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Shafali Verma during the Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this yea(Getty Images)

‘See the ball, hit with force’, teen Shafali Verma ready for T20 Challenge

By Shalini Gupta | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Shafali, who has built an aura since entering the 2019 Women’s T20 Challenge as an unknown face, will be one of the most watched as this season’s three-team series starts in the UAE on Wednesday.
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Jemimah Rodrigues(Getty Images)
Jemimah Rodrigues(Getty Images)

Full fledged women’s IPL will help unearth new talent, feels Jemimah Rodrigues

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Rodrigues cited the example of the 16-year-old Shafali, who shone at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup with her explosive batting, as one of the finds of the IPL.
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File image of Shafali Verma.(PTI)
File image of Shafali Verma.(PTI)

‘One dropped catch can’t take away Shafali’s achievement till then’: Fielding coach Subhadeep Ghosh

By Shalini Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 09:37 PM IST
“Sometimes an impossible catch is taken and sometimes a simple catch gets dropped. This is all part of the game,” says Ghosh.
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Brett Lee on Shafali Verma crying.(HT Collage)
Brett Lee on Shafali Verma crying.(HT Collage)

‘Really felt for Shafali Verma,’ Brett Lee admits it was tough seeing her cry at ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Verma, who had a successful run till the final, could not click in the summit clash and was seen sobbing after the final.
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Melbourne: India's Jemimah Rodrigues, left, comforts Smriti Mandhana after their team's loss to Australia in the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match in Melbourne, Sunday, March 8, 2020. AP/PTI(AP08-03-2020_000155A)(AP)
Melbourne: India's Jemimah Rodrigues, left, comforts Smriti Mandhana after their team's loss to Australia in the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match in Melbourne, Sunday, March 8, 2020. AP/PTI(AP08-03-2020_000155A)(AP)

Women’s T20 World Cup: Team needs to be left alone, time to introspect - Smriti Mandhana

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 08:45 PM IST
Unbeaten throughout the tournament, India were outplayed in all departments of the game by the defending champions, who clinched their fifth world title in the shortest format.
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Shafali Verma in tears.(Twitter)
Shafali Verma in tears.(Twitter)

Women’s T20 World Cup: Shafali Verma breaks down after India’s dismal display in the final

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Shafali lost her wicket for just 2 runs and went back to the pavilion in the first over itself. It turned out that Shafali’s performance was imperative in the final as Harmanpreet Kaur and Co could only manage 99 runs at the MCG.
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India’s Shafali Verma(PTI)
India’s Shafali Verma(PTI)

India vs Australia: Shafali Verma breaks world record, becomes youngest cricketer to play in World Cup final

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:46 PM IST
India Women vs Australia Women, T20 World Cup final: India’s Shafali Verma became the youngest cricketer to play a World Cup final in the IND W vs AUS W match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
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Indian batswoman Shafali Verma plays a shot during the group stage match against Bangladesh in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.(PTI)
Indian batswoman Shafali Verma plays a shot during the group stage match against Bangladesh in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.(PTI)

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final: Meet the Parents

By Shalini Gupta | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Why is this significant? Well, for some parents, this will be the first time they’ll be watching their daughters play in an international match—a World Cup final is a good way to make that debut.
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File image of India cricketer Shafali Verma.(PTI)
File image of India cricketer Shafali Verma.(PTI)

Shafali Verma has provided fresh perspective to how women’s T20 can be played: Sanjay Bangar

By Devarchit Varma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Sanjay Bangar also said the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup league stage showcased the depth of talent in the women’s team.
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India’s Shafali Verma will be Australia’s biggest threat in Women’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday.(Twitter)
India’s Shafali Verma will be Australia’s biggest threat in Women’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday.(Twitter)

‘Shafali’s six was the biggest I’ve ever been hit for’: Australia pacer ahead of Women’s T20 World Cup final

