newscricket2 days 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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newscricket10 days 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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reportcricket12 days 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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newscricket13 days ago

What has happened in the past has definitely made me wiser, claims Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj opened up about the incident involving former women’s team coach, Ramesh Powar, as she revealed that the entire fiasco helped her grow as a cricketer. Raj added that she felt betrayed by certain members of the Indian team after her attitude was questioned following the Powar fall-out.
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newscricket14 days ago

Women’s cricket state captains to be represented for the first time at BCCI gathering

In a first for women’s cricket in India, the female state team captains at the decade-old ‘Annual Domestic Captains and Coaches Conclave. It is expected that likes of Jhulan Goswami (Bengal), Mithali Raj (Railways), Jemimah Rodrigues (Mumbai) will also attend the upcoming convention.
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newscricket14 days ago

Women’s T20 | My experience of coaching international teams will keep me in good stead, says Mamatha Maben

Mamatha Maben, the coach of Mithali Raj-led IPL Velocity, has stated that her experience of coaching various international teams in the past will keep her in good stead when Velocity will take on Trailblazers tonight. Maben has also added that her camaraderie with Raj will also help her big-time.
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newscricket16 days ago

Women's T20 challenger | Fingers crossed that we’ll see a women’s IPL in the next few years, says Lisa Sthalekar

Former Australian cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar, is optimistic that women’s cricket in India will see an upward trend as she predicted the start of a women’s IPL in the next two years. Sthalekar added that it will be disappointing not to see Australian cricketers be a part of this year’s tournament.
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newscricket16 days ago

Women's T20 League | We may have full fledged league next year, says Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj has stated that there may be a full fledged women’s T20 league next year, going by the progression from one match to a four match tournament this year. Three teams comprising of top women players from the world will face off against each other in the Women’s T20 Challenge starting today.
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newscricket17 days ago

Women's T20 challenge | Competing with overseas players could benefit youngsters, says Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj is optimistic that the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge will provide a platform for young Indian female cricketers to face-off against overseas players and improve their game.Raj, Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur will captain the three teams in the T20 Challenge that begins on Monday.
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newscricket21 days ago

Women’s T20 challenge | Women’s Cricket need to cash in on this upsurge, says Mamatha Maben

Mithali Raj-led IPL Velocity coach Mamatha Maben has stated that women’s cricket needs to cash in on this upsurge that is happening through the Women’s T20 challenge. The former India women’s team skipper has further added that the absence of Australian cricketers in the event is “unfortunate”.
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