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Maiden Call-up For Indrani Roy, Shafali; Taniya, Shikha Retuns As India Announce Squad

The all-India Senior Women’s Selection Committee has announced the 21-member Indian squad for the one-off Test match, ODI & T20 series against England on Friday. While the rookie, as well as uncapped Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batter Indrani Roy, has earned her maiden international call-up, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht and Taniya Bhatia have returned as well. 

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Graeme Smith Says Fitness Issues Of Dane van Niekerk Are Disappointing

South African players have been going strong with their performances as well as fitness. A couple of months back, they thrashed India on their home soil and currently, they have been attending fitness camp as well. However, their regular skipper Dane van Niekerk has been out of action for quite some time now due to 

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Four Indian Players Get Clearance From The BCCI To Feature In The Hundred

The BCCI has granted No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to four Indian cricketers to play in the inaugural ” The Hundred” tournament, in the UK starting on July 21. India opener Smriti Mandhana, T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur and all-rounder Deepti Sharma are among the four bound for the 100-ball tournament. The name of the fourth player 

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Mithali Raj: “I Know 2022 Is My Swansong”

Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian ODI team on Saturday revealed that the 50-over World Cup next year in New Zealand is going to be her “swansong”. Arguably the best in the business, Mithali has an illustrious international career of 23 years. However, the captain is looking for some good seam bowling options for 

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Bismah Maroof To Start New Journey Wih Motherhood, Takes An Indefinite Break

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof on Friday (April 16) announced an indefinite break from cricket for maternity reasons. The 29-year-old confirmed the news on her official social media handle through a tweet. “I am delighted to announce that I am entering a new chapter in my life as motherhood beckons,” Bismah Maroof wrote. “I would like 

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PCB To Conduct High-performance Camp From April 24

Twenty-six Pakistan cricketers will undergo skill and fitness training at the DHA Sports Club Moin Khan Academy in Karachi during the upcoming high-performance camp, announced PCB. Head Coach David Hemp will take charge of this camp when it starts on Saturday, April 24, after a mandatory seven-day quarantine period. While Hemp is currently conducting a 

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Darcie Brown Earns Maiden Contract; Delissa Kimmince Announces Retirement

Teenager Darcie Brown has been earned a full Cricket Australia contract after having a stunning series last month which was her international debut too. However, she is the only new face on the contract list of 15 players for the 2021-22 season. However, Darcie Brown, who was named “the fastest bowler in the country” by 

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Women’s T20 Challenge Likely To Remain A Three-team Affair: Report

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to stick with three teams for the Women’s T20 Challenge which will take place during the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While several cricketers from past and present have been urging the BCCI to start a full-fledged Women’s IPL for the betterment of 

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“It Was Awesome To See Stokesy Talk About The Women’s IPL,” – Heather Knight

Indian Premier League has been playing a crucial role to provide talented players throughout the years since its beginning in 2008. As far as Women’s Cricket is concerned, a three-team Women’s T20 Challenge do take place but it certainly doesn’t have that much impact. However, England all-rounder Ben Stokes said that a full-fledged Women’s IPL 

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Smriti Mandhana Bats For Women’s IPL, Says This Is The Right Time

Ever since India failed to win the trophy on the big stage, talks have been going on for hosting a T20 tournament like the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Women cricketers. While many have requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for conducting an entire league for the betterment, it certainly wouldn’t 

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Delhi Likely To Host Women’s T20 Challenge; BCCI To Take A Call Soon On Adding Fourth Team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to host the Women’s T20 Challenge this year in New Delhi from May 24 to 30. Alongside this, the discussions are going on about the addition of an extra team as well. The tournament will once again take place during the playoffs of the 

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Invincible Australia vs The Rest Of The World: How Australia Has Created Their Record Breaking Winning Streak

“From Vadodara to Bay Oval” – that is what they are saying at the moment. The phrase has a legitimate reason and it’s sweeping over social media. Australia has defeated New Zealand in the 1st ODI with a whopping 6 wickets victory and has broken the record of their male counterpart in regard to the 

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Harmanpreet Kaur Tested Positive For COVID-19

Team India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been tested positive for the global pandemic novel coronavirus. Kaur, who sustained an injury during the final ODI against South Africa, didn’t play in the T20I series as well. In her absence, Smriti Mandhana led the team for the three-match T20I series. According to the Tweet by The 

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Confident Australia Aim For Series Win, New Zealand Seek For Series Level

Despite having a strong start against Australia in the first match on March 28, where they removed the top three Aussies inside the powerplay, New Zealand failed to grip the match and eventually lost. On the other hand, with this Australia showed the depth in their line-up. Both the teams will play the second game 

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Out Of Form New Zealand Aim To Return In The Winning Zone Against Mighty Australia

After having a poor show against England recently, New Zealand are all set to take on Australia at home for a limited-overs series (three T20Is and as many ODIs) from March 28. Despite having a great show in the domestic tournament White Ferns failed to keep their momentum on against a full-strength England team. However, 

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Shafali Verma Tops The T20I Batters’ Chart In ICC Rankings

India’s swashbuckling opener Shafali Verma has returned at the top of the ICC T20I Player Rankings after a stunning show in the first two games of the ongoing three-match series against South Africa in Lucknow. The big-hitter, who had earlier placed at the top for the first time after helping India reach the final of 

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Confident South Africa Aim For A Series Whitewash Against India

South Africa register a thrilling win in the second T20I against India and clinch the series 2-0 with one game in hand. With the T20I series already out of their hand, Team India will try to avoid a whitewash and end the series on a positive note when they play against South Africa in the third 

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‘Mithali Wants To Win The World Cup’ – R.S.R. Murthy

Very few cricketers are vividly remembered in their late 30s and in India, there are two – Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. You probably wouldn’t find a single person in a cricket crazy nation like India who doesn’t know about them. But, with time, things do change and so do people’s thought. And, here comes 

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India Look To Level T20I Series Against A Refurbished South Africa

After having a defeat in the ODI series 1-4, India lost in their first T20I against South Africa in Lucknow. The host played without their captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who had sustained a hip-flexor injury. A relatively new Indian squad, under the leadership of Smriti Mandhana, failed to leave a mark. India Team were playing after 

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Lea Tahuhu Returns As New Zealand Ready To Take On Australia At Home

New Zealand pace-spearhead Lea Tahuhu, who was earlier ruled out of the England series due to hamstring injury has returned to the squad for the upcoming home series against Australia. However, former captain and the highest run-scorer in the shortest format, Suzie Bates will remain on the sidelines as she is still not recovered yet 

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Boosted With Confidence, South Africa Look To Topple The World Cup Finalist India In The T20I Series

Playing International Cricket after almost a year, India was handed a 1-4 defeat, by the touring South African side in the ODI series. In the series where things stop to turn in the favour of India, Harmanpreet Kaur, the India skipper has been ruled out from the first T20I due to injury and Smriti Mandhana 

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Harmanpreet Kaur Ruled Out; Smriti Mandhana To Lead India In The First T20I Against South Africa

India T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been ruled out of the first T20I match against South Africa on Saturday due to an injury. The three-match T20I series will take place at the same venue in Lucknow. In her absence, Smriti Mandhana will lead the team. However, this is going to be their first appearance since 

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Playing International Series After A Year, Incompetent Spinners Sunk Indian Hope

South Africa, who had lost their previous two bilateral series against the Indian team, in an extraordinary performance has clinched the 5 match ODI series, 4-1. It is India’s first-ever ODI series defeat in 3 years. Their last series came against Australia in 2018 when they were whitewashed 3-0. South Africa missed the service of 

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Mithali Raj Led Team India Aim To Finish On A Winnning Note Over South Africa

Mithali Raj led Team India have already lost the five-match One Day International series 3-1 against South Africa with one game remaining. With the series already out of their grasp, they will try to finish it on a winning note when they will take on the Proteas one last time on Wednesday. While the visitors 

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India Eyes To Level The Series Against the Spirited Proteas

In their previous two series, India had lost only one game in 6 matches. But after hurt by rain and Lizelle Lee’s unbeaten 132, India will look to salvage their pride. After having started with a defeat, India bounced back quite well in the second ODI against South Africa where they won by 9 wickets. 

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‘We’re Trying To Build A Gameplan For The World Cup’ – Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj led Team India have failed to carry their momentum in the 3rd ODI against South Africa and faced a defeat despite having a good start by none other than Smriti Mandana and Punam Raut. They stitched a 64-run stand before Tumi Sekhukhune ended Mandhana’s quickfire knock. Despite others’ effort, Lizelle Lee smashed a 

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IND vs SA: Confident India Aim To Maintain The Winning Momentum Against South Africa

After having started with a defeat, India bounced back quite well in the second ODI against South Africa where they won by 9 wickets. As both the teams stand at 1-1, they would certainly try to take lead in the five-match ODI series at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on March 12. However, both 

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“I Like Batting In Any Given Conditions”: Smriti Mandhana

Team India ready to take on South Africa in the third ODI against South Africa at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on March 12. After starting with a defeat, they bounced back well and equalled the series. However, India opener Smriti Mandhana on Thursday said that it is “easier to calculate an innings” when the 

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“Representing India Is My Biggest Achievement”: Jhulan Goswami

Team India bounced back the second ODI against South Africa with an emphatic 9-wicket victory in Lucknow. The win came on the back of a stunning 4-42 from the pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami, a swashbuckling 80* from Smriti Mandhana and a steady 62* from Punam Raut. After successfully restricting the visitors within a below-par total 

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IND vs SA 2nd ODI: Rusty India Look For Consistency Against Near Perfect South Africa

Team India started their South Africa series with a rather forgettable defeat where not only their batting department but bowling department too failed miserably in the first ODI at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on March 7. Both the team will play their second game on March 9. While South Africa came from a 

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Need More Time Together As Team To Get Back In Rhythm, Recokns Harmanpreet Kaur

Team India’s campaign against South Africa started with a defeat in Lucknow on Sunday. And, the vice-captain of the Indian team, Harmanpreet Kaur reckoned the defeat could possibly be the reason of not playing for a long time. Although the captain Mithali Raj and Kaur herself stressed in the pre-match press conference that the team 

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Determined South Africa Looks For the Redemption against A Fresh India

After a gap of almost 365 days, the return of India to international cricket will commence with the series against South Africa in Lucknow. Several series were proposed and cancelled after their most successful campaign in the 2020 World T-20. Though the management stated the pandemic situation is the main reason for not conducting any 

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‘It’s Time We Get Our Campaign For The World Cup And Start Playing Some Cricket’: Mithali Raj

Team India are all set to take on South Africa in a limited-overs series at Lucknow with the five-match ODI series starting from Sunday (March 7). This is going to be their first international series after a year as the global pandemic novel COVID-19 hit the world last year and put it into a standstill. 

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10% Capacity Of Spectators At Lucknow Stadium Can Enjoy India vs South Africa Matches

As Team India are ready to take on South Africa in the eight-match limited-overs (five ODIs and three T20Is) series at the Ekana International Stadium in Lucknow, fans can enjoy some live-action too. Spectators up to 10% of the stadium capacity would be allowed in the stand during the India vs South Africa series, starting 

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Diana Edulji Surprised Not To See Shafali Verma In The ODI Squad

Team India are all set to take on South Africa in an eight-match limited-overs series in Lucknow from Sunday, March 7. While it is going to be their first international series, the announcement of the squad made the hype as a few players have been dropped and six new faces have been added to the 

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IND vs SA: It Was A Tough Call Not To Pick Shikha Pandey, Says Harmanpreet Kaur

Team India will take on South Africa in a limited-overs series at Lucknow with the five-match ODI series from Sunday (March 7). This is going to be their first international series after a year as the global pandemic novel COVID-19 hit the world last year and put it into a standstill. However, the vice-captain, Harmanpreet 

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IND vs SA: Learnt From Past Experiences, Hilton Moreeng & Team Ready To Take On Team India

South Africa have travelled to India and they are all set to take on the hosts in a limited-overs series. The series comprises five ODIs and three T20Is as well which will take place within a bio-secure environment (BSE) at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. However, in a recent media interaction, South Africa Head Coach 

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New Zealand Look For A Better Show In The T20I Series Against England

After having won the three-match ODI series against New Zealand, England are eyeing to maintain their winning momentum despite the defeat in the final match in Dunedin. New Zealand, on the other hand, won by seven wickets on the back of Amy Satterthwaite’s unbeaten century and an all-round show from the youngster Amelia Kerr. Since 

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ICC ODI Rankings: Tammy Beaumont Grabs Top Spot; Mithali Raj Retains Her Place

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the rankings on Tuesday. England opener Tammy Beaumont has jumped upto five places to stay at the top position after having a stunning show in the three-match One Day International series against New Zealand which they won 2-1. Meanwhile, Indian opener Smriti Mandhana slipped two places to sixth 

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New Zealand Announce Squad For England T20I Series; Brooke Halliday To Replace Injured Lea Tahuhu

New Zealand squad announced for the upcoming three-match T20I series against England. All-rounder Brooke Halliday is all set to replace the injured Lea Tahuhu. Halliday, who made her international debut in the recently-concluded ODI series against England, has impressed everyone with two consecutive fifties in both the innings she batted. And now, she has earned 

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South Africa Squad Announced For India Series; Dane van Niekerk, Chloe Tryon Miss Out

South Africa squad announced for the upcoming series against India. Regular captain Dane van Niekerk and the veteran all-rounder Chloe Tryon will miss out due to their injuries. Sune Luus, who led the team against Pakistan at home last month, will lead the side against India too. Alongside Dane van Niekerk and Tryon, fast bowler 

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India Squad Announced For South Africa Series; Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Veda Krishnamurthy Dropped

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced the Team India squad for the upcoming series against South Africa. While six new players have earned their maiden call-up, veterans like Shikha Pandey, Veda Krishnamurthy, Ekta Bisht, Anuja Patil and Tania Bhatia have been dropped. Prathyusha Challuru, Monica Patel, Swetha Verma, Yastika Bhatia, 

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BCCI Senior One Day Tournament To Begin From March 11

The BCCI Senior One Day Tournament is all set to take place from March 11 in the post-COVID-19 era. Six cities will host the entire tournament, namely – Surat, Rajkot, Jaipur, Indore, Chennai and Bangalore. However, all the teams are requested to assemble in their respective host cities on March 4 as they will undergo 

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Hamstring Injury Rules Lea Tahuhu Out Of ODI Series Against England

New Zealand pace bowler Lea Tahuhu has been ruled out of the remaining ODI series against England owing to a hamstring injury. The speedster has sustained the injury during the first ODI of the series in Christchurch, following which she had to leave off the ground. And now, she has to be fit for the 

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Lucknow To Host India-South Africa Limited-Overs Series

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow is all set to host the limited-overs series between India and South Africa. The eight-match series includes five One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals as well. The Kerala Cricket Association was earlier scheduled to host the tournament but later they expressed its inability 

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Ellyse Perry, Tayla Vlaeminck Return For New Zealand Series

All-rounder Ellyse Perry, as well as young pacer Tayla Vlaeminck, will return to action when Australia will take on New Zealand next month following a long injury layoff. They both sustained injuries during the ICC T20 World Cup at home last year. The three-match T20I series will begin on March 28 whereas the three-match ODI 

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England-New Zealand Lock Horns In a Much Awaited Encounter, In a Post COVID-19 Scenario

After a year of hiatus, where despite the pandemic situation cricket was organized sporadically, it is returning to its natural glory. Series and Domestic cricket had been organized, maintaining the strict protocol, all over the globe. International Women’s Cricket returned to its frame with the series against Germany and Austria, followed by a couple of 

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Bengaluru Set to Host India-South Africa Series in March

The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is likely to host the limited-overs series between India and South Africa in March after Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) expressed its inability to host the series at the Greenfield Sports Hub Stadium in Thiruvanthapuram. India and  South Africa will play five ODIs and three T20Is, although the official announcement is yet to come. 

