Just only a few days are left before the start of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The high-profile event is slated to take place in Australia from February 21 to March 8, 2020. The final match will take place at the renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground. It is interesting to note that the final match will take place on International Women’s Day. Australia is already the defending champion, and the team will play their opening match of the World Cup against the agile Indian team. Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council has already declared that the latest technology will be used for monitoring front-foot no-balls. The tournament is expected to feature the top 10 teams from all across the globe. Cricket Betting will cover all the Women’s T20 World Cup matches and provide live scores and live odds checker
Let us take a look below to get an idea of who will emerge as the top winners from Australia, India, and England’s teams.
The defending champion, Australia, has already declared the 15-member squad. The team will play the upcoming Women’s World T20 at their home ground. Australia will definitely receive the advantage of its home ground and expect to give a tough competition to Indian and England’s teams. Moreover, the team may be difficult to beat in its own back yard. Australia will play its first game against India on the opening day.
Meg Lanning, who will captain her team, will be an important player to watch out for. Meg has been leading the OZ’s side for quite some time. She has fierce leadership skills and has received huge appreciation from women cricket followers from various corners of the world. Meg has scored 2580 runs in 94 T20 matches at an average of 36.85. She has hit 2 hundreds and 13 fifties.
Another player to watch is Jessica Jonassen. She has also emerged as a leading left-arm spinner in the Australian team. She has claimed 52 wickets in 68 games so far.
|Team||Best Finish||ICC T20I Ranking||Odds Ranking||Odds|
|Australia||Winner 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018||1||1||1.52|
|Bangladesh||9th 2014, 2016, 2018||9||9||151|
|India||SF 2009, 2010, 2018||4||3||5.5|
|New Zealand||Final 2009, 2010||3||4||11|
|South Africa||SF 2014||6||5||17|
|Sri Lanka||5th 2012, 2016||8||8||67|
|West Indies||Winner 2016||5||7||34|
England Cricket Board has also announced its 15-member team for the upcoming T20 World cup. England had already played the final of World T20 in 2018, which took place in the West Indies. England will definitely leave no stone unturned to claim the coveted trophy. The most important players who will hog the limelight include Heather Knight, Amy Jones, and Natalie Sciver.
Heather has played 66 T20 so far and scored 770 runs. She has emerged an experienced player to lead her side at the upcoming World Cup. She is a leading run-scorer for England’s team.
Another player from the team who may attract the limelight will be Amy Jones. She is a regular wicketkeeper for England and has also become a leading run-getter. She has scored a massive 599 runs in just 41 matches.
Meanwhile, Nat Sciver is an all-rounder who will also be keenly watched. She has scored 113 runs and claimed 51 wickets. These figures make her a dangerous T20 player.
When it comes to the popular Indian players from the Indian women’s cricket team, Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav figure on the top.
Harmanpreet has gained huge popularity for her big match temperament. She has scored over 40 runs in each of the last four T20 matches. She played 109 T20 matches so far and scored a huge 2156 runs.
On the other hand, Poonam Yadav recently surpassed Jhulan Goswami as the highest wicket-taker in T20 for India. Poonam’s fierce leg-spin skills may definitely disturb the opposition’s strategy. Poonam conceded just 5.67 per over in 20 games so far this year. She is also ranked top second bowlers in the MRF ICC players ranking.
The upcoming World Cup will provide ample opportunities to the leading players like Meg Lanning, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Heather Knight. These top three players will get adequate chances to display their skills and score big for their respective countries. These players will definitely receive huge attention and will be keenly watched by cricket lovers all across the globe. Let us wait and watch if they will be successful in meeting the huge expectations of their fans all over the globe.
The top 5 scorers in T20I for women in the past 24 months are;
|S Mandhana (IND-W)||1215||86||31.15||128.7|
|AJ Healy (AUS-W)||965||148*||37.11||152.93|
|H Kaur (IND-W)||933||103||35.88||117.06|
|SFM Devine (NZ-W)||923||105||43.95||143.99|
|DN Wyatt (ENG-W)||884||124||28.51||132.13|
The top 5 bowlers in the past 24 months are;
|Poonam Yadav (IND-W)||38||51||15.66||5.7|
|N Boochatham (THI-W)||35||48||8.29||3.57|
|M Schutt (AUS-W)||31||47||14||5.76|
|DB Sharma (IND-W)||38||44||18.2||6|
|S Laomi (THI-W)||35||43||9.2||3.52|