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newscricketa day ago

Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami's absence doesn't hurt our chances, feels Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur feels that she has the side which can go all the way and missing experienced players like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami does not hurt their chances in the upcoming Women's T20 World cup. The former is well aware of what a long run in an ICC tournament can do for her country.
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newscricketa month ago

New player contract criteria to be approved at next apex meeting, says BCCI official

A BCCI official has said that the additional criteria — of minimum 10 T20I appearances — for new players being granted contracts will likely be approved in the next apex council meeting. Meanwhile, India’s most experienced woman cricketer, Mithal Raj was downgraded to a Grade B contract.
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newscricketa month ago

Mithali Raj's BCCI central contract reduced to Grade B

Indian women's ODI skipper Mithali Raj has been demoted to a grade B central contract by BCCI from Grade A. Mithali had retired from T20I cricket in September 2019 and had not played the required games for Grade A contract; however, she plans to continue her ODI career till the 2021 World Cup.
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newscricket3 months ago

WIW vs INDW | Disciplined bowling helps India level series at 1-1

A disciplined bowling performance from India’s bowling unit helped them level the three-match ODI series against West Indies at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua. Winning the toss, India decided to bat and put up 191 for six from their 50 overs, before restricting the hosts to 138 for nine.
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newscricket4 months ago

Technically our fielding is far superior, believes Biju George

Indian women's team's outgoing fielding coach Biju George has stated that the fielding has come up ages and the team is a far better fielding side currently. He has also talked about how he focussed on picking up players for specific positions and trained them accordingly, which did the trick.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND W vs SA W | Punam Raut, Mithali Raj help India seal series win over South Africa

After thrashing South Africa Women in the first ODI, half-centuries from Punam Raut and skipper Mithali Raj in the second ODI helped the Women in Blue take a 2-0 lead and thereby seal the series. Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav and Ekta Bisht also starred with the ball, claiming two wickets each.
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reportcricket4 months ago

IND W vs SA W | Brave Priya Punia stands tall as India women take 1-0 lead in ODIs

23-year-old debutant Priya Punia fittingly hit the winning runs as Indian women’s cricket team beat South Africa in Vadodara. India's disciplined bowling attack, led by Jhulan Goswami, restricted South Africa to 164 after which Punia and Jemimah Rodrigues steered India towards victory.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND W vs SA W | Smriti Mandhana to miss ODI series due to injury

India women have received a jolt ahead of their ODI series against the Proteas as Smriti Mandhana is now out of the series owing to an injury she sustained during training. Having won the three-match T20I series 3-1, the news comes as a major blow for India ahead of the ODI series.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND Vs WI Women | BCCI announces unchanged squad

The BCCI has announced unchanged T20I and ODI squads for the eves' upcoming tour of the Caribbean that starts on November 1. Mithali Raj, who announced her retirement from T20Is recently, will lead the team in the home ODIs against South Africa and during the upcoming tour of West Indies.
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newscricket5 months ago

With right exposure and proper mentoring, Shafali Verma can be a future star, says Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj believes 15-year-old Shafali Verma has the talent to a future star for the country with the right exposure and proper mentoring. Speaking after announcing the second Mumbai Walkathon, Mithali also opened up about her increased focus on fitness now that she plays only one format.
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