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featurecricket2 months ago

2020 - A year that changed Cricket in many ways

We are on the last day of this strange monochrome called 2020 - a year that tested everyone’s patience to the limit while giving many lessons on the go. Yet rewinding it feels like a dogmatic exercise that one couldn’t really fathom. It has been a year that changed our lovely sport in many ways.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket5 months ago

Women’s T20 challenge to kick-off on November 4; final on November 9

The BCCI have announced that the 2020 edition of the Women’s T20 challenge will feature four matches between three sides, with the tournament kicking off on November 4 and ending on November 9. Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj have been named the skippers of the sides.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket7 months ago

Sourav Ganguly’s contributions to women's cricket is remarkable, feels Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur has stated that Sourav Ganguly is doing a remarkable job for women’s cricket and she looks forward to playing the Women’s T20 Challenge in the Emirates. She has also hoped that a set of national selectors for the women's team are in place in due course of time.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket8 months ago

Always dreamt of becoming like Virender Sehwag, reveals Harmanpreet Kaur

India’s T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who is known for her impeccable hitting ability, has revealed that it was Virender Sehwag who she idolized whilst growing up. Harmanpreet also revealed that she once indulged in a long convo with Sehwag, where the latter gave her invaluable tips.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket9 months 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
newscricketa year 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
newscricketa year 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
featurecricketa year 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
newscricketa year 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
featurecricketa year 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