Wait ends as spinner Shreyanka will get maiden India call-up for England T20s


After her spectacular stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Women’s Premier League (WPL) after which with the India rising U-23 group within the Asia Cup, it was shocking that spin-bowling all-rounder Shreyanka Patil didn’t make her India debut through the Bangladesh tour or the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Shreyanka Patil celebrating along with her teammates(Twitter/BCCI Women)

Unfazed by this, the 21-year-old bowled her coronary heart out within the Women’s Caribbean League (WCPL) enjoying for Guyana Amazon Warriors to emerge the best wicket-taker this season. She took 9 wickets from 5 matches with an economic system charge of 5.83.

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Finally, after a protracted wait, the off-spinner from Karnataka has been rewarded by the nationwide selectors as she has been handed a maiden call-up to the India T20 group, which can play a three-match collection in Mumbai in opposition to formidable England, who’re touring the nation after virtually 4 years. The collection begins on December 6.

“She has been making a noise due to her cricket credentials for the last one year. I do not think her maiden India call-up is late, but very timely. I am happy she has got a chance to make her India debut against a top team like England, who have top-notch cricketers like Heather Knight and Nat Sciver,” mentioned Patil’s coach Arjun Dev, who’s hoping Patil will do properly within the T20 collection to realize additional choice.

Indian selectors have named the squads for the three T20s and a Test in opposition to England (Dec 6 to 17) adopted by a Test in opposition to Australia (Dec 21 to 23).

Patil did properly for Karnataka within the home T20 collection and was Player-of-the-Match award enjoying for India ‘A’ in opposition to England ‘A’ in Mumbai a number of days in the past. “The WPL and WCPL experience has helped Shreyanka gain confidence. She should be giving her best and bagging the chance against England,” added Dev.

Left-arm spinner Saika Ishaque, who impressed through the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL) enjoying for champions Mumbai Indians, acquired her maiden call-up with Karnataka left-hander Shubha Satheesh, who was rewarded for her gritty batting within the nationwide one-dayers. Both are there within the facet for the England T20s and the 2 Tests in opposition to England and Australia. Seamer Renuka Singh makes a comeback after recovering from damage.

Punjab’s Mannat Kashyap additionally will get a maiden call-up to the India T20 group in opposition to England.

India T20 squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vice-capt), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Shreyanka Patil, Mannat Kashyap, Saika Ishaque, Renuka Singh, Titas Sadhu, Pooja Vastrakar, Kanika Ahuja, Minnu Mani.

India Test squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Smriti Mandhana (vice-capt), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Shubha Satheesh, Harleen Deol, Saika Ishaque, Renuka Singh, Titas Sadhu, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar.

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