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featurecricketa month ago

Cricket Talk | Understanding the changing landscape of women’s cricket through Karunya Keshav

The 2017 Women’s World Cup in England was a watershed moment in women’s cricket history - not only because India entered the final but also for the sheer quality of cricket on display. It signalled a surge in the format, which culminated with over 86000 people attending the 2020 T20 World Cup final.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 months ago

Felt good to see 86,000 people cheering after playing in empty stadiums, reveals Harmanpreet Kaur

Following India’s loss in the final against Australia, Harmanpreet Kaur has admitted that 86,000 people present at the stadium motivated them. She also added that India are still five-six years behind the Australian team but believes that women’s game is still on the rise in the country.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Eight-day gap before T20 World Cup final hurt India Women, feels Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj is of the opinion that the India Women were the ‘team to beat in the tournament’ but the long gap before the final hurt them in the recently concluded T20 World Cup. The India Women ODI captain also believes that the eves have a decent fielding side despite their poor show in the final.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket4 months ago

Full-fledged Women’s IPL needs to wait for its own good

The hush-push about Women’s IPL has grown in multitudes in the last days, somedays going out of leap and bounds, with India team’s near-perfect T20 World Cup tournament. But, does that and that only warrant an eight-member or a six-member IPLesque tournament?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket4 months ago

Believe in fine-tuning team and handing it to captain to make right decisions, attests WV Raman

India women’s coach WV Raman shares that he likes to give his input prior to the game and take a back seat during the game to let the girls enjoy their time in the middle. Raman feels that unlike earlier the side is now confident of taking on the big names in the game and that’s a big improvement.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket4 months ago

India’s unhealthy inclination toward romanticising major defeats

As I watched the Ranji Trophy final slipping away from Bengal, after having reached excruciatingly close to Saurashtra’s score, something hit me. In my denial of watching Bengal lose, I heard an inner voice silently speaking, ‘For what Bengal have done so far, they’re winners’. But are they, really?
Sritama Panda
newscricket4 months ago

Will make sense for BCCI to consider Women's IPL in 2021, expresses Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels that time is appropriate for a full-fledged Women's Indian Premier League in order to unearth more talented players. Gavaskar feels that for the board to conduct a Women's IPL, the requirement of 8 teams is not mandatory and that even a small tournament will suffice.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

ICC Women's WT20 | Can’t blame Shafali Verma for World Cup final loss, states Harmanpreet Kaur

Despite the loss at the hands of Australia, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said that she can’t and won’t blame the youngster Shafali Verma for India’s loss. She further added it was Verma’s effort which took the Indian team to the finals, thanks to her 163 runs in the group stages, all at the age of 16.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC Women's WT20 | Winning and losing is part of cricket, admits Harmanpreet Kaur

Following India’s loss against Australia in the T20 World Cup final, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur revealed that winning and losing is part of cricket and that she has full faith in the team. Kaur reckons the next year and a half would be crucial for India in terms of building a team in all departments.
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newscricket4 months ago

Legends and Pundits react to India's heart breaking World Cup loss

That's almost tragic, isn't it? The girls have been playing wonderful cricket for some time now, and was the most successful team of the tournament till today before squandering in the finals. The entire cricket fraternity reacted on the same and shared their opinions on India's WC campaign.
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