Deanna Doughty in action. © Wellington Blaze/ Twitter

Deanna Doughty, the right-arm leg-spinner, will lead Wellington Blaze in their first round of matches of the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield against Auckland Hearts at the Basin Reserve on Saturday (November 16). As the team’s vice-captain, she will step up in the absence of Leigh Kasperek, who is unavailable due to injury. This will be the 

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Bismah Maroof in action for Pakistan. ©ICC

Bismah Maroof and Iqbal Imam are all set to continue as captain and coach respectively for Pakistan until next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The showpiece event is being held in Australia from February 21 to March 8, 2020. Pakistan are fresh off a T20I and ODI series against Bangladesh which saw cricket return 

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Katy Perry will perform at the final of the T20 World Cup. © Getty Images

Katy Perry, the American pop singer, is set to perform at the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 on March 8— international women’s day— at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the ICC announced on Tuesday (November 12). The performance is set to further fuel the ICC, and local organising committee’s attempt to 

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Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the series with a knee injury. © Getty Images

In a huge blow for West Indies, Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing five-match T20I series against India with a knee injury. Taylor, who missed the first T20I on Saturday (November 9) has been advised two weeks of rest by the team physiotherapist, Matthew Parchment, having suffered a Grade 

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Piepa Cleary broke her left leg when she dived awkwardly on the boundary against Melbourne Stars. © Getty Images

Piepa Cleary, the fast bowler from Perth Scorchers, has been ruled out of the remainder of this season’s Women’s Big Bash League after having broken her left leg. The right-armer suffered the injury when she dived awkwardly on the boundary line during last weekend’s clash against Melbourne Stars at the WACA. Cleary underwent surgery for 

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Wellington Blaze are aiming for a hat-trick of T20 titles. © Getty Images

Wellington Blaze, defending Super Smash champions, are aiming to complete a hat-trick of T20 titles while also attempting to secure their first one-day championship in 15 years when their campaign begins this weekend. Blaze announced a strong 18-member squad full of international and domestic talent, including nine players who have been offered their very first 

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Melanie Jones the former Australia cricketer-turned-broadcaster, has been appointed as a Director of Cricket Australia. © Getty Images

Melanie Jones, the former Australia cricketer-turned-broadcaster, has been appointed as a Director of Cricket Australia (CA) with immediate effect. She becomes the first female elected to the CA Board having been nominated by Cricket Victoria (CV). “I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with the Board to strengthen cricket’s bond with the community and 

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Hayley Matthews has completed her eight-match suspension and will return to the West Indies squad. © Getty Images

Hayley Matthews and Caneisha Isaac are the two new entrants in the West Indies squad for the third and final ODI against India at the Sir Vivan Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday (November 6). The pair will replace the injured duo of Britney Cooper and Chinelle Henry who were both ruled out of the 

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Ireland’s Amy Kenealy in action. © Getty Images

The word ‘former’ got attached before Amy Kenealy’s description as an Ireland cricketer after she announced her decision to call it quits from the sport. Aged 31, Kenealy last donned the Irish green in international cricket July 2018. In 23 ODIs, she has 16 wickets to show while in the shortest format, she picked up 

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Chinelle Henry has been ruled out of the ODI series with a concussion. © Getty Images

Chinelle Henry and Britney Cooper have been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against India in Antigua. Henry, the allrounder, will be unavailable for seven days after having suffered a concussion in the first ODI. Cooper, on the other hand, was struck by a ball during training and now has a bruised shin. Henry 

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