Lucknow: A series of five international one-day matches and three international T20 matches are to be played between the Indian women’s cricket team and the South African team. The first ODI will be played on Sunday. After approximately 12 months, the team will return to competitive cricket. Shikha Pandey was not part of this team, which gave rise to a controversy.
Shikha Pandey did not get a place in the squad
The one-day and T20 teams were announced and star bowler Shikha Pandey did not get a spot on either team.
The controversy started over Shikha Pandey not being included in the squad. This decision by the team management created a stir in women’s cricket. Harmanpreet Kaur, the vice-captain of the Indian women’s team ODI, gave his answer on the matter.
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Harmanpreet gave clarification
Harmanpreet Kaur said it was a “ tough decision ” not to keep veteran fast bowler Shikha Pandey on the squad for the next limited series against South Africa, but they were not ruled out.
Indian T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur said: “I know it was a tough decision, sometimes you have to give other players a chance.”
He said: “They haven’t been eliminated, sometimes you have to take risks and after this tournament we can decide our combination because we have to play a lot of cricket in the next two or three years.”
Shikha Pandey played 52 ODI and 50 T20 internationals for India in which he won 73 and 36 wickets respectively.
Returning to cricket after a long time
Speaking about the upcoming series, Harmanpreet Kaur said that despite being away from the game for so long there was no problem and that she would like to earn her confidence by performing against South Africa.
He said: ‘I know it was a long hiatus, sometimes things are not in your control. Hope we do well in the tournament.
Harmanpreet Kaur said: “Every tournament is important and South Africa is definitely a very successful team over the past two years, it is beneficial for us to play against them and gain confidence as we have been there for a long time. . after ‘.