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Suresh Raina to replace Ambati Rayudu in India's ODI squad

The announcement came after Rayudu failed to clear his fitness test
Suresh Raina of India brings up his fifty with a six during the 3rd T20I between India and England held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on the 1st Feb 2017. 

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The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Suresh Raina as Ambati Rayudu’s replacement in India’s ODI squad for the series against England.

The announcement came after Rayudu failed to clear his fitness test that was held at NCA, Bengaluru on Friday, June 15, 2018.

India’s squad for ODIs against England: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

Amitabh Choudhary

Acting Hon. Secretary

BCCI

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Smriti Mandhana to play in Kia Super League

Smriti has been signed by Western Storm and will represent them in the upcoming edition of the tournament
Smriti Mandhana of India during the India women's practice session and press conference ahead of the women's tri-series between India, Australia and England at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India on the 21st March 2018

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India Women’s Cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana will become the first Indian player to appear in Kia Super League (Women’s cricket super league in England). Smriti was signed by Western Storm and will represent them in the upcoming edition of the tournament thact features six teams.

The 21-year-old India opener has scored over 826 runs with a highest score of 76 in the 40 T20Is that she has played thus far.

Last month, she captained the IPL Trailblazers in the recent Women’s T20 Challenge, which took place ahead of the VIVO IPL Qualifier One. Smriti has also featured in the Big Bash League for Brisbane Heat.

After securing her signing, Head Coach of the Western Storm, Trevor Griffin said, “We are really excited that Smriti will be joining us. She is one of the brightest young talents in the game at the moment. Although she is still young, she has a great deal of experience of the game at the highest level and we believe that she will prove to be an excellent signing.”

Looking forward to the new challenge, Smriti said, “I am very excited to be playing for the Kia Super League Champions. To be the first Indian player to appear in the tournament is a real honour and I hope that I can help Western Storm to more success.”

Amitabh Choudhary

Acting Hon. Secretary

BCCI


BCCI Desk

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