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Mithali Raj Sets Sights on Winning 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Says No Plans of Retirement

Under Mithali’s leadership, India reached the final of the 2017 World Cup final but lost to hosts England.

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India’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj says she is focussed on winning the World Cup next year to complete some unfinished business and finish her career on a blaze of glory. Twice India came close to winning the World Cup but the team could not lift the coveted trophy. Under Mithali’s leadership, India reached the final of the 2017 World Cup final but lost to hosts England. A year later in the West Indies, India were knocked out in the semifinals of the T20 World Cup.

“In 2013, when India hosted the world cup, we didn’t even qualify for the super six stage. I was hurt and quite disappointed,” she said on Star Sports 1 Telugu show Girl Power-Sarileru Manakevvaru.

“I thought let me give a try in 2017 World Cup. Then I really worked hard for that World Cup. As a player, as a captain, I did a lot of homework. I thought when we were in the finals, if we win the finals, then I will retire.

“After playing for so many years, probably I had everything, except that one World Cup. In 2021 again I am going to give another try, hopefully with everybody’s wishes and God willing we should crack it.”

The 37-year-old Mithali, who retired from T20 cricket last year to concentrate solely on ODIs, said she aspired to join civil service before cricket became a part of her life.

“Honestly cricket happened to me. It didn’t come by choice. I didn’t choose to get into cricket. You can see, my teammates, those who have different stories, like they played with their brothers and some of them were inspired by their brothers. They played in streets.

“But (for me) it was nothing like that. My dad took me to the academy there whatever transpired, and I was straight away into a full-fledged academy for girls.

“I was too young to make a choice. If at that time somebody could ask a 10-year-old Mithali, what you want to become, I would have said that I wanted to become an IAS officer. Not a sportsperson, not a dancer. I always felt I had it in me to be an IAS officer.”

She felt women’s cricket should have come under the BCCI at least five years before it actually did.

“Women’s cricket came under BCCI at the time of 2006-07. I feel if it had happened five years before, it would have been better. Many talented players at that time, because of lack of money, lack of financial stability through this game, they had to shift to different fields.

“After turning 23-24, parents will ask what is next? So, being a women cricketer what can you tell parents? I don’t earn money, I am playing for passion? Nobody will buy it. Because of that reason, a lot of talented people, they had to let go their profession (cricket).

“So, at that time if BCCI was there, they would have added an extended career and we would have more pool of players in women’s cricket.”

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Premier League done deals: Every confirmed transfer in the summer window so far

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The summer transfer window is now open with Premier League clubs ready to bring big-name signings to their squads. Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are expected to be busy right up until the October deadline with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz and Jack Grealish linked with moves. Express Sport has all the latest.

Arsenal

In

William Saliba – Saint-Etienne – – £27million
Pablo Mari – Flamengo – Undisclosed

Out

Robbie Burton – Dinamo Zagreb – Undisclosed

Aston Villa

In


Out

Kelsey Mooney – Scunthorpe – Free

Brighton

In

Zak Emmerson – Oldham – Undisclosed
Adam Lallana – Liverpool – Free
Joel Veltman – Ajax – Undisclosed

Out

Anthony Knockaert – Fulham – Undisclosed
Jurgen Locadia – Cincinnati – Loan
Archie Davies – Crawley – Free
Lewis Freestone – Cheltenham – Free

Burnley

In

Out

Chelsea

In

Timo Werner – RB Leipzig – Undisclosed
Hakim Ziyech – Ajax – £36million

Out

Alvaro Morata – Atletico Madrid – £50million
Josh Grant – Bristol Rovers – Free

Crystal Palace

In

Out

Jason Lokilo – Doncaster – Free

Everton

In

Niels Nkounkou – Marseille – Free

Out

Fraser Hornby – Reims – Undisclosed
Morgan Schneiderlin – Nice – Undisclosed
Kieran Dowell – Norwich – Undisclosed

Fulham

In

Out

Magnus Norman – Carlisle -Free

Leeds

In

Illan Meslier – Lorient – Undisclosed
Helder Costa – Wolves – £16m

Out

Ryan Edmondson – Aberdeen – Loan

Leicester

In

Out

Calvin Bassey – Rangers – Free
George Thomas – QPR – Free

Liverpool

In

Out

Dejan Lovren – Zenit St Petersburg – £10.9m

Manchester City

In

Ferran Torres – Valencia – £20.87m
Nathan Ake – Bournemouth – £40m

Out

Leroy Sane – Bayern Munich – £54.8m
Luke Bolton – Dundee Utd – Loan
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru – Sheffield Wednesday – Undisclosed

Manchester United

In

Out

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – Oldham – Free
George Tanner – Carlisle – Free
Alexis Sanchez – Inter Milan – Free

Newcastle United

In

Out

Jake Turner – Morecambe – Loan

Sheffield United

In

Wes Foderingham – Rangers – Free

Out

Jake Young – Forest Green – Free
Callum Gribbin – Barrow – Free

Southampton

In

Out

Cedric Soares – Arsenal – Undisclosed
Mohamed Elyounoussi – Celtic – Loan

Tottenham

In

Giovani Lo Celso – Real Betis – £29million

Out

Victor Wanyama – Montreal Impact – Free
Troy Parrott – Millwall – Loan

West Brom

In

Out

Kane Wilson – Forest Green – Free
Finn Azaz – Cheltenham – Loan

West Ham

In

Out

Sead Haksabanovic – IFK Norrkoping – Undisclosed
Anthony Scully – Lincoln – Undisclosed
Stephen Hendrie – Morecambe – Free

