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5 best women cricketers in the world right now
5 best women cricketers in the world right now

Cricket will likely always be a male-dominated sport, but the women’s game is gaining traction and is in better shape now than ever before. The first women’s Big Bash will take place during the 2015-16 season and a Super League in England is also scheduled to commence next year. Women’s cricket has many differences to men’s. The lack of brute power makes the sport more technical and the balance between batsmen and bowlers

Aug 22 2015
Indian eves favourites in T20I series
Indian eves favourites in T20I series

Indian women team will be led by Mithali Raj in the T20 competition Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) Buoyed by their 3-2 series win in the women's One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand, India will start favourites in the three-match Twenty20 Internationals between the two teams, commencing here on Saturday. As well as India played to turn a 1-2 deficit into a 3-2 win, the hosts, led ably by Mithali Raj, showcased their collect

Jul 10 2015
New Zealand claim ICC Women's Championship advantage over India
New Zealand claim ICC Women's Championship advantage over India

Kiwis moved two places in the ICC rankings even after losing to Indian eves by 3-2 Dubai, July 9 (IANS) Although India claimed the overall spoils 3-2 in the five-match series, it is New Zealand who moved up two places to joint fourth in the ICC Women's Championship following their 2-1 win in the three Championship games that were played at the start of the series in Bengaluru. The 'White Ferns' went into the series second from b

Jul 9 2015
Mithali Raj - A living legend in Women's cricket
Mithali Raj - A living legend in Women's cricket

Mithali Raj – second highest run getter in ODIs When we think about cricket, the first thing came into our minds is none other than Sachin Tendulkar. There are only a few records he couldn't achieve in his long career. He played cricket with passion and through his tremendous batting skills he won a million hearts. Even though he retired from cricket 2 years ago, he is still the reason for people watching cricket. On Jun 26,

Jul 7 2015
Mithali Raj to lead India eves in T20 series
Mithali Raj to lead India eves in T20 series

Mithali hopes to continue good ODI form in T20 Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) Mithali Raj will lead India in the three-match women's T20 cricket series against visiting New Zealand commencing here on Saturday. The squad, as announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), here on Tuesday is: Mithali Raj (captain), Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma, Vanitha Vellaswa

India women swamp Kiwis to level series
India women swamp Kiwis to level series

Mithali went past 5000 runs in the process Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) The Indian batting came good as the hosts overcame New Zealand by eight wickets, chasing down a target of 221, to level the five-match women's One-Day International (ODI) series 2-2 here on Monday. Skipper Mithali Raj (81 not out, 88b, 10x4), who completed 5,000 runs in ODIs, and Smriti Mandhana (66, 99b, 8x4) put on 124 runs for the second wicket as India overhauled Ne

Jul 6 2015
New Zealand women overcome India to level series 1-1
New Zealand women overcome India to level series 1-1

The five-match series is level now Bengaluru, July 1 (IANS) The New Zealand women's cricket team came up with a fine all-round performance to beat India by three wickets and level the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series 1-1 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday. Batting first, India, who had won the opening tie on Sunday, made a hash of a fine start by opener Thirush Kamini, 61, (96b, 11x4, 1x6) as they lost wickets

Jul 1 2015
India well prepared to face New Zealand: Mithali Raj
India well prepared to face New Zealand: Mithali Raj

Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj Bangalore, June 26 (IANS) Ahead of their five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series against New Zealand, India women's skipper Mithali Raj on Friday said the hosts were ready to face a tough, well-drilled and talented visiting side. She also said that the home series was important as they attempt to improve their standing in the Women's Championship. The ODI series begins in B

Jun 26 2015
Women's cricket: India and New Zealand aiming for upward ICC Women’s Championship movement
Women's cricket: India and New Zealand aiming for upward ICC Women’s Championship movement

India aims to rise in ICC women’s rankings India and New Zealand will aim to boost their standings when they go head to head in round three of the ICC Women’s Championship, which starts in Bangalore on Sunday. The series includes five ODIs but only the first three matches scheduled for 28 June, 1 and 3 July will count towards the eight-team ICC Women’s Championship. The top four sides from this tournament will qualify auto

Jun 26 2015
Mithali Raj to lead Indian eves team
Mithali Raj to lead Indian eves team

Mithali will once again lead the side Bengaluru, June 25 (IANS) Mithali Raj will lead the Indian women's cricket team in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against visiting New Zealand, to be played here from June 28. The 15-member contingent was announced here on Thursday. All matches will be played at the Mangalam Chinnaswamy Stadium. The squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana,

Jun 25 2015
Vanitha to lead India A against New Zealand
Vanitha to lead India A against New Zealand

The New Zealand women’s cricket team will be playing a one-day series Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka's Vanitha V.R. will lead India A for a warm-up game against the touring New Zealand women's cricket team to be played here on June 26 ahead of their one-day series. The India A squad was picked by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) women's selection committee which met here on Thursday. A 21-member

Jun 18 2015
BCCI names squads for women's Challenger Trophy
BCCI names squads for women's Challenger Trophy

Harmanpreet Kaur will lead India Blue New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India here on Monday announced the squads -- India Red, India Blue and India Green (Under-19) -- for the women's Challenger Trophy to be held at Mysuru during June 14-17. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said the tournament will be the groundwork for India's bilateral series against New Zealand in June-July 2015. The squads: India Red: S

Jun 1 2015
New Zealand women's cricket team to tour India
New Zealand women's cricket team to tour India

Mithali Raj is the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) The New Zealand women's cricket team will tour India in June-July to play five One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20 Internationals. All five ODIs will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru followed by the three T20Is at Alur, Karnataka. News Alert: NZ women’s team will tour India from June 26-July 16. The tour will

May 8 2015
Mithali Raj becomes first female cricketer to win Wisden India Cricketers of the Year recognition
Mithali Raj becomes first female cricketer to win Wisden India Cricketers of the Year recognition

India Women’s captain Mithali Raj Mithali Raj, the captain of the India Women’s cricket team, was honoured to be recognised as one of the six Wisden India Cricketers of the Year for 2015. She is the first female cricketer to win the award, and is part of a list consisting of Ajinkya Rahane, Rishi Dhawan, Angelo Mathews, Umar Akmal and Mominul Haque. The Wisden Cricketers of the Year awards represent a tradition t

Apr 25 2015
Interview with Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj:
Interview with Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj: "Need more domestic tourneys"

Indian women's cricket captain Mithali Raj Mithali Raj has been the bedrock around which the Indian women’s batting have evolved over many years now. The 32-year-old Jodhpur-born top-order batswoman has been a great servant of Indian women’s cricket over the years, featuring in 10 Tests, 153 ODIs and 47 T20s. Recently bestowed with the coveted Padma Shri award, the Indian women’s cricket captain spoke in an exclusive i

Apr 6 2015
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