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3rd T20I: India women eye series sweep against Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

DAMBULLA: The series already in their pocket, a confident India will look to complete a whitewash when they take on hosts Sri Lanka in the third and final women's T20 International here on Monday. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led outfit had thrashed the home team by 34 runs in the opening T20 and then followed it up with a dominating five-wicket win in the second game to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. More importantly, the wins will be a morale booster for India ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham starting next month, where women's T20 cricket is set to make its debut. India seem to have found the winning momentum, but they won't be entirely pleased with their performance in the series so far. While the bowlers have done a stellar job in the two games, India's batting ha...
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Harmanpreet Kaur overtakes Mithali Raj as India’s leading run-scorer in women’s T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

DAMBULLA (Sri Lanka): Indian women's team captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Saturday overtook former skipper Mithali Raj to become India's leading T20I run-scorer. Harmanpreet achieved this feat during the second T20I against Sri Lanka in which she remained unbeaten on 31. She now has 2,372 runs in 123 matches at an average of 26.65, with one century and six half-centuries. Harmanpreet set the record 16 days after Mithali's retirement. Mithali had scored 2,364 runs in 89 T20Is at an average of 37.52 with 17 half-centuries. Harmanpreet played a captain's knock and her 31 runs helped India in a five-wicket victory in the second T20I of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday. With this win, India clinched the series 2-0. Chasing 126, Sm...
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Indian women’s cricket team arrives in Sri Lanka for limited-overs tour

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian women’s cricket team arrived here on Sunday for its limited-over tour of Sri Lanka, beginning on June 23. India Women's Team led by Harmanpreet Kaur arrives in Sri Lanka. 🛬 India and Sri Lanka will play three T20Is in Dambulla on June 23, 25 and 27 followed by as many ODIs on July 1, 4 and 7.#SLvIND #SLWvINDW #SLWomens pic.twitter.com/7u8nfAy16W — Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) June 19, 2022 Without senior players like Mithali Raj, who has announced her retirement, and veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, a young Indian team will play three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals at Pallekele and Dambulla respectively. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) welcomed the visiting team, coached by Ramesh Powar, on its arrival and also posted pictures and visuals on its soc...
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An era in women’s cricket ends as Mithali Raj retires | Cricket News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: An era in women's cricket, which spanned more than two decades, came to a 'reluctant' end on Wednesday. Hyderabad's legendary player Mithali Raj, who was literally 'pushed' into the game by her mother Leela Raj, finally called it quits. Mithali has set several records in her illustrious career and her aggregate of 10,868 international runs in 333 matches — ODIS, Tests and T2OI — will take some beating. With most runs in women's cricket and the only Indian captain - man or woman - to have led the side in two 50-over World Cup finals, the 39-year-old, however, retires without the World Cup trophy in her cabinet. It was this deep desire to finish as a winner which kept Mithu, as she was fondly called by her family and friends, pushing all boundaries. She was reluctant to call it...
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Nepal women bundled out for 8 runs by UAE in U-19 game | Cricket News – Times of India

Cricket matches have become shorter with the advent of the Twenty20 format, but the United Arab Emirates women's Under-19 side recorded a remarkably swift victory on Saturday when they shot out Nepal for eight runs and chased it down in seven balls. The game, a qualifier for the Under-19 T20 World Cup, ended in no time as UAE seamer Mahika Gaur (5-2) tore through Nepal's batting order before openers Theertha Satish and Lavanya Keny sealed a 10-wicket win in 1.1 overs in Bangi, Malaysia. Nepal won the toss and chose to bat first but could only last 8.1 overs, with six of their batters perishing without scoring. In 2017, an Indian state side were bowled out for two runs in an official 50-over match when opener Menka scored one run for the Nagaland women's Under-19s and the other was a wid...
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Women’s Tests should be played over five days, says ICC’s Greg Barclay | Cricket News – Times of India

International Cricket Council (ICC) chair Greg Barclay said women's Test matches should be played over five days, but raised doubts over the place of the longer format in the future of women's cricket. Women's Test matches are played over four days as opposed to five in the men's game, and the five Test matches that have been played since 2017 have all ended in a draw. England captain Heather Knight has backed five day-Tests and England bowler Kate Cross said women cricketers were fit enough to cope with the physical demands of longer matches after the drawn Ashes Test in January. "Most people would say five days are required," Barclay told the BBC. "If they are going play it, my personal view is they should have five days to play it in." The only countries to have played a women's Test...
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Women’s Tests should be played over five days, says ICC’s Barclay

