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newscricketa day ago

IND W vs ENG W | Looking forward to prove myself, states Shafali Verma 

Indian women cricket's young sensation Shafali Verma is all geared up for the England tour and is looking forward to prove herself in all formats of the game. She also talked about choosing the right balls to play as the hard-hitting batter wants to learn as much as possible from the one-off Test.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND W vs ENG W | Shafali Verma gets maiden ODI and Test call-up; Shikha Pandey recalled

‘T20 specialist’ Shafali Verma could become an all-format batter in no time as the 17-year-old has been named in both the Test and ODI squads for the tour of England. Barring Verma, the selectors have also recalled Shikha Pandey and Taniya Bhatia, both of whom were controversially axed vs SA.
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newscricket6 days ago

Shafali Verma to represent Sydney Sixers in forthcoming WBBL season

Shafali Verma’s father has confirmed that the right-hander, who is the number one batter in the world, will play in the forthcoming Women’s Big Bash League season after having signed a deal with Sydney Sixers. Shafali is also in line to represent Birmingham Phoenix in ‘The Hundred’.
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newscricket9 days ago

Reports | Shafali Verma to play for Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred

Shafali Verma, the number one T20I batter in the world, will reportedly play for Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural edition of The Hundred after successfully obtaining a NOC from the BCCI. Should the report be accurate, Shafali will be the fifth Indian to feature in The Hundred’s inaugural season.
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newscricket13 days ago

Reports | Mandhana, Harmanpreet, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma set to feature in The Hundred

The power-packed Indian quartet of Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma are all set to feature in the inaugural edition of ‘The Hundred’, with the BCCI said to have already issued the players a NOC. Shafali Verma, too, is believed to be in the franchises’ radar.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND-W vs SA-W | Not getting picked in the ODIs motivated me to work harder on myself, reveals Shafali Verma 

There was a lot of hue and cry when Shafali Verma wasn't picked for the ODIs against South Africa and she stated that she took it as a motivation and worked even harder on herself. Shafali also added that she must be lacking something in her and hence didn't ask the captain about the omission.
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newscricket2 months ago

Shafali Verma regains number one ranking in T20Is for batters

Shafali Verma has become the number one ranked T20I batter in the world for the second time in her career as the 17-year-old, on Tuesday, leapfrogged Australia’s Beth Mooney to go atop the rankings. Verma has regained the number one spot after thumping a 31-ball 47 in the 2nd T20I vs SA W.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND W vs SA W | We cannot keep giving excuses, need to pull our socks up, claims Smriti Mandhana

India’s stand-in skipper Smriti Mandhana insisted that the side needed to pull up their socks and get back into rhythm and claimed that the one-year-hiatus cannot be used as an excuse for sustained mediocrity. Mandhana admitted that India deserved to lose the 2nd T20I for the way they fielded.
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newscricket6 months ago

Will continue to go for my shots from the word go, insists Shafali Verma

India women’s cricket team opener Shafali Verma has insisted that she will continue to play attacking shots right from the start in the upcoming T20 Challenge in Dubai. She added that she has added some new shots to her arsenal and learned how to adjust her mindset according to the situations.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Introduction of U-23 age-group ensured many women’s cricketers are not lost to system, reckons Shikha Pandey

Shikha Pandey has stated that the addition of the U-23 pathway system for women has ensured the players are finding more opportunities to bolster their chances for the senior national team. Earlier, the lack of a pathway system used to result in many promising talents fading away to oblivion.
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