Mumbai [India], Feb.2 :Medium pacers Jhulan Goswami and Sukanya Parida have been ruled out of the 14-member Indian squad for the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers due to their respective injuries.
"The BCCI medical team confirms that medium pacers Jhulan Goswami and Sukanya Parida are ruled out of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers to be played in Colombo from February 7-21, 2017 due to injuries," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a press release.
As a result, Soni Yadav and Mansi Joshi have been brought in the Indian squad to replace Goswami and Parida, respectively.
Earlier, Mona Meshram was also called into the side to replace Smriti Mandhana, who had sustained an injury during the Women's Big Bash in Australia.
Fifth-ranked, India have been placed in Group A alongside Sri Lanka, Ireland, Zimbabwe and Thailand. India will play a warm-up match against South Africa on February 5 before its opening Qualifier against hosts Sri Lanka on February 7.
India's second game is against Thailand on February 8 at Colombo Cricket Club, followed by the third match against Ireland on February 10 at the P.
Sara, Colombo. The final group match against Zimbabwe will be played on February 13. The top three sides from Group A and Group B will progress to the Super Six stage. The top four sides from the Super Six stage will complete the eight-team line-up for the ICC Women's World Cup 2017.
Top two sides will battle it out for the title in the final on February 21. The 14-member Indian team for the qualifying tournament is as follows: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Mona Meshram, Thirushkamini M D, Veda Krishnamurthy, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Shikha Pandey, Soni Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma.