The men’s and women’s Indian teams at the Hangzhou-hosted Asian Games 2023 have been revealed.
The women’s cricket portion of the Olympics will run over ten days from 19 September to 28 September and will use the shortest international format, Twenty20. The Pingfeng Cricket Ground of Zhejiang University of Technology will host the games.
Harmanpreet Kaur will be the captain of the Indian women’s team and Smriti Mandhana will be her assistant.
India Women squad:Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarvani, Titas Sadhu, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Minnu Mani, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chetry (wk), Anusha Bareddy
A list of stand-by players has also been declared, which includes Harleen Deol, Kashvee Gautam, Sneh Rana, Saika Ishaque, Pooja Vastrakar
The Indian men’s squad for the competition will be led by Ruturaj Gaikwad, with no deputy announced. The men’s leg of the event will begin on the last day of the women’s leg – September 28 – and end on October 8, at the same venue.
India Men squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dube, Prabhsimran Singh (wk)
A list of stand-by players has also been declared, which includes Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarsan.
The Asian Games, which was initially supposed to take place in 2022 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will begin on September 19 and end on October 8, 2023.