MUMBAI: Off-spin all-rounder Minnu Mani has been named the India 'A' captain against the England 'A' side in the three-match T20 series starting at the Wankhede Stadium, which will host all three matches on November 29, December 1 and 3 respectively. Minnu, 24, made her international debut in the T20I series against Bangladesh in July and has played four T20Is so far. She was also a part of the women’s T20 team which won the gold medal in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China this year. Apart from her, other capped India cricketers like all-rounder Kanika Ahuja, left-arm pacer Monica Patel, left-arm spinners Rashi Kanojiya and Anusha Bareddy have been included in India ‘A’ squad. Other promising cricketers like wicketkeeper-batter Uma Chetry, off-spin all-rounder Shreyanka Patil, batters Vrinda Dinesh, G Trisha, and Disha Kasat, along with left-arm spinner Mannat Kashyap, pace all-rounders Kashavee Gautham and Jintimani Kalita also find places in India ‘A’ squad.
Shreyanka, who caught everyone’s attention through her all-round performances for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the inaugural edition of the WPL, won the player of the tournament award in India A’s triumph of the Emerging Women’s Asia Cup in Hong Kong in June this year for being the highest-wicket taker of the competition – nine wickets in two games. IANS
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