The Women in Blue will be visiting the New Zealand for a three-match ODI series which will be a part of the ICC Women ODI Championship and a three-match T20I series as their first assignment of 2019. The ODI series will commence from 24th January and will conclude on 1st February.
While the three-match T20 series will commence from 6th February and the matches will be played just before the men's T20 matches. The tour will start with a one-day practice match on 18th January against Central Districts Hinds at McLean Park in Napier, New Zealand.
The squad for both the ODI's & T20I's has already been announced with some new faces and some experienced ones. One of the notable absentee from the squad is Veda Krishnamurthy who has been dropped for the T20Is as the selectors termed her exclusion is due to poor form.
1st ODI - 24th January 2019, McLean Park, Napier
2nd ODI - 29th January 2019, Bay Oval, Tauranga
3rd ODI - 01st February 2019, Seddon Park, Hamilton
1st T20I - 06th February 2019, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
2nd T20I - 08th February 2019, Eden Park, Auckland
3rd T20I - 10th February 2019, Seddon Park, Hamilton
India Women ODI Squad
Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, D Hemalatha, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Mona Meshram, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey
India Women T20I Squad
Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, D Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Priya Punia
New Zealand Women ODI Squad:
Amy Satterthwaite (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout (wk), Sophie Devine, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
The matches will be broadcasted live on the Star network's digital streaming platform Hotstar on all match days. While T20Is are expected to be telecasted Live on Star Sports before the Men's T20I matches.