Mithali Raj to lead India against England

Published: Friday, June 30, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Mithali Raj will lead a 14-member Indian women's team for a five One-day and two Test series against England starting August 5.

Lanky pacer Jhulan Goswami has been named the vice-captain for the tour while Preeti Dimri and Nidhi Buley will also make their debut.

India had earlier won the home ODI series against England 4-1 last year. England will announce the squad for the series by July end.

The tournament will start at Derby but before that India will play two one-day matches against Ireland on July 29 and 30 before returning for the start of the series against England.

The squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Jhulan Goswami (vice-captain), Anjum Chopra Amita Sharma, Nooshin Al Khadeer, Hemlata Kala, Monica Sumra, Reema Malhotra, Karuna Jain, Sulakshana Naik, Rumeli Dhar, Preeti Dimri, Nidhi Buley, Asha Rawat Coach: Sudha Shah.

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