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 12:23 PM IST
India vs Australia, Women’s T20 World Cup final: Megan Schutt, who took a crucial 2/17 in Australia’s five-run win over South Africa in the rain-hit semifinal on Thursday, has still not recovered from the drubbing she got at the hands of Verma in the tournament-opener.
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Australia's Rachael Haynes (L) gives instructions to bowler Megan Schutt.(AFP)
Australia's Rachael Haynes (L) gives instructions to bowler Megan Schutt.(AFP)

‘I just hate playing India’ - Australia pacer Megan Schutt ahead of Women’s T20 World Cup final

By HT Correspondent | Sydney
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 08:49 AM IST
India vs Australia T20 World Cup final: Ahead of the World Cup final against India, the Aussie pacer recalled the drubbing she received in the tournament opener when she was struck for four boundaries in the opening over from Shafali Verma.
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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Shafali Verma of India batsduring the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh at WACA on February 24, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Shafali Verma of India batsduring the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup match between India and Bangladesh at WACA on February 24, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

Shafali Verma’s basic instinct: Hit it out of the park

By Abhishek Paul | Hindustan Times, Rohtak
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 08:30 AM IST
Shafali—the girl who cut her hair short to play cricket with boys, the one with the ‘Sehwag’ touch, the kid who got inspired after watching Sachin Tendulkar play his last Ranji Trophy match (at Lahli, 2013), is the batsman with the highest strike-rate in the Women’s T20 World Cup.
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Shafali Verma of India(Getty Images)
Shafali Verma of India(Getty Images)

Shafali has brought happiness and positivity to Indian team: Harmanpreet Kaur

By PTI | Sydney
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Ahead of Thursday’s semi-final showdown with England at the Sydney Cricket Ground, her captain acknowledged what the fresh-faced teenager has offered India behind the scenes.
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Indian batswoman Shafali Verma(PTI)
Indian batswoman Shafali Verma(PTI)

Sensational Shafali Verma attains top spot in T20I rankings

By Indo Asian News Service | Sydney
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:17 AM IST
The 16-year-old has taken over from New Zealand’s Suzie Bates, who had been the top batter since October 2018 after wresting the spot from West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor.
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Indian bowler Poonam Yadav celebrates(PTI)
Indian bowler Poonam Yadav celebrates(PTI)

‘This is a different India team’: Brett Lee predicts fate of India in women’s T20 World Cup

By PTI | Sydney
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Besides opener Shafali, experienced leg-spinner Poonam Yadav has been the other match-winner for India in the competition.
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Shafali Verma during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup(ICC Twitter)
Shafali Verma during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup(ICC Twitter)

Women’s T20 World Cup: ‘We don’t want to stop her,’ Harmanpreet wants Shafali Verma to play natural game

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 07:06 AM IST
The 16-year-old announced her emergence on the global stage by becoming the second highest run getter in the ongoing tournament. She has so far scored 161 runs, hitting 18 fours and nine sixes in four matches at an astounding strike rate of 161.
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Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag

‘Shafali Verma is a rockstar’: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag laud India opener

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag lauded India women’s team
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In this photo sourced from ICC, Indian Women's cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur speaks to the huddle during the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup match(PTI)
In this photo sourced from ICC, Indian Women's cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur speaks to the huddle during the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup match(PTI)

Women’s T20 WC: Harmanpreet wants team not to repeat mistakes

By Indo Asian News Service | Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 02:53 PM IST
India, having already topped the Group A standings, will play their final league stage game against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
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Indian batswoman Shafali Verma plays a shot(PTI)
Indian batswoman Shafali Verma plays a shot(PTI)

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: 16-year-old Shafali Verma scripts record after New Zealand blitz

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Women’s T20 World Cup: Following this thrilling victory, India became the first team to enter semi-finals as this was their third win on the trot in the tournament.
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Young Shafali Verma ensured India did not miss the services of the injured Smriti Mandhana with a quick 39 at the start of the innings.(PTI)
Young Shafali Verma ensured India did not miss the services of the injured Smriti Mandhana with a quick 39 at the start of the innings.(PTI)

