Harleen Deol To Replace Harmanpreet Kaur In India's ODI Squad Against England
Harmanpreet Kaur will undergo rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
India women's team suffered a major blow as Harmanpreet Kaur was ruled out of the ODI series against England with an ankle injury. According to a media release from BCCI, the 29-year-old suffered the injury after returning from New Zealand and was unable to participate fully in the team training session because of pain. The vice-captain, who is also one of the finest batswoman of the side, will now head to National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for her rehab.
Kaur will be replaced by 20-year-old uncapped all-rounder Harleen Deol, who batted at No.4 for the Indian Board President's XI against England in a warm-up game.
The ODI series forms part of the ICC Women's Championship, and Harmanpreet's loss will be keenly felt. She averages 34.52 with the bat in ODIs and played a key role in India's march to the Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 final, striking an unbeaten 171 against Australia in the semi-final.
The ODI series will run from February 22 to 28. All the matches will be played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
India Women's squad for ODI series: Mithali Raj (Captain), Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), R Kalpana (wicket-keeper), Mona Meshram, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi, Punam Raut, Harleen Deol.