Australia women's national cricket team

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Australia
AssociationCricket Australia
Personnel
CaptainMeg Lanning
CoachMatthew Mott
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1909)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
WODI 1st 1st
WT20I 1st 1st
Women's Tests
First WTestv  England at Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Brisbane; 28–31 December 1934
Last WTestv  England at North Sydney Oval, Sydney; 9–12 November 2017
WTests Played Won/Lost
Total [2] 73 20/10
(43 draws)
This year [3] 0 0/0 (0 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv England Young England at Dean Park Cricket Ground, Bournemouth; 23 June 1973
Last WODIv  Pakistan at Kinrara Academy Oval, Bandar Kinrara; 22 October 2018
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total [4] 317 246/63
(2 ties, 6 no result)
This year [5] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances11 (first in 1973)
Best resultChampions (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2013)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  England at County Ground, Taunton; 2 September 2005
Last WT20Iv  England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound; 24 November 2018
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [6] 118 75/41
(2 ties, 0 no result)
This year [7] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2009)
Best resultChampions (2010, 2012, 2014, 2018)
As of 3 January 2019

The Australian women's national cricket team represent Australia in international women's cricket. They were nicknamed Southern Stars, but in 2017 this name was dropped and are now known only as the Australian women's cricket team in an attempt to promote gender equality with the men, who have no nickname for their team.[8][9]

The team is currently captained by Meg Lanning and coached by former Victoria and Queensland batsman Matthew Mott.[10] As of 21 August 2018, they are ranked first in all forms of women's international cricket.

The team played their first Test match in 1934–35, 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, 2014 and 2018.

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.[11]

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup record[12][13]
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 1/5 13 12 0 1 0
Australia 1988 9 8 1 0 0
England 1993 Round 1 3/8 7 5 2 0 0
India 1997 Champions 1/11 7 7 0 0 0
New Zealand 2000 Second Place 2/8 9 8 1 0 0
South Africa 2005 Champions 1/8 8 7 0 0 1
Australia 2009 Super Sixes 4/8 7 4 3 0 0
India 2013 Champions 1/8 7 6 1 0 0
England 2017 Semi finalists 3/8 8 6 2 0 0
Total 11/11 6 Titles 84 70 11 1 2
T20 World Cup record[14][15]
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 4 0 1 0
Sri Lanka 2012 5 4 1 0 0
Bangladesh 2014 1/10 6 5 1 0 0
India 2016 Second Place 2/10 6 4 2 0 0
West Indies Cricket Board 2018 Champions 1/10 6 5 1 0 0
Total 6/6 4 Titles 32 24 7 1 0
Healy in her batting kit in the Adelaide Oval nets.

Current team[edit]

As of 5 April 2018,[16] the Australian national women's contracted players are:

Former players[edit]

National captains[edit]

Records[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

ODI cricket[edit]

T20I cricket[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". icc-cricket.com.
  2. ^ "Women's Test matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "Women's Test matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "WODI matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ "WODI matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  6. ^ "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  7. ^ "WT20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  8. ^ "Cricket Australia rename women's cricket team, drop Southern Stars title". wwos.nine.com.au. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  9. ^ Barnsley, Warren (7 June 2017). "Cricket Australia drop Southern Stars title in boost for gender equality". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  10. ^ West, Keesha. "Mott Named New Southern Stars Coach". www.cricket.com.au. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "Australian results by year at the Women's Cricket World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Australian overall results at the Women's Cricket World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Australian results by year at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Australian overall results at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  16. ^ Burnett, Adam. "CA announce 2018-19 women's contract list". www.cricket.com.au. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches – Team highest totals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches – Individual high scores". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 22 November 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches – Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Australia Women's Test matches – Best bowling figures in a match". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "Australia Women's One-Day Internationals – Team highest totals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ "Australia Women's One-Day Internationals – Individual high scores". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  23. ^ "Australia Women's One-Day Internationals – Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ "Australia Women's Twenty20 Internationals – Team highest totals". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "Australia Women's Twenty20 Internationals – Individual high scores". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Australia Women's Twenty20 Internationals – Best bowling figures in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 August 2015.[permanent dead link]

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