Seven of the eight Indian players who participated in the 2021-22 WBBL are among the notable omissions from the squads
The Challenger Trophy, expanded to accommodate a fourth team for the upcoming edition, is expected to serve as an audition for the most promising performers of the Indian 50-over domestic season, especially the uncapped and fringe players, ahead of next year’s tour of New Zealand in February which will be followed by the ODI World Cup scheduled for March-April.
All eight WBBL participants are learned to have had the option of making themselves unavailable for the domestic tournament given they had also been part of India’s bilateral assignments against England (in June-July) and Australia (in September-October) before participating in the WBBL. Rodrigues, Verma, Harmanpreet, Mandhana, and Sharma were also part of the inaugural Hundred that took place in July-August, immediately after the England series.
All matches of the quadrangular tournament, where each team plays the other once, will be held at Dr. Gokaraju Laila Ganga Raju ACA Cricket Complex-DVR Ground.
India A: Sneh Rana (capt), Shivali Shinde, Lakshmi Yadav, Vrinda Dinesh, Jhansi Lakshmi, Yastika Bhatia, Sushree Dibyadarshani, Mehak Kesar, B Anusha, S Kalal, Ganga W, D Kasat, Renuka Singh and Simran Dil Bahadur
India B: Taniya Bhatia (capt), Anju Tomar, Riya Chaudhary, Palak Patel, Shubha Satish, Harleen Deol, Humaira Kazi, Chandu V Ram, Rashi Kanojiya, G Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Meghna Singh, Sarala Devi, Saima Thakoor and Ramyashri
India C: Shikha Pandey (capt), Muskan Malik, Sweta Verma, Shipra Giri, Tarannum Pathan, Arti Devi, Radha Yadav, C Prathyusha, Anushka Sharma, Kashvee Gautam, Priyanka Garkhede, R.R. Saha, Dhara Gujjar, Priya Punia and Aishwarya
India D: Pooja Vastrakar (capt), Amanjot Kaur, Indrani Roy, K Prathyoosha, S Meghana, Divya G, Ayushi Soni, Kanika Ahuja, Keerthi James, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sanjula Naik, Monica Patel and Ashwini Kumari
Annesha Ghosh is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @ghosh_annesha