Women's World Cup

Women's World Cup History - New Zealand 1982

The 1982 competition, held in New Zealand, saw Australia successfully defend the title that they won in 1978 with another victory over England in the final in Christchurch. The tournament once again featured an International XI along with India and the other three Test-playing nations, with the five teams playing each other three times in a round-robin format in 60-over aside matches.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - Australia 1988

After following their first success in 1978 with a repeat performance in 1982, Australia hosted the competition for the first time in 1988. It proved to be a great success, as they completed a hat-trick of titles by once again beating England. The Melbourne Cricket Ground held the final and witnessed women's cricket for the first time since 1949.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - England 1993

The 1993 World Cup was certainly one for the bowlers, in particular English ones, with three of their players ending up in the top five leading wicket-takers. Skipper Karen Smithies led the way with 15 wickets at the incredible average of 7.93, with Gill Smith and Clare Taylor - not to be confused with the Claire Taylor who would later win the World Cup with England in 2009 - also averaging less than 12.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - India 1997

The 1997 World Cup returned to India and just as in 1978, Australia won, this time beating New Zealand, who made their second final in a row. The tournament featured Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies as a combined team for the first time. South Africa and Sri Lanka reached the quarter-finals while Pakistan and the West Indies fell at the first stage, along with Denmark.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - New Zealand 2000

The first year of the new millennium saw hosts New Zealand join England and Australia as winners of the Women's World cup as they triumphed over their Tasman rivals in a thrilling final.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - South Africa 2005

After the shake-up to the order that had seen New Zealand beat Australia in 2000, there were more surprises in 2005. For the first time, a team outside of the top four (Australia, England, India, New Zealand) hosted with South Africa holding the tournament and then India reached their first final, becoming only the fourth team to make it into a Women’s World Cup final.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - Australia 2009

The 2009 World Cup, held in Australia, witnessed the women's game move ever closer to professionalism, with the ICC taking over control of the event from the International Women’s Cricket Council. In an effort to broaden the game’s appeal, the tournament was broadcast in over 200 countries and featured a qualifying tournament that gave teams such as Bermuda, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe the opportunity to make it to the big stage.
28 January 2013

Sri Lanka Collapse To Defeat In World Cup Warm-Up

Sri Lanka Women suffered a dramatic collapse before being well beaten by a Mumbai Combined XI side in their first wramwarm-up match ahead of the 2013 World Cup. They failed to recover from a position of 42 for six, eventually being dismissed for 189 and going down by four wickets.
28 January 2013

Impressive Run Chase Underpins India Victory

Nothwithstanding New Zealand's poor form since the previous tournament, India produced an impressive eight-wicket win over the 2009 finalists in their first warm-up game ahead of the 2013 Women's World Cup in Mumbai. Hosts India are one of just four teams to make it through to a Women's World Cup final and they asserted their advantage over the White Ferns by chasing down 202 to win in 43.3 overs.
28 January 2013

Edwards Sets Up England Victory Over South Africa

Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 78 from the to order to set up a 51-run win for England Women over South Africa Women in their 2013 World Cup warm-up match in Mumbai. Although no other player could reach a half-century, England's 270 for nine proved to be beyond South Africa, for whom Trisha Chetty (57) and Mignon du Preez (64 not out) top scored.
28 January 2013

Convincing Win For Australia Over West Indies

Australia Women racked up an impressive 333 for five on their way to a convincing 135-run victory over West Indies Women in their first warm-up match ahead of the 2013 World Cup in Mumbai. There were half-centuries for Ellyse Villani, Rachael Haynes, Jess Cameron and Lisa Sthalekar and then two wickets apiece for Ellyse Perry and Sthalekar as the West Indies were bowled out for 198.
28 January 2013

Revised Women's World Cup Schedule Revealed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the revised full schedule for the Women's World Cup, which gets underway in India on Thursday 31st January. Cuttack and Mumbai are the two host cities and the stadia which will be used in both venues have now been confirmed.
25 January 2013

Chappell Replaces Jonassen In World Cup Squad

Australia's Jess Jonassen has been ruled out of the 2013 Women's World Cup after failing to sufficiently recover from knee surgery and has been replaced by uncapped Renee Chappell. 29-year-old Chappell, like Jonassen, is a finger spinner although she bats and bowls right-handed whereas Jonassen is left-handed.
21 January 2013

World Cup Matches Moved From Mumbai To Cuttack

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that a number of matches in the Women's World Cup, which gets underway later this month, have been moved from Mumbai to Cuttack. Concerns had begun to grow over whether Pakistan's team would have been able to compete without protests being made or matches being disrupted but Cuttack has stepped in to become the tournament's second host city.
18 January 2013

Knight Twins Look Forward To World Cup Adventure

Twin sisters Kyshona and Kycia Knight will become just the second set of twins to play at the ICC Women's World Cup if they feature in India. The left-handed pair would follow in the footsteps of Alex and Kate Blackwell, who represented Australia in 2005 should they play for the West Indies, who take on reigning champions England, hosts India and Sri Lanka in their group matches.
3 January 2013

Squads Confirmed For Women's World Cup

All eight competing teams have named their squad for the 2013 ICC Women's World Cup, which gets underway on 31st January in India. Reigning champions England and hosts India are joined by Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and West Indies for the tournament which ends with the final in Mumbai on 17th February.
2 January 2013

Australia and Sri Lanka Name Squads For Women's World Cup

Australia Women and Sri Lanka Women have named their 15-player squads for the forthcoming ICC Women's World Cup, which begins in Mumbai on 31st January. Australia start their campaign against Pakistan and have added pace bowlers Holly Ferling, Julie Hunter and Megan Schutt as well as batter Elyse Villani to the squad which won the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand before Christmas.
28 December 2012

Edwards To Lead England's World Cup Defence

Charlotte Edwards is set for her fifth Women's World Cup after she was named as the captain of England's 15-strong squad for the competition. Edwards led England to the title in 2009 and will take charge again during next year's tournament, which gets underway in India on 31st January.
12 December 2012

Sri Lanka Name Preliminary World Cup Squad

Sri Lanka have named their preliminary squad for the Women's World Cup, which gets underway in India on 31st January. No captain has yet been named as Sri Lanka bid to improve on their previous showing when they finished eighth in 2009 having previously fnished seventh in 2005 and sixth in 2000.
11 December 2012

New Zealand Name Preliminary World Cup Squad

New Zealand have named their 30-strong preliminary squad for the 2013 ICC Women's World Cup, the fixtures for which were released earlier today. New Zealand, runners-up in 2009 and champions in 2000, will open their campaign against South Africa on 2nd February after warm-up games against Sri Lanka, West Indies and England.
3 December 2012