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Uncertainty Over India-South Africa Series As KCA Expresses Inability To Host

Team India’s return to international cricket has faced another roadblock as the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has informed the BCCI about its inability to host the series against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram. India and  South Africa are likely to play three ODIs and five T20Is next month at the Greenfield Sports Hub Stadium in Thiruvanthapuram, 

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Zimbabwe And Pakistan Agreed To End The Series Due To Suspension Of Flights

Zimbabwe Cricket and Pakistan Cricket Board have mutually agreed to end the ongoing series in Harare between the two teams – Zimbabwe and Pakistan owing to the latest travel policies of flights – Emirates Airlines, by which the  Pakistan team will return. After Emirates Airlines’ announcement of the suspension of their flight operations on the Harare-Dubai 

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Thiruvananthapuram Ready To Host The India-South Africa Series

Team India are all set to return in action in Thiruvananthapuram next month when they will take on South Africa in the limited-overs series. According to the reports of Times of India, both the teams will take on each other in a five-match ODI and three-match T20I series, which will all take place at the 

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England Team Start Their Training For The New Zealand Series

England team started their training for the first time on Wednesday since they arrive in New Zealand for the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand. The entire England team went through the mandatory 14-day quarantine period after arriving in the country last month. The three-match ODI series between England and New Zealand will start from 

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BCB to Arrange Games for Their U-19 Team Ahead of the World Cup

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has prepared a year-long plan for the Under-19 cricket team before the ICC Under-19 Women’s World Cup. Notably, after a lot of discussions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally managed to have the maiden edition of the U-19 World Cup. However, Bangladesh will host the inaugural edition of the league in 

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New Zealand Announce Squad For England Series; Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas Earn Maiden Call-up

New Zealand have announced the squad for the upcoming series against England. Auckland teenager Fran Jonas and Northern Districts’ Brooke Halliday have earned their maiden call-up to the New Zealand team for the three-match One-Day International series, starting from February 23. Meanwhile, Frances Mackay, who was out of the squad due to an Achilles injury 

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Hilton Moreeng Feels The Team Is In The Right Direction After Pakistan Success

South Africa have ended their recently-concluded series against Pakistan on a high note. They won the three-match One Day International series by 3-0 whereas registered a 2-1 series win in the Twenty20 International series. But the head coach Hilton Moreeng is not getting too excited despite all the positives. Global pandemic novel COVID-19 has brought 

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‘Not Better Than Sophie Devine, But Still Pretty Good’ – Young Cricket Fan’s Comment Earns Praises

Women’s Cricket has taken a giant leap after the 2017 Women’s World Cup. Despite breaking records and performing well over the years, they have never got the recognition they deserve. However, things have been changing in recent times. Recently, a group of young cricket fans, who were at the Eden Park on Sunday, applauded Sophie 

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Shabnim Ismail Wins the Inaugural ICC Women’s Player of the Month Award

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the winners of the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards today. This award will recognise and celebrate the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all formats of international cricket throughout the year as well. And, South Africa speedster Shabnim Ismail has won the inaugural ICC Women’s 

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Taapsee Pannu Starts Training For The Biopic Of Mithali Raj – ‘Shabaash Mithu’

Biopics are not new in the celluloid, as we have seen many by now. However, a biopic on Indian Women Cricketer is certainly new and the biopic of Mithali Raj has certainly broken the barrier. Famous actress Taapsee Pannu will essay the role of Raj – the captain of Indian Women’s Cricket Team in the 

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England Announce Squad For New Zealand Series; Anya Shrubsole Out Due To Injury

England announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand. While Natasha Farrant has been recalled to the squad, pace spearhead Anya Shrubsole will miss the series because of a knee injury. Both teams will play three ODIs and three T20Is in February and March. Along with her, another seamer Katie George has suffered 

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Mark Robinson All Set To Join Bangladesh Team As The Head Coach

Former England Women’s Team head coach, Mark Robinson, is all set to join Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team as the Head Coach from January, Bangladesh Cricket Board women’s wing chairman Nadel Chowdhury has confirmed the news to Cricbuzz on Saturday. Robinson will come in place of Anju Jain after her departure following Bangladesh’s poor show in 

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Schedule Announced for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 on Tuesday (December 15). The mega event was earlier slated to take place in 2021 but it had to be postponed due to the global pandemic novel COVID-19. The tournament will begin on March 4 in New Zealand 

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“The Love and Support I Have Received on Social Media is Truly Overwhelming”: Smriti Mandhana

We are all aware of the power of social media. While stars enjoy their massive fan following there, it is capable of making anyone a star within a second. meanwhile, during the lockdown of global pandemic novel COVID-19, many celebrities – like sportspersons, actors and others took the opportunity to interact with their fans and 

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The Silent Assassins: Charting the Australian Young Brigade in WBBL 06

Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), the leading domestic cricket tournament that has changed the course of women’s cricket in various ways. Not only it has given a domestic league, a global wrap, but at the same time, the professionalism was at its peak. The junior cricketers who were coming out to the age group or 

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WBBL 06 7th Week Review: Stars, Heat, Thunder and Scorchers Lock Horns For The Finals, Sixers Miss Out Despite Healy Heroics

WBBL 06 which turned out to be one of the closest competitions from the days of its emancipation, witnessed the breathtaking performances. Three spots in the final were open for the grab and the eight matches matched the euphoria of the spectators. Shabnim Ismail’s fierce spell, Prestwidge’s 4-fer or Tess Flintoff’s double three wickets haul 

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National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship To Take Place From 22 November

PCB’s National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship is all set to begin on November 22. The 10-day tournament, which will take place at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, will witness three teams taking on each other. As many as 42 cricketers will be featured for PCB Blasters, PCB Challengers and PCB Dynamites as well. Notably, 

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ICC Postpones 2022 T20 World Cup To February 2023

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced on Thursday that the upcoming edition of T20 World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in South Africa in November 2022, has been postponed to February 2023. With this, only two major events will take place in 2022 – the ODI World Cup in New Zealand and 

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Women’s T20 Challenge 2020: The Team Of The Tournament

Despite the speculations and some controversies, the Women’s T20 Challenge finally took place in the Play-off weeks of IPL 13 in UAE this year. Played under the same protocols, the three-team tournament, witnessed the nail-biting finishes. Though COVID-19 pushed this tournament from march to November which, resulted in a clash with WBBL, it ultimately turned 

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On This Day In 2018: Thirush Kamini-Punam Raut Registered World Record In Test Against South Africa

India had won a test series against England, in their own backyard, earlier that year, fielding 8 debutantes. So when South Africa, travelled to India for a lone test, India was booming with confidence. India had fielded 8 debutantes at Wormsley and won the match by six wickets, and in this match, South Africa too 

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WBBL 06 4th Week Wrap : Star Studded Stars Remains Invincible, Kerr Steals The Spotlight Amidst the Brilliant Openers

After the busy third week of WBBL 06, which witnessed the teams locking their horns in 12 matches, 4 matches took place in the 4th weekend. While Melbourne Stars continued their invincible runs, Brisbane Heats and Hobart Hurricanes turn the tide in their favour. The Stars Conitune its Invincible Runs Melbourne Stars, who missed their 

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Success Of Women’s T20 Challenge Helps Young Priyanka Dreams Big In Small Town

How many of you are familiar with the name of Karari? I am sure, there are hardly few who has heard the name before. While this is a small town in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh, a successful Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 has helped the 12-year old aspiring all-rounder, Priyanka Nirmal, who belongs from Karari, a 

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On This Day: Elegant Ellyse Perry Adds Another Feather, Becomes The Highest Individual Run Scorer In Test For Australia

Ellyse Perry, one of the greatest cricket that Australia has ever produced added another feather on her cap in 2017 when she scored unbeaten 213 to become the 2nd Australian to score a Test double hundred and later became the highest individual scorer for Australia in a Test inning. With the victory over England in 

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Women’s T20 Challenge: “I Was Really Positive From The First Ball” – Smriti Mandhana On Trailblazers’ Win

Trailblazers successfully broke the dominance of Supernovas in the Women’s T20 Challenge and won the title in Dubai on Monday (November 9). After the convincing victory, Trailblazers‘ captain Smriti Mandhana revealed that she knew her team’s spin attack as they were able to defend the below-par total in the final. And, her team didn’t disappoint her 

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On This Day: Records Galore as Harmanpreet Kaur Devastated New Zealand to Become the First Indian Centurion in World T20

After an unbeaten 171 against Australia in the 2017 World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur became the household name in India. She got the recognition from the cricketing fraternity, she was looking for, even after becoming the first Indian cricketer to hit a century in ODI world Cup in 2013. Almost a year later, on this day, 

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Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 Team Preview: Harmanpreet Kaur Led Supernovas Looks to Continue Their Reign

Harmanpreet Kaur led Supernovas won the inaugural T20 Exhibition match in 2018. They repeated their form last year in the Women’s T20 Challenge and despite losing the first match by a whisker, they came back strong. They won against Velocity and qualified for the final. In the final, they had defeated Velocity by 4 wickets. 

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“I Think The Indian Team Is A Serious Contender In Every Format”: Mithali Raj

Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 is all set to take place in Sharjah from November 4-9, among three teams — Trailblazers, Supernovas, and Velocity. Before the competition starts, Velocity captain Mithali Raj said on Tuesday that players have to follow the new norm of staying in a bio-secure bubble. Notably, Raj will lead Velocity whereas Smriti 

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Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 Team Review: Top Heavy Velocity Depends on The Spin Web

Mithali Raj-led Velocity was the runners up last year in the Women’s T20 Challenge after they lost the final to Supernovas by 4 wickets. Batting first they reached 125 due to the efforts of Amelia Kerr and Sushma Verma. Supernovas were 64/5 in the 14th over, but skipper Harmanpreet scored a brilliant 51 of 37 

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Women’s IPL Will Improve the Depth of Team India, Believes Smriti Mandhana

Team India vice-captain and swashbuckling opener Smriti Mandhana recently said that she is happy to see nearly 30 players from the country will take part in the Women’s T20 Challenge after the imposed break due to the global pandemic novel COVID-19. The tournament will take place in Sharjah between three teams from November 4 to 

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Consecutive Centuries In Two Test Innings : Inexorable Ellyse Perry and Her Love for The Records

In its history of 86 years, Women’s Test cricket has witnessed many remarkable incidences. From a Ten wicket haul in a match including a hat-trick by Betty Wilson to Highest individual score by Kiren Baluch – to name a few. Though the number of multi-day cricket has decreased remarkably in recent times, that didn’t decrease 

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WBBL 06 2nd Weekend Review: England Stars Shine Amidst the Looming Cloud on the Australian Soil

While the 1st week of WBBL 06 witnessed a few rain-hit games, 2nd week was no different. Three matches ended with no result in the 2nd week. Here is the WBBL 06 2nd week review:   All-round Heather Knight Guides Thunders at The Top: Sydney Thunder coach Trevor Griffin had said prior to the WBBL 

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“Would Love to Take the Wicket Of Ellyse Perry One Day”: Consistent Sushree Dibyadarshini Eyes for The Indian Jersey

In the second match of the Women’s T20 Challenge 2019, Velocity was up against Trailblazers. Chasing 113, Velocity skipper Mithali Raj and English opener Danni Wyatt took the side to the verge of a thumping victory. They needed 2 runs in 20 balls with 8 wickets in hand. Left-arm spinner Rajeswari Gayakwad got rid of 

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WBBL 06 1st Week Review: Harris-Lannning-Darcie Brown ‘Grace’ Cricket Amidst The Torrential Rain

Australia won their 5th T20 title in front of a record crowd on 8th March at MCG. However, the sporting extravaganzas were either postponed or got cancelled due to the break out of pandemic after the World Cup. The opening weekend of the WBBL 06 was gearing upon the expectation that was there after the 

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“Intensity Should Be There, Don’t Try To Push Too Hard”: Mithali Raj To Teammates Prior To Women’s T20 Challenge

All the players have completed their mandatory six-day quarantine period in UAE and started their practice as well for the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge. Meanwhile, Team Velocity and Team Trailblazers have done their first practice session on Wednesday, Velocity captain Mithali Raj asked her teammates to just focus on the basics. Indian cricket team will 

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WBBL 06 Review: Batting Heavy Hobart Hurricanes Eye For an Improved Performance

Hobart Hurricanes, who made it to the semifinals in the first two seasons under the leadership of Heather Knight has failed to continue their momentum. They never qualified for the semi in the next three and won 23 out of the 70 matches over 5 seasons. They have the lowest winning percentage among all the 

