Australia

Australia

Country:Australia
Country Code:AUS
Gender:Women
Name of the Team:Australia Women
Owner of the Team:Cricket Australia
CEO of the Team:Nick Hockley
Captain of the Team:Meg Lanning
Coach of the Team:Shelly Nitschke

Players

Bethany Louise Mooney

wicket keeper

Phoebe Litchfield

batsman

Tahlia May McGrath

all rounder

Alyssa Jean Healy

wicket keeper

Annabel Sutherland

all rounder

Ashleigh Gardner

all rounder

Sophie Molineux

bowler

Kimberley Jennifer Garth

all rounder

Alana Maria King

bowler

Darcie Brown

bowler

Ellyse Alexandra Perry

all rounder

Megan Louise Schutt

bowler

Statistics

Test Series Australia vs South Africa, Women 2024

Matches Played1
Won1
Drawn0
Lost0
No result0

The Australian Women cricket team is one the oldest women's cricket teams. It has been playing in the Women's Test since 1934. They are currently the most dominant team present in Women's Cricket history. The team started to dominate Test cricket against other teams like New Zealand, India, and West Indies, and later they even dominated in the limited overs format. The Australian Women's Cricket team currently holds the top position across all the formats of the game in the ICC World Rankings. They started playing the game against England in the year 1934. Since then, both of these teams have played against each other in the Women's Ashes. The Australian Women's Cricket team has participated in 12 ODI World Cups till now and has won seven of them. Along with that, the team has also participated in 8 T20 World Cups so far out of which they emerged as a Champion six times. So, the Australian Women's Cricket team holds more trophies than all the other teams combined.

Australian Women Team Owner

The owners of the Australian Women's Cricket team are Cricket Australia or the Australian Cricket Board. Earlier the team was owned by the Women's Cricket Australia for a long time. However, in 2003, a significant development took place as the Australian Cricket Board and Women's Cricket Australia merged to form Cricket Australia. Since then, the owners of the Australian Women's Cricket team are the Cricket Australia Association. This collaborative approach has enabled the team to excel in various formats of the game, including One-Day Internationals, Twenty20 Internationals, and Test matches, earning numerous accolades and titles over the years.

It works in tandem with Cricket Australia to ensure the team's success on the international stage and to nurture talent within the domestic circuit. Cricket Australia and its association continue to invest significant resources into women's cricket, focusing on player development, infrastructure, and grassroots initiatives.

In the initial stages, the team used to play in domestic tournaments and matches. Later they started playing against other National teams in the year 1934. In the year 1934-35, England Women's Cricket Team visited Australia for the first time for a test series. The Australian Women were able to dominate over there and since then the team has seen constant improvements which puts them on top of the other teams in the leaderboard.

Australian Women Brand Value

The Australian Women's Cricket team is one of the most successful women's cricket teams all over the world. They have won numerous Championships which puts them on the top of the leaderboard. Along with that, the team also has various players like Met Lanning, Kim Garth, and Grace Harris, who have significantly contributed to the team's performance for a long time. Due to these reasons, the brand value of the Australian Women's Cricket team has remained on the top. In the previous agreements, the team had a brand value of 80 million US dollars. But in the year 2023, they received a rise in the same which increased the brand value of the Australian Women's Cricket team to 133 million US dollars. This remarkable increase in brand value speaks volumes about the team's global recognition and marketability. As the team continues to achieve new milestones and dominate the international stage, its brand value is expected to attract further investment and commercial opportunities, solidifying its status as a premier women's cricket team and a lucrative brand in the global sports market.

Performance of Australian Women Over the Years

For an extensive period, the Australian Women's Cricket team has enjoyed unparalleled dominance in the cricketing world.

Their formidable presence in the sport is exemplified by their impressive participation in 12 limited over World Cups out of which the team was able to win seven of them. The team never finished among the bottom teams in the points table and even remained the runners-up of the tournament two times. As the Australian Women's Cricket team continues to demonstrate their prowess and strive for excellence, their legacy grows stronger with each passing tournament.

The Australian Women's Cricket team also dominated when the T20 Women's World Cup started in the year 2009. They have played in 8 T20 World Cups so far out of which the team emerged as a champion six times. They have always qualified for the playoffs in the T20 World Cup and even remained the runners-up one time. The dominance exhibited by the Australian Women's Cricket team in the T20 World Cup has elevated the team to iconic status. Their achievements in this format of the game have not only garnered admiration from cricket enthusiasts but have also inspired a generation of female cricketers worldwide. The team's success serves as a shining example of excellence and perseverance in women's cricket.