International Cricket Council (ICC) chair Greg Barclay said women’s Test matches should be played over five days, but raised doubts over the place of the longer format in the future of women’s cricket. Women’s Test matches are played over four days as opposed to five in the men’s game, and the five test matches that have been played since 2017 have all ended in a draw. England captain Heather Knight has backed five day-Tests and England bowler Kate Cross said women cricketers were fit enough to cope with the physical demands of longer matches after the drawn Ashes test in January. “Most people would say five days are required,” Barclay told the BBC. “If they are going play it, my personal view is they should have five days to play it in.”Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremi...
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Indian domestic cricketers can walk into South Africa’s side any day, says captain Sune Luus | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBLIN: Indian domestic players have benefitted immensely from the Women's T20 Challenge and they can "walk into the South African side any day", believes Proteas captain Sune Luus. The 26-year-old, who won the the FairBreak Invitational tournament in Dubai and the Women's T20 Challenge last month with the Tornadoes and Supernovas respectively, said it was "a massive opportunity and an awesome learning curve." "The IPL was a bit of a better standard. With FairBreak there are a lot of girls from the Associates, some girls who used spikes for the first time, who played on a turf wicket for the first time so it was a whole different experience," Luus was quoted as saying by 'ESPNcricinfo'. "The most surprising thing for FairBreak was the standard of cricket. You don't really know about Aus...
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BCCI looking for window to organise women’s Indian Premier League | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After a highly successful 15th season of men's Indian Premier League (IPL), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking for a window to organise the event for women cricketers as well. According to a BCCI source, as IPL 2022 was going on, BCCI officials had a discussion with stakeholders regarding Women's IPL. BCCI president Saurav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah have made it clear that a full-fledged women's IPL will take place featuring six teams. "There was a meeting during the IPL final. There are two windows for which a green signal has to be obtained, one in March/April and the second one in September/October. We will also get in touch with ICC to seek a separate window. BCCI could start men's IPL in May next year," said the source to ANI. The idea of wom...
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Indian women’s team to host Australia for T20 series in December

The Indian women’s team is set to host World Champions Australia for a five-match T20I series in December later this year. The dates and the venue of the series, which was announced by Cricket Australia on Monday as part of its men’s and women’s schedule for the season, remain unconfirmed. The Indian women’s team, which last appeared in the ODI World Cup in March, will next compete at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July before taking on hosts England in a white-ball series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is in September. “It is the start of an exciting eight months for the team that also includes a tour to India, home series against Pakistan, the opportunity to play in the Hundred and our own extended domestic season, before the T20 World Cup,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick H...
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Dhoni sir’s World Cup winning hit inspired me to hit sixes in every game: Kiran Navgire

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s World Cup winning six resides in India’s collective consciousness and it was a shot that changed a lot of lives, including that of little-known Solapur athlete Kiran Navgire. And so, athletics’ loss became cricket’s gain as the former Maharashtra state level athlete decided that there is no fun if she can’t tonk the ball like her “idol”. Eleven years later, at 28, Navgire, who plays domestic cricket for Nagaland, has found instant stardom, with some of the most powerful blows that one has ever seen from an Indian batter. In her very second big stage game in the Women’s T20 Challenger, the right-handed Navgire hit the fastest fifty for her team Velocity and her 34-ball-69 will certainly be remembered for a long time, especially the five sixes.Best of Express Premiu...
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Women’s cricket looks to future with new-style event in Dubai | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: An innovative women's cricket tournament grouping established stars with emerging-nation players starts this week as the sport looks to expand globally and outgrow its reliance on the men's game. The FairBreak Invitational, featuring England captain Heather Knight, West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor and Pakistan's Sana Mir, opens on Wednesday accompanied by calls for better funding for the sport. Women's cricket has emerged as a marketing hit in recent years with international finals played at sold-out stadiums, including a record 86,000-plus at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the T20 World Cup decider in March 2020. Progress was halted by the pandemic but the sport bounced back with a successful World Cup in New Zealand, Australia beating Knight's England at a sold-out Hagley ...
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Women’s T20 Trophy: Yastika Bhatia’s effort goes in vain as Maharashtra beat Baroda to enter final | Cricket News – Times of India

SURAT: Yastika Bhatia scored a sublime 71 off 45 balls but that was not enough as Maharashtra outplayed Baroda by six wickets to enter the final of the Senior Women's T20 Trophy here on Monday. The Smriti Mandhana-led Maharashtra restricted Baroda to 121 for seven after opting to field at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium. Utkarsha Pawar starred with the ball for Maharashtra taking three wickets for 21 runs in four overs. India and Baroda batter Yastika hit 10 fours and a six in her counter-attacking knock but her effort went in vain as Maharashtra coasted to win in 19.1 overs. Maharashtra Opener Shivali Shinde made 44 off 37 balls and Tejal Hasanbis 33 off 32 to ensure that their side chased down the target comfortably. Skipper Mandhana scored a run-a-ball 13. The second semifinal between def...
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Ramesh Powar’s term ends, NCA head VVS Laxman may play bigger role in women’s cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian women's team head coach Ramesh Powar's contract has expired at the conclusion of the side's campaign in the ICC World Cup and he might have to reapply for the post as per BCCI rules. The disastrous World Cup campaign could also lead to a radical shift in women's cricket, with National Cricket Academy (NCA) head VVS Laxman taking an active part in mentoring the next batch of the country's cricketers. The team failed to make the semifinals of the ongoing tournament. Powar had replaced WV Raman, who had guided the team into the T20 World Cup final in 2020. "Powar's contract was until the World Cup. There is no provision for extension. So the entire process starts with applications and interviews. Powar can certainly reapply and CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee), as per the...
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ICC open ‘to bridge gap between women and men’s prize money’, says CEO

