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Feb 21, 2014 at 07:44pm IST

Mithali Raj to lead India in Women's World Twenty20

New Delhi: Senior batter Mithali Raj will lead the 14-member Indian team in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 starting March 16 in Bangladesh, the BCCI announced on Friday.

Mithali will also captain the side in the three-match T20 series, prior to the World Cup, against hosts Bangladesh from March 9. Middle-order batter Harmanpreet Kaur will be the vice-captain.

India will take on Sri Lanka in their first match of the tournament on March 24 at Sylhet. Other teams in India's pool include last edition runners-up England, hosts Bangladesh and West Indies.

Mithali Raj to lead India in Women's World Twenty20

Mithali Raj will lead the 14-member Indian team in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 starting March 16 in Bangladesh, the BCCI announced on Friday.

Squad: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (Vice-Captain), Smriti Mandhana, V R Vanitha, Madhuri Meheta, Latika Kumari, Karuna Jain, Jhulan Goswami, Gouher Sultana, Soniya Dabir, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Sravanthi Naidu, S Shubh Lakshmi.

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