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newscricket5 days ago

Mithali Raj reclaims No.1 ODI batter spot, Smriti Mandhana attains career best T20I ranking

Indian legendary player Mithali Raj has reclaimed her position of No.1 ODI batter in ICC's latest updates of the Women's ODI rankings where she replaced West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor. Opening batter Smriti Mandhana reached her career-best after climbing to the third spot in T20Is.
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newscricket11 days ago

ENG W vs IND W | Need to work on a lot of things as a team going into the World Cup, asserts Smriti Mandhana 

Ahead of the third T20I against England, senior Indian batter Smriti Mandhana has stated that there is a lot of scope for improvement in the team and they need to work hard in all the departments. She also added that the tour of Australia will be important for India's preparation for the World Cup.
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newscricketa month ago

Mithali Raj moves up to fifth place in ICC Women’s ODI batting rankings, Tammy Beaumont at top

India women’s ODI team captain Mithali Raj has climbed to fifth place in ICC Women’s ODI rankings for batters after her crucial 72 runs against England women in the first ODI in Bristol. Smriti Mandhana was pushed down to the ninth spot with her counterpart Tammy Beaumont leading the charts.
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newscricketa month ago

ENG W vs IND W | Want Shafali Verma to enjoy her style of playing in debut ODI series, admits Mithali Raj

Ahead of Shafali Verma’s potential ODI debut, Indian skipper Mithali Raj has admitted that she wants the young opener to enjoy her style of playing without worrying too much about things. The Indian skipper also added that healthy competition in the team is always good, for the future of the team.
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reportcricketa month ago

Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma and Taniya Bhatia show infrangible resolve as India pull Houdini act

Team India did the impossible on Day 4 in Bristol as the visitors batted the entirety of the final day to deny England what looked like a certain victory. Astonishingly, India’s lower-order, led by debutant Sneh Rana, batted close to 45 overs to ensure the visitors walked away with a draw.
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reportcricketa month ago

Shafali Verma stars again as rain halts England’s march to victory

Rain had the last laugh in Bristol on Friday but England, in the little time they had, ensured that they put themselves in pole position heading into the final day. Young Shafali Verma stole the show for India again, but the visitors have a huge mountain to climb on the final day.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month 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
newscricketa month ago

ENG W vs IND W | Never tried tinkering too much with Shafali Verma, admits Harmanpreet Kaur

Ahead of the Test against England, Indian vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has admitted that the management has never tried tinkering too much with ‘natural player’ Shafali Verma. While stating that they didn’t have too much red-ball practice, Harmanpreet trusted the mentality to make a difference.
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newscricket2 months ago

My back-foot game was weak earlier but facing 140kph Ranji bowlers helped me, reveals Shafali Verma

Star Indian batter Shafali Verma has revealed that she improved her back-foot game after facing Ranji bowlers, who were bowling at 140kph, during a camp with Haryana men's team. She also added that ever since the World T20, last year, she's been working on her skills, and fitness extensively.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND W vs ENG W | WV Raman backs attacking Shafali Verma to come good in Tests 

Former Indian women's head coach WV Raman has thrown his weight behind youngster Shafali Verma and backed her to ace the Test format with her attacking game. He also added that a quick start is priceless and cited the example of Prithvi Shaw from U-19 cricket as to how he would get quick runs.
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