newscricket17 days ago

15-year-old Shafali Verma receives national team call-up

15-year-old Shafali Verma was rewarded for excellent performances in the Women’s T20 Challenge in May with a maiden call-up to the Indian national women’s T20I squad. Another teenager, 19-year-old all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar, has been recalled to the team which will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur.
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newscricket20 days ago

Mithali Raj announces retirement from T20Is

Former Indian skipper Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from T20Is with immediate effect, having played here last T20I game against England earlier this year. Mithali, who made her T20I debut way back in 2006, represented India in 89 T20I matches, amassing 2364 runs in the process.
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newscricket2 months ago

Narendra Hirwani set to work as spin consultant with Indian Women's Cricket Team

Former Indian Test Cricketer Narendra Hirwani is set to work with the Indian Women's Cricket as a spin consultant, starting from September in the home series against South Africa. Hirwani, who is also currently the spin coach at the National Cricket Academy, will not take up a full-time role.
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newscricket3 months ago

KIA Super League | Harmanpreet Kaur signs with Lancashire Thunders for another season

Harmanpreet Kaur has extended her contract with the Lancashire Thunders for another year and will be looking to carry forward her form from the last season of the league. She became the fourth Indian player in the league after Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma's signing.
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newscricket4 months ago

Wanted a break after 2018 T20 World Cup controversy, says Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur, the the India women’s T20I skipper, has stated the she wanted to walk away from the game after the controversies in the 2018 World T20. Mithali Raj did not find a place in the semi-finals despite a recovery from an injury and the skipper was blamed for the loss.
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newscricket4 months ago

All I think about is winning matches for India, claims Smriti Mandhana

2018 ICC Women’s cricketer of the year awardee Smriti Mandhana revealed that the only thing on her mind while playing for the Indian women's team is to win matches for her country. Mandhana has also added that she looked up to veteran national cricketer Mithali Raj during the start of her career.
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newscricket4 months ago

Best performers in Women’s T20 Challenge were mostly Indians, says Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana has stated that the best performers in each match of the Women’s T20 Challenge were mostly Indian players. This year was the second edition of the T20 tournament and four matches were played among three teams whereas it was a one match exhibition in its inaugural year of 2018.
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newscricket4 months ago

Women’s T20 Challenge | At one point, I thought match would be one-sided, says Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj has stated that at one point of time, she felt that the final encounter between Velocity and Supernovas would be one-sided. The Velocity were put to bat by Supernovas but they could only manage to set a target of 122 runs as the pace bowlers scalped five wickets among them.
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newscricket4 months ago

I asked Lea Tahuhu to give me as much strike as possible, says Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur has stated that she asked Lea Tahuhu to give her as much strike as possible, referring to Supernovas’ run chase of Velocity’s 121 in the final encounter of Women’s T20 Challenge. Kaur was the top scorer as she smashed a 34 ball fifty laced with three sixes and four boundaries.
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reportcricket4 months ago

Women’s T20 Challenge | Jemimah Rodrigues guides Supernovas into final

A blistering 77* off 48 deliveries by India cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues powered the Supernovas into the final of this year’s Women’s T20 Challenge as they beat Velocity by 12 runs in Jaipur on Thursday. Mithali Raj failed to lead her team to a win as she ended the match at 40* from 42 balls.
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