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featurecricket7 days 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

Going to be a great moment for Indian women's team to play pink-ball Test, states Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana, who made her Test debut in 2014, has stated that it is going to be a great moment for the Indian women’s team to play the pink-ball Test in Australia. While expressing her excitement over the Day-night clash, she stated that the team is now focused on tackling the Dukes ball.
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newscricketa month ago

BCCI announce Annual Player Contracts for Women; Shafali Verma moves up a level

The BCCI, on Wednesday, announced the annual player contracts for the Women’s side for the 2020/21 season and the list saw Shafali Verma getting a promotion to Grade B from Grade C. The board cut down the number of players from 22 to 19, and awarded just 3 players a Grade A contract.
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featurecricketa month ago

Lack of continuity has stalled women's cricket growth, time for BCCI to make projects long-term

On 20 December 2018, BCCI had appointed former Indian batsman WV Raman as the head coach of the Indian women’s team, for the next three years. Three years later, Ramesh Powar, who was replaced in the first place, has returned to become the head coach of the national team. But what does this hold?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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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featurecricket3 months ago

IND W vs SA W 2nd ODI | India Player Ratings - India avenge their opening loss with a spirited performance

After getting thrashed by the South Africa women team in the ODI series opener, India avenged the loss after heroics from arguably their biggest match-winners - Jhulan Goswami and Smriti Mandhana. Goswami's four-fer ensured that South Africa got bundled-out cheaply, and the batters did the rest.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

IND W vs SA W | India Player Ratings - South Africa steamroll past the Indian struggle

After being put to bat, India made a real mess of their start, losing wickets before veterans Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj bailed them out but they folded for just 177. However, South Africa showed exactly how to bat in these conditions, with an immaculate run-chase from their openers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 months ago

VIDEO | Nattakan Chantham pulls off a ‘miraculous’ dive to save a certain boundary

Thai cricketer Nattakan Chantham pulled off a miraculous dive after chasing the ball to the boundary to save a certain four for his team Trailblazers. Feilding at short third man, Chanthan kept running behind the ball edged by Jemimah Rodrigues and then finally dove to save the boundary.
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