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WBBL 06 Preview: Balanced Adelaide Strikers Look to Finish the Unfinished Job This Year For the Maiden Title

Under the leadership of Suzie Bates, Adelaide Strikers shook off the previous sorrow and played the final last season. Having won 33 out of the 71 matches with a winning percentage of 47. However, they will try to win the title this year. Played- 71, Won- 33, Lost- 37, Tie/NR-1, Win%- 47.14 WBBL 05 result: 

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“I Rank Her In The Top Five Players In The World Right Now”: Deandra Dottin On Smriti Mandhana

After more than six months, Team India are all set to get back in action with the Women’s T20 Challenge in November. While all the players, including overseas cricketers, have been in their mandatory quarantine period in Dubai, West Indies all-rounder, Deandra Dottin has revealed her wish. She admitted that she wants to be the 

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WBBL 06 Preview: Star-studded Sydney Sixers Look For Redemption This Season

Sydney Sixers, the two time champions failed to reach the semifinal for the first time last year. However, they have retained almost the same side and under the leadership of Ellyse Perry will try to redemption. The most successful side of the tournament in terms of win percentage, Sixers have won 50 matches out of 

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WBBL 06 Preview: Boosted with the Cocktail of Young Guns and Experience, Sydney Thunder Striving for the Lost Glory

Sydney Thunder was the inaugural Champions of the Women’s Big Bash League. They had defeated Sixers in the final by 3 wickets. It was the only time that they had reached the final. They had played semi-final two more times under the captaincy of Alex Blackwell. With the wining percentage of 56, they had won 

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WBBL 06 Preview: Amy Satterthwaite Lead Melbourne Renegades Eye For Good Show Based on Bowling Prominence

Melbourne Renegades has reached semifinal last year and it was their 2nd visit to the semifinals in the back to back years. However, this year, they have tried to retain the side except for their last year’s captain Jess Duffin who is in maternity leave. But to boost their morale, Amy Satterthwaite is back and 

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WBBL 06 Preview: Top Heavy Perth Scorchers In Search of Devine Intervention for Their First Championship Victory

Perth Scorchers overcame their 4th season debacles to qualify for the semifinal, last year. The side who had played finals twice is one of the consistent sides of the tournament, qualified 4 times for the semifinal out of the 5 seasons. This time as Meg Lanning has changed her base to Melbourne Stars, they will 

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WBBL 06 Preview: Meg Lanning Returns and Regains Captaincy to Turn the Table for Melbourne Stars

Every year, Melbourne Stars fail to live up to the expectations. They are yet to play a final, though they had pitched in versatility players, every year. Stars with the inclusion of big names look good on papers. And this year they have repeated the same old story. They had brought back the likes of 

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WBBL 06: Rachael Haynes Hopes To Have A Great Season With Sydney Thunder

The sixth edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) is all set to begin from October 25. While the players have entered the Women’s Big Bash bubble on Tuesday, Sydney Thunder captain Rachael Haynes is no different. However, along with WBBL 06, she is gearing up to watch her favourite Richmond Tigers in Saturday’s AFL grand 

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“It Is Like A Dream Come True For Me”: Anagha Murali On Her Selection For Women’s T20 Challenge

With immense protection and appropriate rules and regulations, Indian Team are all set to return in action with the Women’s T20 Challenge. The tournament is scheduled to take place in the UAE between November 4 and 9 – comprised of three teams – Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity. However, some new faces can be seen this 

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“I Am Super Excited”: Richa Ghosh On Her Selection For Women’s T20 Challenge

With the changing scenario in Indian Women’s Cricket post-2017 ICC Cricket World Cup, the nation has got plenty of new faces, namely – Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Richa Ghosh and a few. However, Ghosh’s selection came under a different scenario as the 16-year-old got her call-up for the mega event – 

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WBBL 06 Preview: Brisbane Heat Look To Continue Their Dominant Run For The 3rd Successive Time

WBBL in its five years has seen only three champions, and Brisbane Heat is one of those teams who have won consecutive tournaments. One of the successful sides with a winning percentage of 60 will once again look forward to maintaining their domination over the other teams. Apart from Melbourne Renegades, they have a win-loss 

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Mansi Joshi To Miss Women’s T20 Challenge, Meghna Singh Replaces Her In Velocity Squad

India speedster Mansi Joshi has tested positive for the global pandemic novel COVID-19. While she didn’t go to Mumbai to undergo their mandatory nine-day quarantine period, uncapped pace bowler Meghna Singh has replaced her in the Velocity squad for the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge. The round-robin tournament will be played in the UAE from November 

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Will This Year’s Women’s T20 Challenge Be Able To Create The Spectacle That Indians Are Fond Of?

Sydney Thunders needed 28 from 7 balls and left-arm seamer, Gemma Triscari, was ready to bowl her final ball of the allotted overs. Harmanpreet Kaur, who was playing her first WBBL match, was on strike. The ball pitched closer to the wide line, fuller. She moved towards her off stump and went for her trademark 

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“I Need To Thrive And Grab All The Opportunities Thrown At Me To Play For India One Day”: Kashvee Gautam

For everyone, it was just another day of life in late February, earlier this year. And in this mild winter morning in Andhra Pradesh, a bunch of young girls were warming up in KSRM College Ground, Kadapa. COVID-19 didn’t hit hard back then and, a closer look will tell one that girls are preparing for 

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Squad Announced For Women’s T20 Challenge; Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana & Mithali Raj Named Captains

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the squads for the upcoming season of the Women’s T20 Challenge. The tournament, which is scheduled to take place in the UAE between November 4 and 9 – comprised of three teams – Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity. Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj 

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“I Think In Another Two Year’s Time We Will Have A Platform To Have Women’s IPL Too”: Mithali Raj

India ODI captain as well as one of the stalwarts of the game, Mithali Raj praised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for treating women’s cricket as a priority. Her appreciation came after the board took the initiative to host the Women’s T20 Challenge in the UAE and the proposed Sri Lanka 

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Pakistan Player Tests Positive For COVID-19 Prior To The National Camp

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced a High-Performance Camp for 27 players earlier this month. The camp that has been hosted at the Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre and National Stadium in Karachi – faced a blow when a player tested positive for the COVID-19 in the second round of testing, just before the camp, that begins 

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Women’s T20 Challenge: Players Asked To Gather On October 13 In Mumbai

The 2020 edition of Women’s T20 Challenge is scheduled to take place in the UAE in November. For this, Indian players have been asked to gather in Mumbai by October 13 so that they could undergo the mandatory quarantine before leaving for the UAE for the three-team competition. While the BCCI has not announced the 

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Pakistan Cricketers Ready To Join The Camp After First COVID-19 Tests

27 Pakistan players will reach Karachi on Thursday for their National High-Performance Camp after they came negative in their first COVID-19 tests. However, they will undergo second COVID-19 tests after they reach the destination, following which they will be allowed to enter into the bio-secure bubble. Before the tests, the players will get separate accommodation 

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“I Can’t Wait To Get Back On The Ground”: Shafali Verma

Shafali Verma – the talented youngster who grabbed the eyeball with a brilliant knock in the domestic season a couple of years ago, left everyone awestruck with her swashbuckling free-flowing batting in the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this year. She showed her class in the Women’s T20 Challenge last year where she played against 

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Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan Eyeing To Return In Action With National High Performance Camp

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced a High-Performance Camp for 27 players. With this, the cricketing activities of the women’s national team will resume after more than seven months imposed break owing to COVID-19 pandemic. While the players will work on their skills, fitness and take part in practice matches, the captain Bismah Maroof shared that 

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Mithali Raj Reveals Her Favourite Teams In IPL 2020

India’s ODI captain and one of the stalwarts of the game – Mithali Raj has recently named his favourites in the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) during an interaction with India Today. She revealed SunRisers Hyderabad is one of her favourites but her ‘top team’ is Rajasthan Royals. “My favourites are Sunrisers Hyderabad 

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PCB To Host Women’s High Performance Camp In Karachi From 8 October

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced a High-Performance Camp for 27 players. The announcement came three days after the Pakistan Cricket Board’s 2020-21 domestic cricket season started in Multan. The camp will take place at the Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre and National Stadium in Karachi from 8 to 31 October. While the women’s cricket activities have 

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Australia vs New Zealand T20I Series Review: New Zealand Takes Positives Amidst the Australian Monopoly

In March 2020, Australia won the ICC T20 World Cup for the 5th time, in front of 86 thousand home crowd, which broke the record of the highest number of spectators in a women global sporting event. COVID-19 hit hard in the following days which, forced the sporting events around the globe either to cancel 

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England vs West Indies 5th T20I: England to Carry on the Momentum Whereas West Indies Look for the Consolation Win

Away from summer’s wispy clouds, dancing daffodils, typical incessant rain, the season of fall has begun in England. The season was to begin in June but after a lot of uncertainty with India and South Africa cancelling their tours, West Indies had agreed to a part of this five-match T20I series. Even though the scoreline 

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We Need More Players Like Shafali Verma, Reveals Neetu David – Women’s Chief Selector

Former India player Neetu David, who has appointed as women’s chief selector recently, has said that the selection committee will focus on unearthing more talented youngsters like 16-year-old Shafali Verma. Verma came in the limelight after her swashbuckling knock in the domestic season. Since then, there was no looking back for her and soon she 

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New Zealand Tour Of Australia 2020 T-20 Series Preview: New Zealand Looks To Turn The Tide Against Invincible Australia

In March 2020, Australia won the ICC T20 World Cup for the 5th time, in front of 86 thousand home crowd, which broke the record of the highest number of spectators in a women global sporting event. COVID-19 hit hard in the following days which forced the sporting events around the globe either to cancel 

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Ellyse Perry Rules Out Of The First T20I Against White Ferns

Australia’s star all-rounder Ellyse Perry has been ruled out of the first T20I against New Zealand in Brisbane as she continues her recovery from hamstring surgery. Perry sustained a hamstring injury during the ICC T20 World Cup in March and had to undergo the surgery as well. Since then, she has been rehabbing while keeping an 

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England vs West Indies 2nd T20I: England to Carry on the Momentum While West Indies Looks for The Lost Glory

Women’s cricket has returned to England after a break of almost 6 months. While the host has begun their journey with a victory in Derby with top-order batter Tammy Beaumont being the star of the show, her counterpart Deandra Dottin’s innings went in vain. As for England, it will be to retain the momentum going 

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England vs West Indies T20I Series Preview: West Indies Hopes for a Miracle Against Dominant England

As the world is still coping up with COVID -19 situation, sporting activities are finding their way back to the arena after a break of almost 6 months. ‘The New Normal’ as they call it, is finding its place among the people. Tournaments and matches are taking place in several regions with ensuring strict protocols. 

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Smriti Mandhana Recalls Her Participation in the 2017 Cricket World Cup

Swashbuckling Indian opener Smriti Mandhana has recently recalled that she was on the verge of dropping out of the 2017 Cricket World Cup. She got an injury during the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) in January that year. She had suffered an ACL injury (ligament tear) in Australia and had to undergo surgery as well 

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England Squad Announced for West Indies Series; Sophia Dunkley, Katie George Recall

England announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against West Indies in Derby starting from September 21. The final match will take place on September 30. Sophia Dunkley and Katie George have been included in the squad. However, Georgia Elwiss dropped out owing to a back injury. Leg-spinner Sophia Dunkley has played 

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Sharjah Likely to Host Women’s T20 Challenge in November

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium is expected to host the Women’s T20 Challenge, according to the recent report of Sportstar. The tournament is scheduled to take place between November 1 and 10. Earlier in August, the IPL Governing Council had decided to host a three-team tournament with four games. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket 

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One Year After The Retirement Of Mithali Raj: Worries Continue for Indian Batting in T20s

After one of the most heated controversies in Indian Women’s cricket, in 2018 World T20, Mithali Raj played 4 more matches for India. She scored 24*, 7, 20 and 30*, batting down the order before hanging up her boots in 3rd September 2019. The first Indian cricketer – male or female, to score 2000 T20I 

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“It’s Never Easy Coming Back After The World Cup”: Jemimah Rodrigues

The global pandemic novel COVID-19 has brought the entire world into a standstill since long which not only claimed several lives but also postponed all the sporting activities. However, the imposed lockdown break was a ‘blessing in disguise’ for India youngster Jemimah Rodrigues as it helped her to overcome the heart-wrenching defeat that India faced in 

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‘The Goal Right Now For Me Is To Only Win Matches For My Nation’: Smriti Mandhana

India‘s swashbuckling opener Smriti Mandhana has said that the COVID-19 has not impacted women’s cricket more than their male counterparts. India last played in the final of T20 World Cup against Australia earlier this year at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium. The game witnessed a record crowd of over 84,000 people. While the COVID-19 pandemic has 

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“Women’s IPL Will be a Big Achievement for the Country”: Jhulan Goswami

Experienced Indian speedster Jhulan Goswami has recently said that a full-fledged Women’s IPL will certainly be a big achievement for the country. The league will feature youngsters who will get the chance to rub the shoulder with Indian and international stars as well. In a recent conversation with SportsTiger’s show ‘Off-the-Field’, Jhulan Goswami said, “As 

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WBBL 06: Sydney Thunder Re-signs Youngster Kate Peterson for the Upcoming Season

Sydney Thunder has re-signed youngster Kate Peterson for the next two years prior to the upcoming edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The 17-year-old bowler has earned her first contract with Thunder in September 2019. Notably, she has become the second graduate of the Thunder WBBL Academy after Hannah Darlington. Peterson used to open 

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Fantasy Sport Playerzpot Signs Smriti Mandhana as the Brand Ambassador

Fantasy sports have come a long way over the last couple of years. While hundreds of websites have launched so far, only a few have managed to stand there and grow consistently. One of them is definitely Playerzpot, a brand that has come up with several new features, including sports quizzes, snakes and ladders, ludo 

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Balancing the Life: Teenage Sensation Jemimah Rodrigues Turns 20 Today

You remember her stunner at deep mid-wicket against South Africa, don’t you? Marizanne Kapp was thinking about six till it reached the rope at mid-wicket, then she popped out of nowhere, leapt on the spot and pulled off a stunner! She was inches in front of the rope as she took the catch and was 

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Once ‘Loaned Out’, Aussie Pioneer Lisa Sthalekar Finds Herself among the Elites in ICC Hall of Fame

On the night of 17th February 2013, West Indies was chasing 260 runs to win their first-ever One Day world Cup. Australia was truly on the top of their game, leaving no space to breathe for the Islanders. Pacers like Megan Schutt and Ellyse Perry were joined by two off-spinners, Lisa Sthalekar and Erin Osborne, 

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On This Day: In 2006 India Rode on Jhulan Goswami’s 10 Wicket Haul to Their First Ever Test Victory against England

It was the 4th tour that the India team made in England. So the condition may not be unknown to them, what is new about the tour was for the First time Indian Team was touring after BCCI took over the control of the national women’s side from WCAI. Women Cricket Association was in charge 

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On This Day: In 2006, Jhulan Goswami’s 10/78 Becomes the Best Figure for India in Test in England

In 1997, India hosted the Women’s Cricket World Cup for the 2nd time. Eden Gardens was given the responsibility to organise the Final Match between Australia and New Zealand. In the Final, won by Australia to establish their monopoly over the Cup, a 15 years old girl from Chakdah could see lanky Cathryn Fitzpatrick steaming 

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West Indies Announce Squad for England Tour; Kaysia Schultz Earns Maiden Call-up

Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced an 18-member squad for their upcoming T20I series against England. Youngster Kaysia Schultz has earned her maiden call-up. They will play a five-match T20I series from September 21-30, at the Incora County Ground in Derby. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 Test will take place this week as the team will fly to 

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Western Storm Announce the Squad for Upcoming Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy

Western Storm has announced the 14-member squad for the upcoming Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy. Eight regional teams will compete against each other for the honour of lifting the prestigious title. Western Storm will begin their campaign against South East Stars on Saturday, 29th August. Sophie Luff will lead the squad which includes experienced and young talented players. 

