Anjum Chopra to lead Indian eves in home series against Oz

New Delhi: Veteran batsman Anjum Chopra will lead the Indian women`s cricket team in the limited overs series against Australia, starting March 12 in Ahmedabad.

Mithali Raj has been named as Anjum`s deputy for the series.

According to a BCCI statement, the All-India Women`s Selection Committee picked up the 15-member squad after a meeting at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai on February 29.

During the home series, India will play three ODIs and five Twenty20 matches against the Australian women`s team.

After the opening ODI in Ahmedabad, the action will shift to Mumbai, which will host the remaining two games of the 50-over format on March 14 and 16.

All the Twenty20 matches of the series will be played in Visakhapatnam from March 18 to 23.

Team: Anjum Chopra (captain), Mithali Raj (vice-captain), Jhulan Goswami, Poonam Raut, Archana Das, S Subhalaxmi, Reema Malhotra, Rumeli Dhar, Ekta Bist, Gauhar Sultana, Sunitha Anand, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mamta Kanojia, Sulakshana Naik, Nooshin-Al-Khadeer.