After hosting ICC Champions Trophy successfully, England are all set to host ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. Before this year's edition, England have hosted the tournament twice — in 1973 and in 1993, and both times they won the title. It will be intriguing to see whether they can repeat history or not.
On the other hand, Australia have won the title six times, and as defending champions, they are overwhelming favourites. The Indian women’s cricket team's recent form is also quite impressive as they have won 27 out of 36 matches since ICC Women’s World Cup 2013.
The South African women's team have won the most number of matches since ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 so it will be tough to neglect them. The tournament will consist of 28 league matches, so any team can make a comeback in the competition at any time.
Take a look at the history of Women’s World Cup and some interesting numbers from the previous editions.
Australia have won the Women’s World Cup six times, which is a record. Moreover, Australia are the only team to win the Women’s World Cup in consecutive editions.
Australia have won most the number of matches and also have the best win percentage at the Women’s World Cup.
England women have scored more than 300 runs thrice in the Women’s World Cup, which is the most by any team.
India, Netherlands and Denmark are the only teams to get bowled out under 50 runs twice in Women’s World Cup.
Janette Brittin and Charlotte Edwards hold the record of hitting most centuries in the Women’s World Cup while Debbie Hockley holds the record of scoring most runs.
Belinda Clarke is the only player to have hit a double century in Women’s ODIs.
Debbie Hockley amassed 456 runs in seven matches at an average of 76.00 in the Women’s World Cup 1997/98, which is the most by any batter in a single edition of the Women’s World Cup.
Deandra Dottin is the only player to hit more than 10 sixes in the Women’s World Cup.
Lyn Fullston is the highest wicket-taker in the history of the tournament.
Lyn Fullston took 23 wickets in the Women’s World Cup 1981/82 in 12 matches, which is the most by a bowler in a single edition of the Women’s World Cup.
Jackie Lord is the proud owner of the best bowling figures at the Women's World Cup.
Jane Smit has taken 40 wickets in the Women’s World Cup, which is a record.
There are only two wicket-keepers in the history of the Women’s World Cup who have effected more than five dismissals in a match.
Janette Birttin holds the record of taking most catches as a fielder in the history of the competition.
Suzie Bates and Haidee Tiffen are the only pair to add 250-plus runs in a Women’s World Cup match.
Debbie Hockley has played 45 matches in the Women’s World Cup, which is a record.
Belinda Clarke has won 21 out of his 23 matches as captain of the Australia women's team at the Women’s World Cup, making her the most successful captain in the tournament’s history.
Charlotte Edwards has won eight Man of the Match awards in the Women’s World Cup, which is the most by any player.
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Updated Date: Jun 24, 2017 15:43:04 IST