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On This Day: In 2019, Teenage Sensation Jemimah Rodrigues Became the Fastest Centurion in the KIA Super League

Teenager Jemimah Rodrigues scored an unbeaten 112 and helped Yorkshire Diamonds to snatch the last thriller against Southern Vipers in the last edition of KIA Super League in 2019. However, despite the defeat of Vipers, remained on the 3rd position to qualify for the semi. Diamonds were required to chase down the target of 185, 

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Deepti Sharma Wins Arjuna Award: Looking Back at Her Memorable Performances for India

Deepti Sharma has been conferred upon the prestigious Arjuna Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. She became the 12th Indian Women Cricketer to receive this prize. She is preceded by Shantha Rangaswamy (1976), Diana Edulji (1983), Shubhangi Kulkarni  (1985), Sandhya Agarwal (1986), Mithali Raj (2003), Anju Jain (2005), Anjum Chopra (2007), Jhulan 

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Arjuna Awardee Indian Pocket Sized Spin Wizard Poonam Yadav Turns 29 Today

Chasing a modest total of 133 runs in the first match of World T-20 in 2002, Australia was 58/2 after nine overs. Alyssa Healy was batting on 44 from 32 balls and had spent enough time to lunch the counter-attack. Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur sensed that match was slipping from her hand, so finally brought 

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Former Australia All-rounder Lisa Sthalekar Inducted Into ICC Hall of Fame

Former Australia all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar was inducted in ICC’s Hall of Fame on August 23. The announcement was made during a live stream on ICC’s social media channels, hosted by commentator Alan Wilkins. This also featured cricket greats Sunil Gavaskar, Melanie Jones and Shaun Pollock as the main guests and later Wasim Akram, Graeme Smith 

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‘The Tours of the Women’s Teams Are Also Under Discussion’ – Sourav Ganguly

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the entire world into a standstill. It has not only claimed several lives but also postponed all the sporting events across the globe. However, the cricketing actions have already started so as the planning for the upcoming. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly in a letter to state associations added that 

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Thunder Announce the Squad for Upcoming Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy

A 15-member squad has announced who will represent Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria in the upcoming Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The squad was decided after the conclusion of the North West Cup, which witnessed talents from around the region that played in a series of T20 and 50-over games in front of selectors. Six players – Georgie 

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AUS v NZ: Aussies Announce 18-Member Squad; Ellyse Perry, Maitlan Brown Included

Australia announced an 18-member squad for their upcoming series against White Ferns late next month. All-rounder Ellyse Perry has been included in the squad whereas pace bowler Maitlan Brown has also been added. Australia will play three T20Is and as many ODIs. Australia squad included 15 members from their T20 World Cup-winning squad, along with pace-bowling 

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WBBL 06: Brisbane Heat Re-sign Four Players from Last Year’s Winning Team

Brisbane Heat have re-signed four more players for their upcoming edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL 06) squad. They are – Georgia Prestwidge, Mikayla Hinkley, Lilly Mills and Courtney Sippel. All of them had played in their second consecutive title win last year. Pace bowler Prestwidge has a successful season where she has claimed 

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Lightning Cricket Announce the Squad for Upcoming Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy

Lightning Cricket has announced a 15-member squad to play for the East Midlands region in the upcoming Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy. Amid these fifteen players – three players played in the final of last year’s Loughborough Lightning team in the Kia Super League. Wicket-keeper batter Abbey Freeborn, Spin bowler Lucy Higham and all-rounder Kathryn Bryce were 

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Jhulan Goswami Recalls India’s Defeat In The 2017 World Cup Final

India speedster Jhulan Goswami has recently recalled their defeat in the 2017 World Cup final against England at the Lord’s. After reaching the final after 12 years, India lost to the hosts by nine runs. However, Goswami shared that the team failed to handle the pressure in the crunch situation. For England, only Natalie Sciver 

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‘If You Ask Me Which Format I Would Like to Play, I’d Say Test Cricket’ – Jhulan Goswami

Women’s Cricket in India has seen a rise after the 2017 ICC Cricket World Cup. While ICC and its members are taking several actions in the count for the betterment of women’s cricket, the lack of Test matches has really affected many players including India speedster Jhulan Goswami. However, the recent success has shown that the 

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WBBL 06: Grace Harris and Laura Harris to Play for Brisbane Heat

Harris sisters – Laura and Grace Harris will play for Brisbane Heat in the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League. Both the hard-hitting batters have featured in Brisbane Heat’s back-to-back title-winning squad and re-sign for WBBL 06 as well. They will join Australian duo Delissa Kimmince, Jess Jonassen and New Zealand stars Amelia Kerr and Maddy 

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“No Words Can Do Justice to the Contribution by This Great Leader”: Sana Mir on MS Dhoni

Former India captain MS Dhoni had announced his retirement through Instagram on Saturday. He shared a video with the caption, “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.” After his announcement, cricket fraternity paid their tribute and former Pakistan player Sana Mir is one of them. “No 

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“I Have Admired Him for His Nerves of Steel, Calm Nature in Difficult Situations”: Mithali Raj on MS Dhoni

India ODI captain Mithali Raj said on Monday that she has always admired former India captain and one of the best finishers of the game – MS Dhoni for his nerves of steel during high-pressure situations. She told after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket recently after having a 16-year-long career. “Dhoni is an 

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MS Dhoni Inspired Everyone around Him to be Better Human Being, Says Smriti Mandhana

India’s swashbuckling opener Smriti Mandhana said on Monday that wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni has inspired everyone around him to be a better cricketer as well as a human being. She said after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket recently after having a successful 16-year-long cricketing career. “I still remember the way Mahi sir 

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‘I Have Huge Respect for MS Dhoni as a Captain, Leader, Finisher and as a Keeper’: Taniya Bhatia

India’s wicket-keeper batter Taniya Bhatia, who is often known as ‘Lady MS Dhoni’, said that she takes pride on the title. She also shared that she wants to imitate former India captain’s stunning gloves-work and game style in her game too. Her agility behind the stumps often compared to as MS Dhoni’s – who has 

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On This Day: In 2002, Mithali Raj Becomes Highest Scorer in a Test Innings, Youngest to Hit a Double Century

“I wonder what scoring  a double century is like. Can I score one? A century or a double century?” Mithali Raj asked Nooshin. She was going through the newspaper where the news of Michael Vaughan’s 197 against India came up. Nooshin-al Khadeer is her best friend. Both of them had played for Hyderabad and South 

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On This Day: In 2014, Mithali Raj Led Indian Eves Brings The Glory Back to India, Playing Test after 8 Years

“I am happy that I have played one more test, before hanging my boots.” – Mithali Raj, the proud Indian captain. More than the win, she embraced the chance that she got to play one more test. Not many of us would understand that. But she knew the value of one more test match under 

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On This Day: Claire Taylor Became the Highest Individual Scorer in ODI at Lords

Lords Cricket Ground used to be regarded as the male bastion of Cricket for a long time. Women were forbidden to play there, as the custodians of Cricket regarded women as a disturbance to the purity of the game. Finally, in 1976, Rachael Hey Hoe Flint led England to win an ODI against Australia at 

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Francois van der Merwe Appointed as the Head Coach of Namibia

Cricket Namibia has officially appointed former South Africa player Francois van der Merwe as the head coach of the team. Cricket Namibia has released a statement that said, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Francois van der Merwe as the women’s national head coach.” While Van der Merwe made his List A debut 

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Fixture Announced of Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, Starting from August 29

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the fixtures of this season’s Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy on Wednesday (August 13). The tournament will start from August 29 and the final will take place on September 26. The tournament will feature eight regional teams in a 29-day competition where each of the team will play twice 

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‘I Would Try and Finish Games the Way Virat Kohli Does’: Smriti Mandhana

India’s stylish left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana wants to be a match-winner as India captain Virat Kohli is. While it is known how Kohli has evolved over the years, it is not unknown that Mandhana is considered as one of the vital cogs of the Indian team. In a recent chat with Indian Express, she has 

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MP All-rounder Anshula Rao Becomes the First Female Cricketer to Fail Dope Test

Anshula Rao, the Madhya Pradesh all-rounder has become the first woman cricketer in India to fail a drug test for using a banned performance-enhancing substance, according to a report of TOI. This is also the first time that a cricketer – male or female, senior or junior – has failed a dope test after the 

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WBBL 06: Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff and Georgia Gall to Play for Melbourne Stars

Three new players have added in the squad of Melbourne Stars for the upcoming edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). WBBL 06 will see the experienced former Australia spinner Erin Osborne, 17-year-old Tess Flintoff and 16-year-old Georgia Gall playing for Stars. Osborne, the off-spin all-rounder who has played 121 international games for Australia, has 

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Bangladesh Players to Start Their Individual Practice Session from August 10

Bangladesh players will join the second phase of the individual practice session from today (August 10) – arranged by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). However, the men’s team players have already participated in the first phase of the practice session. Notably, nine players will begin their individual practice session across three venues. Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium 

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CEO Andrea Nelson Reveals the Reason of 2021 Women’s World Cup Postponement

The 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup which was earlier scheduled to take place in New Zealand next year, has been postponed to 2022 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite New Zealand’s success in restricting the virus. Meanwhile, the event’s CEO Andrea Nelson has shared that the decision isn’t related to New Zealand’s ability to host the 

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‘2022 is the Goal Now But You Have to be Part of the Process and Play Matches Consistently and Perform’: Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami, the highest wicket-taker of women’s cricket, has set her goal to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. On Friday, the ICC announced the decision to postpone the 50-over World Cup to February-March 2022 which was earlier slated to take place in 2021. The decision came after a few teams raised concerns over lack of 

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“Same Vision, Same Goal” – Mithali Raj Sets Her Eyes on the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022

India’s ODI captain Mithali Raj doesn’t look worried about the postponement of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 owing to the global pandemic novel COVID-19. She has said that she is “definitely looking” at the World Cup and her eyes are fixed on the trophy too. After the virtual meeting of the International Cricket 

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Richa Ghosh Eager to Play in the Women’s T20 Challenge in the UAE

India youngster Richa Ghosh, who has featured in the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this year in Australia, is eagerly waiting to get back in action soon. The Siliguri girl is excited with the news of Women’s T20 Challenge that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced recently. Women’s IPL or 

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2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Postponed to 2022

The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which was scheduled for February-March next year in New Zealand, has been postponed to February-March in 2022. The decisions were taken by the IBC (the commercial subsidiary of the ICC) after an extensive contingency planning exercise while keeping the factors like the health, cricket and commercial impact of coronavirus 

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WBBL 06: Brisbane Heat Re-sign White Ferns Duo Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green

Brisbane Heat have re-signed two international players for the upcoming Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) – Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green. The New Zealand pair played important roles in the Heat’s successful title defence last year and coach Ashley Noffke said that Brisbane Heat didn’t take much time to ensure they both remained in the 

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Anjum Chopra Thinks BCCI Need to be More Specific in Communication about Women’s Cricket

Former India captain Anjum Chopra thinks that the BCCI has a plan for women’s cricket but the way of communication could be more specific. While speaking to PTI, Chopra shared that the BCCI is thinking about the progress of women’s cricket as well. “It’s not that the BCCI is not thinking about women’s cricket. I 

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Former Cricketers Bat for Women’s IPL amid the WIPL-WBBL Clash

While the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) was shifted to the UAE last month, a flurry of questions raised on the BCCI for not planning anything for Women’s Cricket. The backlash from both fans and some cricket fraternity came after they withdrew from the tri-series in England amid the COVID-19 outbreak while the 

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Shantha Rangaswamy Expects Exhibition Games in UAE Will Lead to Women’s IPL in Future

Former India captain and BCCI Apex Council member Shantha Rangaswamy on Monday said that the board’s decision to organise Women’s T20 Challenge or Women’s IPL during the men’s IPL playoffs shows that they are committed to the game. She hoped it would lead to a full-fledged Women’s IPL in future as well. Earlier on Sunday 

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Three-team Women’s IPL to Take Place in UAE during the IPL Playoffs

A three-team Women’s IPL is all set to take place in the UAE. A four-match tournament to be played during the men’s Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. While the decision was taken during the IPL Governing Council (GC) meeting on Sunday (August 2), the dates and others will be discussed soon. “Yes, we are looking at 

