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featurecricket2 days ago

India in desperate need of solving middle-order jigsaw to avoid another heart-break

43/2 in 5.3 overs against Australia. 53/2 in 5.3 overs against Bangladesh and 46/1 in 5 overs against New Zealand. Then - 132 against Australia, 142 against Bangladesh and 133/8 at the end of 20 overs against the White Ferns. Do you see a pattern there? You sure do.
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featurecricket2 days ago

IND W vs NZ W | India Player Ratings - Shafali Verma stars as India become first team to book semi-final berth

A Shafali Verma-inspired Indian women’s team toppled the mighty Kiwis by four runs to become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals in Australia. Although it was an odd off-day for Poonam Yadav, the rest of the bowling line-up made up for it with a dominating display.
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newscricket3 days ago

Always easy batting alongside Shafali Verma, reveals Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana expressed her delight in batting alongside Shafali Verma and revealed that the youngster compliments her style of batting. Mandhana, who has been the backbone of the team, feels that the 16-year-old's aggressive style of batting has also added plenty of balance to the team.
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featurecricket8 days ago

IND W vs AUS W | India Player Ratings - Sensational Poonam spins India to historic win

It was a night to remember at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday, as Team India, who entered the match as heavy underdogs, scripted a historic win to stun the tournament favorites. India’s charge was led by Poonam Yadav, who came up with one of the all-time-great World Cup performances.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket8 days ago

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup | Harmanpreet Kaur’s form will be crucial to India’s chances, predicts Harsha Bhogle

Prominent cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle reckons skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s form in the middle will be crucial to India’s chances at the Women’s T20 World Cup starting on February 21. Bhogle also hopes that the spinners can make the most out of the friendly tracks in Australia.
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featurecricket9 days ago

India out to do away with mercurial tag as another World Cup beckons

First it was Tushar Arothe and then Ramesh Pawar - the factions in the Indian women’s cricket team were prominent when India were crashed out of the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup. However, since WV Raman’s appointment, there is a sense of contentment - one that gives hope.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket10 days ago

Women’s T20 World Cup | India and Australia most impressive in this World Cup, asserts Brett Lee

Brett Lee feels that India and Australia look to be the two most impressive teams in the Women's T20 World Cup, which has the potential to take women's cricket to the next level. Writing for ICC's official website, Lee offered his perspective on what the tournament means for women's cricket.
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newscricket13 days ago

Onus on top 4 to bat long to protect middle order, admits Smriti Mandhana

According to Smriti Mandhana, the top four has to bat long to protect the fragile middle order during the ICC Women's World Cup in Australia on February 21. Australia head coach Matthew Mott believes that India have the most feared batting line-up at the T20 World Cup and former agrees to it.
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newscricket14 days ago

ICC T20 Rankings | Smriti Mandhana rises to fourth, Jemimah Rodrigues drops to seventh position

Smriti Mandhana has jumped three places to fourth position while her compatriot Jemimah Rodrigues has dropped to seventh in the latest ICC women's T20 International rankings for batters released on Friday. Meanwhile, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has remained static at ninth on the same list.
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newscricket17 days ago

AUS W vs IND W | Australia defeat India by 11 runs in tri-series final

Australia overcame India by 11 runs, despite Smriti Mandhana’s quickfire 66 off 37 balls in the tri-series final in Melbourne. For Australia, spinner Jenn Jonassen bowled a sensational spell, taking 5 wickets off just 12 runs, with veteran Beth Mooney scoring 77* at Junction Oval in their victory.
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