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Mithali Raj to lead India in ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

Mithali Raj was named as the skipper of the 15-member Indian squad for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

cricket Updated: May 16, 2017 12:54 IST
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Mithali Raj will be leading the Indian women’s cricket team in the ICC World Cup 2017.
Mithali Raj will be leading the Indian women’s cricket team in the ICC World Cup 2017.(PTI)

Veteran batsman Mithali Raj will lead the Indian cricket team in the ICC Women’s World Cup that will be held in England and Wales from June 24 to July 23.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) All-India Women’s Selection Committee met on Monday to select the 15-member team for the upcoming tournament.

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This will be the 11th edition of the quadrennial event and will be held in England for the third time after 1973 and 1993.

India’s best attempt at the prestigious event was when they finished runners-up to Australia in the 2005 edition that was held in South Africa.

India squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parveen, Smriti Mandhana.