committee.
Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Capt), Poonam Raut (Vice-Captain), MD Thirushkamini, Smriti Mandhana, Anagha Deshpande, Sneha Dipti, Mona Meshram, N Niranjana, Archana Das, Poonam Yadav, Ritu Dhruv, Swagatika Rath, Shubhalaxmi Sharma, Sushma Varma Ekta Bisht.