Disguised boy to girl wonder: India’s Verma eyes World Cup glory | AFP

Shafali Verma once disguised herself as her brother to play cricket — and went on to win “man of the match and series”. Now the teen sensation wants to help India win the women’s Twenty20 World Cup. Verma, an attacking opener, is now in Australia for a Twenty20 tri-series warm-up for next month’s World Cup — a trophy that has eluded India’s women.

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Cricket: Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi to win PSL

Quetta Gladiators beat former champions Peshawar Zalmi in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) by eight wickets to lift their maiden title before a capacity 32,000 crowd at the National stadium in Karachi. Pakistan officials hope they will hold all their Twenty20 league matches next year and some international cricket at home in the near future.

Cricket: Hollioake backs Afghan cricket to make it big

Former England captain Adam Hollioake says he thinks Afghanistan could make it to the top six in the world in cricket despite ongoing security concerns as highlighted by a recent suicide attack at a Twenty20 tournament in Kabul.