Mary-Anne Musonda. © Zimbabwe Cricket

In September 2017, Zimbabwe faced Uganda in the final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Africa region qualifiers in Namibia. If past results were anything to go by, Zimbabwe should have won at a canter. After all, they had players with a superior skill-set, a larger group of experienced players, and historically, had more of 

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Delissa Kimmince ©Cricket Australia

Delissa Kimmince’s story has been told and re-told many times over the last 10 months. The allrounder’s successful return to the international circuit has— to use a cliché— been nothing short of inspiring. Kimmince, who made her international debut as a 19-year-old in 2008, chose to walk away from the game barely a year into her 

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Mali team in Rwanda. ©Kawory Berthe

On June 18, Mali played their first international women’s cricket match: a Twenty20 international against Rwanda in the Kwibuka Women’s tournament in Rwanda. The excitement of their arrival on the international stage was short-lived. Mali was dismissed for six — a total that included nine ducks and a solitary run off the bat. It was 

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Birmingham 2022 will mostly see Women's Cricket. ©Getty Images

On Thursday (June 20) the Commonwealth Games Federation announced that women’s T20 cricket is set to be part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. This announcement was made following a joint bid by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in November last year. While the 71 member 

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Jemimah Rodrigues in action. ©BCCI/IPL

On Tuesday (11 June), when Yorkshire Diamonds made the announcement that they had signed Jemimah Rodrigues, India’s latest batting sensation, for the fourth edition of the Women’s Cricket Super League, murmurs went around recalling the ‘other Indian teenager’ who had played for Yorkshire— namely, Sachin Tendulkar. Interestingly, another young kid from Mumbai also represented Yorkshire 

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Jemimah Rodrigues in action. ©Getty Images

Jemimah Rodrigues will become the third Indian to feature in the Women’s Cricket Super League in England after signing with Yorkshire Diamonds for the 2019 season.   The 18-year old top-order batter has over the last year become one of India’s mainstays with the bat in the shortest format. Since her international debut in February 

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Smriti Mandhana after hitting a century. ©Getty Images

In 2016, I watched as Smriti Mandhana tore into Sri Lanka’s bowling attack at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. It was a practice match ahead of the World T20, and Mandhana was coming off a successful tour of Australia, where she had scored her first international century. She was batting at No.3 in that 

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New Zealand celebrate the wicket of India captain Harmanpreet Kaur. ©Getty Images

Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton. Three different venues, three types of surfaces, but much the same story for India all three times – they got themselves into winning positions and then found a way to lose from there. In the final T20I against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday (February 10), India faltered 

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