From team previews and squads to betting odds and predictions - everything you need to know about the seventh edition of the Women's ODI World Cup , starting from 4 March 2022 till 03 April 2022.
We see India as the only genuine challengers to Australia in the 2022 Women’s World Cup. Our prediction is for a semi-final line up of Australia, India, England and hosts New Zealand, with Australia lifting the trophy in early April.
2017 World Cup result: Fifth in the table, fifth overall
Captain: Sophie Devine
Other key players: Amy Satterthwaite, Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr
New Zealand won three games and lost three during the 2017 World Cup and finished two points away from the semi-finals. Their crucial group stage game against South Africa was washed out which ultimately cost them from progressing.
21 year-old Amelia Kerr comes into this competition in excellent form after successive WODI scores of 119*, 67 and 68 in the current home series against India. Opener Suzie Bates has played 134 games in this format and averages 41.14.
Captain Sophie Devine will lead the bowling attack alongside right-arm fast bowler Lea Tahuhu. Between the pair, they have taken 169 ODI wickets.
Although New Zealand have finished fourth and fifth in the last two World Cups, they won the tournament the last time it was held on home soil and can not be discounted from challenging this time.
Sophie Devine (c), Amy Satterthwaite (vc), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Melie Kerr, Frankie Mackay, Rosemary Mair, Katey Martin, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
New Zealand Women World Cup 2022 odds
Betway are offering odds of 6.00 for New Zealand to win the 2022 Women’s World Cup.
2017 World Cup result: Second in the table, defeated in the semi-final
Captain: Meg Lanning
Other key players: Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney
Australia were level on points with eventual winners England at the end of the group stage during the 2017 World Cup. However, they were beaten by India by 36 runs in the semi-final to end their defence of the trophy.
Captain Meg Lanning averages 52.84 in WODIs and has hit 14 centuries in 91 games in this format. There are very few players in the Australia squad who are not capable batters and we expect to see Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy also contributing big scores.
Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen and Megan Schutt have all taken over 100 wickets in WODIs and will form the backbone of Australia’s bowling line-up in this tournament. Tahlia McGrath has emerged as a key wicket-taker in the side since the last World Cup.
The Australians are heavy favourites to win the competition and have been in outstanding form in this format. They won 26 consecutive WODIs from March 2018 - September 2021 and have quality throughout the squad.
Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nic Carey, Ash Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Australia Women World Cup 2022 odds
Australia are favourites to win the 2022 Women’s World Cup with Betway who have priced them at 1.72.
2017 World Cup result: First in the table, Champions
Captain: Heather Knight
Other key players: Lauren Winfield-Hill, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone
England clinched their fourth World Cup in front of their home fans five years ago. They lost their first match of the campaign but then won eight consecutive games.
Captain Heather Knight led her team to glory in 2017 and remains their most consistent batter across all formats. She has hit five international centuries and, alongside Lauren Winfield-Hill at the top of the order, will be charged with producing the bulk of the runs for England.
36 year old bowling all-rounder Katherine Brunt is England’s leading wicket taker in this format and took 3-40 against Australia in her last WODI. Spinner Sophie Ecclestone is a key part of England’s bowling attack and has career best figures of 4-14 in WODIs.
England were well beaten by Australia in the multi-format Women’s Ashes earlier this year but may find the conditions in New Zealand more home-like. They are just as strong as in 2017 and you can never rule out the holders.
Heather Knight (c), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver (vc), Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt.
England Women World Cup 2022 odds
You can back England to retain the trophy with Betway at odds of 6.00
2017 World Cup result: Fourth in the table, defeated in the semi-final
Captain: Sune Luus
Other key players: Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp
South Africa finished three points behind the top two sides in the group stage in the last World Cup and came within 2 wickets of qualifying for the final. It was their second appearance in the semi-final of the tournament.
With captain Dane van Niekerk out of the tournament after sustaining a fractured ankle, the burden of runs will fall upon Mignon du Preez and Laura Wolvaardt.
Right-arm medium pacer Marizanne Kapp has plenty of global experience in white ball cricket and impressed at Perth Scorchers in the WBBL and Oval Invincibles in the Women’s Hundred over recent years.
