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ICC Women's World Twenty20

ICC Women's World Twenty20
Administrator International Cricket Council
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2009, England
Last tournament 2014, Bangladesh
Next tournament 2016, India
Tournament format Round robin and knockout
Number of teams 10
Current champion  Australia (3rd title)
Most successful  Australia (3 titles)
Most runs Charlotte Edwards (566)[1]
Most wickets Ellyse Perry (24)[2]

The ICC Women's World Twenty20 is the international International Cricket Council. The tournament originally consisted of eight teams, the top six teams of the ICC Women's T20 rankings and the rest two determined by a qualification process and in 2014 it was expanded to total of 10 participating teams. The tournament was first held in 2009, when hosts England won the tournament. The most recent champions are Australia, who won the tournament and retained the trophy in 2014.


Qualification is determined by the ICC Women's Twenty20 international rankings and a qualification event. Until 2014, six teams were determined by the top six teams of the ICC Women's Twenty20 International rankings at the time of the draw and the remaining two places determined by a qualification process. For the 2014 tournament, six places are determined by the top eight teams of the ICC Women's T20I rankings, with the host country and three qualifiers joining them in the finals.


2009, 2010 & 2012

During the group stage and Super Eight, points are awarded to the teams as follows:
Results Points
Win 2 points
No result 1 point
Loss 0 points

In case of a Tie (i.e. both teams score exactly the same number of runs at the end of their respective innings), a Super Over would decide the winner. In case of a Tie again in the Super Over, the match is won by the team that has scored the most 6s in their innings. This is applicable in all stages of the tournament.

Within each group (both group stage & Super Eight stage), teams are ranked against each other based on the following criteria:

  1. Higher number of points
  2. If equal, higher number of wins
  3. If still equal, higher net run rate
  4. If still equal, lower bowling strike rate
  5. If still equal, result of head to head meeting.


The ten teams are divided into two groups of five, A and B. Every team in the group plays all the other teams in a round-robin format. The top team in group A will play the runner-up in group B for a place in the final. Likewise, the top team in group B will play the runner-up in group A for the other final berth. Guaranteed qualification for the 2016 tournament for two teams will be determined from a similar "play-off" between the third and fourth placed teams in each group.[3]


The inaugural Women's World T20 host was England in 2009. This was followed by West Indies hosting the event in 2010, Sri Lanka in 2012 and Bangladesh in 2014. The next tournament will be held in India in 2016. The ICC announced that since England were one of the earliest adopters of the game, they should host one of the earliest tournaments.[4]


Year Host nation(s) Final venue Final
Winner Result Runner-up

Lord's, London  England
86/4 (17 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
 New Zealand
85 (20 overs)

West Indies
Kensington Oval, Barbados  Australia
106/8 (20 overs)
Australia won by 3 runs
 New Zealand
103/6 (20 overs)

Sri Lanka
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo  Australia
142/4 (20 overs)
Australia won by 4 runs
138/9 (20 overs)

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  Australia
106/4 (15 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
105/8 (20 overs)


Performance of teams

Team Appearances First Latest Best result Played Won Lost Tied NR Win%
 Australia 4 2009 2014 Champions (2010, 2012, 2014) 20 15 4 1 0 77.50
 England 4 2009 2014 Champions (2009) 19 14 4 1 0 76.31
 New Zealand 4 2009 2014 Runner up (2009, 2010) 19 14 5 0 0 73.68
 West Indies 4 2009 2014 Semifinal (2010, 2012, 2014) 16 8 8 0 0 50.00
 India 4 2009 2014 Semifinal (2009, 2010) 17 8 9 0 0 47.05
 South Africa 4 2009 2014 Semifinal (2014) 15 5 10 0 0 33.33
 Sri Lanka 4 2009 2014 Round 1 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014) 16 4 12 0 0 25.00
 Pakistan 4 2009 2014 Round 1 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014) 16 3 13 0 0 18.75
 Bangladesh 1 2014 2014 Round 1 (2014) 5 2 3 0 0 40.00
 Ireland 1 2014 2014 Round 1 (2014) 5 0 5 0 0 0.00

Source: "Cricinfo". 

Statistics and records

See also


  1. ^ "Records / ICC Women's World Twenty20 / Most runs". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Records / ICC Women's World Twenty20 / Most wickets". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "ICC Women's World Twenty20, 2013/14 / Fixtures". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "ICC events". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 

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