Women's World T20 2016 February 5, 2016

India Women retain Australia series-winning squad for World T20

ESPNcricinfo staff

India Women won their first bilateral series against Australia Women last month © Cricket Australia/Getty Images

India Women have retained the squad that won a historic T20I series against Australia recently for the Women's World Twenty20 which starts in India from March 15. The team will be captained by Mithali Raj.

In January, the 15-member squad, led by Raj, had achieved their first bilateral series win over Australia Women in any format, claiming the three-match series 2-1. This included a record chase of 141 - their highest ever in a T20 international - in the first match of the series in Adelaide.

India are in Group B of the 10-team Women's World T20, along with England, West Indies, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The hosts will kick off their tournament against Bangladesh Women on March 15 in Bangalore.

India Women's squad for World T20: Mithali Raj (capt), Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harmanpreet Kaur, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sushma Verma, Poonam Yadav, Vellaswamy Vanitha, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Thirush Kamini, Deepti Sharma, Niranjana Nagarajan.

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