Papua New Guinea women's national cricket team

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Papua New Guinea
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
Nickname Lewas
Association Cricket PNG
ICC status Associate (1973)
ICC region East Asia-Pacific
Coach Rodney Maha
Captain Pauke Siaka
First international
Papua New Guinea PNG vs. Japan 
(Port Moresby; 12 September 2006)
World Cup Qualifier
Appearances 1 (first in 2008)
Best result Fifth (2008)
World Twenty20 Qualifier
Appearances 1 (first in 2015)
Best result Fifth (2015)
as of 5 December 2015

The Papua New Guinea women's national cricket team represents the country of Papua New Guinea in international women's cricket. The team is organised by Cricket PNG, an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Papua New Guinea made its international debut in September 2006, playing a three-match series against Japan to determine which team would represent the ICC East Asia-Pacific (EAP) region at the 2008 World Cup Qualifier.[1] Papua New Guinea won the series against Japan three–nil, but at the World Cup Qualifier won only two matches, both against Bermuda.[2]

The team failed to qualify for either the 2011 World Cup Qualifier or the 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier, with Japan representing the EAP region on both occasions.[3]

At the 2015 Pacific Games, which Papua New Guinea hosted, a women's cricket event was included for the first time. The team narrowly lost to Samoa in the final, having been undefeated up to that point.[1] Later in the year, Papua New Guinea participated at its second global tournament, the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier, placing fifth out of eight teams.[3]

Current Squad[edit]

The Papua New Guinea squad for the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier was as follows:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Other women's matches played by Papua New Guinea women – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. ^ Women's List A matches played by Papua New Guinea women – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Women's Twenty20 matches played by Papua New Guinea women – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Papua New Guinea Women Women Squad: Players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.