The 7th edition of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia will undergo from February 21 (Friday) and will run until March 8 with Melbourne hosting the final match of the tournament. The World Cup commences in Sydney when Australia take on India at the Showgrounds Stadium.
Meanwhile, for the first time, this event will be a standalone tournament and it promises to bigger and better than the previous years. A total of ten teams will compete in the seventh edition of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup including new entrants Thailand. A total of 23 games will be played at six different venues in four Australian cities.
Host Australia will begin as the most successful team, having won the tournament four times while England and West Indies have lifted the prestigious trophy once each. For the first time at the Women's T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the use of technology to monitor front-foot no-balls for all matches during the tournament. The third umpire will call the front-foot no-balls, communicating this with the on-field umpires.
All the participating teams have fielded the best possible squads and will be keen to bring home the trophy.
Squads of all the participating teams
Australia: Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Delissa Kimmince, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.
Bangladesh: Murshida Khatun, Ayasha Rahman, Sanjida Islam, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Sobhana Mostary, Shamima Sultana, Nigar Sultana, Salma Khatun (C), Jahanara Alam, Khadija Tul Kubra, Panna Ghosh, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni.
England: Fran Wilson, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (C), Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Natalie Sciver, Mady Villiers, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones, Lauren Winfield, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Anya Shrubsole.
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
New Zealand: Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Sophie Devine (C), Suzie Bates, Rosemary Mair, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Katey Martin, Rachel Priest, Holly Huddleston, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Anna Peterson, Lea Tahuhu.
Pakistan: Aliya Riaz, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof (C), Anam Amin, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Nawaz, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Sadia Iqbal, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem, Aiman Anwer.
South Africa: Laura Wolvaardt, Dane van Niekerk (C), Nadine de Klerk, Nondumiso Shangase, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (C), Harshitha Madavi, Umesha Thimashini, Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardene, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sathya Sandeepani, Anushka Sanjeewani, Dilani Manodara, Hansima Karunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari.
Thailand: Sornnarin Tippoch (C), Naruemol Chaiwai, Rosenan Kanoh, Thipatcha Puttawong, Nattakan Chantam, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Phannita Maya, Chanida Sutthiruang, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Suwanan Khiaoto, Nattaya Boochatham, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Soraya Lateh, Suleeporn Laomi.
West Indies: Britney Cooper, Cherry Ann Fraser, Sheneta Grimmond, Stafanie Taylor (C), Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Shemaine Campbelle, Chedean Nation, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Lee-Ann Kirby, Shakera Selman.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Groups
Group A- Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Group B- England, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan and Thailand.
Here is the full schedule of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020
Feb 21: Match 1- AUS vs IND, Sydney Showground, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Feb 22: Match 2- WI vs THA, Perth (WACA), 3:00 PM (Local) 12:30 PM (IST)
Feb 22: Match 3- NZ vs SL, Perth (WACA), 7:00 PM (Local) 4:30 PM (IST)
Feb 23: Match 4- ENG vs SA, Perth (WACA), 7:00 PM (Local) 4:30 PM (IST)
Feb 24: Match 5- AUS vs SL, Perth (WACA), 3:00 PM (Local) 12:30 PM (IST)
Feb 24: Match 6- IND vs BAN, Perth (WACA), 7:00 PM (Local) 4:30 PM (IST)
Feb 26: Match 7- ENG vs THA, Canberra, 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Feb 26: Match 8- WI vs PAK, Canberra, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Feb 27: Match 9- IND vs NZ, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Feb 27: Match 10- AUS vs BAN, Canberra, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Feb 28: Match 11- SA vs THA, Canberra, 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Feb 28: Match 12- ENG v PAK, Canberra, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Feb 29: Match 13- NZ vs BAN, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Feb 29: Match 14- IND vs Sri Lanka, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Mar 1: Match 15- SA vs PAK, Sydney (Showground), 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Mar 1: Match 16- ENG vs WI, Sydney (Showground), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Mar 2: Match 17- SL vs BAN, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Mar 2: Match 18- AUS vs NZ, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Mar 3: Match 19- PAK vs THA, Sydney (Showground), 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Mar 3: Match 20- WI vs SA, Sydney (Showground), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Mar 5: Semi-final 1, Sydney (SCG), 3:00 PM (Local) 9:30 AM (IST)
Mar 5: Semi-final 2, Sydney (SCG), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
March 8: Final, Melbourne (MCG), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch
Star Sports Network and Doordarshan will telecast all the matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 live in India.
Hotstar Premium, Hotstar VIP and Jio TV will live stream all the matches of the mega competition.