newscricket6 days 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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newscricketa month 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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reportcricket2 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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newscricket2 months ago

What has happened in the past has definitely made me wiser, claims Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj opened up about the incident involving former women’s team coach, Ramesh Powar, as she revealed that the entire fiasco helped her grow as a cricketer. Raj added that she felt betrayed by certain members of the Indian team after her attitude was questioned following the Powar fall-out.
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newscricket2 months ago

Women’s cricket state captains to be represented for the first time at BCCI gathering

In a first for women’s cricket in India, the female state team captains at the decade-old ‘Annual Domestic Captains and Coaches Conclave. It is expected that likes of Jhulan Goswami (Bengal), Mithali Raj (Railways), Jemimah Rodrigues (Mumbai) will also attend the upcoming convention.
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newscricket2 months ago

Women’s T20 | My experience of coaching international teams will keep me in good stead, says Mamatha Maben

Mamatha Maben, the coach of Mithali Raj-led IPL Velocity, has stated that her experience of coaching various international teams in the past will keep her in good stead when Velocity will take on Trailblazers tonight. Maben has also added that her camaraderie with Raj will also help her big-time.
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newscricket2 months ago

Women's T20 challenger | Fingers crossed that we’ll see a women’s IPL in the next few years, says Lisa Sthalekar

Former Australian cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar, is optimistic that women’s cricket in India will see an upward trend as she predicted the start of a women’s IPL in the next two years. Sthalekar added that it will be disappointing not to see Australian cricketers be a part of this year’s tournament.
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