|Administrator||International Cricket Council|
|First edition|| 2009 |
|Latest edition|| 2018 |
|Next edition|| 2020 |
|Tournament format||Round robin and knockout|
|Number of teams||10|
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for women's Twenty20 International cricket.The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with the first edition was held in England in 2009. For the first three tournaments, there were eight participants, but this number has been raised to ten from the 2014 edition onwards. At each tournament, a set number of teams qualify automatically, with the remaining teams determined by the World Twenty20 Qualifier. Australia are the most successful team, having won the tournament four times.
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.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the global governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from Australia, England and South Africa. It was renamed as the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and took up its current name in 1989. It organises world championship events such as Cricket World Cup, Women's Cricket World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup, ICC Women's T20 World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
The 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20 competition took on a different format from that of the men's, having eight teams split into two pools followed directly by the semi-finals and final. All pool stage matches were played at the County Ground in Taunton. The women's competition was also shorter, running for 10 days as opposed to 16 for the men's tournament, however the women's semi-finals and final were held on the same days and at the same venues as those of their male counterparts.
Qualification is determined by the ICC Women's Twenty20 international rankings and a qualification event, the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier. Until 2014, six teams were determined by the top six teams of the ICC Women's Twenty20 International rankings at the time of the draw and the remaining two places determined by a qualification process. For the 2014 tournament, six places are determined by the top eight teams of the ICC Women's T20I rankings, with the host country and three qualifiers joining them in the finals. 2016 onwards, seven places are determined by the top eight teams of the ICC Women's T20I rankings, with the host country and two qualifiers joining them in the finals.
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier (until 2018, the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier is an international cricket tournament that serves as the final step of the qualification process for the Women's T20 World Cup. It was held for the first time in 2013, in Dublin, Ireland, with the title shared by Pakistan and Sri Lanka after the final was interrupted by rain. Ireland also qualified by defeated the Netherlands in the third-place playoff. For the 2015 tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, the number of qualifying places was reduced from three to two, with the two finalists, Bangladesh and Ireland, proceeding to the main event.
A Twenty20 International (T20I) is a form of cricket, played between two of the international members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), in which each team faces twenty overs. The matches have top-class status and are the highest T20 standard. The game is played under the rules of Twenty20 cricket. Starting from the format's inception in 2005, T20I status only applied to Full Members and some Associate Member teams. However, in April 2018, the ICC announced that it would grant T20I status to all its 105 members from 1 January 2019.
|Year||Host nation(s)||Final venue||Final|
86/4 (17 overs)
| England won by 6 wickets |
85 (20 overs)
106/8 (20 overs)
| Australia won by 3 runs |
103/6 (20 overs)
142/4 (20 overs)
| Australia won by 4 runs |
138/9 (20 overs)
106/4 (15 overs)
| Australia won by 6 wickets |
105/8 (20 overs)
149/2 (19 overs)
| West Indies won by 8 wickets |
148/5 (20 overs)
106/2 (15.1 overs)
| Australia won by 8 wickets |
105 (19.4 overs)
|6||2009||2018||Champions (2010, 2012, 2014, 2018)||32||24||7||1(1)||0||76.56|
|6||2009||2018||Runners-up (2009, 2010)||28||20||8||0||0||71.42|
|6||2009||2018||Semi-finals (2009, 2010, 2018)||26||13||13||0||0||50.00|
|6||2009||2018||First Round (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)||23||7||16||0||0||30.43|
|6||2009||2018||First Round (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)||24||6||18||0||0||25.00|
|3||2014||2018||First Round (2014, 2016, 2018)||13||2||11||0||0||15.38|
|3||2014||2018||First Round (2014, 2016, 2018)||13||0||13||0||0||0.00|
A Super Over, also called a one-over eliminator or officially a one over per side eliminator or Oopse, is a tie-breaking method used in limited-overs cricket matches, where both teams play a single, additional over of six balls to determine the winner of the match. A match which goes to a Super Over is officially declared a "tie", and won by the team who scored the most runs in the Super Over. If the Super Over also ends in a tie, the winner is typically decided by the number of boundaries scored throughout the match.
The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams in the ICC World Twenty20. For each tournament, the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.
Team appearing for the first time, in alphabetical order per year.
|2016||246 runs and 8 wickets|
|2016||66 runs and 1 wicket|
|2018||33 runs and 3 wickets|
The Nepal national cricket team nicknamed The Rhinos and Gorkhalis, represents the country of Nepal in the international cricket and is governed by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). They have been an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1996. Nepal were awarded Twenty20 International (T20I) status by the ICC in June 2014 until the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. On 15 March 2018, Nepal gained One Day International (ODI) status for the first time, after winning the first playoff match in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
The Scotland national cricket team represents the country of Scotland. They play their home matches at The Grange, Edinburgh, and also some other venues.
