Virat Kohli and his men along with Mithali Raj and company have departed for UK in the midnight of Wednesday-Thursday. Notably, the travel will be etched in the history books as it is the first instance of the men's national cricket team sharing a chartered flight with that of women's.
India men are slated to play the World Test Championship final against New Zealand starting June 18, before playing five-match Test series against the hosts. On the other hand, the India women will play a one-off Test against England and will follow it with a three-match ODI series and a T20I series of as many matches.
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Keeping the value of the tour in mind, BCCI shared the pictures of the players ahead of the historic travel. "Off we go," the apex cricket body of India captioned the post.
Here are all the pictures:
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Here are the complete squads —
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper; subject to fitness clearance).
Test & ODIs: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Indrani Roy (wicketkeeper), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht and Radha Yadav.
T20Is: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain) Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia (wicketkeeper), Indrani Roy (wicketkeeper), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav and Simaran Dil Bahadur.