< Back to blog

ICC Women’s World Twenty 20 Posted On 09 November 2018

The ten-team tournament, featuring three time champions Australia, reigning ICC Women’s World Cup winners England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and defending champions the Windies – plus two qualifiers – will be played across three venues in the Caribbean between 9th and 24th November.

The event kicks off at the Guyana National Stadium, starting with India and New Zealand. In the second match, Australia will play Pakistan and the Windies round off the day playing Qualifier 1 under lights. The venue will also host matches between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on 11th November, as well as Australia and New Zealand two days later. England’s first game takes place against Sri Lanka in St Lucia on 10th November and will play against Bangladesh in the same place two days later.

England have named three uncapped players in their squad, including Loughborough Lightning left-arm spinners Kristie Gordon and Linsey Smith, as well as all-rounder Sophia Dunkley who helped Surrey Stars win the Women’s Super League this year.

Alex Hartley, Georgia Elwiss and Laura Marsh, all World Cup winners in 2017, were not included in England’s 15-strong squad, while left-arm seamer Katie George, who impressed after making her T20 and ODI debuts this year, also misses out. Heather Knight will captain England, who won the inaugural Women’s World T20 in 2009 and beat India to win the World Cup in the 50-over format last year.

Coach Mark Robinson said: “ Everyone is looking forward to the challenges ahead and we can’t wait to get out there and get started .”

It will be the first time that a Women’s World T20 will be held as a stand-alone tournament without a men’s competition being played in parallel – while the Decision Review System will be used for the first time at a World T20 event, with all 23 games broadcast live.

< Back to blog

Connect with us

Recent Posts

Apps to help you keep in touch with loved ones

Being away from friends and family can be tough, however, with apps such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype, there are ways you can keep some semblance of normal life and keep up to date with loved ones   Whatsapp Whatsapp is predominantly a messaging app, however, with Whatsapp, you can send pictures and videos using …

Read more...

The world is virtually at your fingertips

If you think your chances of an Easter trip to Paris to see the treasures of the Louvre have been scuppered by the coronavirus lockdown, you’re wrong. Similarly, if you’ve always wanted to visit the world-famous Smithsonian in Washington but have never found the time, well, now you can… and you won’t have to break …

Read more...

Keep the kids busy

With most children in Britain off school, we thought we would look at some of the ways people are keeping them busy…   Health & Fitness Over 800,000 people tuned in to Joe Wick’s first YouTube live PE session on Monday morning. The fitness influencer first announced he was going to be holding virtual workouts …

Read more...

Your home finances during COVID-19

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, alongside Boris Johnson, has announced an unprecedented package to support families and businesses With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down normal day-to-day life for a huge number of Britons, the government has introduced measures to keep families secure in their homes and the economy intact.   Job Retention Scheme …

Read more...

The true meaning of Mothers Day

Mother’s Day has long been known as the day when we show love and gratitude to the women who raised us; whether that be by presenting them with flowers or a box of chocolates. But just where did the tradition come from? There are several days throughout the year that have tradition etched on them; …

Read more...