Australia women's national cricket team

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Australia
Southern Stars logo
Nickname Southern Stars
Association Cricket Australia
ICC status Full member (1909)
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
Coach Matthew Mott
Captain Meg Lanning
First Test
Australia Australia vs. England 
(Brisbane; 28 December 1934)
First ODI
Australia Australia vs. Young England England
(Bournemouth; 23 June 1973)
First T20I
Australia Australia vs. England 
(Taunton; 2 September 2005)
World Cup
Appearances 10 (first in 1973)
Best result Champion (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2013)
World Twenty20
Appearances 5 (first in 2009)
Best result Champion (2010, 2012, 2014)
as of 25 November 2015

The Australian women's national cricket team (nicknamed the Southern Stars) represent Australia in international women's cricket. The team is currently captained by Meg Lanning and coached by former Victoria and Queensland batsmen Matthew Mott.[1] As of 20 October 2015, the Southern Stars are ranked first in all forms of women's international cricket.

The team played their first Test match in 1934/5, when they lost to England two-nil in a three-Test series. They now compete against England for the Women's Ashes. They have won more World Cups than any other side — winning in 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005 and 2013. The team has also be crowned champions of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament more than any other side - winning in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

In 2003, Women's Cricket Australia (WCA), and the Australian Cricket board (ACB) merged to form a single national cricket board (now known as Cricket Australia), which remains to this day. This merger has been a positive influence on women's cricket, providing more financial support and gathering more exposure for the sport.[2]

Current international rankings[edit]

The ICC Women's Rankings incorporates results from Tests, ODIs and T20Is into a single ranking system.

ICC Women's Rankings
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 59 7524 128
2  England 50 6161 123
3  New Zealand 56 6424 115
4  India 45 4827 107
5  West Indies 60 6263 104
6  South Africa 56 5190 93
7  Pakistan 51 4145 81
8  Sri Lanka 55 3922 71
9  Bangladesh 22 985 45
10  Ireland 20 573 29
Reference: ICC Women's Rankings, 17 April 2016
"Matches" is the no. matches played in the 12-24 months since the October before last, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
England 1973 Second Place 2/7 6 4 1 0 1
India 1978 Champions 1/4 3 3 0 0 0
New Zealand 1982 Champions 1/5 13 12 0 1 0
Australia 1988 Champions 1/5 9 8 1 0 0
England 1993 Round 1 3/8 7 5 2 0 0
India 1997 Champions 1/12 8 7 0 0 1
New Zealand 2000 Second Place 2/8 9 8 1 0 0
South Africa 2005 Champions 1/8 9 7 0 0 2
Australia 2009 Super Sixes 4/8 7 4 3 0 0
India 2013 Champions 1/8 7 6 1 0 0
Total 6 Titles 10/10 78 64 9 1 4
World Twenty20 record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
England 2009 Semi-finals 3/8 4 2 2 0 0
West Indies Cricket Board 2010 Champions 1/8 5 5 0 0 0
Sri Lanka 2012 Champions 1/8 5 4 1 0 0
Bangladesh 2014 Champions 1/10 6 5 1 0 0
India 2016 Second Place 2/10 6 4 2 0 0
Total 3 Titles 5/5 26 20 6 0 0
Healy in her batting kit in the Adelaide Oval nets.

Current team[edit]

As of 31 January 2015,[3] the Australian national women's contracted players are:

Former players[edit]

For a list of all Test players, see List of Australia women Test cricketers.
For a list of all ODI players, see List of Australia women ODI cricketers.
For a list of all Twenty20 International players, see List of Australia women Twenty20 International cricketers.

National captains[edit]

For a list of all national captains, see List of Australia national cricket captains.

Records[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

ODI cricket[edit]

T20I cricket[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West, Keesha. "Mott Named New Southern Stars Coach". www.cricket.com.au. cricket.com.au. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Stronach, Megan; Adair, Darryl (8 September 2009). "Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics". Brave new world’ or ‘sticky wicket’? Women, management and organizational power in Cricket Australia 12 (7): 910, 932. doi:10.1080/17430430903053174. 
  3. ^ http://www.cricketaustralia.com.au/cricket/contracted-player-list
  4. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches - Team highest totals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches - Individual high scores". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches - Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches - Best bowling figures in a match". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Australia Women's One-Day Internationals - Team highest totals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Australia Women's One-Day Internationals - Individual high scores". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Australia Women's One-Day Internationals - Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Australia Women's Twenty20 Internationals - Team highest totals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Australia Women's Twenty20 Internationals - Individual high scores". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Australia Women's Twenty20 Internationals - Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 

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