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6 reasons to watch women's cricket
6 reasons to watch women's cricket

Are you a cricket fan? Do you wake up or stay awake at ungodly hours to watch your favourite team play? Most probably, you can rattle off the batting and bowling averages and strike rates of your favourite player without a second thought. So if I ask you to name 10 women cricketers, it shouldn’t be difficult for you, but is this really the case? Alas, no. Even if I sugarcoat things, most people wouldn’t be able to come up with more t

Dec 21 2014
Bhuvneshwar Kumar on shortlist for this year’s LG People’s Choice Award
Bhuvneshwar Kumar on shortlist for this year’s LG People’s Choice Award

Bhuvneshwar Kumar This year’s fifth LG People’s Choice Award sees five players from five different countries nominated to win the only award voted for by the public at the annual LG ICC Awards. The quintet of players nominated for the award are England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and South Africa fast bowler

Oct 8 2014
India women go down to England by 13 runs after brilliant Charlotte Edwards ton
India women go down to England by 13 runs after brilliant Charlotte Edwards ton

England skipper Charlotte Edwards scored an unbeaten 108 out of her team’s total of 214 Scarborough (England) – India women suffered a dramatic batting collapse losing five wickets for 30 runs and went down by 13 runs to England women in the second ODI for their second consecutive loss in the ICC Women's Championship here Saturday. Chasing a target of 214, the Indian team put up a close fight but were all out for 201 ru

Aug 24 2014
Live Streaming: England women vs India women 2nd ODI at Scarborough
Live Streaming: England women vs India women 2nd ODI at Scarborough

The second ODI of Indian women’s tour of England is currently under way in Scarborough. Having lost the rain-curtailed first fixture here two days ago, Indian women made one change in their squad, bringing in right-handed opening batter Poonam Raut for left-handed Thirush Kamini, to partner an in-form Smriti Mandhana at the top of the order. England too made one change to their winning combination, bringing

Aug 23 2014
Wisden names Shikhar Dhawan among five Cricketers of the Year
Wisden names Shikhar Dhawan among five Cricketers of the Year

India batsman Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his century. Wisden have announced their five Cricketers of the Year award winners, and Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan is one of five winners alongside Australian pacer Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers, England’s Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards, the England Women’s team captain. Dhawan was named as the player of the tournament at the Champions Trophy, following his staggering perfor

Australia’s Meg Lanning becomes number-one ranked T20I batter
Australia’s Meg Lanning becomes number-one ranked T20I batter

Meg Lanning Australia’s stand-in captain Meg Lanning has become the number-one ranked batter in the Reliance ICC Women’s Rankings for T20I Batters after producing a good performance in the recently concluded T20I series against England. Lanning, who scored 143 runs in the series, has replaced England’s Sarah Taylor who had been sitting on top of the tree since October 2012. The latest rankings were released a day after Australia beat

Feb 3 2014
Dhoni named for game's highest Garfield Sobers Trophy
Dhoni named for game's highest Garfield Sobers Trophy

Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian in the running for cricket’s highest Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year. Dhoni along with Hashim Amla (South Africa), James Anderson (England), Michael Clarke (Australia), Alastair Cook (England) and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) was named Tuesday in the short-list for nominees for the prestigious award. This and ot

Dec 3 2013
England's Charlotte Edwards lauds West Indies women's cricket success
England's Charlotte Edwards lauds West Indies women's cricket success

Port of Spain - The West Indies have been hailed as the biggest success in women’s cricket over the past five years. England captain Charlotte Edwards made the statement recently as she showed respect for the success and dedication of the regional side. She said no team has made as much progress as the Merissa Aguilera-led Caribbean side. “For me they have been the biggest success in women’s cricket in the last five years,̶

Nov 3 2013
Top women cricketers of all time
Top women cricketers of all time

For the most inane reasons, women’s cricket has never received its due in international circles. Gender disparity in the real world was chucked out ages ago, yet this form of cricket still receives step motherly treatment. The earliest recorded game of this aspect of cricket has been traced back to 1745, between the villages of Bramley and Hambledon in Surrey, England. Since then, interest in the game among the members of the gentler sex grew i

Sep 25 2013
Women’s Ashes 2013 will be an intriguing prospect this summer
Women’s Ashes 2013 will be an intriguing prospect this summer

Charlotte Edwards The women’s Ashes 2013 series gets underway soon with the first match starting on August 11. This year the series will be decided by playing all three formats of the game. The two countries will play one Test, three one-day internationals and three T20 internationals. The highest points total after all of the matches will win the Ashes. Six points will be awarded for the winners of the Test with two points for each team in t

Aug 3 2013
England announce initial women’s squad for Ashes
England announce initial women’s squad for Ashes

Charlotte Edwards has been named the captain of the women’s squad The English selectors named a preliminary 18 player squad to face Australia in the Women’s Ashes that kicks-off on August 11. Natasha Farrant, Natalie Sciver and Lauren Winfield, who made their international debuts against Pakistan last-week, have all been included in the squad that is likely to be trimmed to 15 early next month. Katherine Blunt, Holly Colvin and Laur

Jul 8 2013
Charlotte Edwards – A legend of the game
Charlotte Edwards – A legend of the game

Sixteen years. The number of years, since a young girl, all of just 17, called Charlotte Edwards, lit up the Hyderabad cricket stadium, with a scintillating knock of 173 in the World Cup. At an age when most of us can’t even envisage playing first class cricket, this young girl with prodigious talent, took to international cricket like a duck to water. The scintillating knock of 173 that Edwards made seems light years ago now. The young girl,

Feb 20 2013
England settle for third place in Women's World Cup
England settle for third place in Women's World Cup

Mumbai - A century by England captain Charlotte Edwards helped her side to a four-wicket win over New Zealand Women in the third-fourth play-off at the Women’s World Cup here on Friday. The victory for England will be bitter-sweet as the previously ranked world No.1 team has now dropped to third in the latest rankings. In Cuttack, Sri Lanka’s Shashikala Siriwardena led her side back to glory, after their earlier loss to South Africa,

Feb 15 2013
Does the ICC not care enough about the Women's World Cup?
Does the ICC not care enough about the Women's World Cup?

The entire cricketing world has been divided and has been debating about the DRS system for a very long time. The DRS came into the picture as a result of consistent bad umpiring. In the crucial Super Six match of the Women’s World Cup that New Zealand skipper had termed, ‘almost a semifinal’, the umpiring was nothing but dreadful. Her team was at the receiving end of four LBW decisions; Kate Broadmore and Frances Mackay were dismissed by

Feb 14 2013
The other side of cricket - unseen and unknown
The other side of cricket - unseen and unknown

Thanks to the media and continuous scheduling of matches, cricket is now not unknown to anyone. It’s definitely not an exaggeration when I say cricket has acquired the status of religion in most parts of the world. Cricketers are revered everywhere. Their endorsements are highly valued, their actions are replicated and their quotes make headlines. Every time they step out, countless cards will be waiting to be embellished by their autographs.

Feb 10 2013
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