From team previews and squads to outright odds and predictions - all the information you need to get started with your betting on the ICC Women's World T20, starting from 21st February till 8th March 2020.
10:36 am | 02-20-2020
Tayla Vlaeminck, the Australian pacer has been ruled out of the team, ahead of the Women's T20 World Cup. Owing to her foot injury, she has been made to sit out while off spinner Molly Stranno has been roped in as her replacement.
Taylas has played 16 games for Australia across different formats and is also joint highest wicket taker in the recently finished tri-series against India. She bagged seven wickets at an economy rate of 5.25. Also hailed as one of the fastest in women's game currently, she was spotted with a moon boot, worn for treatment of severe sprains and tendon or ligament tears.
The seventh edition of the Women's World Twenty20 is scheduled to be held in Australia six months ahead of the Men's World T20 from February 21 till March 8. Ten teams, bifurcated equally into two groups, will compete for the coveted trophy. While the top eight teams from the 2018 Women's World T20 were awarded automatic qualification for this tournament, Bangladesh and Thailand had qualified through last year's ICC Women's World T20 Qualifier.
Group A comprises Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Australia and New Zealand while South Africa, Pakistan, Thailand, West Indies and England form Group B. At the conclusion of the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals. The entire tournament will be played across six venues - Manuka Oval, Junction Oval, MCG, SCG, the WACA and Sydney Showground Stadium. Defending champions Australia will take on India in the opening game at the Sydney Showground Stadium while the final will be played at the MCG.
Read on for team previews, latest odds, betting tips and tournament predictions for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020...
Australia are the most successful team in the history of the Women's T20 World Cup having won the tournament four times. They were crowned champions in three successive editions - in 2010, 2012 and 2014 before emerging winners again last time in 2018 in the West Indies. They are the only team to have always progressed beyond the group stages of the tournament. In the previous edition, the Australian eves won three of their four group games to finish second in their group standings before crushing West Indies and England in the semi-final and final respectively.
Australia are the bookmakers' favorites to win the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup. The defending champions are being offered at odds of 1.61 on Bet365 and 1.57 on 10CRIC.
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Erin Burns, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck
India Women have never reached the finals of the tournament. Although they do have three semi-final appearances - in the inaugural 2009 edition, 2010 and the last World T20 in 2018. They had three forgettable campaigns on the trot from 2012 till 2016 as they failed to make it past the group stage each time. The Indian team, however, managed to break the jinx last time in the West Indies; they topped the leaderboard with wins in each of their four group matches. India then suffered an eight-wicket loss to England in the semi-final and got knocked out of the tournament.
India are 6.50 with Bet365 and 5.50 with 10CRIC to win the 2020 Women's Twenty20 World Cup.
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy, Shafali Verma, Richa Ghosh
West Indies are one of the most consistent teams in the Women's World T20. They have gone beyond the group stage on the previous five occasions straight and even went all the way to lift the trophy in 2016 in India. The Windies hosted the T20 World Cup last time and had a good run in the tournament, finishing at the top of the table with four wins from four matches. The hosts faced eventual champions Australia in the semi-final at Antigua where they were handed a big 71-run thrashing.
Bet365 is offering odds of 26 on the West Indies to win this year's Women's World T20. 10CRIC have them priced much higher at 34.
Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle, Deandra Dottin, Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Afy Fletcher, Hayley Matthews, Lee-Ann Kirby, Chedean Nation, Sheneta Grimmond, Aaliyah Alleyne, Cherry Ann Fraser
Thailand have qualified for the Women's T20 World Cup for the very first time. They achieved this feat through their impressive performances at the 2019 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier held in Scotland. They came runners-up in that eight-team tournament after finishing second on the points table with wins in each of their three league matches. Thailand Women then registered a convincing eight-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea in the semi-final before being blown away by Bangladesh in the final.
Thailand enter this Women's World T20 as huge underdogs among the bookmakers. The World Cup debutants are being offered at a whopping 501 on Bet365 and 10CRIC.
Sornnarin Tippoch (c), Nattaya Boochatham, Naruemol Chaiwai, Suleeporn Laomi, Nattakan Chantam, Chanida Sutthiruang, Soraya Lateh, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Rosenan Kanoh, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Phannita Maya, Thipatcha Puttawong, Suwanan Khiaoto
New Zealand have a decent record in the tournament. They finished runners-up in the first two editions in 2009 and 2010 and then made two semi-final appearances in the next three T20 World Cups. The Kiwis, however, had a disappointing tournament last time in the West Indies where they missed out on a semi-final berth after finishing third in their group standings. They suffered defeats in their opening two encounters - against India and Australia before winning their last two - against Pakistan and Ireland. But those wins were not enough to take them through to the knockout round.
