Taylor becomes the third overseas player to play for Western Storm. ©Sky Sports

With the Kia Super League about to begin in less than 48 hours, we look back at the first two finals of the prestigious competition. The first at Chelmsford a traditional stronghold for women’s cricket and a venue that England have an impressive record at. Finals day moved to Hove for the second year where the 

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Surrey Stars will try to reach the semis this year. ©Getty Images

Surrey Stars were semi-finalists in last years’ KSL and they look a good prospect to make it at least that far this year. Led by England allrounder Nat Sciver, she will have the backing of the trio of South African internationals Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp and Lizelle Lee. Add in some exciting England internationals 

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Bangladesh are riding high on success. ©ICC

Three months back if anyone would have told Bangladesh can win back to back tournaments, no one would have believed that. But now it is a reality. They have won three back to back series and are currently riding high on success. Starting from small towns and struggled for years, the journey was not at 

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Mamatha Maben has thrown her hat for India head coach role. ©Mamatha Maben

Former India player turned coaches Mamatha Maben and Ajay Ratra have applied for the Head Coach position of Indian Women’s Cricket Team. The post is vacant now and the BCCI has called for the applications after former coach Tushar Arothe’s sudden resignation last week. In an exclusive chat with Women’s CricZone, Maben shared her thoughts 

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Lightning will miss Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry. ©Getty Images

Loughborough Lightning had a tough start to last year’s Kia Super League. They still went into the last game knowing they could qualify for the semi-final like they did in the first year. It wasn’t to be for the side that represents the Midlands. This year they are without Ellyse Perry who decided to miss 

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South Africa players celebrate taking the wicket of England's Sarah Taylor during the Third Royal London International T20 match at Edgbaston, Birmingham. ©Getty Images

The long-pending MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) will be signed between CSA (Cricket South Africa) and SACA (South African Cricketers’ Association). Such a deal will benefit the Women’s cricketers in South Africa, on par with their male counterparts. The MOU will be a significant step to regulate the alliance between the governing body and the Cricketers’ Federation of 

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Sophie Ecclestone will be the key for Lancashire Thunder. ©ecb.co.uk

In this part of our series of players to watch, we look at the England internationals that will grace the latest instalment of the Kia Super League. It will be the last opportunity for these players to impress the selectors before the ICC World T20 later this year.   Sarah Taylor – Surrey Stars The 

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Heather Knight will lead the KSL defending champions. ©Sky Sports

Western Storm are the current Kia Super League champions and along with Southern Vipers are the most successful teams in the competition history. They look well placed to keep that form up this year.   The Captain Heather Knight is a captain that gets the best out of her players, she proved this most successfully 

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Alex Blackwell with the Lancashire Thunder team. ©ProSports Images

Alex Blackwell was announced as the new coach of Lancashire Thunder this year and on Sunday marks her first game in charge of a side that has struggled for some consistency. As a player, she was part of one of the most successful international sides in Australia and you can expect her to be just 

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Smriti Mandhana turns 22 today. ©DNA

Even before she’d turned 22, Smriti Mandhana had collected over 1400 ODI runs, terrorized everyone from Brunt to Stafanie, became the first-ever Indian batswoman to join a premier English T20 league, stamped her authority in the mother of all cricketing battles- the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017- and proved that cricket needs no gender discrimination. 

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