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New Delhi: After taking an unassailable lead in three-match ODI series, India team will be playing as many T20 Internationals against England. And as the format gets shorten, the requirement for power hitter rises. With this, India has recalled Veda Krishnamurthy for the T20 series, which is scheduled to start on March 4 in Guwahati. Veda’s last T20 appearance came in the World T20 last year where she registered single-digit scores in all five encounters she played. Her disappointing performance led her out of the contention from the ODI setup for a while now. Meanwhile, India will continue to miss the services of Harmanpreet Kaur, who recovering from her ankle injury at the NCA. In Harmanpreet’s absence, Smriti Mandhana will lead the national side for the first time. highlights Apart from Veda, there are three more additions to the squad with Komal Zanzad, Bharti Fulmali, and Harleen Deol being included in place of Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi and Priya Punia, who were all a part of the team in India’s previous T20 assignment in New Zealand.20-year-old Harleen received her ODI cap in the ongoing series against England, where she made 2 in her only appearance. Batter Bharti and left-arm seamer Komal, who are both uncapped, have been included after playing against England for the Board President’s XI in the warm-up clash last week. The second and third T20I will also be played at the same venue on March 7 and 10 respectively.Here’s the Squad: Smriti Mandhana (C), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Bharti Fulmali, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Komal Zanzad, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harleen Deol Veda Krishnamurthy all set to be a part of T20 series against England. After ODI call up, Harleen Deol makes her way through to T20 squad. Harmanpreet Kaur to miss the T20 series a well. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
THE CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 3 of 9 Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PST HOME JOURNEY: Drawn on the far outside with “Big Money” Mike Smith up, she has the advantage of rationing her speed while pressuring Enola Gray down the hillside. A gate to wire winner of the Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes here in April, 2015 as a 5-year-old, this 6-year-old mare by Good Journey has a win and two seconds from five trips down the hill. Owned by GGG Stables and Russell Sarno, Home Journey pressed the pace and finished fifth, beaten 1 ¾ lengths, in her most recent start, the five furlong turf Daisycutter Handicap on Aug. 5. She’ll be ridden for the third time by Smith, who guided her to victory in a first condition allowance at Hollywood Park in June, 2013. Her overall mark stands at 19-5-6-1 and she has earnings of $357,009. LONG HOT SUMMER: D’Amato hopes to “have ’em surrounded,” as this 4-year-old filly by Street Boss will hope to replicate her off the pace victory in a five furlong turf classified allowance on Sept. 2. If Enola Gray and the Mike Puype-trained Home Journey duel early, it could set up nicely for Long Hot Summer, who has two wins and a second from three hillside tries. Second in the Grade III, one mile turf Senorita Stakes here seven starts back on June 27, 2015, Long Hot Summer could well go favored as she sports an overall mark of 12-5-2-1 with earnings of $341,875. ENOLA GRAY: Undefeated in three starts prior to running second at odds of 1-5 against open company in the six furlong Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos Sept. 11, this 3-year-old gray daughter of Grazen will try turf for the first time as she gets back to state-bred completion. Blessed with extraordinary early speed, Enola Gray, a two-time stakes winner versus Cal-breds, won her first three races by a combined 26 ¼ lengths and will hope to pose an elusive front-running target under regular rider Tyler Baze. ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2016)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray and Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s Long Hot Summer, both conditioned by Phil D’Amato, figure prominently in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, to be run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.For fillies and mares three and up bred or sired in California, the Cal Distaff, which was won last year by Joe Parker’s Our Pure Creation, will be run for the fourth time and be contested by a field of five. Desert Steel–Rafael Bejarano–120Long Hot Summer–Joe Talamo–125Enola Gray–Tyler Baze–121Out Ofthe Ordinary–Jamie Theriot–117Home Journey–Mike Smith–122First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.