Delhi all-rounder and former vice-captain of the national women’s U-19 squad, Shweta Sehrawat has been appointed captain of the women’s India ‘A’ (Emerging) squad for the upcoming ACC Emerging Women’s Asia Cup 2023, scheduled to be held in Hong Kong later this month.
The All India Women’s Selection Committee on Friday announced Sehrawat, the Delhi all-rounder, as skipper of the 14-member squad for the tournament, which will begin their campaign on June 13 against hosts Hong Kong, the BCCI secretary Jay Shah informed in a release on Friday.
After the match against Hong Kong, India ‘A’ (Emerging) will face Thailand on June 15 before meeting arch-rivals Pakistan on June 17.
The tournament, which will be played in Hong Kong at the Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground and will feature eight teams, have been divided into two Groups — Group A and Group B and the final will be played on June 21.
Notably, the India ‘A’ (Emerging) is a part of Group A which also features hosts Hong Kong, Thailand ‘A’ and Pakistan ‘A’ while Bangladesh ‘A’, Sri Lanka ‘A’, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates are slotted in Group B.
India ‘A’ (Emerging) Squad: Shweta Sehrawat (Captain), Soumya Tiwari (vice-captain), Trisha Gongadi, Muskan Malik, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chetry (wicketkeeper), Mamatha Madiwala (wicketkeeper), Titas Sadhu, Yashasri S, Kashvee Gautam, Parshavi Chopra, Mannat Kashyap, B Anusha.
Head coach: Nooshin Al Khadeer.