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This week's highlights (March 21-27, 2016)

International Cricket | March 26, 2016

An uncommon woman's story in a common tongue

An entry into the teens kicks off a false sense of recklessness that comes with the hysteria of being a teenager. Coming to terms with the transformation in those development years can be daunting - to the extent of making or breaking a career in the long run. Whilst most were goofing around after school, having discovered a new desire to engage in age-bound shenanigans, somewhere in Jaipur was a Pakistani girl who made her debut for her country at the age of 15 - and that, without having played domestic cricket.

Source: Cricbuzz

International Cricket | March 24, 2016

Shane Watson: Australia all-rounder announces international retirement

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson will retire from all international cricket after the World Twenty20 in India.

Watson won 190 one-day international caps, scoring 5,757 runs at an average of 40.54 and taking 168 wickets at 31.79 apiece.

Source: BBC

International Cricket | March 23, 2016

Want to play better cricket? Try batting the OPPOSITE way: Switching your position can improve your scoring ability

Cricketers who choose to bat the 'wrong' way could find their game improves. 

A study has suggested players should switch their stance to stand and bat in the opposite direction to what feels natural. 

Source: Daily Mail UK

International Cricket | March 22, 2016

Afghanistan’s 13-year journey to cricket’s top table deserves greater reward

In rising to become worthy and watchable World T20 competitiors, Afghanistan have done ‘what other nations couldn’t do in 30-40 years’. They deserve more opportunities against Test-playing nations...

Source: The Guardian

International Cricket | March 23, 2016

A window into Pakistan Women's bonhomie

A peppy Bollywood number plays in the Pakistan Women dressing room as they wind up training on a hot day at the Air Force Sports Complex in Palam. The players have been put through the paces for a better part of the last two hours. Batting, fielding drills, high catches, bowling, and stretching exercises. Suddenly, a squeaky voice asks, "Yen gaana kisne bajaaya (who played this song)."

Source: ESPN Cricinfo

International Cricket | March 21, 2016

Pakistan vs India T20 Match Attracted 22 Million Facebook Interactions

Any match taking place between Pakistan and India will cause social media to go berserk as far as engagement on Facebook and Twitter is concerned. According to the latest statistics, Facebook witnessed 22 million interactions from 8.5 million unique users this Thursday, all thanks to the match that took place between India and Pakistan two days ago.

Source: Pro Pakistani

International Cricket | March 21, 2016

ICC World T20 2016: 8.2 million users used Facebook to show their support for the India-Pakistan game

Yesterday’s game between India and Pakistan at Eden Gardens in the ICC World T20 was more than a mere cricket match. If you hadn’t felt it, the organisers and the crowd at Kolkata made sure that you did. The who’s-who from all walks of life were present to witness what was built up as “THE match" of the group stage.

Source: Sports Keeda