Discussions are on to “bridge the gap between women and men’s prize money” in cricket’s global competitions, the ICC’s chief executive Geoff Allardice has said. The game’s apex body plans to bring in parity in prize money for finishing positions in its men’s and women’s tournaments in the next eight-year cycle starting from 2024 to 2031. Allardice made the statement after being pointed out that the winners of the ongoing Women’s ODI World Cup in New Zealand will be richer by just one-third of the prize money won by the 2019 men’s World Cup winners. “One of the things that we did at the start of the cycle was we projected through this event cycle – most of the ICC’s finances are done with an eight-year view – and what we’ve been trying to do over this cycle is bridge the gap between the ...
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ICC Women’s World Cup: India crash out after losing a last-ball thriller to South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH: An inconsistent India crashed out of the Women's World Cup after suffering a heart-breaking three-wicket defeat against South Africa in a must-win league-stage game that went down to the wire, here on Sunday. AS IT HAPPENEDSmriti Mandhana (71), Shafali Verma (53) and skipper Mithali Raj (68)struck half-centuries, setting the platform for India to reach a competitive 274 for seven at the Hagley Oval. A dramatic finish to yet another #CWC22 thriller with South Africa emerging as victors on the final ball against In… https://t.co/Tv7yKic0h5— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) 1648370832000Despite India's average bowling and fielding, the match last full distance with off-spinner Deepti Sharma needing to defend seven runs in the final over. A well-set Mignon du Preez was...
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PCB planning to introduce women’s PSL early next year

Alarmed by the poor showing of the national team in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja on Tuesday said the PCB is planning to introduce a proper domestic set-up for them, which includes a T20 franchise-based league to begin early next year to unearth new talent. “There is a lot of work to be done in our women’s cricket set-up. You have to take into consideration the restrictions and other issues that are unique to women in sports. We have to take steps to have a proper domestic calendar for women with three-day matches,” Ramiz told reporters here. Pakistan lost all its opening four games in the World Cup to lie at the bottom of the points table. Pakistan still have three league matches remaining against the West Indies, England and New Zealand....
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Women’s World Cup: Indian batters need to raise their game against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

HAMILTON: India's under-performing top-order will be keen to display way more intent to bring the team's campaign back on track when it squares off against a dangerous West Indies in the third league game of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Saturday. Currently placed fifth after a demoralising 62-run loss to New Zealand, India would like to get back to winning ways as back-to-back defeat can cause loss in momentum, especially when they are playing one game after another on the bounce. The likes of Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, the young Yastika Bhatia and all-rounder Deepti Sharma were all criticised for not getting a move-on against New Zealand in India's chase of 261 and despite Harmanpreet Kaur's 62-ball-71, the team ended up being outplayed by 62 runs. It is understood that Shafali...
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Raj, Mandhana slip two places in ICC Women’s ODI Player rankings, Lannings grabs 2nd spot

Skipper Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana slipped a couple of places to the fourth and 10th spots respectively in the batting chart of the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings released on Tuesday. While Raj (718 points) was dismissed cheaply for nine runs, Mandhana (670 points) had hit a 75-ball 52 in India’s opening women’s ODI World Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday. The Indian pair of Sneh Rana (53 not out) and Pooja Vastrakar (67 runs), however, moved up to their career best positions following their half-centuries in the team’s 107-run win over Pakistan in the opening game. Rana and Vastrakar had added 122 for India’s seventh wicket to lift them from 114-6 against Pakistan and both moved up to their career best positions with the bat. ↗️ Lanning, Haynes move up in batters li...
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Women’s Cricket World Cup: Will it be Australia’s Cup again? | Cricket News – Times of India

March 8, 2020 almost ushered in a new era in women’s cricket. A record 86,174 people turned up to cheer England and Australia in the T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It raised hopes of a brighter future, more competition and better structure for women’s cricket. But it also marked the onset of the pandemic. And understandably, the interest generated in Melbourne faded. Come Friday, the focus will again be on women’s cricket when the ICC 50-over World Cup gets under way in New Zealand. The eight-nation tournament, originally scheduled from February 6 to March 7, 2021, was pushed back by a year due to the pandemic. The showpiece event will be held in a stringent bio-bubble with overseas players having to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Thankfully, the competitio...