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Cricketers-Supporters Divide as Proposed Women’s IPL Clashes with WBBL 06

After days of speculation on Sunday Sourav Ganguly, President of BCCI confirmed that possibilities of Women’s IPL or the Women’s T20 Challenge “is still on”. He also said that the tournament will be played between 1-10 November in the United Arab Emirates with 4 teams. This news came when the board came under the criticisms 

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Women’s IPL Is ‘Very Much On’, Confirms BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday confirmed that the Women’s IPL or the Women’s T20 Challenge is “very much on” to Press Trust of India. With this, the speculation of not having a plan for Indian Women’s Cricket to the BCCI has also ended. The tournament will be played between 1-10 November in the United Arab 

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Shikha Pandey Hopeful of a Full Scale Women’s IPL Soon

Global pandemic novel coronavirus has brought the entire world into a standstill. Alongside claiming and affecting several lives, this pandemic has cancelled or postponed all the sporting events since mid-March. And Women’s T20 Challenge is one of those tournaments. However, India speedster Shikha Pandey thinks a full-fledged Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is a couple 

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‘Cricket Happened to Me, I Didn’t Choose to Get into Cricket’: Mithali Raj

India ODI captain Mithali Raj has recently said that women’s cricket in the country should have come under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier. She thinks that this would have given more security to the players financially. Her comments came because earlier there was hardly any money in women’s cricket. And 

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Indian Women’s Cricket Team Becomes the Soft Target of Its Own Board Again

It has been three years now. India team lost the ICC Women’s World Cup Final in 2017 from a comfortable position to England. Amidst the heartbreak, Indian skipper Mithali Raj said though they have lost the final, she hoped that this incredible journey of India Team will change the outlook towards women’s cricket. The Indian 

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On This Day: Isobel Joyce’s Bowling Brilliance Leads Ireland to Its Only Test Victory

It was 2017. It was a jubilant year for Ireland who has been in the international circuit for decades. International Cricket Council decided to add two more members in the Elite group of Test-playing Nation. So, Ireland and Afghanistan Men side were awarded rights to play Test Matches, the status that was coveted by both 

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“The Wait Has Been Very Difficult”: Chloe Tryon after Resuming Training

The global pandemic COVID-19 has brought the entire world into a standstill. This has not only postponed every event but also affected several people. However, with proper protection, South Africa resumed their training on Monday, 27 July to prepare for the proposed tour of England in September. And vice-captain Chloe Tryon said the wait was 

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WBBL 06: Lizelle Lee Shifts to Melbourne Renegades; Sophie Molineux Re-signs

The Melbourne Renegades has roped in for the formidable South Africa opener Lizelle Lee across from the Melbourne Stars. Alongside her, Sophie Molineux has signed to a new two-year deal. She was the Renegades Player of the Season in the fourth edition of the league and has played 53 games so far since her debut 

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WBBL 06: Perth Scorchers Rope in Beth Mooney For the Next Two Seasons

Beth Mooney, the world’s top-ranked T20 batter is all set to join her new home. She has officially signed with the Perth Scorchers for the next two seasons of the WBBL. Earlier the report came that Mooney is heading west after five years with the Brisbane Heat. She was the player of the final in 

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On This Day: Rachael Hey-hoe Flint Hit the Highest Individual Score in Test Cricket as Captain

Heyhoe Flint was a thorn to the Australian side that season. Though she had an average below 36 prior to that series against Australia she was phenomenal in 1976. The first two tests of the Ashes was ended in a draw and Rachael Flint had been the backbone of English batting in those two tests 

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2021 World Cup Very Important for India, Focus Should be on Training: Anjum Chopra

The COVID-19 has severely affected every sector – be it sports or anything else. But with time, international cricket has returned with proper protection. With the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the BCCI has decided to host 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) as well in the UAE, keeping the current situation 

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Shantha Rangaswamy Backs BCCI’s Decision of Cancelling India’s Tri-series

The BCCI has withdrawn the name from taking part in the tri-series in England which left many in surprise. However, Apex Council member Shantha Rangaswamy backed the decision, saying that it is not a fact of negligence but the board’s commitment towards the team amid this crunch time of COVID-19 outbreak. The BCCI‘s decision to 

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On This Day: In 2019, Meg Lanning Registered Highest T20I Score

Meg Lanning had missed the Ashes in her own backyard due to solder injury and after two years she reclaimed her reign. Her score in the ODI series was 16,18 before playing a knock of 69 which was overshadowed by Perry’s 7/22 to hand England their largest defeat.  In the one of the test in 

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Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua Announce Their Separation

Australia cricketer Ellyse Perry and her husband Matt Toomua have announced their separation after nearly 5 years of their marriage. Perry and Aussie Rubgy player Toomua met at Sydney Airport in 2012 for the first time. They made their first public appearance in 2013 at the John Eales Medal Awards night before getting engaged after 

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‘This Isn’t Funny’ – Alyssa Healy Hits Back at a Twitter User for Trolling Mitchell Starc

Australia wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy came in the limelight after hitting back at a Twitter user who trolled her husband, Australia speedster Mitchell Starc. The user shared a picture of Starc from the last rites of late Phil Hughes. The left-handed opening batsman died in a bizarre manner who got hit in the neck by a 

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Sarah Taylor and Smriti Mandhana Engage in a Funny Banter

Former England cricketer Sarah Taylor was overjoyed after getting her dream car. One of the most decorated wicketkeeper-batters in world cricket has retired from the game last year due to her mental health issues. However, it doesn’t need to say that Taylor was one of the linchpins of her team. However, she was seen in 

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“I Will Never Get Sick of Talking about the World Cup”: Nicola Carey

Australia once again won the T20 World Cup earlier this year, beating India and all-rounder Nicola Carey will never get tired of talking about the win. She believes if she retires now, there is nothing which can beat that day as it stays at the top. However, it’s not only the final but also the entire 

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“We are Preparing for It”: Meg Lanning on 2021 Cricket World Cup

Australia captain Meg Lanning has backed the news that the decision on the future of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be taken soon. The marquee event is scheduled to take place next year in New Zealand. However, Australia will try to win the trophy again in 2021 which they couldn’t in 2017 after their 

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“I Like to Stick to My Natural Game”: Veda Krishnamurthy

Team India’s middle-order batter Veda Krishnamurthy recently opened up about her game in a Facebook Live with Indian Express. She said that her aggressive nature sometimes goes against her but her natural game is such that she can turn the table on her days. Krishnamurthy said, “My aggressive nature has definitely gone against me sometimes 

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South Africa to Resume Training on 27 July to Prepare for the England Tour

South Africa players will resume their training on Monday, 27 July to prepare for the proposed tour of England in September. A National High-Performance squad consist of 24 players, will gather in Pretoria on Sunday for a week-long skills-based training camp at the Powerade High Performance Centre (HPC). The camp will include pre-season medical assessments as 

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On This Day: In 2017, India Succumbed Under Pressure to Lose the 50-over World Cup Final for the Second Time

It was the beginning of the 43rd over of the Indian innings. India was needed 47 runs from 48 balls with 7 wickets in hand. Punam Raut was batting on 86 and Veda Krishnamurthy was on 19. Both of them were set and on the verge to lift the most coveted trophy for the first 

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Sripali Weerakkody Announces Her Retirement from International Cricket

Sri Lankan speedster Sripali Weerakkody has called it a day on her international cricket on Wednesday (July 22). The 34-year-old who made her but in 2006, has played 89 ODIs and 58 T20Is for Sri Lanka. While her 58 ODI wickets came at 35.62, her 31 T20I wickets came at 29.32. Sripali, who was also 

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Meg Lanning to Play for Melbourne Stars in the WBBL 06

The news is official now that Australia captain Meg Lanning will play for the Melbourne Stars in the upcoming season of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The news was confirmed on Wednesday after the contract embargo was lifted last Friday. Although it was not a secret that she would return to Melbourne Stars – the 

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Sophie Devine Ready to Bat Anywhere as Long as It Helps Them Win

The newly named White Ferns captain Sophie Devine has recently said that she is ready to bat anywhere as long as that would help her side win. Notably, she came to bat at number 11 in her debut ODI match against Australia back in 2006. Since then, her ability to bat anywhere in the line 

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Future of the 2021 ODI World Cup to Decide in the Next Fortnight

New Zealand Cricket have confirmed that the fate of the 2021 ODI World Cup will be decided in the next fortnight. On Monday, the International Cricket Council have announced the postponement of the upcoming T20 World Cup which was scheduled to take place in Australia this October and November owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, 

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On This Day: In 2017, 171* from Harmanpreet Kaur Helped India Reach the World Cup Final

has20th July 2017 at Derbyshire, India vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur did an unthinkable. It was one of those gloomy days of English Summer. India was ready to lock horns against Australia for the 2nd Semi-final of the World Cup. Derby has been the favourite hunting ground for India in that tournament. Out of India’s 5 victories 

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India to Pull Out of England Tri-series in September Due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation in England is slowly getting better and they have hosted international teams, India are expected to pull out of the tri-series due to the rise of CVID-19 cases in the nation. According to the report of DailyMail, The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are looking at other options for their series 

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Saba Karim Quits as BCCI GM Cricket Operations

Saba Karim, the General Manager of Cricket Operations for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly quit his position and a formal announcement is expected to be made soon, as per the report in The Times of India. His exit from the BCCI comes just after a week when the board 

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“Emotions are Good If Put in the Right Place”: Harmanpreet Kaur

The entire world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus which has brought the world into a standstill. It’s been more than three months that the lockdown is going on which forced everyone nothing but to stay at home. But India T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur shares that she has learned a lot of 

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On This Day: Mithali Raj Became the Highest Individual Scorer as Indian Captain in World Cup

3 years ago India ODI skipper Mithali Raj with her 6th ODI century confirmed India’s place in the Semi-final with a record-breaking victory against New Zealand in a virtual knock out. It was India’s only 2nd victory against New Zealand in 12 matches. In an overcast condition, Bates won the toss and invited India to 

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On This Day: In 2017, Rajeshwari Gayakwad Takes fifer to Hand India Their Largest Victory in World Cup

In 2017 ICC Cricket World Cup, India included two left-arm spinners in its 15 members squad- Ekta Bisht and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Ekta Bisht used to be the regular face in the ODI team while Gayakwad was the second choice. India from the first match depended on Bisht and she took 5 for 18 against Pakistan 

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Urooj Mumtaz Khan Under the Scanner Due to PCB’s New Ethics Code

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come up with a clear-cut code of ethics which could have affected several employees. The step was taken as a result of increased scrutiny on multiple roles held by various stakeholders which might become the cause of the potential conflicts of interest in those roles. This might also affect 

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WBBL 06: Fixtures Announced with More Televised Matches in Store

KEY FEATURES: • WBBL 06 to be played as a stand-alone tournament. • 59 matches will take place where 26 matches to be televised and the rest 33 to be live-streamed. • Tournament will begin on October 17 and the final will take place on November 29. Cricket Australia announced the fixtures of the upcoming 

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On This Day: In 2017, Mithali Raj Became the First Player to Reach 6000 ODI Runs

Kirsten Beams has bowled really well in her 6 overs and has contained India captain Mithali Raj and opener Punam Raut. Both these players are known for their batting abilities against spinners. Despite those technical suppositories of the opponent, both the spinners, Jess Jonassen and Kristen Beams used angles and flight to cut off scoring 

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Indian Team Needs to Learn How to Handle Pressure, Feels Hemlata Kala

Despite being played consistently in the group stages and knockout stage, Indian team fails to do well in the final. While they lost to England in the 2017 Cricket World Cup by 9 runs, they lost to Australia in the T20 World Cup earlier this year. According to former India player and outgoing national women’s 

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Women’s Cricket May Have Been Pushed Back by Two Years Due to COVID-19, Says Mithali Raj

India’s One-Day International captain Mithali Raj feels that the global pandemic novel coronavirus may have pushed back the growth of women’s cricket by two years. She even said that to start a full-fledged women’s Indian Premier League is nearly three years away. However, a fourth team was supposed to add this year in the Challenger series. 

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Sophie Devine to Lead New Zealand Permanently; Amy Satterthwaite to be the Vice-captain

Sophie Devine will lead New Zealand permanently from now on while the former captain Amy Satterthwaite will take the vice-captaincy after her return from maternity leave. Devine took the responsibility when Satterthwaite was on leave last year to have her first child with wife and her team-mate Lea Tahuhu. Devine led the team at the 

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On This Day: Lee-Niekerk Duo Hands South Africa Their First Victory against India in World Cup in 2017

All-round efforts of South African Skipper Dane van Niekerk and a blitz 92 from opener Lizelle Lee handed India their first defeat in the ICC Women World Cup in 2017. Besides, it was South Africa’s first victory against India in the World Cup in their 4th appearance.  South Africa, defending 273, their highest total against 

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Idolizing Smriti Mandhana, Murshida Khatun Hopes to Play Like Her in Future

India’s swashbuckling opener Smriti Mandhana has millions of fans around the world. But she hardly had any idea that she has a fan in her opponent team before their second game of the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this year. And the fan is none other than Murshida Khatun – Bangladesh opener and probably one 

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‘Game Resumes Important for Players’ Mental and Financial Welfare’: Sumathi Iyer

With the COVID-19 situation is slowly getting better in some places around the world, England have decided to host other countries. However, with all precautionary measures, they are going to take on the West Indies men’s team for a Test series. after that, they will play against Pakistan men’s team as well. Even the England 

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On This Day: Ekta Bisht Shone on Punam Raut’s Cornerstone to Maintain the Winning Streak against Pakistan

Pakistan would have felt a  sigh of relief in the break after restricting India within 200 in ’17 World Cup. India had been invincible till then and Pakistan’s spinners did a commendable job till then. But on the other hand, Indian spinners, especially Ekta Bisht too were rolling their sleeves. Chasing a total of 170, 

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On This Day: Invincible Dane van Niekerk Pairs up with Marizanne Kapp to Humiliate West Indies

0,0,0,0,0,W,0,0,W,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,W,0,0,W – That was the bowling figure for South African Skipper Dane van Niekerk who claimed an incredible figure of 0/4 in their match against the then T-20I Champion West Indies. West Indies was wrapped up on 48 while Chedean Nation (26) saved them from further embarrassment. Winning the toss, South African skipper, Niekerk asked 

