Harmanpreet to lead Indian women’s squad in CWG

Mumbai: Seasoned batter Harmanpreet Kaur will lead a 16-member Indian team in the maiden women’s T20 cricket competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham starting on July 28, the BCCI announced on Monday.

“The All-India Women’s Selection Committee met on Monday to pick the squad for the forthcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. This will be the first time that Women’s T20 International will be featured in the prestigious multi-sport event,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah informed in a release.

India is in Group A with Australia, Barbados, and Pakistan. Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand, and South Africa are placed in Group B. The top two teams from the respective pools will progress to the semi-finals. India is scheduled to play three games in the league stage of the tournament starting 29th July 2022, the release said.