Odisha girl Sukanya Parida played for the India women’s national cricket team in the home series against West Indies.
She debuts in third and final ODI played against West Indies in Vijayawada on 16 November. Sukanya’s first four overs yielded only six runs and helped India to win the match.
Clinical India Women completed a 15-run victory over West Indies in the third and final One-Day International to sweep the series 3-0 on Wednesday (November 16), at the Dr Gangaraju Laila Gokaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu near Vijayawada.
The 23-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler and right-hand batsman was part of the Challenger Trophy-winning India Red. She had put up an impressive performance during the tournament drawing the attention of the selectors.
Sukanya hails from Naamouza village of Kendrapara district and is currently playing for neighbouring West Bengal.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the India squad for the home series against the West Indies from November 10 and Asia Cup to be played in Thailand from November 27.
While a couple of debutantes have been included in the team, Harmanpreet Kaur was named the new captain of the Indian women’s T20 team replacing veteran Mithali Raj. Mithali would, however, remain the ODI captain.
The series against visiting West Indies comprises of three ODIs and three T20Is to be played at Vijaywada.
ODI squad for West Indies series: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smrit Mandhana, Thirush Kamini, Mona Meshram, Veda Krishnamurthy, Devika Vaidya, Sushma Verma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Sukanya Parida, Ejta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and Deepti Sharma.