India are strong favourites against West Indies. © Getty Images

On to the business end of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship, most teams have only one or two series left in the bag to push for direct qualification to the ODI World Cup in New Zealand in 2021. With Australia and New Zealand (as hosts) having already qualified for the showpiece event, three spots are 

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Bangladesh celebrating a wicket. © ICC

Sanjida Islam and Nigar Sultana were motoring along in a 57-run stand while chasing a tall target of 168 in the second T20I on Monday (October 28). They had brought the required run rate to below 10 runs per over. Bismah Maroof, in search of breaking the partnership, turned to Sadia Iqbal, who was playing 

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Bangladesh's discipline with the ball helped them keep Pakistan to a below-par total in the first T20I. © PCB

When Sidra Nawaz walked out to bat in the first T20I against Bangladesh at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday (October 26), Pakistan didn’t look like they would get anywhere beyond a total of 115. However, the diminutive wicket-keeper-batter, moved around the crease, and picked her spots (and shots) to perfection, racing to an 

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Salma Khatun (L) and Bismah Maroof with T20I series trophy. © PCB

Pakistan and Bangladesh are set to lock horns for the first time at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for a three-match T20I series, beginning October 26 (Saturday). The series will give Pakistan youngsters an opportunity to make the most of their chance as their key player, Nida Dar is competing at the Women’s Big Bash League 

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South Africa’s practice session on Sunday (Oct.13). © Womens CricZone

At times, the way teams go about with their practise can tell you the feeling the camp. India’s session had an air of calmness around it. The players were going through their drills in a relaxed manner. Generally, players bat in pairs in a net session, giving a rough idea about where they are likely 

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Marizanne Kapp returned to the international fold with a fighting half-century. © Getty Images

A glance at the batting card of South Africa from the first ODI will tell you that Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus and Marizanne Kapp got starts. Apart from Kapp, the others didn’t convert theirs into something big. But having watched the game, Trisha Chetty and Mignon du Preez – though the score against their names 

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Jhulan Goswami gets ready to bowl in the nets on the right as Mithali Raj takes knockdowns on the left. © Womens CricZone

“Bowled, Jhulu di!” Biju George, India’s fielding coach cheered, more than once, as he stood near the nets where Jhulan Goswami was bowling. The Indian fast bowler was going through her paces and was often seen discussing her seam position and wrist position with George as well as head coach WV Raman. In the adjacent 

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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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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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Hilton Moreeng, Sune Luus, Harmanpreet Kaur and WV Raman at the pre-series press conference. © Cricket South Africa/ Twitter

It was to be like any other series – teams play five T20Is, have a look at their team combinations keeping in mind the T20 World Cup next year. But this wasn’t any other series. Rain has lashed Surat, where the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium is located. Due to that, the second and the third T20Is 

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