The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 is just 3 weeks away. Indian athletes in all disciplines are giving shape to their final gear-ups. India has already finalized their CWG Squads in Wrestling, Badminton, Hockey, Athletics, and Table Tennis along with the much-awaited Women’s Cricket team. So the BCCI announced the squad for the Indian women’s team which will take part in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, stretching from July 28-August 8. This will be the first time that Women’s T20 International will be featured in the prestigious multi-sport event. India is placed in Group A along with Australia, Barbados and Pakistan. Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand and South Africa are placed in Group B.
The top two teams from the respective pools will progress to the semi-finals. India is scheduled to play three games in the league stage of the tournament.
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Harmanpreet to lead the side
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side will face Australia on July 29, arch-rivals Pakistan on July 31 and will end the group stage against Barbados on August 3. The Indian team recently completed an ODI series whitewash against Sri Lanka and before that they also won a 3-match T20I series 2-1 against the same opponents.
Team India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, S. Meghana, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (Wk), Yastika Bhatia (Wk), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.
Indian Fixtures in CWG 2022
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The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be India’s 18th appearance in the showpiece event. The following is the list of the number of competitors participating in the games.
Indian Badminton CWG 2022
Indian badminton players were selected after a round of selection trials in New Delhi last month. Former Commonwealth Champions P.Kashyap, Saina Nehwal both miss out of the list.
Men: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, B Sumeeth Reddy
Women: PV Sindhu, Ashwini Ponnappa, Aakarshi Kashyap, Treesa Jolly, Gayatri Gopichand
Indian Boxing CWG 2022
The boxing trials were held by the Boxing Federation of India in Patiala earlier this year.
Men: Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (57 kg), Amit Panghal (51kg), Rohit Tokas (67 kg), Sumit Kundu (75 kg), Ashish Chaudhary (80 kg), Sanjeet Kumar (92 kg), Sagar (+92 kg)
Women: Nitu (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50kg), Jaismine (60kg), Lovlina Borgohain (70kg)
Indian Wrestling CWG 2022
The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) conducted trials in Lucknow, Sonepat and Delhi to select the Indian squad for Commonwealth Games 2022. 6 Wrestlers each in both Men & Women Categories have made the CUT.
Women: Pooja Gehlot (50kg), Vinesh Phogat (53kg), Anshu Malik (57kg), Sakshi Malik (62kg), Divya Kakran (68kg), Pooja Sihag (76kg)
Men: Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang Punia (65kg), Naveen (74kg), Deepak Punia (86kg), Deepak (97kg), Mohit Grewal (125kg)
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Indian Hockey Squad CWG 2022
The Men’s and women’s teams have qualified for the Commonwealth Games 2022 by virtue of their FIH rankings.
Indian Men’s Hockey Team: Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak.Defenders: Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh. Midfielders: Manpreet Singh (c), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma. Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek.
Indian Women’s Hockey Team: Savita (C), Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka (VC), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Sangeeta Kumari
Indian Table Tennis CWG 2022
Men:Achanta Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty
Women: Manika Batra, Reeth Rishya, Sreeja Akula, Diya Chitale
Indian Swimming Squad CWG 2022
The following swimmers will represent India at the CWG 2022. Olympians Srihari Nataraj and Sajan Prakash are the experienced swimmers in the Indian contingent.
- Sajan Prakash (200m, 100m, 50m, butterfly)
- Srihari Nataraj (50m, 100m, 200m backstroke)
- Kushagara Rawat (1500m, 200m, 400m freestyle)
- Advait Page (1500m freestyle)
Indian Athletics Squad CWG 2022
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) selected a 37-member Indian track and field squad for the Commonwealth Games.
Men: Avinash Sable (3000m steeplechase), Murali Sreeshankar, Muhammed Anees (long jump), Praveen Chitravel, Abdulla Aboobacker. Eldhose Paul (all triple jump), Tajinderpal Singh Toor (shotput)*, Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu, Rohit Yadav (all javelin). Sandeep Kumar, Amit Kharti (race walking), Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Arokia Rajiv, Muhammed Ajmal, Naganathan Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh (4x400m relay)
Women: S Dhalalakshmi (100m and 4x100m relay), Jyothi Yarraji (100m hurdles), Aishwarya B (long jump and triple jump), Ancy Sojan (long jump), Manpreet Kaur (shotput), Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, Seema Punia (discus)*, Annu Rani, Shilpa Rani (javelin), Manju Bala and Sarita Singh (hammer throw), Bhawana Jat, Priyanka Goswami (race walking), Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, MV Jilna, NS Simi (4x100m relay)
MARATHON: The following athletes have qualified for the Games. Nitendra Singh Rawat, Anish Thapa Magar, Anil Kumar Singh, Ashish Kumar, AB Belliappa, Kalidas Laxman Hirave
Indian Weightlifting Squad CWG 2022
The 12-member weightlifting contingent will be one to look out for at the Games. The contingent includes Tokyo Olympic Silver Medallist Mirabai Chanu (49kg).
Men: Sanket Mahadev (55kg), Chanambam Rishikanta Singh (55kg), Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), Achinta Sheuli(73kg), Ajay Singh (81kg), Vikas Thakur (96kg), Ragala Venkat Rahul (+96kg)
Women: Mirabai Chanu (49kg), Bindyarani Devi (55kg), Popy Hazarika (59kg), Usha Kumara (87kg), Purnima Pandey (+87kg)