Darcie Brown, at only 16, is one of the fastest bowlers in South Australia. © Adelaide Strikers

Darcie Brown, the young fast bowler, has signed a three-year deal with Adelaide Strikers and completes their squad for the fifth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League beginning on October 18. At only 16, Brown is the youngest ever player, male or female, to sign a contract with the Adelaide club. “It’s a wonderful 

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Jonassen celebrates a wicket with her teammates. © Getty Images

Jess Jonassen ended the 2017-18 season as Australia’s premier spinner. She was the leader of the spin group, no questions asked. In March 2018, a 20-year-old Sophie Molineux made her international debut. She was Jonassen’s understudy— of that there was no doubt. However, soon enough, Jonassen had to undergo a knee surgery and was ruled 

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

Australia’s ruthlessness continued as the side registered its 16th straight victory in the 50-over format. The hosts convincingly defeated Sri Lanka by 157 runs in the opening ODI at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Saturday (October 5). Delighted with her team’s dominant performances, skipper Meg Lanning believes Australia have got a good foundation 

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Australia haven't given Sri Lanka a sniff through the tour so far. © Getty Images

Sri Lanka are down in the dumps— there is no nicer way to put it. On their tour of Australia so far, their (international) results read as follows: Lost by 41 runs Lost by 9 wickets Lost by 132 runs Lost by 157 runs With each game, the margin of defeat has gotten worse and 

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Meg Lanning, Australian captain. © CA DIGITAL (Cricket Australia)

Australia have two things that most teams are desperately looking for – depth and momentum. Such has been the dominance of Meg Lanning’s side that the rest of the teams are struggling to try and match their standard. After drubbing Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series the hosts’ next target is the three-match ODI 

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Australia haven't given Sri Lanka a sniff in the series so far. © Getty Images

Three T20Is, three thrashings. Despite Chamari Atapattu’s masterful century in the first T20I, Sri Lanka were unable to come together to challenge the might of Australia through the T20I series. Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy smashed hundreds in the first and third T20Is respectively – Healy’s record breaking knock overshadowing the good work the bowlers 

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Tammy Beaumont remained unpicked in the draft. ©ECB

Tammy Beaumont, England’s opening batter, was the most notable absentee from the first round of draft picks for The Hundred— Women’s competition. 16 players were selected by eight teams— two per team— by a process which allowed players to either accept or reject offers made to them. It is likely the right-hander turned down the 

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Bismah Maroof in action for Pakistan. ©ICC

Bismah Maroof, Pakistan captain, will lead the 13-member ICC Women’s Global Development Squad (WGDS) on their upcoming tour of Australia where they will play against Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) teams and also train with the franchises for their first-round matches. She will be joined by New Zealand international, Hannah Rowe, as the second player from 

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Mark Coles oversaw a successful couple of years for Pakistan. © PCB/ Twitter

Mark Coles has stepped down as head coach of Pakistan with immediate effect and will be returning to New Zealand next week. Iqbal Imam, the batting coach, will take charge of the team for the upcoming series against Bangladesh which is set to begin on October 26. Coles, who took over as head coach in 

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Lizelle Lee kicked off WBBL04 with a century. © Getty Images

Katey Martin and Lizelle Lee complete Melbourne Stars squad for the upcoming season of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), starting October 18. Martin and Lee along with Emma Inglis return to the team, while youngsters Lucy Cripps and Tess Flintoff joined the Stars on Thursday (October 3). Martin, New Zealand wicket-keeper-batter, signed with the Stars 

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