The Indian women's cricket team to play in the forth coming World Cup announced by the WCAI is one of the most balanced sides picked in the recent past. The selectors have pinned their hopes on a blend of experience and youth.While most of the regular members have retained their places, Smitha Harikrishna regains her place after a break of one series (England), while Sunitha Kanojia returns after a lengthy break. Debutants Arundhati Kirkire and Kavitha Roy have made it to the team by the sheer weight of their performance.The team is well balanced with Anju Jain, Anjum Chopra, Mithali Raj, Hemalatha Kala, Chandrakantha and Purnima Rau forming the core of the batting strength. India's strength however lies in their spinners. The quartet of Purnima Rau, Neetu David, Roopanjali Shastri and Deepa Kulkarni form a potent force, which can run through any batting line up in the world.Given India's track record in New Zealand India must be considered as one of the favourites to lift the Cup. If any team can do it, it is this team for this Indian team is loaded with an abundance of talent and with the services of an equally talented coach in Sudha Shah they have the makings of a Champion side.The team: Anju Jain (captain), Anjum Chopra (vice-captain), Chanderkanta Kaul, Neetu David, Mithali Raj, Deepa Kulkarni, Purnima Rau, Rupanjali Shastri, Hemalatha Kala, Kalyani Dhokarikar, Renu Margrate, Arundhati Kirkire, Sunita Kanojia, Smitha Harikrishna, Kavita RoyStandbyes: Amrita Shinde, Arati Vaidya, Gulshan Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Bindeshwari Goel Officials:Cricketing manager: Ms Sudha Shah. Administrative manager: Jyoti Joshi. Physiotherapist: C Sudhakar.
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