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Mamatha Maben: The Adam Hollioake of Indian women’s cricket
Mamatha Maben: The Adam Hollioake of Indian women’s cricket

Mamatha Maben is completely devoted towards the development of Women's cricket at grassroots level Captains in cricket are a celebrated lot. And in cricket-mad India, they are heroes, role models and inspire a generation. I set about asking a few people I knew to list five of their favourite Indian captains. Without batting an eyelid, five names (and in most instances, a few more) were hurled at me in a hurry.Impressed, I threw another q

May 17 2016
Why it is time to start a women's IPL
Why it is time to start a women's IPL

A lot is happening for women's cricket at this pointAn Indian rubbing shoulders with an Australian in the same team. Ricky Ponting and Tendulkar exchanging notes in the same dugout, Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds referring to each other as 'mates'. For any ardent sports lover who has stopped watching cricket after the millennium, this would be pretty incredible. He might even dismiss these facts as truth claims made by a deranged

Apr 16 2016
ICC Women's World T20 2016: India narrowly miss out semi-final berth after losing by four runs
ICC Women's World T20 2016: India narrowly miss out semi-final berth after losing by four runs

Indian women lost their third consecutive match in the World T20 After losing two very close encounters against Pakistan and England, Indian Women had to win today to keep any hopes of qualifyng for the semi-finals alive in the ICC World T20 2016.However, for that, they needed to come back strongly in their match against the West Indies at the IS Bindra Stadum, Mohali.But the batters let them down yet again as India crashed out of the World

Mar 27 2016
ICC Women's World T20 2016: India take on West Indies in a virtual quarter-final today
ICC Women's World T20 2016: India take on West Indies in a virtual quarter-final today

Harmanpreet Kaur is one of the calmer headsThere could not have been a better finish to Group B of the ICC Women's World T20 2016. Today is the final day and none of the teams have qualified for the semi-finals so far.Also read: India Vs West Indies Semi Final Tickets T20 WC 2016, Here is your chance to get free ticketsThe Duckworth-Lewis loss to Pakistan combined with a narrow one-wicket defeat to England leaves the Indian eves in a tri

Mar 27 2016
ICC Women's World T20 2016: Indian Women lose close encounter to England Women, semi-final hopes diminish
ICC Women's World T20 2016: Indian Women lose close encounter to England Women, semi-final hopes diminish

Indian Women lost their second consecutive match in the World T20After having lost a very close encounter against Pakistan Women in the previous match, Indian Women needed to come back with the right response in their match against England at Dharamsala. However, another poor display with the bat by the Indian Women led to yet another close loss for the home side.England Women won the toss and chose to field. The Indian captain, Mithali Raj seeme

ICC World T20 2016: Pakistani women beat Indian women by 2 runs by D/L method
ICC World T20 2016: Pakistani women beat Indian women by 2 runs by D/L method

Pakistani players celebrates a fall of wicket The most anticipated match of the 2016 ICC World T20 is just hours away from the start in Kolkata as India and Pakistan fight it out once again in the world stage. Like the men’s team, the women’s team of these two neighbors also collided today in Delhi in the ICC women’s World T20.Pakistan captain Sana Mir won the toss and elected to field first. India opened their Innings with

Mar 19 2016
Why the India-Pakistan clash at Delhi is equally important, India vs Pakistan Women's cricket Live Streaming info and more
Why the India-Pakistan clash at Delhi is equally important, India vs Pakistan Women's cricket Live Streaming info and more

Expect a tense game todayT20 is changing the whole world of cricket as a sport. Like many other lesser-followed sports in India, women's cricket hasn't gained much recognition. The build-up to ICC World T20 2016 has been pretty exhaustive for Mithali Raj and the Indian cricket team.But, a historic series win against Australia followed by drubbing Sri Lanka at home might be the turning point for this team. While Indian men's team won 2

Mar 19 2016
Wary of the Afridi fiasco, Pakistan Women's Captain hails support back home
Wary of the Afridi fiasco, Pakistan Women's Captain hails support back home

