NEW DELHI: Ace tennis player Sania Mirza was today appointed as playing captain of India's Fed Cup team, which will seek to make it to Group I grade of Asia/Oceania zone in Hyderabad from April 14.
Sania will lead a four-member team which also includes India's top singles player Ankita Raina, Prarthana Thombare and Natasha Palha.
There are also three reserve players in the team -- Rishika Sunkara, Nidhi Chilumula and national junior champion Karman Kaur Thandi.
"Sania is also considering playing singles to ensure that India advances to Group I of the Asia/Oceania zone," an AITA release said.
The team will assemble in Hyderabad 10 days before the tie and will undergo a training camp at Sania Mirza Tennis Academy.