ODI World Cup

Year

Women's World Cup

1973

Runners-up

1978

Champions

1982

Champions

1988

Champions

1993

Group Stage

1997

Champions

2000

Runners-up

2005

Champions

2009

Super Sixes

2013

Champions

2017

Semi Finalists

2022

Champions

1973 World Cup

The first Women's World Cup took place in the year 1973 and this was also the time when the ODI format was introduced in Women's Cricket. This tournament was hosted in England and the Australian Women's Cricket team did well throughout the tournament. They even reached the finals where they went against the Host team, England. Unfortunately, the team fell short to win the first ever Women's World Cup and lost to England. In the final match, the England team elected to bat first. They were able to score 279 runs for three wickets in 60 overs. The bowlers of the Australian Women's team weren't able to perform well. Their batting line-up also didn't perform as per the expectations as the team lost by 92 runs. Along with that, they had lost a total of 9 wickets which shows that the top order of the team wasn't able to perform well.

1978 World Cup

The 1978 World Cup only had four teams in the tournament. The Australian Women's Cricket team managed to remain undefeated throughout the tournament and their improved form helped them to emerge as the champions. This was the second edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup and it was hosted in India. Out of the three matches which the Australian Women's team played, they even dominated against the host country. In a match against India in the group stages, the Australian Women's Cricket team scored 150 runs while batting first. And in response, the Indian team was only able to score 79 runs and lost all their wickets which provided an impressive victory for Australia. This time again the Australian Women's Cricket team went against England in the finals of the tournament. Fortunately, they defeated England by 8 wickets and won their first Women's World Cup title. The England Women's team batted first and scored 96 runs. In response to that, the Australian Women's team chased the score quickly with 8 wickets in hand.

1982 World Cup

In the 1982 Women's World Cup, five teams participated and this time again Australia didn't lose a match throughout the tournament. The tournament was hosted in New Zealand and the Australian Women's Cricket team played a total of 13 matches. They were able to win 12 matches and one match ended up in a draw. This time again the Australian Women's Cricket team went against England Women's team in the finals of the tournament. For the third consecutive time, both of these teams went against each other in the final. This match was played at Lancaster Park located in Christchurch. England chose to bat first and scored a total of 151 runs in 60 overs. The match went close as the Australian Women's Cricket team chased the target in the 59th over. With the loss of seven wickets, the team was able to chase the target and win their 2nd Women's World Cup title.

1988 World Cup

The 1988 edition of the Women's World Cup was hosted by Australia and the team had an opportunity to play in their home ground against the other teams. The team played a total of 9 matches where they won 8 and lost one. In the finals of the tournament, it was England versus Australia yet again. For the fourth consecutive time, these teams went against each other in the final. More than 300 people were watching the final of the World Cup and it was even broadcasted on ABC Radio and Television. The match was being played at the Melbourne Stadium and it was after 39 years that a match was being played at the pitch. England batted first and scored just 127 runs in 60 overs. The Australian Women's Cricket team chased down the target in the 45th over, winning their third consecutive title.

1993 World Cup

In the 1993 World Cup, Australia wasn't able to make it to the tournament finals. This was the fifth edition of the Women's World Cup and it saw England against New Zealand in the tournament finals. The Australian Women's Cricket team finished at the third spot in the league stages as they won 5 out of the 7 matches in the tournament. Therefore, the team fell just one win short to reach the finals yet again for the fifth consecutive time. Their best match was against Denmark where they took all the wickets of the opposition at the score of 76. So, the Australian Women's Cricket team had a target of 77 runs which they chased easily in the 9th over. The team suffered two losses, one against England and the other one against New Zealand which stopped them from reaching the tournament finals.

1997 World Cup

The 1997 edition of the Women's World Cup was again hosted in India. The Australian Women's Cricket team dominated the tournament as the team remained undefeated throughout. Australian Women's Cricket team faced Netherlands in the Quarterfinals of the tournament where they won the game by 115 runs. In the semi-finals, they went against India where the match was reduced to a 32 over a side game due to the bad light. The Australian Women's Cricket team won this match by 19 runs and entered the finals where they went against England. The tournament finals were played at the Eden Gardens in Calcutta and New Zealand elected to bat first. The bowlers of the Australian Women's Cricket team did well as they restricted New Zealand to the score of 164 and took all wickets. When they came to chase down the target, they chased it down easily in the 48th over. Therefore, they secured their fourth women's World Cup title.

2000 World Cup

New Zealand hosted the seventh edition of the Women's World Cup in the year 2000. In this tournament, the Australian Women's Cricket team was able to make it to the finals after dominating the league stages. But unfortunately, the team lost making it to the runners-up in the tournament. New Zealand faced Australia in the World Cup yet again during the year 2000. The New Zealand Women's Cricket team took revenge of the 1997 World Cup by defeating Australia by 4 runs. The New Zealand Women's Cricket team batted first and scored 184 runs in the first innings. The Australian Women's Cricket team got all out at 180, falling short by 4 runs. Belinda Clark scored 91 runs for the team while the other batsmen weren't able to contribute runs to the team.

