Articles by Abhishek Mukherjee
Oct 15, 2019
India Women vs South Africa Women: Mithali Raj and Co ticked all boxes with series sweep, but search for extra seamer continuesIndia's team management will be happy all thirteen cricketers who have featured in the series have delivered at some point, contributing towards the clean sweep in some way.
Oct 12, 2019
India women vs South Africa women: Mithali Raj buries controversial year with characteristic masterclass in second ODIMithali Raj was not reading Rumi when Jemimah Rodrigues and Priya Punia walked out to open batting at Vadodara. It did not matter, for she looked just as unflappable in contemporary cricket’s most iconic floppy hat when she walked out to bat at the fall of the second wicket.
Oct 10, 2019
India women vs South Africa women: Jhulan Goswami's impressive comeback, Taniya Bhatia's sublime wicketkeeping skills and other takeaways from first ODIBusiness took its normal course for India Women as they trounced South Africa Women by eight wickets in the first of the three ODIs at Vadodara. Bolstered by the return of Jhulan Goswami and Ekta Bisht, they bowled out South Africa for 164, and their batters hardly broke a sweat en route a win with over eight overs to spare.
Oct 05, 2019
India women vs South Africa women: From lacklustre middle order to misfiring pacers, hosts' problems persist despite T20I series winSome of the key takeaways from India women's six-match T20 International series against South Africa.
Oct 02, 2019
India Women vs South Africa Women: Powerful and versatile Shafali Verma adds ballast to top-order as hosts seal seriesEven at 15, Shafali Verma generates incredible power, an outcome of her strong hands and tremendous bat speed. She never seems to be perturbed by the stature of the bowler, and while she may not be an answer to India's middle-order problem, her brand of batting may bolster the top-order.
Sep 25, 2019
India women vs South Africa women: Questions remain over team composition despite uplifting win for hosts in 1st T20IThe decisions over team composition needs to be made at the earliest, for there are only five months and about a dozen T20Is left before the T20 World Cup, and India are yet to strike a balance and zero in on an XI.
Sep 04, 2019
Mithali Raj retires: Indian cricket's legend calls time on T20 career with her legacy secure and reputation intactPerhaps the shortest version of the game moved away from Raj quicker than she would have liked to. The Indian cricket team is clearly focussing on big-hitters like Priya Punia, Harleen Deol, and Taniya Bhatia at the top. Their stints have not been long, but it is evident that India Women have not been too keen on investing in Raj’s brand of batting.