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Mandhana ideal choice as Mithali’s successor: Shantha Rangaswamy.

Smriti Mandhana is the ideal candidate to lead India after ODI and Test skipper Mithali Raj retires following the conclusion of the Women’s World Cup in New Zealand next year, said former captain Shantha Rangaswamy.

Harmanpreet Kaur has been the T20 captain since 2016 but her inconsistent run as a batter doesn’t make her an automatic choice to replace Mithali in the longer formats.

Mandhana, on the other hand, has established herself as among the best batters in the world.

“Smriti is the ideal choice after Mithali retires. She has been an excellent performer for India and should be given the opportunity to lead the country,” Shantha, who led India to their first ever Test win back in 1976, told.

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