Australia thumped Sri Lanka in the first ODI. © Getty Images

In a landmark move, Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday (October 11) launched a parental leave policy to support professional cricketers’ through pregnancy, adoption and their return to play and parental responsibilities. The policy will see maternity leave introduced in Australian cricket for the first time, in a move Alyssa Healy, the wicket-keeper batter, called a 

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Having previously turned out for Sydney Sixers, Kim Garth will play for Perth Scorchers this season. © Getty Images

Kim Garth, the Ireland allrounder, completes Perth Scorchers’ squad for the fifth season of the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia set to begin on Friday (October 18). This will be Garth’s third stint in the tournament, having previously represented Sydney Sixers in the second and third seasons— both of which her team won. With 

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Shabnim Ismail is one of the fastest bowlers on the women's circuit. © Getty Images

Shabnim Ismail, the fiery fast bowler from South Africa, has signed with Sydney Thunder for the first ever standalone edition of the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia. She joins Rachel Priest and Nida Dar as the club’s third and final overseas signing. She will join Thunder after completing South Africa’s tour of India that 

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Jess Jonassen became the second-fastest bowler to register 100 ODI wickets. © Getty Images

Australia won yet another ODI series against Sri Lanka and in the process broke the 20-year record of 17 wins registered by Belinda Clark’s Australia team.  Meg Lanning’s team have now registered 18 wins and are just three wins short of breaking the all-time record of 21 wins set by their male counterparts. Alyssa Healy, 

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Australia registered their 18th consecutive win in ODIs. © Getty Images

Australia are breaking records aplenty. They have spent the last 18 months dominating the women’s circuit – thrashing opposition as if their life depended on it. Along the way, they registered a record 18th consecutive ODI win, surpassing the previous record of 17 – registered by a Belinda Clark-led Australia between 1997 and 1999. Australia’s 

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Phoebe Litchfield is one of the four teenagers in Thunder's squad. © Sydney Thunder

Phoebe Litchfield, the 16-year-old left-hander batter from New South Wales, has signed a two-year contract with Sydney Thunder for the Women’s Big Bash League, the fifth edition of which is beginning on October 18. Over the last 12 months, Litchfield has risen rapidly through the ranks, scoring her first grade century, earning her maiden contract 

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England are taking a step in the right direction. @bbc.co.uk

In a historic move, England and Wales Cricket Board on Tuesday (October 8) announced the launch of its new action plan to transform women’s and girls’ cricket across the country. This plan will not only see increased funding in the women’s game over a five year period (2020-2024), but also includes the introduction of 40 

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Eyes on the prize: Meg Lanning and Australia will want nothing less than a win. © Getty Images

When Meg Lanning urged the need of match-winning hundreds, her two key players – Rachael Haynes and Jess Jonassen – obliged, although in different departments. Haynes’s career-best knock of 118 from 132 balls meant Australia were in control of the second ODI against Sri Lanka despite a hiccup in the middle. Reaching triple figures was 

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