ICC T20I rankings: Shafali Verma consolidates top spot; Rajeshwari Gayakwad moves up to career-best 13th
Verma's opening partner Smriti Mandhana, with whom she was associated in a decisive 96-run stand, has gained one spot and is sixth after her unbeaten 48 off 28 deliveries.
The Haryana-girl said she feels driven to become a better player every time she is left out of ODIs.
India Women vs South Africa Women: Shafali Verma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad help hosts claim consolation nine-wicket win in third T20I
Gayakwad picked up three wickets for just nine runs to help India restrict South Africa Women to 112 for 7 and then Verma and captain Smriti Mandhana (48 not out off 28 balls) shared 96 runs for the opening wicket to canter to an easy win.
Highlights, India Women vs South Africa Women, 3rd T20I at Lucknow, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by nine wickets, lose series 1-2
Catch the live scorecard and updates from the third T20I between India women and South Africa women at Lucknow.
The 17-year-old, who grabbed the top position for the first time after helping her side reach the knockout phase of the T20 World Cup last year in Australia, has leapfrogged Australia's Beth Mooney with scores of 23 and 47.
India Women vs South Africa Women: Hosts aim to bounce back in T20I series but without skipper Harmanpreet Kaur in opener
Outplayed in the ODI series, Indian women will have to lift their game in all departments to redeem themselves in the three-match T20I series against South Africa, beginning on Saturday.
ICC women's T20I rankings: Shafali Verma climbs to second spot in batters' charts, Smriti Mandhana retains seventh
All-rounder Deepti Sharma (6th), spinners Radha Yadav (8th) and Poonam Yadav (9th) were in the top 10 in the bowlers list.
India women vs South Africa women: Diana Edulji says selectors should've included Shafali Verma in ODI squad
Edulji said the 17-year-old forms the best opening pair in the country alongside Smriti Mandhana and her not getting a chance in the ODI format was surprising to say the least.
Women's T20 Challenge 2020: Sophie Ecclestone's lethal spell helps Trailblazers thump Velocity by nine wickets
Trailblazers chased down the small target of 48 in just 7.5 overs with opener Deandra Dottin and Richa Ghosh remaining not out on 29 and 13 respectively.
Women’s T20 challenge 2020, Highlights, Velocity vs Trailblazers match, Full Cricket Score: Dottin, Ghosh guide Trailblazers to 9-wicket win
Sushree Dibyadarshini, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Dottin is the mood to finish this in a jiffy. But it is young Richa Ghosh, who smacks a boundary off the last ball. Nine runs off the over. Trailblazers need 11 runs in 78 balls.
Most of the India regulars looked in decent touch. Poonam Yadav tossed the ball up, Harmanpreet Kaur hit an enormous six, Shikha Pandey and Ekta Bisht were tidy, Shafali Verma brought the usual surge of adrenaline among viewers, and Sushma Verma was clinical enough to put pressure on Taniya Bhatia for the wicketkeeper’s role.
The tournament will mark the beginning of the Indian women’s cricket season following a COVID-19 induced break. Harmanpreet Kaur-led Supernovas, the defending champions, will lock horns with Velocity, led by the veteran Mithali Raj, in the three-team tournament opener.
Unearthing more young talent like Shafali Verma will be our focus, says newly-appointed women's chief selector Neetu David
David holds the world record for best bowling figures in an innings in a Test -- 8/53 against England in Jamshedpur in 1995. She played 10 Tests, taking 41 wickets. She retired from international cricket in 2008.
Inability to handle big-game pressure has cost India ICC trophies, says outgoing women's chief selector Hemlata Kala
While pressure remains a factor, Hemlata Kala believes in this current lot which she feels can beat England and Australia, consistently across two formats.
Jhulan Goswami feels Indian women's cricket team needs to be mentally tough like Australia to end world title drought
The Indian women's cricket team needs to develop the mental toughness that the mighty Australians possess to end its drought of winning a world title, feels veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami.
This year, the BCCI had decided to organise a four-team women's T20 challenge to run parallel to the men's IPL playoffs, but now it has been put on hold along with the main event due to the COVID-19 pandemic
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 Stats Review: From Mooney's batting records to Pandey's most expensive spell, all the key numbers
We take a look at some of the most significant records broken and created during the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Was tough seeing Shafali Verma in tears, says former Australia pacer Brett Lee
Former pacer Brett Lee on Monday said he found it difficult to watch Indian batting sensation Shafali Verma in tears during the crushing women's T20 World Cup final loss to Australia but he expects the 16-year-old to bounce back strongly.
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Poonam Yadav lone Indian in team of tournament dominated by champions Australia
Five players from Australia's victorious team made the side of the tournament. Defending champions Australia claimed their fifth title following an 85-run triumph over first-time finalists India on Sunday in Melbourne.
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Smriti Mandhana says Team India should be 'left alone' after loss against Australia in final
Mandhana believed India are a transformed team in the shortest format, and she attributed it to head coach WV Raman.