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Fit-again Smriti Mandhana to join India squad ahead of 2nd West Indies ODI

Mandhana suffered a fracture on his right toe while batting in the nets ahead of the three-match ODI series against South Africa last month, which India went on to win by 3-0. 

Fit-again Smriti Mandhana to join India squad ahead of 2nd West Indies ODI
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Indian women's cricket team opener Smriti Mandhan, who has recovered fully from a toe injury which she sustained during a training session, is all set to join the national squad ahead of the second ODI of the of the three-match series against West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on November 3. 

The 23-year-old suffered a fracture on his right toe while batting in the nets ahead of the three-match ODI series against South Africa last month, which India went on to win by 3-0. 

It is still not known whether Mandhana-- who will be leaving for the Caribbean on November 2--will play the second and third ODIs against West Indies, ESPNcricinfo reported. 

However, T20I vice-captain Mandhana, who was earlier named in both ODI and T20I Indian squads against the West Indies, is most likely to feature in the subsequent five-match T20I series between the two sides. Notably, the T20I series between India and West Indies will serve as the hosts' final assignment this year.

Earlier, seam-bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar was called up in the national ODI squad as a replacement for injured opener Mandhana for the ODI series against South Africa.