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So it’s that time of the year again – high scores, huge hits, tumbling wickets, nail-biting finishes, drama, and a lot of action. Friday (October 18), brings the beginning of Australia’s premier women’s domestic T20 competition: the fifth season of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Eight teams will participate in the first ever standalone 

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Walt Disney had once said, “Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” It is not curiosity that will make Ireland, Thailand, Netherlands and Namibia take the field on Saturday (August 31). It is, however, the quest to feature in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup early next year Down Under that will be the driving 

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World Cups are exciting. But the Qualifiers held for the global tournament have a different charm to them. For once, the associate teams have a chance to showcase their gameplay in front of audiences, that have been brought there by the couple of mainstream teams. Those teams have to take the qualifiers route due to 

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Surrey Stars won the third edition of the Super League. ©Getty Images

Having maintained the core of the team that won the Women’s Cricket Super League last year, Surrey Stars appear to be one of the strongest teams in the 2019 competition. The team is led by Natalie Sciver the England allrounder, and boasts of some of the best talent from England and around the world. Sciver 

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Heather Knight. ©Western Storm

One of the most – if not the most – popular sides in the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL), Western Storm is captained by Heather Knight, the England captain. The core of the team is largely the same as it was in 2018, with England cricketers like Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson and Freya Davies, the 

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Amy Jones and Rachael Haynes guide Lightning to the finals day. ©Loughborough Lightning/Twitter

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Elwiss, the England allrounder, has been named captain of the Loughborough Lightning squad for final season of the Women’s Cricket Super League in England. Elwiss will lead what appears to be one of Loughborough’s weakest sides in the competition so far. Hayley Matthews, the West Indies allrounder, 

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Kate Cross in action for Lancashire Thunder. ©Getty Images

England’s right-arm seamer Kate Cross is the skipper of the Lancashire Thunder. She takes over the reins from Danielle Hazell, the former England off-spinner, who retired earlier this year.  Sophie Ecclestone, currently England’s premier spin bowler, and the leading wicket-taker in the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL), also continues to be a constant feature in 

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Lauren Winfield, England’s top-scorer in the T20Is of the recently concluded multi-format Ashes series, is the captain of Yorkshire Diamonds for the fourth season in a row of the Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL). She has the services of the ever-reliable and experienced campaigner, Katherine Brunt. Noteworthy names like Alyssa Healy, the Australian wicketkeeper, and 

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Tammy Beaumont in action for Southern Vipers. ©Getty Images

Southern Vipers are one of most consistent teams in the Women’s Cricket Super League’s (WCSL) brief history. The team will be led by Tammy Beaumont and has the right mix of experienced, overseas and young players. Suzie Bates, the veteran New Zealand batter and the leading run-scorer of the WCSL, will once again be the 

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