Good Afternoon/Morning, नमस्कार, Goeie middag & Tráthnóna maith! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the Women’s Quadrangular series 2017, as India Women take on hosts Zimbabwe Women, while South Africa Women take on Ireland Women in their respective warm-up ties in South Africa. Following this warm-up, all the four teams are scheduled to play few matches against each other, as a total of 12 matches would be played. Based on the points table, the top two teams would fight for the title in the final, while there would also be a third place play off between the third and the fourth team. India women announce team for quadrangular series; Jhulan, Poonam return
Indian women’s team recalled senior players Jhulan Goswami and Poonam Raut for their upcoming quadrangular series in South Africa. Raut is making a comeback after an impressive domestic run while Goswami is returning from a shoulder injury. Mithali Raj will continue to lead India with experienced players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy and Sushma Verma in the mix. Raut last represented India in February 2016. Goswami missed the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifier in February due to the same injury. Raut recently scored a century against Railways to beat Delhi in the domestic one-day final to defend their tag as champions.
Notable misses from the squad are Thirush Kamini and medium pacer Soni Yadav, who played the ICC World Cup qualifier final against South Africa. Batswoman Smriti Mandhana continues to undergo rehabilitation after she picked a knee injury during her participation in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in December 2016.
India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sushma Verma (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya.
Zimbabwe Women: Tasmeen Granger, Precious Marange, Sharne Mayers (c), Chipo Mugeri, Chiedza Dhururu (wk), Esther Mbofana, Josephine Nkomo, Pellagia Mujaji, Modester Mupachikwa, Nomatter Mutasa, Loren Tshuma, Nomvelo Sibanda, Mary-Anne Musonda, Anesu Mushangwe, Audrey Mazvishaya.
South Africa Women: Andrie Steyn, Trisha Chetty (c & wk), Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Moseline Daniels, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Nadine de Klerk.
Ireland Women: Aoife Beggs (c & wk), Laura Boylan, Laura Delany, Jennifer Gray, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Lara Maritz, Leah Paul, Rachel Delaney, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.