Women's Twenty20 International

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 International Cricket Council (ICC) members.[1] The first Twenty20 International match was held in August 2004 between England and New Zealand,[2][3] six months before the first Twenty20 International match was played between two men's teams.[4] The ICC Women's World Twenty20 was first held in 2009.

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between two international sides after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.[5] A month after the conclusion of the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, which took place in June 2018, the ICC retrospectively gave all the fixtures in the tournament full WT20I status.[6]

Involved nationsEdit

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members from 1 July 2018.[7]

The full list of teams who have played full Women's Twenty20 International matches is as follows (correct to 13 December 2019):

Note

RankingsEdit

Before October 2018, ICC did not maintain a separate Twenty20 ranking for the women's game, instead aggregating performance over all three forms of the game into one overall women's teams ranking.[9] In January 2018, ICC granted international status to all matches between associate nations and announced plan to launch separate T20I rankings for women.[1] In October 2018 the T20I rankings were launched with separate ODI rankings for Full Members.[10]

ICC Women's T20I Rankings
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1   Australia 25 7331 293
2   England 25 7010 280
3   New Zealand 18 4963 276
4   India 33 8566 260
5   West Indies 27 6708 248
6   South Africa 24 5776 241
7   Pakistan 31 7080 228
8   Sri Lanka 22 4420 201
9   Bangladesh 29 5641 195
10   Ireland 22 3622 165
11   Thailand 41 6582 161
12   Zimbabwe 20 3153 158
13   Scotland 19 2759 145
14     Nepal 20 2576 129
15   Papua New Guinea 23 2894 126
16   United Arab Emirates 19 2326 122
17   Uganda 25 3036 121
18   Samoa 15 1816 121
19   Tanzania 19 1915 101
20   Kenya 16 1448 91
21   Netherlands 19 1640 86
22   Indonesia 18 1448 80
23   Hong Kong 25 1841 74
24   Namibia 30 2103 70
25   China 23 1554 68
26   Japan 14 751 54
27   Vanuatu 15 734 49
28   Malaysia 27 1183 44
29   Rwanda 20 851 43
30   Myanmar 10 424 42
31   Argentina 14 584 42
32   United States 9 371 41
33   Botswana 15 609 41
34   Jersey 7 280 40
35   Brazil 16 624 39
36   Kuwait 8 309 39
37   Sierra Leone 8 308 39
38   France 9 333 37
39   Germany 7 234 33
40   Nigeria 16 478 30
41   Denmark 3 85 28
42   South Korea 9 159 18
43   Bhutan 6 101 17
44   Malawi 10 158 16
45   Chile 10 121 12
46   Mexico 8 83 10
47   Austria 6 54 9
48   Mozambique 16 133 8
49   Belgium 3 20 7
50   Singapore 10 6 1
51   Norway 3 0 0
52   Lesotho 6 0 0
53   Fiji 12 0 0
54   Mali 6 0 0
55   Peru 10 0 0
Reference: icc-cricket.com & ESPNcricinfo, 20 December 2019

Statistics and recordsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Women's Twenty20 Playing Conditions" (PDF). International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
  2. ^ Miller, Andrew (6 August 2004). "Revolution at the seaside". Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Wonder Women – Ten T20I records women own". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  4. ^ English, Peter (17 February 2005). "Ponting leads as Kasprowicz follows". Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  5. ^ "All T20I matches to get international status". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  6. ^ "ICC Board brings in tougher Code of Sanctions". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  7. ^ "ICC grants T20I status to all 104 members countries". Cricbuzz. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Botswana 7s tournament: A complete round-up". Women's CricZone. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  9. ^ "ICC Women's Team Rankings launched". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  10. ^ "ICC Launches Global Women's T20I Team Rankings". 12 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.