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Team India Set to Tour England in August for Tri-series

Mithali Raj-led Team India are set to tour to the United Kingdom in August for a tri-series — comprising the host and South Africa. The decision was finalised after England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) both agreed over the resumption of women’s cricket. While a formal 

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“If the Credential of a Coach is Good Enough, We Will See a Woman Coach in a Men’s Team”: Rituparna Roy

Andhra was required 26 runs in 30 balls with 5 wickets in hand and their last hope, Hima Bindhu was batting on 23. Jhulan Goswami, Bengal skipper brought Deepti Sharma to the attack and three balls later Hima Bindhu got run out. From there, Andhra Pradesh team crumbled under the intense pressure of the final 

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On This Day: The Brilliance of Meg Lanning Overshadowed Chamari Atapattu’s Heroics

Meg Lanning who scored her 11th century in ODI on this day three years ago turned out to be the career best of her that guided Australia to their 2nd victory in the 2017 ICC World Cup. Chasing a total of 258, Australia lost Beth Mooney in the 2nd over when she was bowled by 

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On This day: In 2015, Jhulan Goswami Hit Her First ODI Half Century for a Winning Cause

When Anna Paterson was bowled by India spinner Sneh Rana on 6, Kiwis still needed 40 runs in 69 balls with 3 wickets in hand. New Zealand banked on Lea Kasperek who was batting on 15 and Maddy Green. Sneh Rana struck again, two overs later to remove Maddy Green. Lea Tahuhu got run out 

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On This Day: Debutant Mithali Raj Became the Youngest to Score a Century in ODI

Coach Jyoti Prasad who used to be a friend of Dorai Raj told him that her daughter might as well learn cricket. Dorai Raj’s ‘lazy’ daughter was taken to her brother’s cricket coaching classes, to become fit. After Prasad’s suggestion, Dorai Raj’s daughter faced few balls at the net, and Prasad was convinced about her 

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On This Day: Mithali Raj Marched to New Record in ICC World Cup 2017

Mithali Raj who has seen many winters and summers in Indian colour is an integral part of Indian One Day team and she proved her worth again when she became the women cricketer with the highest number of consecutive half-centuries, breaking the record of Lindsey Reeler, Charlotte Edwards and Elyse Perry, 3 years back. 70* 

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On This Day: Smriti Mandhana Led India to a Record Breaking Victory over England in 2017 ICC World Cup

This girl used to play cricket because she wanted to see her name coming out in the newspaper one day. In her own words “If you score well in class 10 then your name may come up once in a paper and that’s all. But if you play good cricket people will remember your name.” 

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Mithali Raj Resumes Training after Three Months

India ODI captain Mithali Raj has resumed her training after a three-month break owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is back in the nets at St. John’s Coaching Foundation in Hyderabad under the guidance of her coach R.S.R. Murthy, her best friend and former international cricketer Nooshin Al Khadeer and K. John Manoj, secretary of 

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CAB Organises Webinar for Wicketkeepers Under the Guidance of Deep Dasgupta

On Sunday, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has organised a wicket-keeping webinar for the benefit of the women wicketkeepers of the state under the guidance of former Indian wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta. Elite team players Richa Ghosh, Parna Paul, Aparna Mondal and Sanstitha Biswas have participated in the webinar. Head coach Shib Sankar Pal and batting 

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Pakistan Under-19 Players to Undergo Fitness Assessment

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Sunday that they will conduct online fitness assessment of 19 under-19 cricketers from Monday. This is designed to keep up and upcoming talents focused and motivated during the critical situation across the globe due to the global pandemic novel coronavirus, which has brought the world into a standstill 

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Men’s 2020 T20 WC Postponement Could Affect Women’s 50-over WC in 2021: Ellyse Perry

Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry shares that Women’s 50-over World Cup in early next year could be affected if the men’s T20 World Cup is postponed. Notably, the ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place this year in Australia from October 18 to November 15. But it is under doubts amid the COVID-19 pandemic 

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“It’d be Lovely to be Fit for the New Zealand Series”: Ellyse Perry

Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry is in no hurry to return in order to be fully fit following a serious hamstring injury during the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this year. She has nine weeks left in her recovery from surgery to be fit again in time for their next home series against New Zealand in 

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‘Proud to See Her Transformation from a Player to a Coach’: Anju Jain on Devieka Palshikaar

Recently, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir suggested that playing a lot of international cricket is not a prerequisite to becoming a successful coach. It can be guessed that a few eyebrows were raised if not many. In a sport known to thrill endlessly and gives priority to the male coaches, can one imagine a female 

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Tripura Under-19 Cricketer Ayanti Reang Commits Suicide

Tripura Under-19 cricketer, Ayanti Reang, has committed suicide at her residence. As per the vernacular daily ‘Syandan’, the 16-year-old was found hanging from the ceiling of her room on Tuesday night although there was no official word came on the cause of her death. Reang was the youngest of her four siblings who was also 

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Rachel Priest Announces Her Retirement from International Cricket; Joins Tasmania for 2020-21

New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Rachel Priest has announced her retirement from international cricket on Thursday. Her decision came after she was dropped from the central contracts list of White Ferns for the 2020-21 season earlier this month. She had returned to the national colour in late 2019 after a gap of more than two years. Priest, 

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Sammy-Jo Johnson Joins NSW Breakers Squad for 2020-21 Season

The pace bowler from Queensland and Brisbane Heat, Sammy-Jo Johnson has signed with the NSW Breakers for the upcoming 2020-21 season, leaving Queensland Fire after nine years. She will join 19-year-old quick Emma Hughes and young top order batter Anika Learoyd, 18, as the new faces among the 17 contracted players for 2020/21. Johnson, a 

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On This Day: Priyanka Roy Became the First Indian Cricketer to Take 5 wickets in T20I

India and Pakistan, the arch-rivals met for the first time in ICC Women World T20 on 13th June 2009, in the inaugural edition of the tournament. Both the teams had lost the first match of their campaign and was looking forward to winning the next match. However, it was Priyanka Roy who changed the game 

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On This Day: Amelia Kerr Creates Record; Smashes Highest Individual Score in ODI

Amy Kenealy was ready to bowl the final over of the innings. It had been a hard day for them as a teenager thrashed them all round the park with utter disdain. A couple of over earlier that teenager became the Youngest Cricketer to score a double hundred in ODI. Kate Broadmore picked up a 

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BCB Are in Search of a Coach Who Can Win Matches for Them: Devieka Palshikaar

As Ara Parseghian said, “A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are,” the story was no different for Bangladesh. From being minnows to win the Asia Cup and to nearly handed New Zealand a reality check in the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this year – 

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On This Day: New Zealand Put up Highest Total in One Day International

Amy Kenealy was ready to bowl the 48th over, two years ago against New Zealand. Her first ball was way down the leg side and Amelia Kerr crossed for a single. Kerr got the strike back a ball later. She completed her half-century in 35 balls with a six over square leg boundary and at 

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Former Australia Captain Lyn Larsen Recognised in Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List

Former Australia captain Lyn Larsen was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to the game as a player, selector, manager and coach at the elite level as well. She has played 64 matches from 1984-1992. Lyn Larsen captained the side in 10 Test matches 

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On This Day: Mithali Raj Became the First Indian Cricketer to Score 2000 T20I Runs

India was chasing a mere total of 108 runs against Sri Lanka at Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur. Just a day before India had their first-ever defeat in the history of the Asia Cup from its emancipation against Bangladesh. Both Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj made a cautious start on a pitch which helped 

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BCCI Nominates Deepti Sharma for the Prestigious Arjuna Award

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended India all-rounder Deepti Sharma for the prestigious Arjuna Award on Saturday (May 30). Earlier the news also came that alongside Deepti, India pacer Shikha Pandey‘s name would be recommended as well. The time period for this was from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2019. 

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Anjum Chopra: A Pioneer of Indian Women’s Cricket

In the late 90s, Women’s cricket in India was not as popular as now. Despite being the neglected child of the house, women cricket continued to thrive with each passing day. There are very few cricketers who came across in this growth and Anjum Chopra was one of them. Anjum Chopra, an elegant left-hand opener 

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An Open Letter to Sarah Taylor

Dear Sarah Taylor, I remember the day; I came to know about the ‘news’. Sarah Taylor has taken a break from cricket, due to an anxiety issue, the article stated. A few days ago, ‘Lotte has taken retirement from international cricket after the 2016 World Cup and the coach was thinking to rebuild the team. 

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Sarah Taylor: An Albatross Who Was Never Tamed

It was the first ball of the 39th over. In her 6 overs, Marizanne Kapp was turning out to be a bit expensive that day. But she still was the go-to bowler for Dane Van Niekerk, for a breakthrough. The first ball was a bit fuller, and the batter played it defensively back to the 

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Trinidad Cancels Rest of 2020 Cricket Season

The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has terminated the rest of the domestic cricket season owing to the global pandemic novel coronavirus. The season had already been curtailed by the global pandemic. The decision was taken after the discussions on Wednesday with representatives of the National League, zonal affiliates and clubs. The decision was 

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On This Day: Australia Claimed Their Maiden T20 World Cup in a Nail-biting Finish

Australia, pull out an absolute stunner to clinch their first-ever World T20, a decade ago, on this day. Both the teams were invincible till the finals and were contenders to lift the Cup. New Zealand looked confident after restricting their counter part to 106 for 8, but they could not deal with the pressure, created 

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“We’ve Grown a Lot as a Team Specially After the 2017 World Cup”: Smriti Mandhana

Flamboyant India opener Smriti Mandhana shares a full-fledged women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) can help to find the talent. Moreover, those talents could help the national team to do well in the international stage. The left-hander also lauded the efforts that the BCCI is putting in to make it a reality. “The BCCI has put 

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Cricket West Indies and Cricket South Africa Agree to Postpone Upcoming Series

As the entire world is fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus, all the sporting events have either cancelled or postponed around the globe. Now another one has added in the list. Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed to postpone the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. However, the five-match 

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“I Always Wanted to Represent My Country in Sports”: Jeannette Cristina Garces Gonzalez

Chile National Women Cricket team, popularly known as ‘Las Loicas’, became runners up in 2018 in SAWC (South American Women Championship) and 3rd in 2019. Chile is in the 48th position in ICC Women T20 ranking, behind Argentina and Brazil among the South American Country. Jeannette Cristina Garces Gonzalez, the first-ever captain of the National 

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Amidst the Labyrinth of Predicament, the Voyage Continues for Jeannette Cristina Garces Gonzalez

Cricket in Chile dates back to 1829 when the crew of two Royal Navy of Britain played among them at Valparaiso. The Valparaiso Cricket Club used to be the oldest in the country was established in 1860. After WW-II, the sports faced a rapid decline due to the exodus of the British officers. After WWII, 

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Jhulan Goswami Praises CAB for Introducing Genetic Test Based Diet

Veteran India speedster Jhulan Goswami has praised the Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB) initiatives of keeping a close eye on a proper diet of the players. They have done with the guidance of health experts to boost immunity along with online fitness session and classes as well. “The CAB has been exceptional in taking care 

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Rejuvanated Shikha Pandey Turns 31 Today

When she came to bat at no 6 at Worsmley, India were still 68 runs away from a historic win. Shikha Pandey got Indian captain Mithali Raj on the other side, but they needed to build a partnership then. Both Mithali Raj and she survived the remaining overs of the 3rd day and came back 

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BCCI to Recommend Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma’s Name for Arjuna Awards

Team India have seen huge success since they have reached the final of 2017 World Cup. They have reached the final of T20 World Cup 2020 in March in Australia. Post-2017 World Cup, team India have shown constant performances in both One Day and T20 format as well. In the 2020 T20 World Cup, Shafali 

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ICC Postpone Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Owing to COVID-19 Pandemic

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the postponement of two qualifying events on Tuesday (May 12) owing to the global pandemic novel coronavirus – the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Europe Division 2. The decision took place after the ICC’s comprehensive contingency planning process and 

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On This Day: Laura Wolvaardt Registered Her Career-best Score in 2017

Laura Wolvaardt has been regarded as the prodigy of South African cricket in the 50 overs game by many. She has admitted that she loves to play in that format and wants to play technically correct cricket. On this day, in 2017, she once again had proved her point.   At Potchefstroom, Mignon Du Preez won 

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On This Day: Charming Charlotte Bids Adieu to International Cricket in 2016

It came to her as a complete shocker. Charlotte Edwards had been doing well even in the shortest format of the game. In the 2016 World Cup, she had become the first-ever player, across the gender, to score 2500 runs in T20I cricket. She had scored 684 runs in 23 innings with an average of 

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On This Day: India Lifted the Asia Cup for the Fourth Successive Time in 2008

Half-centuries from Asha Rawat, Mithali Raj, and Rumeli Dhar lead India to beat Sri Lanka by 177 runs and win their 4th successive Asia Cup title in 2008, on this day. Asha Rawat was declared as the Player of the Match for her 97, and Rumeli Dhar lifted the  Player of the Tournament Trophy. She 

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Mithali Raj Wants to Bring the World Cup Trophy to India in 2021

India ODI captain Mithali Raj who has been playing international cricket for nearly 21 years now, hasn’t tasted the success the World Cup yet. She has seen a lot of ups and downs for women’s cricket in the country as well. She led the side twice in the 50-over World Cup final in 2005 and 

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On This Day: Harmanpreet Kaur Won It for Supernovas for the Second Consecutive Time

Last year, on this day, Supernovas, under the leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, won the Women’s T20 Challenge for the second consecutive time. Though in 2018 it was an exhibition match between two teams, in 2019 the tournament had three teams and more matches too. Jemimah Rodrigues was sent back to the pavilion after the partnership 

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On This Day: Jhulan Goswami Became the Highest Wicket Taker in ODI

Raisibe Ntozakhe, the no 11 batter of the Proteas and the debutant was on strike. She had faced 5 balls without making any run. South Africa was shattered that day by Indian bowling attack and barely managed to get past the 100 run mark. Ntozakhe, who was facing Jhulan Goswami, the stalwart Indian seamer for 

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CAB Conducts First Online Session for Bengal Players

