Category: Features

Shikha Pandey’s pilgrimage

Shikha Pandey made that pilgrimage this week. As a child, she used to wake up early in the morning to watch the Test cricket that was played there. As a teenager, she probably fantasised over the spells she’s seen bowled there. Curtly Ambrose, his incredible  display, taking 7 for 1. Ishant Sharma, in the famous ‘ek aur karega’ match. Irfan Pathan’s match and ball-swinging heroics. 

As an adult, she’s now played there. 

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Ellyse Perry’s long-awaited maiden international century reignites women’s Test cricket debate

Perry’s knock will reignite the debate over whether women should play more Tests. More than 3000 people came into North Sydney Oval over the past three days to watch the first ever day-night women’s test, and only the longest format can present a canvas for masterpieces of the drawn-out variety, like double hundreds and ten-wicket hauls.

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