Australia women's national cricket team

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Australia
Southern Stars logo.png
Southern Stars logo
Nickname(s) Southern Stars
Association Cricket Australia
Personnel
Captain Meg Lanning
Coach Matthew Mott
International Cricket Council
ICC status Full member (1909)
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
Test Matches
First Test Australia Australia vs. England 
(Brisbane; 28 December 1934)
One-Day Internationals
First ODI Australia Australia vs. Young England England
(Bournemouth; 23 June 1973)
World Cup Appearances 10 (first in 1973)
Best result Champion (1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005, 2013)
T20 Internationals
First T20I Australia Australia vs. England 
(Taunton; 2 September 2005)
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 batsman 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 1934–35, 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 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 Top 10[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 48 6172 129
2  England 47 5742 122
3  New Zealand 53 6263 118
4  West Indies 52 5607 108
5  India 37 3964 107
6  South Africa 60 5405 90
7  Pakistan 47 3629 77
8  Sri Lanka 45 2998 67
9  Bangladesh 22 995 45
10  Ireland 22 838 38
Reference: ICC Women's Rankings, ICC Women's Championship, 4 February 2017
"Matches" is the number of 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]

National captains[edit]

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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