Smriti Mandhana’s Batting Will Remind You of Ganguly & Gilchrist

To be honest, I've never followed women’s cricket from close quarters. There have been those odd World Cup matches over the years that I have watched simply to support the ‘Women in Blue,’ but besides that most women’s cricket matches don’t interest me at all. They always seemed to be lagging behind men’s cricket by … Continue reading Smriti Mandhana’s Batting Will Remind You of Ganguly & Gilchrist

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India Eves Bank on Form, Spin & Batting Strength This World Cup

After a bitter-sweet Champions Trophy campaign of the Indian men’s cricket team, the Indian eves are all ready and charged-up to make their 11th consecutive World Cup appearance since the inaugural edition in 1973. Playing in the den of the English Lions, this is their best chance to claim their maiden World Cup title. The … Continue reading India Eves Bank on Form, Spin & Batting Strength This World Cup

Fabulous Start, Setback & a Big Comeback: India’s Road to Finals

The long wait of 12 years is finally over as the Indian eves are into the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup once again. Come 23 July, India will battle it out with the hosts, England, at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ to have their hands on their first ever Silverware. The last time India … Continue reading Fabulous Start, Setback & a Big Comeback: India’s Road to Finals

Mithali Raj’s Journey to The Top Of World Cricket

On 26 June 1999, Indian cricket was blessed with the arrival of a very special player into the international scene. I am not talking about Virender Sehwag – who made his international debut that year – or anyone else from the Indian men’s cricket team. I’m talking about India’s own wonder woman Mithali Raj. She … Continue reading Mithali Raj’s Journey to The Top Of World Cricket

Indian Eves Personified Perfection With a Perfect 10 Over Pakistan

A couple of weeks ago, the majority of the country had found it hard to wake up in the morning as they still had a hangover. Don’t worry! It wasn’t the after-effect of a booze party in any way. In fact, it was the hangover of disappointment. It was the hangover of losing something that … Continue reading Indian Eves Personified Perfection With a Perfect 10 Over Pakistan

Jhulan Goswami, Punam Raut heroics undone by hosts’ all-round show

In a parallel world, Jhulan Goswami and Punam Raut’s heroics might well have won the Indian women their first ever World Cup. However, they certainly didn’t turn out to be enough in this world. Who doesn’t want to be a hero on the cricket field? Almost everyone dreams of being the ‘messiah’ leading the team … Continue reading Jhulan Goswami, Punam Raut heroics undone by hosts’ all-round show

Harmanpreet Kaur’s hurricane 171* proved India need not rely on Mithali Raj alone

"One thing (that has) always been constant is the burden that I have carried all through my career. I felt somewhere if I had few more (batswomen) to support me, maybe my game would have been much better than what it is or what it was." The Indian Women’s team skipper, Mithali Raj, said those words after India lost to … Continue reading Harmanpreet Kaur’s hurricane 171* proved India need not rely on Mithali Raj alone