Wolves

In

Out

Elliot Watt – Bradford – Undisclosed
Ryan Giles – Coventry – Loan

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NGY vs URW Dream11 Team Prediction J-League 2019-20- Captain, Vice-captain And Fantasy Tips For Today’s Nagoya Grampus vs Urawa Red Diamonds Football Match Predicted XIs at 2:30 AM IST August 8

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NGY vs URW J-League 2019-20- Captain, Vice-captain And Fantasy Tips For Today’s Nagoya Grampus vs Urawa Red Diamonds Football Match Predicted XIs at 2:30 PM IST August 8:

The J1 League or simply J1 is the top division of the Japan Professional Football League and the top professional Soccer J.League in Japan. It is one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football. Currently, the J1 League is the first level of the Japanese association football league system.

NGY vs URW Dream11 Prediction

Goalkeeper- S Nishikawa
Defenders- A Yoshida, S Nakatani, Y Maruyama
Midfielders- A Hasegawa, N Maeda, K Nagasawa, K Yuruki
Forwards- M dos Santos, R Yamasaki, S Koroki

SQUADS

Nagoya Grampus (NGY): Daiki Mitsui, Tsubasa Shibuya, Yohei Takeda, Mitchell Langerak, Kazuya Miyahara, Yutaka Yoshida, Yosuke Akiyama, Shumpei Naruse, Kosuke Ota, Haruya Fujii, Akira Yoshida, Kazuhiko Chiba, Yuichi Maruyama, Shinnosuke Nakatani, Ryotaro Ishida, Hiroyuki Abe, Gabriel Xavier, Ryota Aoki, Ariajasuru Hasegawa, Takuji Yonemoto, Shuto Watanabe, Joao Schmidt, Sho Inagaki, Ryogo Yamasaki, Mateus dos-Santos, Yuki Soma, Mu Kanazaki, Naoki Maeda

Urawa Red Diamonds (URW): Shusaku Nishikawa, Haruki Fukushima, Ryo Ishii, Zion Suzuki, Mauricio Antonio, Tomoya Ugajin, Daisuke Suzuki, Tomoaki Makino, Thomas Deng, Daiki Hashioka, Katsuya Iwatake, Takuya Iwanami, Ryosuke Yamanaka, Kazuki Nagasawa, Yosuke Kashiwagi, Fabrício, Ryotaro Ito, Aoki Takuya, Yuki Abe, Koya Yuruki, Takuya Ogiwara, Kai Shibato, Shinzo Koroki, Tomoaki Okubo, Hidetoshi Takeda, Takahiro Sekine, Ewerton, Yuki Muto Quenten Martinus, Kenyu Sugimoto, Kosuke Taketomi, Leonardo Nascimento Lopes De Souza

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EB vs GHM Dream11 Team Prediction Finland T10 League: Captain And Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips Empire Blades vs Greater Helsinki Markhors, Probable XIs For T10 Match in Kerava National Cricket Ground at 1.30 PM IST August 8

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EB vs GHM Finland T10 League: Captain And Vice-captain, Fantasy Playing Tips Empire Blades vs Greater Helsinki Markhors, Probable XIs For T10 Match in Kerava National Cricket Ground at 1.30 PM IST August 8:

Finland will kickstart its domestic cricket season through the Dream11 Finnish Premier League T20 tournament from June 1 onwards. Cricket across the world has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and normality is steadily returning with competitions in Associate member countries of the ICC. Finnish Premier League thus becomes the fourth cricket tournament to resume amid the coronavirus pandemic after Vanuatu, Estonia and Vincy Premier league. Eight teams including Bengal Tigers Cricket Club (BTCC Thundercats), Empire Cricket Club (Empire Lions), FPC Finnish Pakistani Club, Greater Helsinki Cricket Club (Greater Helsinki Markhors), GYM Helsinki Gymkhana, Helsinki Cricket Club, SKK Stadin ja Keravan Kriketti (SKK Rapids) and Vantaa Cricket Club will be fighting for the title.

Toss: The toss between Empire Blades vs Greater Helsinki Markhors will take place at 1:00 PM (IST).

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Kerava National Cricket Ground

Dream11 Prediction

Wicketkeepers: V. Padhaal, J. Scamans
Batsmen: K. Waheed, B. Khoda, U. Nandini
All-rounders: Z. Rehman, N. Shahid, A. Sher
Bowlers: K. Muhammad, R. Muhammad, M. Balasahedb Tambe

Likely XI

Empire Blades Team Playing XI (Probables) :
Jonathan Scamans, Vanraaj Padhaal, Udaybhaskar Nandini, Amjad Sher, Raghavendra Sathyanarayana, Ravi Kumar, Mahesh Tambe, Muhammad Imran, Bhupesh Khoda, Raaz Muhammad, H. Kumar.

Greater Helsinki Markhors Team Playing Xi (Probables) :
A. Ijaz, Kamran Waheed, Hamzah Mukhtar, Ali Waris, Ziaur Rehman, I. Hussain, Kashif Muhammad, Naveed Shahid, P. Garhwal, Ronald Peter, P. Arya

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