New Zealand find themselves at 9 with Bet365 and 11 with 10CRIC to win the Women's T20 World Cup 2020.
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Katie Perkins, Lea Tahuhu, Rachel Priest, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Leigh Kasperek, Anna Peterson, Amelia Kerr, Lauren Down, Rosemary Mair, Jess Kerr
Sri Lanka Women have never been able to make it past the group stage of a T20 World Cup. And as always, the eighth-ranked T20 team had a torrid time in the previous edition where they managed to win only one of their four matches. Their opening game against England had to be abandoned due to rain. They then traveled to St Lucia where they faced a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa. Sri Lanka then beat Bangladesh by 25 runs before losing to West Indies by 83 runs in their last match.
Bet365 have Sri Lanka priced at 101 while 10CRIC is offering odds of 67 on them to win this Women's T20 World Cup.
Chamari Athapaththu (c), Shashikala Siriwardene, Udeshika Prabodhani, Dilani Manodara, Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Ama Kanchana, Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani, Hansima Karunaratne, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Kavisha Dilhari, Umesha Thimashini, Sathya Sandeepani
England Women are champions of the inaugural T20 World Cup which they had hosted back in 2009 and have finished runners-up thrice in the past four editions including the previous one. The English eves had put up impressive performances in the West Indies, finishing second on the points table with two wins, a loss and a no-result at the end of the group stage. They stormed into the final with a comfortable eight-wicket win over India in the semi-final but lost the title clash against Australia by the same margin.
England are 4.50 with 10CRIC and 5.50 with Bet365 to win their second Women's Twenty20 World Cup title.
Heather Knight (c), Anya Shrubsole, Danielle Wyatt, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Amy Ellen Jones, Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield, Kate Cross, Fran Wilson, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Freya Davies, Mady Villiers
South Africa Women have not enjoyed much success in T20 World Cups, barring the 2014 edition in Bangladesh where they made their maiden semi-final appearance. They won two and lost as many out of their four group games in the previous Women's World T20 to finish third on the leaderboard. After winning their campaign opener against Sri Lanka, South Africa suffered back-to-back defeats against West Indies and England. They then bowed out of the tournament with a 30-run consolation win over Bangladesh in their final group match.
South Africa are being offered at odds of 17 on 10CRIC and 21 on Bet365 to win the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup.
Dane van Niekerk (c), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Lizelle Lee, Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Bangladesh did not appear for the first three editions of the Women's T20 World Cup as they could not qualify for the tournament. They did manage to qualify on the previous three occasions but failed to go past the group stage each time. Bangladesh struggled big time in the last tournament and ended up at the bottom of the table with four defeats in four matches. Their campiagn got off to a poor start with a heavy 60-run loss against the West Indies and things only went downhill for them thereafter.
Bet365 are offering a massive 251 on Bangladesh to win the Women's World T20 while 10CRIC have them priced at 151.
Salma Khatun (c), Ayasha Rahman, Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Rumana Ahmed, Sanjida Islam, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nigar Sultana, Ritu Moni, Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary
Pakistan is another team who has never reached the knockout round in a T20 World Cup. The seventh-ranked team lost three out of their four group games in the previous edition of the tournament. They faced defeats in their first two fixtures - by 52 runs against Australia and by seven wickets in a comparatively close encounter against India. Pakistan then prevailed over Ireland with a convincing 38-run win before receiving a 54-run drubbing in their last match against New Zealand.
Pakistan are 34 with 10CRIC and 51 with Bet365 to win their first-ever Women's T20 World Cup.
Bismah Maroof (c), Javeria Khan, Diana Baig, Nida Dar, Iram Javed, Anam Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Aliya Riaz, Muneeba Ali, Aiman Anwer, Omaima Sohail, Fatima Sana, Sadia Iqbal, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem
Qualifying for the marquee event is a feat in itself for Thailand but they cannot be expected to beat teams like Australia, India, England and the West Indies. So it is safe to say that they won't be going past the group stage in this Women's World T20. The same can be said about Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who have never posed much of a challenge in the past tournaments. South Africa too have not been consistent in the game's shortest format and we don't think they will be able to finish in the top two in their group.
Australia, England, India, West Indies and New Zealand are the top performers in T20 cricket and they all stand a good chance of making it to the knockouts this year. Australia, however, seem to be in a league of their own. The four-time champions are leading the ICC Women's T20 rankings, and this time, they will also have the advantage of playing at home. Beating the mighty Aussies in their own backyard has always been tough for visiting teams and so we are backing the hosts here to successfully carry out their title defence.
Back Australia to win the 2020 ICC Women’s World T20 at 1.61 with Bet365 and 1.57 with 10CRIC.
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