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Harmanpreet to lead India eves against Bangladesh

New Delhi: Harmanpreet Kaur was on Thursday named captain of the Indian women`s team replacing seasoned Mithali Raj for the limited-overs series against Bangladesh starting April 2 at home.

Opener Ponam Raut has been named as Harmanpreet`s deputy.

Indian eves will play a three T20s and as many ODIs after their disastrous World Cup campaign in February at home.

Senior Indian batswomen and captain Mithali Raj has not been named in the 15-member squad chosen by the All-India Women`s Selection Committee.

Squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Capt), Poonam Raut (Vice-Capt), M D Thirushkamini, Smriti Mandhana, Anagha Deshpande, Sneha Dipti, Mona Meshram, N Niranjana, Archana Das, Poonam Yadav, Ritu Dhruv, Swagatika Rath, Shubhalaxmi Sharma, Sushma Varma Ekta Bisht.