Women's Cricket World Cup 2017: Latest news and Details
The Women’s Cricket World Cup has been growing in popularity in recent decades and it also has a long history. It is the first major women’s cricket tournament to be held on an international scale. Since the top international teams compete in a one-day international format, this tournament is often seen as the world championship for the women’s limited overs game. The Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 will be held in London, England. It is scheduled to take place from June 24 to July 23.
Who Is Playing?
Australia, England, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan will be the eight teams taking part in this competition. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided upon five venues that will be hosting the various games. Derby County Ground, Grace Road, Taunton County Ground, and Bristol County Ground will host the various games, while the Lord’s will host the final. Fans can also tune in to the live cricket streaming to watch the matches.
The England cricket team and the other competing nations will be playing in a group and knockout format. The eight teams are grouped together with the top four teams from the table progressing into the semi-finals. The semi-finals between the four teams will then lead this competition to the finals on June 23. ICC has announced that only 10 matches will be showed live on TV but it is possible to catch the latest cricket scores of these games online.
In a nutshell, rather than just split into groups, the 8 competing teams will engage in a round robin tournament for the semi-finalists to be decided. Each country will play 7 matches before the final four playoff.
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Australia come into the competition as the current champions, while they are also the most successful with six titles to their name. Australians Debbie Hockley and Lyn Fullston hold the records for the most runs and wickets respectively. In the 2013 edition, Australia managed to beat the West Indies in the final. England won the third place play-off and will be hoping to improve in the 2017 edition.
Lord’s Cricket Ground in London will be the host of the 1st match and the final on July 23, while other matches will be played at the Bristol County Ground, County Ground in Taunton, County Ground in Derby, and Grace Road in Leicester. The Women's Cricket World Cup was last held four years ago in India. At that point, Australia managed to beat the West Indies by 114 runs. The England cricket team won the World Cup for the last time in 2009, defeating Australia in Sydney on their home turf.
Live Cricket Streaming
For the first time ever, each game of the Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 will be broadcast across SkySports' various platforms. England's 7 group matches will be live on SkySports Mix, so all customers of Sky TV will be able to watch Heather Knight and the team in real action.
The latest cricket scores as well as the live matches can also be found at skysports.com and on their mobile apps.
Women's Cricket World Cup - Interesting Facts
- Highest wicket-taker is Lynette Ann Fullston from Australia. She scored 39 wickets between 1982 and 1988.
- Highest run-getter is Debbie Hockley from New Zealand. She scored 1501 runs between 1982 and 2000.
- Highest score award goes to Belinda Clark. Australia scored 229 in 1997 against Denmark.
- Highest team score is 412/3 by Australia vs Denmark back in 1997.
- Lowest team score is 27 by Pakistan vs Australia in 1997.
- Most wickets in a tournament highscore goes to Lyn Fullston who picked 23 wickets back in 1982.
- Most runs in a tournament highscore goes to Debbie Hockley who scored 456 runs 20 years ago (in 1997).
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