Build-up to the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup
The stage is set for New Zealand to host the 12th Women’s ODI Cricket World Cup, taking place this March and April. Postponed by a year due to Covid-19, as so many sporting events have been, the tournament is being held in New Zealand for the second time since 2000. In fact, only five nations have ever hosted the event since it debuted in 1973, with India and England leading the way on that front, with three hosts each.
England go into the tournament as reigning champions, after beating India at Lord’s in 2017 in a thrilling nine-run victory which came about after an Indian batting collapse of seven wickets for just 28 runs from a position that seemingly had the match sewn up. England will be aiming to successfully defend the title for the first time in their history and enter the tournament on good form.
Also going into the tournament full of confidence will be the hosts. New Zealand’s women haven’t won the World Cup since 2000 but are the only team to have won the tournament aside from England and Australia. Without doubt, the hosts will be able to rely on a passionate home support in their quest for a second tournament victory. Across the Tasman Sea, their noisy neighbours Australia are the most successful side in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup history, with six titles to their name, and will go into the tournament with high expectations, especially considering their recent T20 World Cup success.
As for the tournament format, eight sides will compete – as has been the case since 2000 – in a round-robin arrangement, with each innings lasting a maximum of 50 overs. Every team will play each other once during the initial phase with the resulting top four sides qualifying for the knock out semi-finals and then the final.
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