Nigeria women's national cricket team

The Nigeria women's national cricket team represents the country of Nigeria in international women's cricket. The team is organised by the Nigeria Cricket Federation, which has been a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2002.

Nigeria
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Nigeria Cricket Federation logo
AssociationNigeria Cricket Federation
Personnel
CaptainSamantha Agazuma
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member (2002)
ICC regionAfrica
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
WT20I 29th 29th (22 Dec 2022)
Women's international cricket
First internationalv.  Kenya at Kampala; 16 Dec 2011
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv.  Rwanda at National Stadium, Abuja; 26 Jan 2019
Last WT20Iv.  Uganda at Achimota Oval A, Accra; 13 March 2024
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[2] 64 33/29
(1 tie, 1 no result)
This year[3] 10 6/3
(0 ties, 1 no result)
As of 13 March 2024

History edit

Nigeria made its international debut at the 2011 ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament in Uganda.[4] The team lost their first game, against Kenya, by ten wickets,[5] but rebounded to win their next match, against Sierra Leone, by six wickets.[6] They lost their remaining three matches (against Namibia, Tanzania, and Uganda), however, finishing fifth out of six teams overall.[7] In August 2015 Nigeria appeared in an invitation tournament in Dar es Salaam, which featured the Tanzanian national team and a team from India's Mumbai Cricket Association.[8]

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Nigeria women and another international side since 1 July 2018 have the WT20I status.[9] Nigeria made its Twenty20 International debut against Rwanda at Abuja on 26 January 2019. The teams played a five-game series with Nigeria winning by 3-2.[10]

In December 2020, the ICC announced the qualification pathway for the 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup.[11] Nigeria were named in the 2021 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier regional group, alongside ten other teams.[12]

Squad edit

Updated on 13 March 2024, this lists all the players who played for Nigeria in the past 12 months or were named in the most recent squad.

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
Salome Sunday 22 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Esther Sandy 24 Right-handed
Victory Igbinedion 18 Right-handed
All-rounders
Lucky Piety 17 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Blessing Etim 31 Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Favour Eseigbe 22 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Vice-captain
Wicket-keepers
Sarah Etim 24 Right-handed
Abigail Igbobie 22 Right-handed
Spin Bowler
Adeshola Adekunle 16 Right-handed Right-arm off break
Pace Bowlers
Peculiar Agboya 17 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rukayat Abdulrasak 19 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Rachael Samson 22 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Christabel Chukwuonye 15 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Lillian Udeh 17 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Usen Peace 16 Right-handed Right-arm medium

Records and statistics edit

International Match Summary — Nigeria Women[13]

Last updated 13 March 2024

Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 64 33 29 1 1 26 January 2019

Twenty20 International edit

T20I record versus other nations[13]

Records complete to WT20I #1807. Last updated 13 March 2024.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
ICC Full members
  Zimbabwe 2 0 2 0 0 11 May 2019
ICC Associate members
  Botswana 4 3 1 0 0 10 June 2021 10 June 2021
  Brazil 2 2 0 0 0 9 June 2022 9 June 2022
  Cameroon 2 2 0 0 0 13 September 2021 13 September 2021
  Gambia 1 1 0 0 0 29 March 2022 29 March 2022
  Germany 1 1 0 0 0 10 June 2022 10 June 2022
  Ghana 2 2 0 0 0 1 April 2022 1 April 2022
  Kenya 5 2 3 0 0 8 June 2021 11 June 2023
  Mozambique 1 1 0 0 0 6 May 2019 6 May 2019
  Namibia 5 1 4 0 0 6 June 2021 8 March 2024
  Rwanda 23 11 11 1 0 26 January 2019 26 January 2019
  Sierra Leone 5 5 0 0 0 9 September 2021 9 September 2021
  Tanzania 5 0 4 0 1 8 May 2019
  Uganda 6 2 4 0 0 11 September 2021 16 June 2023

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  2. ^ "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "WT20I matches - 2024 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ Other women's matches played by Nigeria Archived 2 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  5. ^ Kenya Women v Nigeria Women, Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  6. ^ Nigeria Women v Sierra Leone Women, Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  7. ^ Table: Pepsi ICC Africa Women's T20 Tournament 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  8. ^ (18 August 2015). "Nigerian women beat hosts Tanzania at International Women’s Cricket Championship"Vanguard. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  9. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Rwanda Women in Nigeria T20I Series - Cricket Schedules, Updates, Results". ESPNcricinfo.com. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Qualification for ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  12. ^ "ICC announce qualification process for 2023 Women's T20 World Cup". The Cricketer. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Records / Nigeria Women / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo.
  14. ^ "Records / Nigeria Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Records / Nigeria Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Top Scores". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Records / Nigeria Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Best Bowling figures". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Records / Nigeria Women / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Records / Nigeria Women / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 June 2021.