Australia dominates Women’s T20 World Cup: Team India last runner-up, tournament from tomorrow; Know the performance analysis of all 10 teams
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The first name that comes to mind when it comes to dominance in cricket is Australia. Australia’s women’s cricket team is one step ahead of the men’s team. The team has won 5 out of 7 titles of the Women’s T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup is starting once again in South Africa from 10 February.
Team India was the runner-up in the 2020 World Cup. Then the team had to face defeat from Australia. In the next story, we will know about Australia, the best team of T20 World Cup. Along with this, we will also look at the overall World Cup performance of all the 10 teams, their team’s best batsman, best bowler and best player.
There will be 23 matches in 17 days
This time the 8th edition of T20 World Cup will be played in South Africa. Starting on February 10, the tournament will run for 17 days. The 10 teams have been divided into 2 separate groups of 5 each. Team India is in Group-2 with England, Pakistan, West Indies and Ireland. At the same time, the defending champions are in Group-1 along with Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
There will be 20 group matches between 10 teams. The top-2 teams of both the groups will reach the semi-finals. Both the semi-finals on February 23 and 24 will be followed by the final on February 26 at the Newlands ground in Cape Town. All knockout matches will start at 6:30 PM. At the same time, some group stage matches will be played from 6:30 pm and some from 10:30 pm.
Australia won the title 5 times
The Australian Women’s team is the most successful team in the T20 World Cup. The team has won the title 5 out of 7 times. After making the title hat-trick in 2010, 2012 and 2014, the team also won the title in 2018 and 2020. In the last tournament, the team became the champion by defeating India. The Indian team reached the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time in 2020.
Apart from Australia, England won the title in 2009 and West Indies in 2016. Apart from these four teams, the New Zealand team was runner-up twice in 2009 and 2010. The South African team has reached the semi-finals several times. At the same time, the teams of Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Ireland involved in this World Cup could never progress beyond the group stage in the World Cup.
How did Australia become the most successful team?
The Australian team is the most successful team in women’s cricket. The team lost only one T20 match in the last 22 months. India had defeated them in the Super Over last year. Out of the top-6 batsmen of the ICC rankings, 4 batters are currently in the Australian team. Apart from these batters, there are many top class bowlers and all-rounders in the team like Ellyse Perry, Ashley Gardner and Megan Schutt.
Australia has had many top class players like this from the beginning. Apart from the T20 World Cup, the team has also won the 50-over World Cup 7 times. The tournament was played 12 times. In these too, the team could not play the final only 3 times.
Now know the performance analysis of all 10 teams in this T20 World Cup
1. New Zealand | Sophie Devine, Captain
The New Zealand team reached the finals of the first 2 tournaments of the T20 World Cup. In 2009 they lost to England and in 2010 to Australia. New Zealand, the third-ranked team in the ICC T20 team rankings, has landed under the captaincy of Sophie Devine. The team has played 32 matches so far in the tournament. Won 22 and lost 10.
Suzy Bates is the team’s top batter in the T20 World Cup, scoring 929 runs in 32 matches. At the same time, Captain Devine is the best bowler and top all-rounder of the team. He has 29 wickets and 652 runs in 28 matches.
2. Australia | Meg Lanning, Captain
5-time T20 World Champion Australia has come under the captaincy of Meg Lanning this time. The team also won the previous title in 2020 under the captaincy of Lanning. Australia, ranked number-1 in the ICC T20 team rankings, has won 30 out of 38 matches in the T20 World Cup. The team got defeated in only 8 matches.
Meg Lanning is also Australia’s top batter in the T20 World Cup. He has scored 843 runs in 29 matches. Ellyse Perry is the team’s top bowler, taking 37 wickets in 36 matches. Perry has also scored 311 runs in these matches.
3. India | Harmanpreet Kaur, Captain
The runner-up team of the 2020 T20 World Cup and Birmingham Commonwealth Games has come under the captaincy of Harmanpreet Kaur. The team had its best finish in the last World Cup itself, when we finished second. The team had not reached the final of any T20 World Cup before.
