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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newscricket19 days ago

I wanted to give coach time to prepare team for next T20I World Cup, Mithali Raj says on her retirement

Mithali Raj has said that her decision to retire from T20Is has been on the cards for a while now as she wanted WV Raman, the head coach, to have enough time to prepare the team for the next World Cup. Meanwhile, Mithali hopes that her swan song from all forms of cricket will be the 2021 World Cup.
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newscricket19 days ago

Mithali Raj’s decision to retire from T20Is the right call, opines Shantha Rangaswamy

Shantha Rangaswamy has appreciated Mithali Raj’s decision to retire from the sport’s shortest format, stating that T20s demand a large investment of energy which would have been exhausting for her physically. She also heaped praise on Raj's skills and said India needs her for the 2021 World Cup.
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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

Smriti Mandhana reminds me of Sourav Ganguly, says India women’s team coach

Smriti Mandhana has glimpses of Sourav Ganguly in her batting style reveals new India women’s cricket team coach - WV Raman. Still at a tender age of just 22, the Mumbai-born cricketer has amassed a tally of 1,951 runs at an average of 42.41 and a strike-rate of 83.51 from 50 ODIs.
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newscricket3 months ago

CoA shoots down Royal Challengers Bangalore's request for mixed-gender T20

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators has ruled against the hosting of a mixed-gender T20 match as requested by Virat Kohli-led IPL franchise - Royal Challengers Bangalore. The independent body claims that BCCI rules don’t allow contracted players to be part of exhibition games.
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newscricket4 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | India definitely have a lot of match winners, claims Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj is confident that the Indian team can clinch their third ICC World Cup trophy in the coming months as she claims that the men in blue possess a number of match winners in the squad. Raj also picked hosts’ England as another team who can go on to win their maiden World Cup title.
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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

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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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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