Dharamshala, 22nd November, 2014: Sushma Verma, leading women cricketer from the land of Gods, Himachal Pradesh has been selected in the Indian squad for ODI and T20 matches to be played against South Africa. Sushma will play three ODIs and one T20I at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru from 24th November.
Mr. Anurag Thakur, President, HPCA congratulated Sushma and said, “Our best wishes are with Sushma. She has taken women’s cricket to a new height in the state and I am sure other young women cricketers will follow her footsteps. She was first selected only for the test match, but her selection for rest of the series testifies her dedication and potential in cricket.”
Sushma Verma is a right-hand batswoman and a wicket-keeper. She has represented India and Himachal Pradesh in various national and international tournaments.
The Team(ODI): Mithali Raj (Captain), Jhulan Goswami, Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, M.D. Thirushkamini, V.R. Vanitha, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Poonam Yadav, Sneh Rana, Swagatika Rath, Shubhalakshmi Sharma, Dipti Sharma.
The Team(T20): Mithali Raj (Captain), Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Sushma Verma, Ekta Bisht, Shubhalakshmi Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Poonam Yadav, Sne h Rana, V.R. Vanitha, Paramita Roy, Devika Vaidya.