Melanie Jones with Meg Lanning. © Getty Images

2017-18 was a difficult period for Cricket Australia (CA). It started with the pay dispute, then came the ball tampering scandal that resulted in a cultural review, and finally a string of resignations among the senior management. Suddenly, it seemed like an administration, and team (read, men) that had ruled both on and off the 

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Sindhu Sriharsha plays a trademark cover drive during the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifiers. © ICC

Julia Price, former Australia wicket-keeper-turned United States of America head coach, often uses the word ‘brave’. It is one of her coaching philosophies— a value that she wants her team to imbibe. If there is one person in the USA team who epitomises that quality, it is Sindhu Sriharsha, their captain. Sindhu’s career has seen 

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The fourth edition of the Women’s Cricket Super League is coming to a close. Over the last week, cricketers and coaches involved with each club have taken to social media to celebrate their association with each club— the performances, the memories, but mostly the friendships.   KSL ✅ Loved playing for the Stars over the 

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The captains pose with trophy ahead of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Scotland. © ICC

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia draws closer every day. As of Friday (August 30) there are only 175 days left for the teams to prepare. With Australia having pulled away from the rest of the pack, the remaining top seven teams look to finalise their squads, develop new plans and strategies 

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New Zealand players celebrating a dismissal. © Getty Images

Amy Satterthwaite’s pregnancy, was the second-most exciting news to come out of New Zealand in the last fortnight. The honour of most exciting went to the ‘Women’s Master Agreement’ (WMA)— a document that will see Satterthwaite being paid her full (contract) retainer despite not being able to train or play. However, things were not always 

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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’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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