Women's Twenty20 International
Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) is the shortest form of women's international cricket. A women's Twenty20 International is a 20 overs-per-side cricket match played in a maximum of 150 minutes between two of the top 10 ranked countries of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in terms of women's cricket. The first Twenty20 International match was held in August 2004 between England and New Zealand, six months before the first Twenty20 International match was played between two men's teams. The ICC Women's World Twenty20 was first held in 2009.
In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between two international sides after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I. A month after the conclusion of the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, which took place in June 2018, the ICC retrospectively gave all the fixtures in the tournament full WT20I status.
- 1 Involved nations
- 2 Rankings
- 3 Statistics and records
- 4 See also
- 5 References
The full list of teams who have played full Women's Twenty20 International matches is as follows (Correct to 7 April 2019):
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- West Indies
Note - Peru's matches in the 2018 South American Championships are not counted as full WT20I matches as they included at least one unqualified "guest" player.
Before October 2018, ICC did not maintain a separate Twenty20 ranking for the women's game, instead aggregating performance over all three forms of the game into one overall women's teams ranking. In January 2018, ICC granted international status to all matches between associate nations and announced plan to launch separate T20I rankings for women. In October 2018 the T20I rankings were launched with separate ODI rankings for Full Members.
|ICC Women's T20I Rankings|
|16||United Arab Emirates||27||3,381||125|
|18||Papua New Guinea||10||1,198||120|
|Reference: icc-cricket.com & ESPNcricnfo, 9 March 2019|
Statistics and records
|Papua New Guinea||5||2||3||0||0||40.00|
|United Arab Emirates||16||8||7||1||0||53.12|
Source: Cricinfo, as 18 April 2019. The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.
Highest innings totals
|1||England||250/3||20.0||12.50||1||South Africa||Taunton||20 June 2018|
|2||New Zealand||216/1||20.0||10.80||1||South Africa||Taunton||20 June 2018|
|3||Namibia||210/5||20.0||10.50||1||Lesotho||Gaborone||23 Aug 2018|
|4||Australia||209/4||20.0||10.45||1||England||Mumbai (BS)||31 Mar 2018|
|5||South Africa||205/1||20.0||10.25||1||Netherlands||Potchefstroom (Uni)||14 Oct 2010|
|6||England||204/2||20.0||10.20||1||Sri Lanka||Colombo (PSS)||28 Mar 2019|
|7||United Arab Emirates||203/3||20.0||10.15||1||China||Bangkok||13 January 2019|
|8||England||199/3||18.4||10.66||2||India||Mumbai (BS)||25 Mar 2018|
|9||India||198/4||20.0||9.90||1||England||Mumbai (BS)||25 Mar 2018|
|10||Australia||195/3||20.0||9.75||1||Pakistan||Kuala Lumpur||25 Oct 2018|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, last updated 12 April 2019|
Lowest innings totals
Completed innings only.
|1||China||14 (10 overs)||United Arab Emirates||Bangkok||13 January 2019|
|2||Mexico||18 (9.5 overs)||Brazil||Mosquera||24 August 2018|
|3||Hong Kong||23 (17.1 overs)||Thailand||Bangkok||22 February 2019|
|4||Mozambique||25 (11 overs)||Namibia||Gaborone||23 August 2018|
|Kuwait||25 (10 overs)||Hong Kong||Bangkok||25 February 2019|
|6||Malaysia||27 (13.4 overs)||India||Kuala Lumpur||3 June 2018|
|Malaysia||27 (16 overs)||Thailand||Bangkok||25 February 2019|
|Indonesia||27 (11.1 overs)||Nepal||Bangkok||18 January 2019|
|9||Malaysia||30 (18.4 overs)||Pakistan||Kuala Lumpur||7 June 2018|
|Bangladesh||30 (12.5 overs)||Pakistan||Cox's Bazar||3 October 2018|
|Sources: ESPNcricinfo, last updated Feb 2019|
Most career runs
|Runs||Innings||Batsman||Team||T20I career span|
|3,100||108||Suzie Bates||New Zealand||2007–present|
|2,748||92||Stafanie Taylor||West Indies||2008–present|
|2,368||108||Deandra Dottin||West Indies||2008–present|
Updated: 9 March 2019
Highest individual score
|126||Meg Lanning||Australia||Ireland||Sylhet||27 March 2014|
|124*||Suzie Bates||New Zealand||South Africa||Taunton||20 June 2018||Scorecard|
|124||Danielle Wyatt||England||India||Mumbai (BS)||25 March 2018||Scorecard|
|117*||Beth Mooney||Australia||England||Canberra||21 November 2017||Scorecard|
|116*||Shandre Fritz||South Africa||Netherlands||Potchefstroom||14 October 2010||Scorecard|
Updated: Feb 2019
- Most career runs: Suzie Bates, 3,100
- Highest innings score: Meg Lanning, 126
- Highest career average: Mithali Raj, 37.52
- Best debut score: Karen Rolton, 96*
Most wickets in a career
|Wickets||Matches||Bowler||Team||T20I career span|
|115||102||Anisa Mohammed||West Indies||2008–present|
Updated: 9 March 2019
Best figures in a match
|6/3 (4.0 overs)||Mas Elysa||Malaysia||China||Bangkok||16 January 2019||Scorecard|
|6/8 (2.3 overs)||Botsogo Mpedi||Botswana||Lesotho||Gaborone (Oval 1)||20 August 2018||Scorecard|
|6/8 (4 overs)||Nary Thapa||Nepal||Hong Kong||Bangkok||24 February 2019||Scorecard|
|6/10 (4.0 overs)||Zon Lin||Myanmar||Indonesia||Bangkok||13 January 2019||Scorecard|
|6/17 (2.0 overs)||Amy Satterthwaite||New Zealand||England||Taunton||16 August 2007||Scorecard|
Updated: 9 March 2019
|Age at last match||Player||Team||T20I Career Span|
|53 years, 149 days||Sara Hernandez||Mexico||2018|
|52 days, 61 days||Caroline de Fouw||Netherlands||2008–2018|
|46 years, 312 days||Caroline Owen||Mexico||2018|
|45 years, 144 days||Neisha Pratt||Singapore||2018|
|43 years, 332 days||Anyel Aguilar||Mexico||2018|
Updated: 9 March 2019
|Age on debut||Player||Team||T20I Career Span|
|11 years, 325 days||Samaira Dharnidharka||United Arab Emirates||2019–present|
|12 years, 31 days||Vaishnave Mahesh||United Arab Emirates||2019–present|
|12 years, 56 days||Zeefa Jilani||Kuwait||2019–present|
|12 years, 69 days||Ngawang Choden||Bhutan||2019–present|
|12 years, 316 days||Mahika Gaur||United Arab Emirates||2019–present|
Updated: 9 March 2019
- List of women's Twenty20 International cricket grounds
- Women's Test cricket
- Women's One Day International cricket
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