Rachael Haynes' team restricted the Stars to just 86 for nine off their 20 overs after losing the bat flip at North Sydney Oval and chased down the total easily with more than six overs to spare.
Rashid Khan, the world's No 1 T20 bowler, will be back for the Adelaide Strikers. His return follows the signings of England batsman Dawid Malan by the Hobart Hurricanes and Afghan allrounder Mohammad Nabi by the Melbourne Renegades.
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: 'We can put pressure on any team', says India captain Harmanpreet Kaur
Insisting that positivity is the biggest strength of this Indian team, Harmanpreet said they are eagerly waiting to face four-time champions and title holders Australia in the tournament opener here on Friday.
ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Harmanpreet Kaur says team shaping up well despite absence of experienced Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj
Mithali retired from T20 cricket last year while Goswami previously played in the format before the 2018 edition. The average age of India's squad in Australia is 22.8 with Harmanpreet being among the seasoned ones.
England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan says Alex Hales must rebuild trust with national set-up before his selection
Alex Hales has not played for England since being withdrawn last year from the 50-overs World Cup squad.
The 26-year-old uncapped off-spinner was bought by KKR for his base price of Rs 20 lakh at the auction last month. He was reported for a suspect action during his team Sydney Thunder's loss to Melbourne Stars last week.
Australia has been fighting wildfires for months as hot, dry conditions created an early start to the fire season, with blazes destroying more than 700 homes and nearly 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of bushland.
Big Bash League: Match called off due to 'dangerous and unreasonable playing conditions' caused by bushfire smoke in Canberra
Chasing 162 for victory against Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Thunder were 40-1 in the fifth over when the contest was halted because of lack of visibility and poor air quality caused by smoke.
Smith posted the Hurricanes’ team line-up for their 2 November match in the WBBL against Sydney Thunder at Burnie in Tasmania state.
Cricket Australia imposes one-year ban on Hobart Hurricanes' Emily Smith for anti-corruption code violation
Smith posted the Hurricanes team for a match against the Sydney Thunder on her personal Instagram account on 2 November, an hour before its official release
Veteran South African pacer Dale Steyn signs with Melbourne Stars ahead of upcoming Big Bash League season
36-year-old Dal Steyn, South Africa's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 439 scalps, had retired last month from the longest format of the game
Hales has amassed 1644 runs in T20Is with a blistering strike rate of 136.65. The right-handed batsman has previously played for the Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL.
If it weren’t for scheduling reasons and workload management issues Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues were likely to be part of the upcoming season of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).
The Big Bash League's new format will have a new finals format and there will be more doubleheaders that are two games being played in a single day
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson retires from Big Bash League, will continue playing in select overseas tournaments
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson on Friday retired from the native Big Bash League, effectively ending his professional career at home.
With the T20 leagues flourishing in the modern era, one of the biggest challenges is coaching the franchises over a short period of time. One name that has had rich experience and relatively decent success in this field is Paddy Upton. Firstpost sat down with him at the Brabourne Stadium to understand the art of coaching a T20 side.
Harmanpreet Kaur extends stay at Sydney Thunder ahead of WBBL 4; Smriti Mandhana signs up with Hobart Hurricanes
India's T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has extended her association with Sydney Thunder while Smriti Mandhana has been signed up by Hobart Hurricanes for the fourth season of Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).
Joe Root and Jos Buttler will be available for seven games that fall between England's winter tours to Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
Australian cricketer Aiden Blizzard calls time on 12-year domestic career citing commitment to family
Blizzard, a mainstay in Australia's Big Bash League, also plied his wares in the Indian Premier League in the 2011 season, where he opened alongside Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar
Alex Blackwell, Australia's most-capped female cricketer, retires from all forms of sport except WBBL
Australia's most-capped female player and vice-captain Alex Blackwell was hailed as a "tremendous leader" in the women's game after announcing her retirement from international and state cricket on Monday.