Shafali Verma: Batting with a licence to thrill

By Shalini Gupta | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 11:30 PM IST
Women’s world T20 : With the tournament’s highest score so far, India have showcased a versatile line-up like no other
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File image of Smriti Mandhana.(File)
File image of Smriti Mandhana.(File)

Women’s T20 World Cup: Smriti Mandhana doesn’t mind sharing limelight with Shafali Verma, says youngster takes pressure off her

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The 23-year-old Mandhana, who has been a key player for the Indian team in the last two-three years, said Verma is showing she is capable of filling her boots.
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Indian batswoman Shafali Verma(PTI)
Indian batswoman Shafali Verma(PTI)

Licenced to thrill: India want Shafali Verma to continue batting mayhem

By Reuters | Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Verma smashed four sixes in her 17-ball 39 against Bangladesh on Monday to set up India’s second successive victory in the tournament.
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Shafali Verma in action.(Twitter)
Shafali Verma in action.(Twitter)

Women’s T20 World Cup: Team management has given Shafali Verma licence to play fearless cricket - Shikha Pandey

By Press Trust of India | Perth
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Shafali Verma smashed a 17-ball 39, including four sixes, to steer India to 142 to six before her bowling colleagues restricted Bangladesh to 124 for 8 in their 20 overs to win the match by 18 runs.
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India’s Shafali Verma against Australia.(Twitter)
India’s Shafali Verma against Australia.(Twitter)

16-year-old Shafali Verma hits World No.1 bowler Megan Schutt for 16 runs in one over in IND W vs AUS W Women’s T20 World Cup

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 06:18 PM IST
India women vs Australia women: Shafali Verma took the experienced Megan Schutt apart, hitting her for 4 fours in the fourth over of India’s innings in the first match of Women’s T20 World Cup against Australia.
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Jemimah Rodrigues in action.(AFP)
Jemimah Rodrigues in action.(AFP)

Women’s T20 World Cup: India’s steadfast teen soldiers

By Abhishek Paul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:39 AM IST
Should India go deep in the T20 World Cup—they have been losing semi-finalists thrice—a lot would depend on these young players.
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File image of India cricketer Shafali Verma(PTI)
File image of India cricketer Shafali Verma(PTI)

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Shafali Verma key to India’s WC success

By Shalini Gupta | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia, India will hope that their top order of Verma and Mandhana comes good as their tweaked middle-order has failed to deliver in the recent months.
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Shafali Verma (L) with Sachin Tendulkar.(Twitter)
Shafali Verma (L) with Sachin Tendulkar.(Twitter)

Shafali Verma receives words of appreciation from idol Sachin Tendulkar

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:20 PM IST
Shafali, who was a part of the Indian team for the women’s T20 tri-series, met Tendulkar here and posted a picture with him on her Twitter handle.
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India Women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur.(Facebook)
India Women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur.(Facebook)

On tough days, I recall my 171, says Harmanpreet Kaur

By Rasesh Mandani | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 10:53 PM IST
The Harmanpreet Kaur-led India are using the Tri-series as an opportunity to get used to the wickets and conditions and polish their T20 skills
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India face Australia in the women’s T20 tri-series.(Twitter)
India face Australia in the women’s T20 tri-series.(Twitter)

Indian women’s cricket team eye T20 tri-series title in summit clash against Australia

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 02:02 PM IST
After failing to fire in unison in their first three league matches, India produced a good batting show to record a seven-wicket win over Australia on Saturday, which took the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side into the final.
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Smriti Mandhana(ICC)
Smriti Mandhana(ICC)

Mandhana, Shafali shine as India chase down record total to beat Australia by 7 wickets

By Press Trust of India | Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 10:37 AM IST
India then returned to overhaul the target, scoring 177 for three in 19.4 overs. This was their highest chase in T20I cricket.
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