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newscricket8 days ago

South Africa to host Netherlands, India and Bangladesh in a packed home season

South Africa will host Netherlands, India and Bangladesh in a long home season running from November end to April. CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, has confirmed that the India leg will include three Tests, three ODIs and four T20Is, scheduled to run between December 26 and January 25.
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newscricket6 months ago

Heinrich Klassen and Lara Goodall earn their maiden SA’s central contract; Faf du Plessis misses out

Cricket South Africa in their announcement of the central contract for the upcoming cricketing year, announced that Heinrich Klassen and Lara Goodall earned their maiden central contract. Meanwhile, former South African skipper Faf du Plessis misses out on the contract for the year 2021-22.
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newscricket6 months ago

Winning in India is a massive achievement that cannot be understated, lauds Graeme Smith 

CSA's Director of Cricket Graeme Smith has lauded the country's women's side for winning the ODI series in India as he termed it a 'massive achievement' which cannot be understated. The Proteas women's side took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series on Sunday in Lucknow.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND W vs SA W | Our bowling department needs to work more on series preparation, laments Mithali Raj

After showing signs of improvement in the second ODI, Mithali Raj has now lamented the bowling department, asking for more preparation from their side prior to the series. Raj also added that Jhulan Goswami’s absence allowed for others to step up and take responsibility after the loss.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND W vs SA W | Could have done better with the bat; Lee played a brilliant knock, admits Mithali Raj 

Indian women's skipper Mithali Raj, after the third ODI loss, reckoned that the team could have put up a better performance than they did with the bat besides terming Lizelle Lee's century a 'brilliant knock. South African skipper was also delighted with the way Lee batted for her 132*.
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newscricket6 months ago

Jay Shah announces that Indian women's side will play a one-off Test against England 

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the BCCI secretary Jay Shah has announced that the Indian women's side will feature in a one-off Test against England, later this year. The India women's side last played a Test match in November 2014 against South Africa in Mysore.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND W vs SA W | Bowlers really need to more consistent with lines and lengths, reckons Mithali Raj

After a crushing eight-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa, Mithali Raj has reckoned that the bowlers really need to be more consistent with their lines and lengths. Meanwhile, visiting skipper Sune Luus stated that it was an excellent all-round performance from the visitors in the first ODI.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs SA | Sune Luus continues to lead the side in Van Niekerk’s absence

With regular skipper, Dane van Niekerk still out with an injury, South Africa women’s team will be led by Sune Luus, who led them to a victory over Pakistan earlier this year. Meanwhile, Masabata Klaas remains the only absentee from the squad that played Pakistan, with an injury in the 11th hour.
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newscricket7 months ago

IND W vs SA W | Yastika Bhatia, Sweta Verma included in Indian side as Shikha Pandey dropped

The BCCI Women's selection committee have announced the squad for the South Africa series which is set to begin in Lucknow on March 7. While Yastika Bhatia and Sweta Verma have been added to the team, Shikha Pandey, who was the second-highest wicket-taker in the 2020 T20 World Cup, has been dropped.
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newscricket7 months ago

Reports | South Africa women’s series set to be hosted in Lucknow

After long deliberation over where the series would be played out, it was confirmed on Tuesday that Uttar Pradesh’s Cricket Association would host the eight limited-overs game between South African women and Indian women in Lucknow. The tour was originally scheduled to be played in Kerala.
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