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

Low-scoring thrillers, blitzkriegs and all the best moments from group stage

After three weeks of continuous action and entertainment, the league stages of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 finally came to a conclusion on Saturday. Before the tournament, most of the fans and pundits had predicted the likes of Australia, England, South Africa and India as the semi-finalists. Those predictions turned out to be right … Continue reading Low-scoring thrillers, blitzkriegs and all the best moments from group stage

Ekta Bisht, India’s spin queen who kills the opposition softly

From being the first woman cricketer from Uttarakhand to represent India to becoming the leader of India’s spin attack in a span of just six years, Ekta Bisht’s journey has been one to remember. Since making her debut for India in an ODI against Australia at Chesterfield in 2011, Bisht has grown from strength to … Continue reading Ekta Bisht, India’s spin queen who kills the opposition softly

Modernised Indian women’s team have a reputation to protect against Pakistan

The Indian women’s team are off to a flying start in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with two comprehensive victories over hosts England and current Women’s World T20 champions West Indies. Their next match is against arch-rivals Pakistan in a clash where they would look to maintain their domination over Pakistan as they have … Continue reading Modernised Indian women’s team have a reputation to protect against Pakistan

Ajinkya Rahane needs to improve his slogging skills to cement place in first team

There is no doubt that Ajinkya Rahane is one of India’s highly coveted batting assets in Test cricket. His copybook playing technique, rock-solid defence and a monk-like temperament often remind us of the legendary former Indian batsman and captain Rahul Dravid. Moreover, the classy, defiant and often match-saving knocks that he has played in overseas … Continue reading Ajinkya Rahane needs to improve his slogging skills to cement place in first team

Pakistan’s ‘rags to riches’ story bridges gap between favourites and underdogs

The balance has been restored now. The gap between the top four and bottom four teams has been bridged. Most importantly, with Pakistan's triumph in Champions Trophy 2017, the world has realized two things. First, rankings matter the least in cricket. Second, the game of cricket will remain as unpredictable as ever. For ranking is … Continue reading Pakistan’s ‘rags to riches’ story bridges gap between favourites and underdogs