Papua New Guinea women's national cricket team
Flag of Papua New Guinea
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member (1973)|
|ICC region||East Asia-Pacific|
|Women's international cricket|
|First international||v Japan at Port Moresby; 12 September 2006|
|Women's One Day Internationals|
|Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances||2 (first in 2008)|
|Best result||7th (2008)|
|Women's Twenty20 Internationals|
|First WT20I||v Bangladesh at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen; 7 July 2018|
|Last WT20I||v Scotland at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht; 14 July 2018|
|Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier appearances||2 (first in 2015)|
|Best result||4th (2018)|
|As of 5 January 2019|
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. Papua New Guinea won the series against Japan three–nil, but at the World Cup Qualifier won only two matches, both against Bermuda.
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. Later in the year, Papua New Guinea participated at its second global tournament, the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier, placing fifth out of eight teams.
In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Papua New Guinea women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.
- Pauke Siaka (c)
- Natasha Ambo
- Vicky Araa
- Kaia Arua
- Helen Buruka (wk)
- Veru Frank
- Sibona Jimmy
- Kopi John
- Ravina Oa
- Tanya Ruma
- Brenda Tau (wk)
- Mairi Tom
- Isabel Toua
- Naoani Vare
|ICC Full members|
|ICC Associate members|
|Netherlands||1||1||0||0||0||100.00||2018||2018||10 July 2018|
|United Arab Emirates||1||1||0||0||0||100.00||2018||2018||8 July 2018|
|Statistics are correct as of Papua New Guinea v Scotland at Utrecht, July 14, 2018.|
- Highest team total: 129/5 (20 overs), v Netherlands on 10 Jul 2018, at Amstelveen
- Lowest team total: 84/6 (20 overs), v Bangladesh on 7 Jul 2018, at Amstelveen
- Highest individual innings: Kopi John 40 (47), v Netherlands on 10 Jul 2018, at Amstelveen
- Best innings bowling: Mairi Tom 4/24 (4 overs), v Netherlands on 10 Jul 2018, at Amstelveen
- Papua New Guinea men's cricket team
- List of Papua New Guinea women Twenty20 International cricketers
- "ICC Rankings". icc-cricket.com.
- "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
- "WT20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
- Other women's matches played by Papua New Guinea women – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Women's List A matches played by Papua New Guinea women – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- Women's Twenty20 matches played by Papua New Guinea women – CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
- "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
- "ICC announces umpire and referee appointments for ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
- "Records / PNG Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "Records / PNG Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Lowest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "Records / PNG Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / High Scores". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "Records / PNG Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Best Bowling figures". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2018.