The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Friday (December 21) announced squad for the Senior Women's Challenger Trophy, starting from January 3 in Mulapudu, Andhra Pradesh.
Shikha Pandey, Punam Raut and Mona Meshram will be leading the three sides - India Red, India Blue and India Green respectively in the Senior Women’s 50-over tournament in Andhra Pradesh.
Veda Krishnamurthy has also made it to the India Red squad, while the tournament will be lacking a number of national team regulars including Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniya Bhatia, Ekta Bisht and Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will also be missing the tournament as the duo are currently playing in the Women's Big Bash League in Australia.
India Red: Shikha Pandey (c), N Anusha, Shivi Pandey, Veda Krishnamurthy, Vrushali Bhagat, Jasia Akhter, Jhansi Lakshmi, Komal Zanzad, Shanti Kumari, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, R Kalpana (wk), Tarannum Pathan
India Blue: Punam Raut (c), Priya Punia, Tanushree Sarkar, Bharti Fulmali, Aditi Sharma, Tamanna Nigam, Mansi Joshi, Reema Laxmi Ekka, Manali Dakshini, Tanuja Kanwer, G Trisha, Sushma Verma (wk), Minnu Mani
India Green: Mona Meshram (c), D. Hemalatha, Shefali Verma, Tejal Hasabnis, Anita Lodhi, Sneh Rana, Arundhati Reddy, Renuka Singh, Shubhlaxmi, Devyani Prasad, SB Keerthana, Shweta Verma, Sushree Dibyadarshini
(With Cricbuzz Inputs)