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Wednesday hosted their first online interactive session for Bengal senior team. Former India player Deep Dasgupta was present during the session. Along with him, the senior Bengal coach Shib Shankar Paul and batting coach Charanjit Singh were also there. As the entire world has been fighting against the 

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Clare Connor Thinks Men’s Games Could be Prioritized in England This Year

The world has come into a standstill because of the global pandemic novel coronavirus. All the sporting events have either stopped or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak for the time being. However, Clare Connor, England and Wales Cricket Board’s managing director of women’s cricket has shared that she thinks men’s international fixtures may have 

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On This Day: Sana Mir Led Pakistan to Their Biggest Win against South Africa

Pakistan had won only 3 matches in their previous 18 encounters against South Africa in ODI, before that day in 2019. On the other hand, South Africa was looking for a convincing series win which would help them to increase the points in ICC Women Championship. A full 6 points would have increased their chances 

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Danni Warren Appointed as the New Director of Women’s Cricket for London and East Region

Danni Warren has been appointed as the new Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for the London and East region. She is now the Head of Women’s Cricket for Middlesex and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Warren will fulfil a joint role with MCC in both organisations. She will look after the Women and Girl’s performance programme 

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Players Hope to Use Learnings from Wasim Akram and Babar Azam on the Field

The Pakistan national team expressed their delight over the opportunity to interact with the former great Wasim Akram and star batsman Babar Azam. They recently had videoconference calls, including current international and emerging players. There the two players gave insights about how to strategize and approach the game in different conditions. These were the wide-ranging 

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On This Day: Devastating Deandra Dottin Smashes Fastest T20I Century

West Indies firebrand cricketer Deandra Dottin set the momentum of the 2nd edition of ICC Women World T-20 when she hit an unbeaten century against South Africa. A decade back on this day she became the first female cricketer to score a century in international T-20 game. In the inaugural match of the World Cup, South 

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Charlotte Edwards Fears The Hundred’s Postpone Can Damage Women’s Cricket

Charlotte Edwards, the former England cricket captain has recently spoken about the possible impact on the women’s game because of the Hundred‘s delay. The launch of the brand new tournament has postponed for a year because of the global pandemic novel coronavirus. The eight city-based franchises league have both the men’s and women’s teams. This 

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Katie Levick Shattered with The Hundred Delay

Due to the global pandemic novel coronavirus outbreak across the globe, the Hundred has postponed a year. This not only disappointed the fans but also many people including players who were dependent on the tournament. On the other hand, Cricket Supporters’ Association conducted an independent survey where more than half of the total English cricket 

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Sarah Aley Retires from One Day Cricket; Teammate Alyssa Healy Pays Tribute

Former Australia bowler Sarah Aley has announced her retirement from the one-day cricket. She has won 12 Women’s National Cricket League titles for New South Wales Breakers. Meanwhile, her future with Sydney Sixers hasn’t confirmed yet. The swing bowler became the oldest bowler to debut for Australia at age 33 in 2017. She had played 

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ECB Pushes Back The Hundred Launch to 2021

The first edition of the Hundred has been postponed to 2021 after the board meeting on Wednesday. This 100-ball competition about to begin with the new eight teams and going to be the showpiece event in domestic cricket as well. It was about to launch on July 17 but the global pandemic novel coronavirus has 

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Rejuvenated Rumeli Dhar Keeps the Fire Alive

You remember Jemimah Rodrigues’ stunner at mid-wicket against South Africa, don’t you? Marizanne Kapp was thinking about six till it reached the rope at mid-wicket, then Jemima Rodrigues popped out of nowhere, leapt on the spot and pulled off a stunner! She was inches in front of the rope as she took the catch. That 

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ICC Ask BCB Not to Include Javed Omar in Any Further ICC Events

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided not to give any more responsibility to the former opener Javed Omar as per the ICC. Several BCB officials confirmed the news on Monday. He will not take part as Bangladesh Cricket Board representative in any of the ICC events from now on. Javed Omar joined as the manager 

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Phoebe Litchfield Wins NSW Country Player of the Year Award

The NSW Country Cricket Award have revealed the winners for the 2019-20 season. Youngster Phoebe Litchfield, 17, named New South Wales’ female country player of the year. The teenage left-hander had a stupendous year both in Women’s Big Bash League (WBB) and Women’s National Cricket League (WNC). Litchfield plays for Sydney Thunder and New South 

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‘World Cup Qualification Is a Welcome News Amid COVID-19 Crisis’ – Mithali Raj

India have recently qualified for 2021 ICC World Cup as the ICC awards the points for the cancelled series. India ODI captain Mithali Raj shared that this will ease a lot of pressure on the players. In a recent chat with The Hindu, she shared the players got confused about how to prepare for the 

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“I’m Excited, I’m Nervous, I’m Blessed” – Dinesha Devnarain on Her New Job

Dinesha Devnarain, the new coach of South Africa Under-19 team, shared that she feels nervous and excited at the same time as she is ready to begin the next chapter in her life. The former player appointed in the dual role of first full-time appointment to the post and also as the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Women’s 

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India Qualify for 2021 World Cup after ICC Announces Allocation of Points

India have qualified for the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 which will take place in New Zealand, according to ICC. Eight teams in the 2017-2020 cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship had to play each other in a three-match series. The host – New Zealand and the next four highest-ranked teams on the points table 

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Nicola Carey Hopes to Get Some Games Before the 2021 World Cup

Australia are one of the best in recent times who have recently won their record-fifth T20 World Cup title. However, they have shifted their focus towards the upcoming 50-over World Cup. The World Cup is scheduled to take place in New Zealand in 2021 and Nicola Carey is hopeful that they will get some games 

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‘For Jhulan and I, It’s Little Difficult as We Have Been Out of Action for a While’ – Mithali Raj

With the entire world has come into a standstill due to COVID-19, every sports event has either cancelled or postponed. This also included India’s upcoming mega event – World Cup Qualifiers, to take place in Sri Lanka from July 3-19. The outbreak of this COVID-19 has been affecting players also which included veterans Mithali Raj 

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Smriti Mandhana Shares Her Lockdown Routine

With the entire world has come into a standstill because of this novel coronavirus pandemic, every sports event has either cancelled or postponed for the time being. Sportspersons are staying at home, maintaining social distance, spending their time with families and Indian ace batter Smriti Mandhana is no different. Working out, washing utensils, watching movies 

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On This Day: Karen Rolton Ends India’s Dream Run; Lifts the One Day World Cup for the Fifth Time

‘‘We will need to be very disciplined against this Indian side’’- a  day before the final, Australian captain Belinda Clark proclaimed. She and her teammates did exactly and that meant Australia’s domination of world cricket was complete and comprehensive. At the SuperSport Park in Centurion, 15 years back, on this day, Karen Rolton scored an 

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On This Day: Sophie Ecclestone Registers Her Career-best Haul to Level Series against India

Trailing the series 0-1, England would not have a better way to make a comeback. Their two leading spinners Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell took 8 wickets among themselves to restrict India into a modest total of 117 to win the match by 8 wickets, 2 years back on this day. The toss might have 

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‘To Win in the Big Stage, Bangladesh Need to Get the Mindset Right’: Anju Jain

Exactly one month ago Australia claimed their record fifth T20 World Cup title by defeating India. While the new entrant Thailand left everyone surprised with their gesture, Bangladesh were inch close to making an upset – defeating heavy-weight New Zealand. From the final between India and Australia which witnessed a record attendance of more than 

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On This Day: Harmanpreet Kaur Leads India in ODI for the Very First Time

On this day in 2013, in the absence of their regular captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, playing her 35th ODI for India was handed over the responsibilities to lead the team. And against Bangladesh, she wore the captain’s arm-band for the first time in One Day International. Electing to bat first, Bangladesh lost both of their openers 

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“My Job Is to Go Out There and Score Runs”: Shafali Verma

India’s new batting sensation Shafali Verma has taken the side to the ICC T20 World Cup final earlier last month. She might be of 16 years of age, her batting didn’t feel that. Shafali played with the renowned players like Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana in the team. She left her mark and also became 

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On This Day: Records Galore as Mithali Raj Leads India to Their First Ever One Day World Cup Final

7th April 2005 is one of the red-letter days of Indian Cricket as Mithali Raj lead the team from the front to their first World Cup Final. India defeated New Zealand by 40 runs in Semifinal to proceed towards their much-coveted final. Batting first, India scored a total of 204. But the lion-share of the 

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On This Day: Hayley Matthews-Stafanie Taylor Duo Breaks the Aussie Monopoly

An 18 years old girl and a seasoned campaigner lead their team to a feat, that none was ever expected on this day, 4 years back. West Indies has always been known as the dark horse in the T20 format and for their unpredictable performances in T20 World Cups. 18 years old Hayley Matthews made 

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Harmanpreet Kaur Thinks India Are 5-6 Years Behind Australia

India‘s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur has said that improvements in fielding, fitness and fast bowlers’ pool are the major areas where they need to work on as the 2021 50-overs World Cup is not far away. Kaur, who led India in the T20 World Cup campaign in Australia, also accepted that they are “5-6 years 

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On This Day: South Africa Claims Their First T20 Victory against New Zealand

South Africa had played only 3 matches, prior to the ICC Women World Cup 2014, against New Zealand, losing all of them. However determined Proteas side led by Skipper Mignon Du Preez went on to create several memorable feats, 6 years back, on this day at Sylhet. It was a virtual quarterfinal for South Africa. 

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On This Day: Sublime Shashikala Creates Record at Benoni

Shashikala Siriwardene, who made her international debut in 2003, came to bat at a critical situation against West Indies in her first ICC World Cup. Sri Lanka has lost their previous two matches against Australia and England and was looking for their first victory. On 28th March 2005, in their fourth group match against West 

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On This Day: Lethal Lanning Humiliates Ireland With A Record Breaking Notch

A 22 years old girl, who has made her debut in T20I cricket four years ago, made it to the limelight on this day in 2014 and she’s none other than Meg Lanning. Six years ago, Australia went on to win their third consecutive World T20 title and this time, under a new leader. This 

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On This Day: India Knocked Out of the World T20 for the Third Consecutive Time

India who had qualified for the knock out in 2009 and 2010 ICC World T20, again failed to qualify for the knock-outs in the 2016 World Cup. They have failed in the previous two editions too. India started their campaign in 2016 with a thumping win against Bangladesh. However, their winning streak ended in the 

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On This Day: Elegant Edwards Lights Chidambaram with a Unique Record

In the 2016 ICC World T20, England who were yet to lose a match in the competition met Pakistan in their last group match at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on 27th March. Winning the toss, England skipper, Charlotte Edwards decided to bat first. She was on the verge of a unique record which was 

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Mithali Raj Asks BCCI to Start Women’s IPL by 2021

India ODI captain Mithali Raj has urged BCCI to organise the women’s Indian Premier League (IPL) by 2021, citing that it should not “wait forever” and also said that the women’s IPL, unlike the men’s edition, could initially be played on a “smaller scale”. “I personally feel they should start a women’s IPL by next 

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Baroda Coach Atul Bedade Suspended Until Further Enquiry

Former India player and current head coach of the Baroda women’s team Atul Bedade has been suspended due to sexual harassment and public shaming by the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA). The incident came in the limelight when a couple of senior players and their family members complained against Bedade for his alleged misbehaviour during the recently-concluded 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Agony Continues as India Have Failed to Break the Manacles for the Fourth Time

As some of the ardent fans of women cricket are still trying to cope with the one-sided defeat of Indian team in the recently concluded final, where Indian women have lost the match by 85 runs, lets us remember that it’s not their first-ever Knock out defeat. Rather India in 7 editions of the ICC 

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The Hundred: T20 World Cup Winners Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney to Join Birmingham Phoenix and Welsh Fire

After the much-awaited ICC T20 World Cup 2020, another highly-anticipated league is soon to take place. It is none other than The Hundred. The latest pool of overseas players has been confirmed for the upcoming competition this summer. The five players have been named which include three of Australia’s T20 World Cup-winning squad. As per the 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Why This Final Can be a Water-shade Moment for India?

In the pre-tournament roundtable of ICC T20 World Cup, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was asked by Melanie Jones who would she like to play against in the final. Harmanpreet replied – “Australia”. In last 4 matches from January both the teams have won two matches each and has geared up for the final of the 

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Jaipur Likely to Host Women’s IPL Matches This Year

Jaipur is likely to host the Women’s IPL or better known as Women’s T20 Challenge once again this year. Last year, too, Jaipur had hosted the tournament, where three teams had featured. While the final decision on it is yet to be taken, it is expected that matches will take place at the Sawai Mansingh 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Bismah Maroof Ruled Out with Fractured Thumb; Javeria Khan to Lead

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of the rest of the T20 World Cup in Australia after getting a fracture in her right thumb during the match against England on Friday (February 28). Nahida Khan has been named as her replacement by the Event Technical Committee while experienced Javeria Khan has been appointed the 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Sri Lanka Look for Their First Win over Semi-finalist India

India have sealed their berth for the semi-final already. Their game against Sri Lanka might not be a crucial one in respect to points or run-rate but this is certainly going to be important for them to work on their middle-order woes. Shafali Verma and bowlers did all the job for India so far but 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Bangladesh to Search for their First Win over Mighty New Zealand

New Zealand faced a narrow loss to India in their last encounter. The loss came as a surprise to many where their captain Sophie Devine has been in a devastating form. However, that defeat made the qualification equation a little tough since the hosts and the defending champion Australia are also in the same group 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: South Africa Hope to Earn Two More Points over Thailand

South Africa started their campaign with a thumping win over England, their first-ever win over the 50-overs champion in the T20 World Cup. The win came on the back of all-round effort where Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp added more than 80+ runs, bowlers took regular wickets and restricted the opponents within a below-par. 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: England, Pakistan to Consolidate Place in the Semi-final

The second game on Friday will take place between England and Pakistan. While England are considered as one of the strong contenders of title, Pakistan are no less. They started the campaign with a convincing win over West Indies. Pakistan certainly failed to remember what beating England in a T20I feels like as it took 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: England vs Pakistan Dream 11 Prediction

