This year, Bhatia has been part of Indian team during England and South Africa tour to India apart from the West Indies tour. The Ladies in Blue will kick-off their marketing campaign on the showpiece occasion towards hosts Australia in Sydney on February 21.
With former Indian skipper, Mithali Raj having hung her boots in the shortest format of the game, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and young batter Jemimah Rodriguez now form the core of the batting unit.
When most girls of her age will be preparing for their board exams in February, the 16-year-old Siliguri girl will be bracing for her maiden worldwide cricket tour with the Indian women's side and that too the marquee ICC World T20.
The second possibility could be four groups of five teams each with the top sides from each group progressing to the knockout stage.More news: Selena Gomez defends ex's wife against social media trolls
The Hemlata Kala-lead All-India Ladies's Choice Committee additionally introduced a 16-member squad for a tri-series in Australia previous to the T20 World Cup. Earlier, the same team used to play but after 2017 ODI World Cup, a lot of new prospects have emerged. Only 4 new faces, who have never played a World T20 will be joining the dressing room.
We are looking for more spinners in our side.
"Our strength is spin and we have to stick to that and whenever we need them they will perform for us", Harmanpreet exuded confidence.
"It's a group that has the talent, youth, experience and desire to help us win the T20 World Cup. Before the World Cup, we will be able to decide our best XI", Harmanpreet said about Richa in Mumbai on Sunday. "We have assembled a team that we feel can hold their own against anyone in the world and it will be important that we carry that belief into the ICC Women's T20 World Cup", Moreeng said in a statement.More news: Pope Benedict XVI makes rare statement on priest celibacy debate
The 28-year-old thanked the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and gave the credit to family coaches and teammates for the award.
India will take on England in a tri-series opener at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on January 31 with the final slated to be held on February 12 in Melbourne.
India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Tania Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy.More news: Sania Mirza makes winning return to WTA circuit at Hobart