2005 World Cup

South Africa hosted the Women's World Cup for the first time in the year 2005. This time all the teams entered the tournament in a dominating form which ensured the fans that this tournament will be an interesting one. For the first time, the Indian Women's Cricket team was able to make it to the finals and the Australian Women's Cricket team went against them to win another title. The match was played at the Super Sport Park in Centurion. The Australian Women's Cricket team won the toss and chose to bat first and scored 215 runs with the loss of four wickets. The bowlers of the Australian Women's Cricket team did well as they took all the wickets in the 46th over, restricting India to a score of 116. Therefore, the Australian Women's Cricket team won their fifth World Cup Championship.

2009 World Cup

This edition of the Women's World Cup was again hosted in Australia. But this time, the other competitors also performed well due to which the Australian Women's Cricket team ended the tournament among the Super Sixes. As the Australian Women's Cricket team was among the top teams in their group, they were able to make it to the Super Sixes. The team ended this tournament in the fourth position as they won 5 matches out of the 7 they played. They had won the same amount of matches as the Indian Women's Cricket team but due to the Net Run Rate, the Australian Women's Cricket team finished the tournament at the fourth spot.

2013 World Cup

The 2013 edition of the Women's World Cup helped Australia to get their sixth World Cup title. This was for the third time that India hosted the World Cup and even the last two times when India hosted the tournament, Australia was crowned as the champions. The Australian Women's Cricket team was quickly able to dominate in the league stages which helped them to reach the tournament finals where they faced the West Indies Women's Cricket team. The Australian Women's Cricket team chose to bat first in the tournament finals and scored a massive total of 259 runs with the loss of five wickets in their innings. Their bowlers performed well and didn't allow the West Indies Women's Cricket team to chase down the score. As a result, the West Indies Women's Cricket team were all out at the score of 145, which allowed the Australian Women's Cricket team to win their sixth title by 114 runs.

2017 World Cup

The 2017 edition of the World Cup was hosted by England. And unfortunately, the Australian Women's Cricket team didn't make it to the finals this time. The team played a total of 8 matches out of which they won six of them. This was the first ever Women's World Cup where all the professional teams participated in the tournament. The Australian Women's Cricket team were eliminated from the tournament in the semi finals. They went against India where the Indian Women's Cricket team defeated them. Due to the rain, the match was reduced to 42 overs. The Indian Women's team batted first and scored a total of 281 runs. In response to that, the Australian Women's Cricket team got all out at the score of 245. This allowed the Indian Women's Cricket team to reach the finals against England. However, they lost in the finals, allowing England to win another title.

2022 World Cup

The previous edition of the Women's World Cup was again hosted in Australia. This tournament was scheduled to take place in the year 2021. But the COVID-19 pandemic caused the tournament to be shifted to the next year. The Australian Women's Cricket team showed their domination as the team didn't lose a match throughout the tournament. Therefore, this helped them to lift their seventh World Cup championship. Australia went against West Indies in the semi finals where they were able to win the match by 157 runs. This increased the Net run rate of the team and helped them to reach the finals. In the finals, they went against England for another time. The Australian Women's Cricket team batted first and scored 356 runs. Unfortunately, the England Women's team got all out in the 44th over at the score of 285. This allowed the Australian Women's Cricket team to lift their 7th World Cup title.

T20 World Cup

Year

T20 World Cup

2009

Semi Finalists

2010

Champions

2012

Champions

2014

Champions

2016

Runners-up

2018

Champions

2020

Champions

2023

Champions

2009 T20 World Cup

The first edition of the Women's T20 World Cup was hosted by England. The Australian Women's Cricket team ended up being the semi finalists of the tournament. They played four matches out of which they won only two. In the semi finals, Australia faced England where the latter was able to win by 8 wickets. The Australian Women's Cricket team set a target of 164 runs for the England Women's team. They were able to chase down the target easily with 8 wickets in hand.

2010 T20 World Cup

In the year 2010, the Women's T20 World Cup was played in the West Indies. The Australian Women's Cricket team dominated the tournament as the team again remained undefeated. They played five matches in the tournament and won all of them. Ultimately, they were crowned as the champions of the tournament. The Australian Women's Cricket team went against the New Zealand Women's Cricket team in the finals. The match went way too close but in the end, the Australian Women's Cricket team lifted their first T20 World Cup title. They won the game by 3 runs. Australia scored 106 runs in the first innings while New Zealand fell short by 3 runs while chasing the target.

