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Goswami, Parida ruled out of World Cup qualifiers

Jhulan Goswami's absence is a blow to an India squad that has already lost Smriti Mandhana to injury Getty Images

Seamers Jhulan Goswami and Sukanya Parida have been ruled out of the Women's World Cup Qualifiers to be played in Colombo from February 7 to 21. Soni Yadav and Mansi Joshi will replace the injured pair in India's squad.

The loss of Goswami (10 Tests, 151 ODIs and 60 T20Is) in particular will leave India needing to make up a vast experience gap in the bowling department. Both Joshi and Yadav are yet to make their ODI debuts. Joshi has played one T20I, returning figures of 1 for 8 against Bangladesh during the Women's Asia Cup T20 in November, while Yadav is uncapped in all formats.

India have already had to make one change to their squad, with the allrounder Mona Meshram replacing the injured Smriti Mandhana.

Updated India squad: Mithali Raj (capt), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Thirush Kamini, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma (wk), Soni Yadav, Mansi Joshi.