India has played 31 matches in the T20 World Cup so far. Won 17 and lost 14. Former skipper Mithali Raj is the team’s top run scorer with 726 runs in 24 matches. Poonam Yadav has taken the maximum 28 wickets for India in 18 matches. At the same time, captain Harmanpreet Kaur has scored 458 runs along with taking 11 wickets.
4. South Africa | Sune Luce, Captain
The South African team, which has never reached the final in the T20 World Cup, has come under the captaincy of Sune Luce this time. South Africa, the 5th ranked team, had defeated India in the final of the tri-series before the tournament. The team has played 27 matches in the World Cup so far, winning 11 and losing 16.
Dan Van Niekerk is the top batsman from South Africa in the T20 World Cup. He has scored 493 runs in 27 matches. Nikark has also taken 25 wickets in the tournament. Shabnim Ismail is the top bowler of the team. He has taken 35 wickets in 26 matches.
5. England | Heather Knight, Captain
The England team, which won the first T20 World title, could never win the tournament since 2009. The team reached the finals in 2012, 2014 and 2018. But, he had to face defeat from Australia all the three times. The team has played 33 matches in the tournament so far. Won 24 and lost 9.
Former captain Charlotte Edwards is the team’s top batter in the T20 World Cup, scoring 768 runs in 24 matches. Anya Shrubsole is the team’s top wicket-taker, with 41 wickets in 27 matches. At the same time, Natalie Seaver is the team’s top all-rounder, taking 22 wickets and scoring 415 runs.
6. West Indies | Haley Matthews, Captain
West Indies, the 2016 T20 World Cup champions, are going under the captaincy of Hayley Mathews. The team won the title in 2016 by defeating Australia. The team has played 30 matches so far in the tournament history. The team won in 18 and lost in 12.
Stafanie Taylor is the team’s top batter in the T20 World Cup. Taylor has scored 881 runs in 29 matches. Taylor is also the team’s top bowler, taking 33 wickets, the highest for the Windies in the tournament.
7. Pakistan | Bismah Maroof, Captain
Pakistan women’s cricket team has come to play the tournament under the captaincy of Bismah Maroof. The team never qualified for the knockout stage. The team won 7 out of 28 World Cup matches. 20 were defeated and one match remained inconclusive.
Bismah Maroof is Pakistan’s top batsman in the T20 World Cup. He has scored 506 runs in 26 matches. Nida Dar is the top bowler of the team, she has taken 22 wickets in 25 matches. Nida has also scored 212 runs for Pakistan.
8. Sri Lanka | Chamari Atapattu, Captain
Sri Lanka, the number 8 team in the T20 team rankings, could never progress beyond the group stage in the World Cup. The team has come under the captaincy of Chamari Atapattu. The team has played 27 matches in the T20 World Cup so far. In 8 wins and in 19 the team got defeated.
Captain Atapattu is the top batsman from Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup. He has scored 584 runs in 24 matches. Udeshika Prabodhani has taken the maximum 21 wickets in 25 matches for the team. At the same time, Shashikala Siriwardene also has 229 runs in tournament history with 19 wickets.
9. Bangladesh | Nigar Sultana, Captain
The Bangladesh team, which became champions by defeating India in the 2018 Asia Cup final, has entered the World Cup under the captaincy of Nigar Sultana. Bangladesh, the number 9 team in the ICC rankings, has played 17 matches in the T20 World Cup so far. Won 2 and lost 15.
Nigar Sultana from Bangladesh is the team’s top batsman in the T20 World Cup. He has scored 229 runs in 12 matches. Salma Khatun is the best bowler of the team, she has taken 22 wickets in 17 matches. Along with this, he has also scored 147 runs.
10. Ireland | Laura Delaney, Captain
In the T20 rankings, the number 10 team Ireland has come to play the tournament under the captaincy of Laura Delaney. Gabby Lewis is the top player of the team. But, in the tournament history, the team has not got a single win so far. The team played 13 matches, losing all of them.
Isabel Joyce is the team’s top batter, bowler and all-rounder trio in the T20 World Cup. In 13 matches, he has scored 249 runs along with taking 8 wickets.