2012 T20 World Cup

For the first time, Sri Lanka hosted the T20 World Cup in the year 2012. The Australian Women's Cricket team dominated the tournament yet again by ending up as the Champions. They played 5 matches and won four of them. The Australian Women's Cricket team faced England yet again in the tournament finals. They chose to bat first and scored a total of 142 runs with the loss of four wickets. The England Women's Cricket team took the match close as they scored 138 runs. In the end, the Australian Women's Cricket team won the game by 4 runs and secured their 2nd T20 World Cup title.

2014 T20 World Cup

The 2014 edition of the Women's T20 World Cup was hosted in Bangladesh. There were a total of 10 teams which participated in the tournament. Still, the Australian Women's Cricket team showed their domination by winning five matches out of six. The England Women's Cricket team were their opponents yet another time in the tournament finals. They won the toss and chose to bat first. The bowlers of the Australian Women's Cricket team did well as England was only able to score 105 runs with the loss of 8 wickets. Then it was time for the Australian Women's Cricket team to win the game. They came to bat and chased down the target in the 16th over. Therefore, they lifted the Championship third time in a row.

2016 T20 World Cup

This time, India hosted the Women's T20 World Cup. Most of the teams entered the tournament in a dominating form which made the tournament even more intense. In the finals, the Australian Women's Cricket team went against the West Indies Women's Cricket team. Unfortunately, the Australian Women's Cricket team lost the match and ended the tournament being the runners-up. They batted first and scored 148 runs. The West Indies Women's Cricket team chased down the target with 8 wickets and 3 balls remaining.

2018 World Cup

The defending champions, West Indies hosted the next edition of the T20 World Cup. The Australian Women's Cricket team improved in the time span and dominated the tournament yet again. This time again they went against the England Women's team in the tournament finals. The England Women's team batted first and the Australian Women's bowling line-up dominated them. So, the England Women's team got all out at the score of 105 with two balls remaining. The batting line-up of the Australian Women's Cricket team did well as they chased down the target in the 16th over. Hence, they won the fourth T20 World Cup title.

The 2020 T20 World Cup

Finally, Australia hosted the 2020 edition of the Women's T20 World Cup. This tournament was probably the most intense as compared to the previous ones. The Australian Women's Cricket team went against the Indian Women's Cricket team in the tournament finals. They chose to bat first and scored a massive total of 184 runs for the Indian team to chase. In the second innings, the Australian Women's Cricket team did well with their bowling skills. They were able to restrict the Indian team at the score of 99 and took all the wickets. This helped them to win the fifth T20 World Cup title.

2023 T20 World Cup

The Australian Women's Cricket team remained undefeated in the 2023 edition of the Women's T20 World Cup. This World Cup was hosted by South Africa and the hosts even made it to the tournament finals. It was intense for the fans having the Australian Women's Cricket team against the South African Women's Cricket team in the tournament finals. The Australian Women's Cricket team batted first and scored 156 runs with the loss of 6 wickets. Unfortunately, the South African Women's Cricket team wasn't able to chase the target and lost by 19 runs. Therefore, the Australian Women's Cricket team won their sixth T20 World Cup.

Stats of Australian Women Players

The Australian Women's Cricket team is the most successful women's cricket team in today's world. Most of the players from the team have been able to get themselves to the list of highest run scorers and most wicket takers in the history. They have players like Karen Rolton, Betty Wilson, and Peta Verco, who have retired and left some gaps for the team. But still the team got some consistent players like Meg Lanning, Kim Garth, and much more, who still helped the team to dominate in the International scenario.

Top Run Scorers for Australian Women Team

Name of the Player

Matches Played

Runs Scored

Average

Strike Rate

Karen Rolton

14

1002

55.66

56.22

Belinda Clark

15

919

45.95

47.23

Betty Wilson

11

862

57.46

-

Denise Annetts

10

819

81.90

39.46

Peta Verco

13

765

40.26

26.94

Top Wicket Takers for Australian Women Team

Name of the Player

Matches Played

Wickets Taken

Average

Economy

Betty Wilson

11

68

11.80

1.67

Cathryn Fitzpatrick

13

60

19.11

1.91

Raelee Thompson

16

57

18.23

1.44

Debbie Wilson

11

48

18.32

1.87

Lynn Fullston

12

41

25.53

1.74

The presence of such exceptional talent ensures that the Australian Women's Cricket team remains a formidable force in every match they play. Their consistent performances, coupled with the rich legacy of their predecessors, have established a winning culture within the team. This culture drives their relentless pursuit of success and inspires future generations of cricketers to emulate their achievements. The Australian Women's Cricket team's ability to consistently produce outstanding players and maintain their dominance is a testament to the robust infrastructure and development programs in place within the country.

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