India Women tour of Australia: Gargi Banerjee replaces Rajkuvardevi Gaekwad as team manager

India Women tour of Australia: Gargi Banerjee replaces Rajkuvardevi Gaekwad as team manager
India Women tour of Australia: Gargi Banerjee replaces Rajkuvardevi Gaekwad as team manager

India Women tour of Australia: Former India cricketer Gargi Banerjee has been named as the manager of the Indian women’s team for the upcoming tour of Australia.

India Women tour of Australia: India will lock horns with Australia in three ODIs at North Sydney Oval (September 19) and the Junction Oval (September 22 and 24) to open the summer before the standalone Test match at the WACA Ground (September 30-October 3). The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Avishek Dalmiya congratulated Banerjee on her appointment.


“Former India Player #GargiBanerjee appointed as manager of Indian Women’s Team for their Tour to #Australia. President,

#AvishekDalmiya congratulated her and wished her all the best for the assignment,” CAB Cricket tweeted.

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According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Banerjee is currently part of the CAB Apex Council and will join the Indian camp on Sunday evening in Bengaluru.

Coming back to the Australia series, India’s tour will conclude with three T20Is at North Sydney Oval (Oct 7, 9, and 11), with the hosts set to break for the WBBL before the Women’s Ashes series.

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The Indian women’s side is slated to depart for the tour on August 29 or 30 and will serve a 14-day quarantine upon reaching Australia.

The 30 players gathering in Bengaluru comprise the core of the 21-member squad that toured the UK in June-July this year and players from the preceding limited-overs home series against South Africa in March will also feature in the camp.

Match simulation and fitness would be the focus of the camp and intra-squad pink-ball matches are also likely to be held in order to give the team the best preparation for the one-off Test.

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