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newscricket3 months ago

Five days Tests should be the way forward in women's cricket, reckons Heather Knight

England women's team skipper Heather Knight has called for five-day Tests in women cricket instead of the current format of four days after England drew against India in the recently concluded Test in Bristol. Knight also stressed on the need for the ECB to provide fresh pitches for women’s matches.
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featurecricket3 months ago

India squander advantage, but Shafali sizzles in whites to keep the Test cricket flag flying high

A very late collapse ensured that India batted themselves out of the one-off Test in Bristol, but a picture-perfect display of batting from Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana elevated Indian Women’s Test cricket to a level seldom seen before.
Anirudh Suresh
reportcricket3 months ago

Debutants Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma star as India spin web around England to mark Test return

India women had a memorable return to Test cricket after a seven-year hiatus as the visitors, led by the off-spin of Sneha Rana and Deepti Sharma, made their presence known to restrict ENG W to 269/6 on Day 1. It was heartbreak for ENG skipper Heather Knight, who fell 5 short of a second Test ton.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

ECB issues apology for providing used pitch for Women’s Test in Bristol

Just after English skipper Heather Knight called used pitch as not ‘ideal’, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have apologised for hosting the Test match on a used surface. The ECB further stated that with the fixture only added in April, it was logistically a challenge for them.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG W vs IND W | Nat Sciver appointed England’s new vice-captain; maiden Test call-up for Emily Arlott

Ahead of the landmark Test against Indian women, the English board announced the appointment of Nat Sciver as Heather Knight’s deputy across all formats. The board also gave a maiden call-up to youngster Emily Arlott and recalled Tash Farrant into the setup, which has several big names.
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newscricketa year ago

Joe Root and Heather Knight training despite Coronavirus uncertainty

There may be no training nets to attend but England captains Joe Root and Heather Knight are still following personalised programmes despite uncertainty surrounding the start of the season. Last week, owing to the ongoing crisis, the ECB announced a seven-week delay to the start of the 2020 season.
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newscricket2 years ago

ICC Women's WT20 | Poonam Yadav only Indian to make it to ICC's best XI of World Cup

Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav was the only Indian to make the cut in ICC’s official XI for the women’s T20 World Cup, with Shafali Verma missing out narrowly after her failure in the final. On the other hand, five Australian players made it to the final list, while England had four of their stars.
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newscricket2 years ago

England’s Hundred competition to have equal prize money for men and women

English cricket’s new Hundred competition will feature equal prize money for men’s and women’s competitions, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday. The Hundred is a new tournament consisting of eight city-based franchise sides, breaking away from England’s traditional county system.
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newscricket2 years ago

England cricket launch action plan to transform women’s cricket

England cricket chiefs have launched an action plan to transform women's cricket, with the aim of making it a gender-balanced sport. England and Wales Cricket Board managing director of women's cricket Clare Connor and women’s team skipper Heather Knight have welcomed the coordinated approach.
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newscricket2 years ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Hopefully this day could be a landmark for cricket in this country, says Heather Knight

Heather Knight, who won the World Cup with the England women’s team in 2017, said that she hopes the men’s triumph at Lord’s becomes a landmark for the sport in the UK. Knight said that many of her friends were tuned in, texted her many times trying to wrap their head around the game.
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