The 12th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between England and Pakistan. After losing their first match of the tournament by 6 wickets against South Africa, England bounced back pretty well against Thailand to register a 98-run victory. On the other hand, Pakistan started their campaign with a convincing 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: South Africa vs Thailand Dream 11 Prediction

The 11th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between South Africa and Thailand. South Africa started their campaign with a win while Thailand put up a good show against West Indies but failed to do so against England. Here is South Africa vs Thailand Dream 11 Prediction. Match Details 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: India to Secure Place for Semis, New Zealand to Restrict Them

India have started their campaign with a high note. They have played two games only and registered convincing win as well. With this win, they have become inch close to reaching the semi-finals. After defeating the hosts Australia by 17 runs, they thrashed Bangladesh by 18 runs. Shafali Verma, the young sensation, has provided flying 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: India vs New Zealand Dream 11 Prediction

The 9th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between India and New Zealand. While India have won both their games so far, England too started the campaign with a win. Here is the India vs New Zealand Dream 11 Prediction. Match Details The ninth match between India and New 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: England to Earn Easy Points against Minnows Thailand

The excitement of the ICC T20 World Cup is high where 50-overs World champion England will take on new entrant Thailand. While England faced a humiliating defeat in the first game against South Africa, Thailand won the hearts of everyone despite losing to the West Indies. When Thailand’s openers – Nattakan Chantam and Nattaya Boochatham 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: England vs Thailand Dream 11 Prediction

The seventh match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between England and Thailand. Both the teams have lost their opening encounters against South Africa and West Indies as well. They will try to earn 2 crucial points from this game. Here is the England vs Thailand Dream 11 Prediction. Match 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: India vs Bangladesh Dream 11 Prediction

The sixth match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between India and Bangladesh. While India got a brilliant start of the tournament with a 17-run victory over Australia in Sydney, Bangladesh will play their first game of the tournament. Here is India vs Bangladesh Dream 11 Prediction. Match Details The 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Favourite Australia Look for the First Win against Sri Lanka

Australia faced a 17-run loss against India in the tournament opener despite restricting the opponent within a chasable target. Who would have thought that? But anything can happen in the game called cricket. However, they are all set to face Sri Lanka in their second game. They were in a comfortable position after reaching 55/2 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Australia vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Prediction

The 5th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between Australia and Sri Lanka. Australia entered in the tournament as the hot favourite for the title and still remain one of them despite their a 17-run loss in the opening game against India. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, lost 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Shabnim Ismail Takes a Stunner to Dismiss Heather Knight

In the ongoing ICC t20 World Cup, there are many things going on to hook you up to the television set – be it from batters, bowlers or fielders. Only the fourth game is taking place in Perth between England and South Africa and you have probably seen one of the best fielders – Shabnim 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: England vs South Africa Dream 11 Prediction

The 4th match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between England and South Africa. Many think of South Africa as the Dark Horses of the tournament with the return of the captain Dane van Niekerk. England, on the other hand, are quite in a great form overall. Here is the 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Dark Horse South Africa Look for an Upset against Favourite England

England finished as the runner-up in the 2018 T20 World Cup. Since then they have a great run in the shortest format of the game. They have played as many as 17 matches, which is the second most after Thailand. They thrashed India and Sri Lanka by 3-0 margins in March 2019 and also whitewashed 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Prediction

The third match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. While Sophie Devine led New Zealand have been in great form, Chamari Athapaththu led Sri Lanka made a huge upset against England in the warm-up game. Here is the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka Dream 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: West Indies vs Thailand Dream 11 Prediction

The second match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place between the West Indies and Thailand. West Indies won the title in 2016 but Thailand will play their first stint there. Here is the West Indies vs Thailand Dream 11 Prediction. Match Details The match between West Indies and Thailand will 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Can Sri Lanka Make Another Upset Playing Against New Zealand?

New Zealand who had failed to qualify for the semifinal in 2018 World Cup, have remained almost invincible after that. They have played two series and won 6 out 0f 7 matches. They defeated India and South Africa even after the humiliation in the ODI series. Whereas Srilanka has lost all of their 9 matches 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: New Comer Thailand Will Take on West Indies

In the first match of Group B One time Champion West Indies will meet Thailand on Saturday. Where Thailand became the runners up of ICC World T-20 qualifier, West Indies was whitewashed by both India and Australia in its home ground. However, both these team will see each other for the first time and the 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: A Learning Experience for New Comer Thailand

The record of winning 17 matches consecutively came in 2019 for Thailand while playing the Netherland’s Quadrangular Series. They brought great hopes to the fans by qualifying for the 2020 T20 World Cup. In what may be termed a remarkable development for any cricket fan, Thailand organized its inaugural T20 league and called it Thailand 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Rejuvenated New Zealand Side Looks to Find the Lost Glory

New Zealand who had failed to qualify for the semifinal in 2o18 World Cup, have remained almost invincible after that. They have played two series and won 6 out 0f 7 matches. They defeated India and South Africa even after the humiliation in the ODI series. Key Players Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Katey Martin, Amelia 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Topsy-Tervy West Indies Need Mountain to Climb Despite the Historical Advantages

West Indies, the Champion of the 2016 ICC Women’s World T-20 and the semifinalist of the previous edition has won only 4 out of 14 matches, they have played after 2018 World Cup. They were whitewashed by both India and Australia in their own backyard. Key Players Stafanie Taylor, Anisha Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Hayley Mathews, 

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ICC World Cup 2020: Sri Lanka Look Forward to Turn Out to be a ‘Giant-killer’ with Limited Resource

Sri Lanka who had finished 4th in its group in the last year’s edition has failed to win s single match, they have played after their campaign. However though they don’t give themselves the chances to call them the favourites, they are one of the most unpredictable teams in this tournament. Srilanka has lost all 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Unpredictable Pakistan Fighting the Odd to Turn the Table

Pakistan, one of the most unpredictable teams in the international circuit, has dropped Sana Mir, their most successful player in the history. Led by Bismah Maroof, they have won 6 matches while losing 7 after 2018 World Cup. They will play against Thailand, West Indies, England and South Africa. Key Players Bismah Maroof, Alia Riaz, 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Australia Look to Retain the Trophy in the Home Soil

Australia, who have won 4 out of 6 World T20 titles, will start their journey to retain the trophy against India in the first match of the tournament on Friday. After their 4th World Cup victory in 2018, Australia have lost only 3 matches, out of which 2 came in the recently concluded Tri-series, including 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Bowling Heavy South Africa Seek to Rebuild the Batting

As the ICC World T20 2020 is around the corner, South Africa would love to maintain their good form with the ball. However, alongside their fiery bowling, they will try to capitalize with the bat as well. After the 2018 World Cup, they have played 16 matches and managed to win half of them. Though 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: With High Expectations, Will India be Able to Deliver?

India is one of the youngest contingents to contest in the mega event – ICC World Cup 2020. It’s aptly led by Harmanpreet Kaur whose 11-years of experience in the shortest format will help India inch closer to its maiden T20 Worldcup title. The team has a strong line-up of batters, bowlers, and all-rounders who 

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T20I Tri-Series Review: A Good Experiment for Australia, India and England ahead of the ICC World T20

As the ICC T20 World Cup is around the corner, three of the best teams – Australia, England and India got the chance to experiment their strengths and work on their loopholes in the recently-concluded ICC T20I Tri-Series. This has helped them in their run-up to the final as well. Women’s CricInsight looked at the 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2020: England – 50-overs World Champion to Look for T20 World Cup?

The much-awaited ICC World T20 is all set to begin from February 21 in Australia. As the teams are looking forward to doing their best, 50-overs World Champion England are no far behind. They will enter the mega tournament as the favourites with eminent players like Katherine Brunt, Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole in the squad to 

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India on the Verge of Turning the Tide against Rejuvenated Australian Side

India, the side who has proved everyone wrong after their dominant victory against the present world champion, will face the same side in the final of the Tri-Nation series. This series gave the teams to experiment with their line ups to find the right combination and momentum before the most coveted World T-20. Both the 

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Bushfire Cricket Match: Sachin Tendulkar Faces Ellyse Perry, Fans Go Gaga

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has come to bat for the first time in five and a half years after his retirement as he faced an over from Australian speedster Ellyse Perry. This took place during Bushfire Cricket Bash, a charity match played at Junction Oval, Melbourne on Sunday. The Bushfire Cricket Bash featured a 10-over 

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India Look to Fix the Middle Order against the Dominant Australia

India had started the series with a bang, by defeating the current runners-up, England by 5 wickets. Even in that match, despite the ‘Harry Heroics’, middle-order remained as their Achilles heel. Batting first, they have scored 103 and 123 against Australia and England, respectively. In three matches Indian middle-order has failed miserably. While none of 

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Women’s T20 Tri-Series: “You Should Ask Jemimah Rodrigues for the Instagram Tips” – Smriti Mandhana

Before the ICC World T20 2020, three of the best teams – India, Australia and England have been playing with each other in the T20 Tri-series in Australia. While the first half of the series have been played in Canberra, the second half started in Melbourne with India and England taking on each other. After 

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India Look to Cement the Place in the Final, England to Keep the Momentum

After the first half of the tournament, all the three teams are standing at 2 points each from 2 games. In the first game, India defeated England by 5 wickets, while England clinched victory in a super over against Australia. Australia bounced back, Ellyse Perry proved again why she is regarded as the legend of 

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South Africa Look to Bounce Back as They Face New Zealand in the 2nd T20I

For South Africa, it was a comprehensive win in the ODI series, where they had thrashed the host to win the series 0-3. But T-20 is a different ball game, and Kiwis have proved again why they need to be taken seriously in that particular format in the last game. South Africa had rested three 

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Elyse Villani Excited to be a Part of Bushfire Cricket Bash

Although Elyse Villani is out of Australia’s T20 World Cup squad, she will play the Bushfire Cricket Bash. The star-studded game will take place before the KFC BBL final at the SCG between Ponting XI v Warne XI. On that day, Australia will face India at Junction Oval in the ongoing CommBank T20I Tri-Series as 

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India Look Forward to Maintaining the Winning Streak, Australia to Overcome the Defeat

India and Australia have faced each other 15 times so far, where Australia came out to be victorious 11 times. Their last encounter was in the 2018 World T-20 where India rode on Smriti Mandhan’s 83 and Harmanpreet Kaur‘s quickfire 43 defeated the mighty Aussie by 48 runs. But both the teams have undergone changes 

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Women’s T20 Tri-series 2020: Mighty Australia Try to Begin the Campaign with a Win

After the defeat in the first match against India, England will face defending champion Australia in the second match of the tournament. In the 35 matches England has won 18 while Australia has won 16. But in their previous encounter, Australia has won the series by 2-1 which was the part of women ashes. While 

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Bangladesh Squad Announce for ICC T20 World Cup; Rumana Ahmed Returns

After having missed a lot of series in the 2019 season due to a knee injury, Rumana Ahmed has returned to Bangladesh’s squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia which is scheduled to begin next month. The allrounder, who earlier missed the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland, returned 

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Kirstie Gordon All Set to Play for Kent

The left-arm spinner Kirstie Gordon is all set to play for Kent in the upcoming season of 2020. The club announced the news on Wednesday (January 29). Earlier, she was a part of Nottinghamshire since 2016. The Scotland-born orthodox spinner has played a Test and five shorter formats for England after making her Test debut 

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‘She Can Win Games for Us’: Heather Knight on Tammy Beaumont

England opener Tammy Beaumont could be used as a finisher in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, captain Heather Knight has shared recently. England convincingly won a warmup game against an ACT Women’s XI prior to the tri-series including Australia and India and captain’s comment came after the match. However, this series will play a 

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Annabel Sutherland and Sophie Molineux Named in the ICC T20 World Cup Squad for Australia

Teenager Annabel Sutherland and Sophie Molineux on Thursday (January 16) have been included in Australia’s squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 as well as for the tri-series featuring India and England prior to that. They replace Nicole Bolton and Elyse Villani from the squad that won the title in 2018 in West 

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Dane van Niekerk, Chloe Tryon Back for Upcoming T20 World Cup

Dane van Niekerk has returned to the South Africa squad for the upcoming 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup which will be held in Australia starting from February 21. Big-hitting allrounder Chloe Tryon has also returned who last played a T20I in May 2019. The 15-member squad consists of four new faces who could possibly 

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Richa Ghosh Earns Maiden Call-up for ICC T20 World Cup 2020

Uncapped Richa Ghosh earned her maiden call-up in India’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2020 as well as for the tri-series. BCCI announced the squad in Mumbai on Sunday (January 12). The rookie batter from Bengal earned this call-up on the back of a successful domestic season. Richa Ghosh scored 98 runs in 

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Squad Announced for Quadrangular T20 Series; Devika Vaidya and Sneh Rana to Lead India A and India B

Squad announced for the upcoming Quadrangular T20 Series on Friday (January 10) where Devika Vaidya and Sneh Rana have been appointed as the captains of lead India A and India B, respectively. The tournament will feature Bangladesh and Thailand as well and take place in Patna from January 16 to January 22. Devika Vaidya-led side will get 

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Ellyse Perry Confident Prior to the Victoria Debut and T20 World Cup

Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry, is all set to make her Victoria debut in the domestic season when she will take the field, in the upcoming week before the round two of Women’s National Cricket League. This will be her first game after her return from the shoulder injury which she picked up in the Women’s 

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Tayla Vlaeminck Out Due to Knee Injury

Tayla Vlaeminck, the speedster has been ruled out of the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) matches due to a knee strain. However, her injury can be a real scare ahead of the T20 World Cup. The Aussie pacer has a history of a knee injury and suffered an ACL strain to her left knee while 

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Schedule Announced for 2019 South Asian Games (SAG)

The schedule announced for the 2019 South Asian Games which will take place in Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal from 1st December to 10th. Women’s cricket will be played as a medals category along with the men’s. All matches in will be held at the Pokhara Rangshala cricket ground. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Maldives will 

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Zoe Goss : Who broke the Ice for Women

Cricket, wrote Christopher Douglas, the biographer of the controversial English cricketer Douglas Jardine, is a game that teaches its pupils to be “honest, impervious to physical pain, uncomplaining and civilized”. As society tends to become more and more civilized with every passing second, women also have been taken by cricket under its grasp. Now cricket 

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