Indian Women Cricket Team Expressed their Excitement to Play Test Series

India Women cricket team
India Women cricket team

After a long break of seven years, India women are set to play their first Test against England on June 16 in Bristol in what promises to be a cracker of a tour.

The last time India women participated in a Test match was in 2014 where they faced South Africa. India women will further take on Australia in their first-ever pink-ball Test later in the year at the Adelaide Oval in what will be a historic moment in women’s cricket.

India Women are Excited to Play Test series

In a video posted by the BCCI, India Test vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur expressed her excitement on the prospect of playing a Test match for India after a long time.

“Test match is like a dream, I actually want to play many Test matches in my life and I hope we will continue this. Playing in England with the red ball is challenging and we all are excited about it,” Kaur said.

Smriti Mandhana Express her view

Even Smriti Mandhana expressed her excitement as she gears up to take the field. “It’s quite exciting as we are touring with the Indian team after a long time. We have had tours individually for KSL but really excited to go out there with a bunch of girls,” Smriti said.

Earlier last week, the BCCI unveiled the Test jersey that India women will don in the one-off Test against England.

“We got to know a lot about the history of women’s cricket and also Mithali di spoke about the importance of Test cricket for them. It was quite motivational,” Smriti said about the ceremony.

Whereas Harmanpreet said it was great to meet the team members after completing the quarantine period.

“It was a great feeling as we are in quarantine and it was a chance to meet everyone present there. We exchanged the jersey, it was a great feeling, ” she added. India Women have arrived in England, where they will face England in a one-off Test, three ODIs, and three T20Is.

India Women Tour of England Schedule

Match Date Venue
One-Off Test June 16 – 19 Bristol County Ground, in Bristol
                                                 ODI Series
1st ODI June 27 Bristol County Ground, in Bristol
2nd ODI June 30 The County Ground, in Taunton
3rd ODI July 3 New Road, in Worcester
                                                T20I Series
1st T20I July 9 The County Ground, in Northampton
2nd T20I July 11 1st Central Country Ground, in Hove
3rd T20I July 15 The Cloudfm County Ground, in Chelmsford


India’s Senior Women squad for Test & ODI

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

India`s Senior Women squad for T20I

Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain) Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Indrani Roy (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Simaran Dil Bahadur.