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featurecricket18 hours ago

Cricket Talk | Understanding the changing landscape of women’s cricket through Karunya Keshav

The 2017 Women’s World Cup in England was a watershed moment in women’s cricket history - not only because India entered the final but also for the sheer quality of cricket on display. It signalled a surge in the format, which culminated with over 86000 people attending the 2020 T20 World Cup final.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

IND W vs AUS W | India Player Ratings - Ruthless Aussies demolish sorrow-faced India

The last time Australia batted first in a major final against India, things did not go well for the team in Blue. 17 years later, things were no different. The Aussies, right from the very first ball, blew a shell-shocked India out of the park with their aggression to clinch their fifth WT20 title.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Inept ICC strike back yet again with their ignorance

I still remember the sheer anger, hatred and frustration amongst the general public post the World Cup Final that led to them absolutely ravaging ICC’s social media accounts. It was ruthless and relentless. I remember thinking how such a reaction would ensure that ICC never goof-up in the future.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

IND W vs SL W | India Player Ratings - Spinners to the fore once again as India finish as table-toppers

A Radha Yadav-inspired spin masterclass followed by a Shafali Verma carnage helped India get the better of Sri Lanka in a stunning fashion, thus ending the group stage unbeaten. However, the form of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur continue to be a big concern for the Indian side.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months 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.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months 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.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 months ago

India W vs BAN W - India Player Ratings - Under-cooked Bangladesh no match for immaculate India

No Smriti Mandhana? No problem. For the second game running, the Women in Blue produced a complete team performance to outclass their opponents and put one foot in the knockout stages. While Shafali and Poonam once again ran the show, the dance floor, particularly today, saw a lot of new entrants.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

How to spoil a party - the Indian Women way

Right on the verge of play kicking-off at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday, there was a picture that perfectly captured the moment. There were floodlights, flashlights and firecrackers, the backdrop of which was a dazzling view, as the country geared up to host its first ever T20 World Cup.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months 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
featurecricket4 months 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