ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012 August 20, 2012

India pick uncapped Patil, Parvin for World T20

ESPNcricinfo staff

India have included uncapped offspinners Anuja Patil and Rasanara Parwin in their 14-player squad for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka next month.

There were three changes to the 15-player squad that toured England in June and July this year with Reema Malhotra, Sunitha Anand and Veda Krishnamurthy being left out.

India are in Group A with Australia, England and Pakistan. India play their first match of the tournament against Australia Women on September 27 in Galle.

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  • Raaz on August 21, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    Hope that we took the t20 world cup

  • Sikandar on August 21, 2012, 3:40 GMT

    Mithali is one of the best in the world, and pretty consistent Jhulan is great as well - she may be faster than Zaheer khan:), there are others including the vice captain girl who is pretty gutsy! Anjum did pretty good but who knows..Go India!

  • Dummy4 on August 21, 2012, 2:21 GMT

    What happened to the best all-rounder we have? Yea I am talking about Rumeli Dhar - has she retired?

  • Kapil on August 21, 2012, 0:27 GMT

    @Jindal - Comparing Anjum to Mithali is like comparing Sanjay Manjrekar to Sachin Tendulkar. Anjum is ok - but she is nowhere near Mithali - never has been (Anjum has an ODI avg of 31 while Mithali has one of 48, in tests its 30 vs 52). Yeah, she has appeared on a few TV shows and has got a few commentary stints but on the field - she never has been able to hold a candle to Mithali - and she is 35 now - really not good enough to be in the team. As far as the entire team is concerned - its exactly like the Indian men's team of the 90s - totally reliant on one player - Mithali Raj. Other batswoman are decent enough to bat around Mithali and the bowlers are OK (Jhulan Goswami is very close to a Javagal Srinath - very good but def NOT the best in the world) and can defend a good score. When Mithali plays well - India challenges and sometimes beats the better teams of NZ, Eng and Aus but when Mithali gets out cheaply, India struggles to even beat the lesser teams like WI, SA and SL.

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    All I know about Women Cricket (Indian Team) is - Jhulan GoSwami is the Fastest Bowler. Mithali Raj and Anjum Chopra are Dependable and highly ranked batsmen !

  • P on August 20, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    Anjum Chopra is paying for her independent ways. What a shame.

  • Praveen on August 20, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    Spinners are essential so Anjua and Parvin are taken. Indian team always have a good batting line up in Women team too. All the best Team India. Give your best on the day. All the best. Go India Go, we will cheer for you:)

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