The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah, on the occasion of International Women's Day, announced that the Indian women’s team will don the Test whites again as they will take on England women’s team in a one-off Test match later this year.
It will be India women's first game in the longest format of the game since November 2014 when the Indian players took on South Africa. India women had also beaten England in a one-off Test match under the captaincy of Mithali Raj by six wickets in 2014.
"On the occasion of #InternationalWomensDay, I'm pleased to announce that #TeamIndia @BCCIWomen will play a one-off Test match against @ECB_cricket later this year. The women in blue will be donning the whites again," Jay Shah tweeted.
Currently the Indian team is involved in a three-match ODI series against South African women at home at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. They lost the first ODI match to South Africa as Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt scored their respective half-centuries to help South Africa chase down 178 runs.
For India, Mithali Raj had made 50 and Harmanpreet Kaur in her 100th ODI made 40 runs.