Shweta Sehrawat to lead India squad for T20 Emerging Women's Asia Cup

Shweta Sehrawat to lead; Soumya Tiwari named vice captain

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Shweta Sehrawat and Titas Sadhu

Titas Sadhu (L) and Shweta Sehrawat © ICC/ Getty

India Under-19 star batter Shweta Sehrawat will lead the 14-member India squad for the ACC T20 Emerging Women's Asia Cup, the BCCI announced on Friday (June 2). The torunament is scheduled to be played in Hong Kong from une 12 and the final will be played on June 21. 

Sehrawat, who finished as the leading run-getter in the ICC Under-19 World Cup, has led India Under-19 sides in the past and has served as a deputy to India internaitonal Shafali Verma at the global event. Top order batter Soumya Tiwari will serve as her deputy.

As reported by Women's CricZone earlier, the squad features seven members - Sehrawat, Tiwari, G Trisha, Titas Sadhu, Parshavi Chopra, Mannat Kashyap, Yashasri S, from the Under-19 World Cup winning squads.

The squad also features performers from the Women's Premier League (WPL) in Shreyanka Patil and Kanika Ahuja. Ahuja and Patil were among the few bright spots Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had in the inaugural edition of the Women's Premier League (WPL). 

Young domestic talents who has had good run at various levels at the domestic competitions have also found a place in the squad. Chandigarh pace bowling allrounder Kashvee Gautam will form the pace attack alongside Sadhu and Yashasri.

Wicket-keeper Mamatha Madiwala has also made it to the side with Assam's Uma Chetry being the other wicket-keeper in the squad. 

India are placed in Group A and will face hosts Hong Kong on June 13 before facing Thailand on June 15 and in their final group fixture is against Pakistan. Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and UAE are place in Group B.