The Oman national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Oman and is governed by the Oman Cricket Board, which became an Affiliate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2000, and gained Associate status in 2014. The national side has played matches at Twenty20 International level. On 24 April 2019, Oman achieved One-Day International status for the first time until 2022, after they beat tournament hosts Namibia by four wickets in 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two.
The Papua New Guinea national cricket team, nicknamed the Barramundis, is the team that represents the country of Papua New Guinea in international cricket. The team is organised by Cricket PNG, which has been an Associate Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1973. Papua New Guinea previously had One-Day International (ODI) status, which it gained by finishing fourth in 2014 World Cup Qualifier. Papua New Guinea lost both their ODI and T20I status in March 2018 after losing a playoff match against Nepal during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, a result that earned ODI and T20I status for their opponents. On 26 April 2019, at the final World Cricket League 2 fixture; PNG defeated Oman to finish at the fourth position and reclaim their ODI status.
The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup is the sport's oldest world championship, with the first tournament held in England in 1973. Matches are played as One Day Internationals (ODIs) over 50 overs, while there is also another championship for Twenty20 International cricket, the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
The Qatar national cricket team is the team that represents the State of Qatar in international cricket. The team is organised by the Qatar Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1999 and an associate member in 2017.
The Pakistan women's national cricket team represents Pakistan in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship, the team is organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The Scotland women's national cricket team, nicknamed the Wildcats, represents Scotland in international women's cricket. The team is organised by Cricket Scotland, an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The ICC T20 World Cup is the international championship of Twenty20 International cricket. Organised by cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament currently consists of 16 teams, comprising the top ten teams from the rankings at the given deadline and six other teams chosen through the T20 World Cup Qualifier. All matches are played as Twenty20 Internationals.
The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier is an international cricket tournament that serves as the final step of the qualification process for the Women's Cricket World Cup.
The Thailand national women's cricket team is the team that represents the country of Thailand in international women's cricket matches. They made their international debut when they played, and lost, two matches against Bangladesh in July 2007. The team's first international tournament outside of Asian Cricket Council regional events was the 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier, where they placed fifth out of eight teams. The team was less successful at the 2015 edition of the tournament, which it hosted, winning only one match to finish seventh.
The 2015 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier was an international women's cricket tournament held in Thailand from 28 November to 5 December 2015. It was the second edition of the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier.
The 2013 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier was an international cricket tournament held in Dublin, Ireland, from 23 July to 1 August 2013. The tournament was the inaugural edition of the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, with the top three teams advancing to the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
The 2016–2017 international cricket season was from September 2016 to April 2017. During this period, 41 Test matches, 87 One Day Internationals (ODIs), 43 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), 4 first class matches, 16 List A matches, 41 Women's One Day Internationals (WODIs), and 15 Women's Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is) were played. Of the 41 Test matches that took place in this season, 3 were day/night Test matches. The season started with Pakistan leading the Test cricket rankings, Australia leading the ODI rankings, New Zealand leading the Twenty20 rankings, and Australia women leading the Women's rankings.
The 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier was an international women's cricket tournament held from 7 to 14 July 2018 in the Netherlands. It was the third edition of the Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier and was the qualification tournament for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament. The top two teams from the qualifier tournament progressed to the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 in the West Indies.
The 2018 international cricket season was from May 2018 to September 2018. 16 Test matches, 27 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 33 Twenty20 International (T20Is) were played during this period. The season started with India leading the Test cricket rankings, England leading the ODI rankings, Pakistan leading the Twenty20 rankings, and Australia women leading the women's rankings. This season was also the first to be scheduled under the 2018–2023 Future Tours Programme. In addition, all women's Twenty20 matches played between member sides after 1 July were given full international status and classified as WT20Is, as per a decision made by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in April 2018. The first WT20Is to be classified as such under these new rules took place at the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier.
The 2018–19 international cricket season was from September 2018 to April 2019. 35 Test matches, 95 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 56 Twenty20 International (T20Is) were scheduled to be played during this period. The season started with India leading the Test cricket rankings, England leading the ODI rankings and Pakistan leading the Twenty20 rankings. In October 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced separate rankings for women's ODIs and T20Is for the first time, with Australia women leading both tables.
The 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier is an upcoming cricket tournament scheduled to be held in October and November 2019 in the United Arab Emirates to determine which teams will qualify for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup tournament in Australia.
The 2019 international cricket season was from May 2019 to September 2019. The 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales took place during this time, starting on 30 May 2019. 11 Test matches, 91 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 71 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) were scheduled to be played during this period. The season started with India leading the Test cricket rankings, England leading the ODI rankings and Pakistan leading the Twenty20 rankings. On 3 May, the International Cricket Council (ICC) expanded the men's T20I rankings to include all current Full Member and Associate members of the ICC, featuring 80 teams. In the women's rankings, Australia women lead both the WODI and WT20I tables.