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Women's World T20 2018: Favourites India look to continue momentum against Pakistan, exorcise ghosts of 2016
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Women's World T20 2018: Favourites India look to continue momentum against Pakistan, exorcise ghosts of 2016

India will go into their Group B contest against Pakistan as clear favourites. They will however, be wary of their opponents, who are unpredictable at best.

ICC Women's World T20, Highlights, India vs New Zealand, Full Cricket Score: Harmanpreet Kaur-led India win by 34 runs
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ICC Women's World T20, Highlights, India vs New Zealand, Full Cricket Score: Harmanpreet Kaur-led India win by 34 runs

India vs New Zealand Live Score: Reddy starts her final over with a wide. Appeal for caught-behind against Martin off the second delivery, and Indian skipper Harmanpreet goes for the review after its turned down. The TV umpire however, isn't entirely convinced, and sticks to the on-field umpire's original decision. Eight off the over, as Reddy signs off with figures of 1/36.

Women's World T20 2018: All-rounder Radha Yadav beefs spin-bowling department, provides variety for mega event
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Women's World T20 2018: All-rounder Radha Yadav beefs spin-bowling department, provides variety for mega event

Radha Yadav certainly has the talent with the ball, but the way she handles herself under pressure against formidable batting line-ups, will define the next chapter of her young career

Women's World T20 2018: A battle of India's spin attack vs New Zealand's batting power in tournament opener
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Women's World T20 2018: A battle of India's spin attack vs New Zealand's batting power in tournament opener

New Zealand may be the higher ranked team, and have the head-to-head edge in T20Is (five wins in seven matches), but it is India who will go into the opening match on Friday as the more confident team.

Women's World T20 2018: Experience and calmness make India's go-to bowler Ekta Bisht key to their performance at event
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Women's World T20 2018: Experience and calmness make India's go-to bowler Ekta Bisht key to their performance at event

Advice, encouragement and plans aside, Ekta Bisht's calmness, and ability to keep people around her relaxed will be key to how India progress through the tournament.

Indian women's cricket team coach Ramesh Powar says team learnt how to handle different kinds of pressure in last few games
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Indian women's cricket team coach Ramesh Powar says team learnt how to handle different kinds of pressure in last few games

Harmanpreet said that the team had prepared well with a series against Australia A, in which different players were tried out and hoped this time around the team members will not repeat the mistakes of 2017.

ICC Women's World T20: Selectors put faith in young India side while naming 15-member squad for upcoming event
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ICC Women's World T20: Selectors put faith in young India side while naming 15-member squad for upcoming event

The average age of India's WT20 squad is 24. There are eight players, including three teenagers, who are yet to turn 25. Only Mithali Raj and Ekta Bisht are in their 30s, and six of the players have never featured in an ICC tournament earlier.

Harmanpreet Kaur to lead India in ICC Women's World T20 beginning in November in West Indies
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Harmanpreet Kaur to lead India in ICC Women's World T20 beginning in November in West Indies

The team, picked up by the All-India Women's Selection Committee, will have opener Smriti Mandhana as Harmanpreet's deputy. Smriti has been in sensational form this year.

Women's Asia Cup T20: India register comprehensive 7-wicket win over Pakistan to secure place in seventh final
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Women's Asia Cup T20: India register comprehensive 7-wicket win over Pakistan to secure place in seventh final

A dominant India sailed into the final of the women's Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament with a seven-wicket drubbing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their last round-robin match.

Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup: India bounce back after shock Bangladesh loss, win Sri Lanka clash comprehensively
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Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup: India bounce back after shock Bangladesh loss, win Sri Lanka clash comprehensively

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh currently have six points each from four games. But, India are leading the standings with a net run-rate of +2.709.

Women's T20 Challenge: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana to lock horns in road test for potential IPL
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Women's T20 Challenge: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana to lock horns in road test for potential IPL

Stage is set for a historical women's IPL exhibition match between Trailblazers led by Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur's Supernovas at the Wankhede Stadium.

India Women vs England Women: Smriti Mandhana's fifty guides hosts to thrilling win in series opener
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India Women vs England Women: Smriti Mandhana's fifty guides hosts to thrilling win in series opener

Smriti Mandhana cracked five fours and four sixes in her strokeful inning to anchor India's run chase after England set the hosts a modest 208-run for a 1 -0 lead.

Indian women vs Australia women: Mithali Raj and Co let down by undisciplined bowling, underprepared batting in 2nd ODI
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Indian women vs Australia women: Mithali Raj and Co let down by undisciplined bowling, underprepared batting in 2nd ODI

None of the Indian batswomen seemed to know how to tackle Megan Schutt and they had little preparation for her languid inswingers.

Mithali Raj to lead India in three-match ODI series against Australia
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Mithali Raj to lead India in three-match ODI series against Australia

India will start the three-match series with the first one-dayer on 12 March, followed by the second and third game on 15 March and 18 March respectively in Vadodara.

ICC Women's Championship: India eye series win, while South Africa look to draw level
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ICC Women's Championship: India eye series win, while South Africa look to draw level

Dominant in the series-opener, the Indian women's cricket team would now look to seal the issue when it takes on South Africa in the second ODI of the three- match series.

Mithali Raj to lead Indian team in South Africa; 17-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues named in squad
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Mithali Raj to lead Indian team in South Africa; 17-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues named in squad

Mithali Raj, who herself made her debut as a 16-year-old, was named captain and Harmanpreet Kaur her deputy as the BCCI announced a 16-member squad for the series beginning 5 February.

India captain Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht named in ICC ODI team of the year; Harmanpreet Kaur features in T20I side
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India captain Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht named in ICC ODI team of the year; Harmanpreet Kaur features in T20I side

India captain Mithali Raj was on Thursday named in the ICC women's ODI team of the year while left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the lone cricketer to find a place in the both the ODI and T20 Teams of the year announced by the world body.

Indian women's team await lucrative sponsorship deals after encouraging show at World Cup
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Indian women's team await lucrative sponsorship deals after encouraging show at World Cup

It has been almost a week since the World Cup final at Lord's but most of India's squad members are yet to be approached for sponsorship

Deepti Sharma intends to add Ravichandran Ashwin's 'carrom' ball to her bowling arsenal
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Deepti Sharma intends to add Ravichandran Ashwin's 'carrom' ball to her bowling arsenal

It is very rare to come across spin bowling variations in women's cricket, but all-rounder Deepti Sharma, fresh from her brilliant performance in the just concluded ICC Women's World Cup, is now focussed on developing a 'carrom' ball, mostly used by the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis.

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht among 10 India players awarded promotion by Railways
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ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht among 10 India players awarded promotion by Railways

There are 10 players from Railways in the Indian Women's team, including captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur, out of 15-member squad.