Sana Mir watches in agony as Pakistan women lose a thriller against the West IndiesMindful of the furor caused by Shahid Afridi’s controversial statement regarding Pakistani supporters, national women’s team skipper Sana Mir decided to play it safe. DNA India reported the 30-year old speaking her mind on the emotional fans, back home.The all-rounder could not resist a laugh when she was asked about the difference between playing in In

Mar 18 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Indian women favourites against Pakistan
ICC World T20 2016: Indian women favourites against Pakistan

The confidence of the top order is high nowIn-form Indian women will look to registering their second win in as many matches when they face Pakistan in a World Twenty20 match at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Saturday.Unlike their male counterparts, there isn't as much history between Indian and Pakistan women and that's why it hasn't created the hype and hoopla that is associated with the men's game.Starting from 2005, they have pl

Mar 18 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Indian women's team defeat Bangladesh in opener
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Indian women's team defeat Bangladesh in opener

CaptionIndian women's cricket team beat Bangladesh by 72 runs in the opening match of World Twenty20 here on Tuesday. Winning the toss, Bangladesh chose to field and conceded 163 runs to India claiming five wickets and in reply managed to hit only 91 runs for the loss of five wickets.Opening the innings for India, captain Mithali Raj hit 42 runs off 35 balls while her opening partner Vellaswamy Vanitha hit a 24-ball 38-run knock. India lost t

Mar 15 2016
ICC World T20 2016: All-round performance gives Indian Women a 72-run win over Bangladesh
ICC World T20 2016: All-round performance gives Indian Women a 72-run win over Bangladesh

Mithali Raj led from the front as she helped India post 163In the first match of the 2016 ICC World Women's T20, the hosts India took on Bangladesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. With only England and Australia having won the previous four Women's World T20s, India came into the game looking to start the tournament on a good note.After winning the toss, Bangladesh Women chose to field. The Chinnaswamy track is usually a flat one

Mar 15 2016
ICC Women's World T20: Indian women cricketers aim to continue winning streak against Bangladesh
ICC Women's World T20: Indian women cricketers aim to continue winning streak against Bangladesh

Mithali Raj will lead the Indian teamA maiden overseas series victory in Australia, a home series win against Sri Lanka, a week-long camp at National Cricket Academy and two warm-up matches have put the Indian women's cricket team in good stead to open their T20 world cup campaign on Tuesday with a contest against Bangladesh.The team led by Mithali Raj aims to do better than the previous two world cups in which it could not cross the group st

Mar 15 2016
Why the Indian women's cricket team deserves equal support and respect as the men's team
Why the Indian women's cricket team deserves equal support and respect as the men's team

Indian women’s cricketers posing with their male counterparts during the jersey unveilingFor long, the Indian women’s cricket team have been living in the shadows of the more-fancied men’s team, all the while, silently outperforming their opponents, achieving good results and coming out on top on more than one occasion. The only difference between the men’s and the women's team is simply the attention or the lack of it

Mar 14 2016
 ICC T20 Women's World Cup 2016: Mithali Raj consider themselves to be one of the favourites
ICC T20 Women's World Cup 2016: Mithali Raj consider themselves to be one of the favourites

Mithali Raj during the photocall of the India team ahead of the Women's ICC World Twenty20 India 2016.India skipper Mithali Raj believes the hosts are strong contenders for the Women's World Twenty20 title and should be able to qualify for the semi-finals."With the kind of momentum we have, we should at least qualify for the semi-finals. From there, it's anyone's game," the experienced Mithali said on Monday.In the tourn

Mar 14 2016
Do the Indian Women's Cricket team have it in them to go all the way at the World T20?
Do the Indian Women's Cricket team have it in them to go all the way at the World T20?

The Indian Women’s cricket team celebrating their 2-1 T20Is series win over AustraliaSometimes it takes only a little bit of motivation to bring the best out of either an individual or a team. Other times, it requires an affirmation from the authorities that you are important to us and we don’t think of you as undeserving.Also read: Live Streaming Info: India Women vs England Women ICC T20 WC 2016, TV ListingThe Indian Women&rsqu

Mar 5 2016
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