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newscricket4 days ago

India are bit more pumped when it comes to Australia, quips Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana has stated that Team India are a bit pumped when it comes to Australia because of the competitiveness in the game. The Indian opener further added that the national side has improved massively since the defeat against Australia in the T20 World Cup final at the MCG in 2020.
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newscricket25 days ago

India Women tour of Australia | Mithali Raj to lead India in historic Day-Night Test as BCCI announces squads

Mithali Raj will be seen leading the women's team in the historic one-off Day-Night Test versus Australia Women, while Harmanpreet Kaur will continue to captain the T20I side. The Eves will play their first ever Day-Night Test at the WACA, Perth from September 30 to October 3.
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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Smriti ‘Superwoman’ Mandhana pulling off an absolute blinder to stun England

On Saturday, during the third ODI between India and England, Indian opener Smriti Mandhana pulled off an improbable catch in the deep. After Nat Sciver hit it straight to the deep, Smriti ran in the deep like a superwoman, plucking the catch just inches off the ground to stun England.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG W vs IND W | We need to get into a better rhythm together as a team, admits Shikha Pandey

Ahead of the third ODI, Shikha Pandey has admitted that the Indian women’s team needs to get into a better rhythm together, instead of pin-pointing at the batting or bowling department. With the World Cup coming ahead, she insisted that the team needs to employ a fearless brand of cricket.
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newscricket3 months 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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featurecricket3 months 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.
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newscricket4 months 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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newscricket4 months 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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