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India women tour of England: One-off Test match starts today, followed by three ODIs and T20Is

The Indian women’s cricket team will take on England in a one-off Test match at the County Ground in Bristol today (June 16, Wednesday) at 3:30 pm IST.

The Indian women are very excited as they are competing in the longest format of the game for the first time after a gap of 7 years. The last time they played Test cricket was against South Africa in 2014.

The Indian team, led by Mithali Raj, is confident as they had won their last three Tests, two of which were against England in England. But today’s match will be challenging for the visitors because they will be playing after a long break.

Apart from the only Test match, the two sides will face each other in three ODIs and three T20Is.

Squads for one-off Test:

India: Mithali Raj (capt), Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt), Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia, Indrani Roy, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav.

England: Heather Knight (capt), Emily Arlott, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Natasha Farrant, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nathalie Sciver (vice-capt), Anya Shrubsole, Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield-Hill.

Full Schedule:

One-off Test: June 16-19, Bristol

ODI Series

1st ODI: June 27, Bristol

2nd ODI: June 30, Taunton

3rd ODI: July 3, Worcester

T20I series:

1st T20I: July 9, Northampton

2nd T20I: July 11, Hove

3rd T20I: July 15, Chelmsford

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