The absence of Dane van Niekerk will be big for South Africa. A successive semi-final appearance would be considered a success although they do have some real match winners in their squad.
Sune Luus (c), Chloé Tryon (vc), Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Maria Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Tumi Sekhukhune
South Africa Women World Cup 2022 Odds
Betway are offering odds of 13.00 for South Africa to win the 2022 Women’s World Cup.
2017 World Cup result: Third in the table, Runners-Up
Captain: Mithali Raj
Other key players: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma
In 2017, India came within 10 runs of claiming their first Women’s World Cup when they were bowled out for 219 at Lord’s in the final.
Captain Mithali Raj, all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are all excellent batters and will be amongst the top run scorers in the tournament. Kaur won the Player of the Tournament Award in this season’s WBBL.
Right-arm medium fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is the world’s leading wicket taker in this format with her best figures 6-31. Expect slow left-arm bowler Rajeshwari Gayakwad to also be dangerous in the competition.
India have finished as Runners-Up in the last two women’s world tournaments and could go one step further this time. They ended Australia’s WODI winning run in September last year and will be full of confidence ahead of the 2022 Women’s World Cup.
Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh Thakur, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
India Women World Cup 2022 odds
India can be backed at 6.00 to lift the trophy at the end of the competition.
2017 World Cup result: Sixth in the table, sixth overall
Captain: Stafanie Taylor
Other key players: Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed
West Indies finished as Runners-Up in 2013 but won only two games in 2017. Their victories came over Pakistan and Sri Lanka but they were never contenders for the trophy.
Captain Stafanie Taylor has hit 2600 more runs than any other of her country women in this format. She averages 45.54, has scored seven WODI centuries and will be the main source of runs for her team.
Anisa Mohammed has been playing international cricket since 2003 but is still only 33 years of age. The off-spinner is her country’s leading wicket taker in WODIs and her experience will be valuable in this team. All-rounders Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews both have important roles in the side.
If West Indies qualify for the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup, it will be considered a huge success. Although they have four or five world class players, they lack the strength in depth of other teams.
Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada William
West Indies Women World Cup 2022 odds
You can back West Indies at 67.00 to win the tournament with Betway.
2017 World Cup result: Eighth in the table, eighth overall
Captain: Bismah Maroof
Other key players: Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu, Javeria Khan
Pakistan endured a tough 2017 World Cup campaign, finishing bottom of the table and empty-handed after losing all seven of their games.
The burden of runs will fall upon Javeria Khan who is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in this format. She is the only Pakistan batter to have hit two WODI centuries. Vice-captain Nida Dar will also be expected to chip in with useful runs on a regular basis.
Slow left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu will be looking to add to her 54 WODI dismissals in this tournament. She will be assisted by Dar and pace bowler Aiman Anwer who will be looking to make use of the green wickets in New Zealand.
Pakistan have won three of their last 16 games in this format and we do not expect to see them challenging for the knockout stage. However, it would be a surprise if they did not record a victory in this World Cup.
Bismah Maroof (c), Nida Dar (vc), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz
Pakistan Women World Cup 2022 odds
Betway are offering odds of 126.00 for Pakistan to win the tournament.
2017 World Cup result: Didn't Qualify
Captain: Nigar Sultana
Other key players: Rumana Ahmed b&b, Nahida Akter, Fargana Hoque
This competition is Bangladesh’s first World Cup in this format, but they have previously been knocked out in the first round of the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup.
We are still waiting for Bangladesh’s first WODI centurion. Rumana Ahmed and Fargana Hoque have both scored over 800 runs in this format and will be the big hopes in each Bangladesh innings in the tournament.
Leg-spinner Rumana Ahmed is her country’s leading wicket taker in this format but do not be surprised if 21 year old Nahida Akter uses this tournament to make a name for herself.
Bangladesh have won their last five WODIs and it would be no surprise to see them pick up two or three victories in the tournament.
Nigar Sultana (c), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmin, Sanjida Akter Meghla
Bangladesh Women World Cup 2022 odds
In their first World Cup in this format, Betway are offering odds of 501.00 for Bangladesh to win the competition.
|Mar 04, Fri||New Zealand Women vs West Indies Women||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 05, Sat||Bangladesh Women vs South Africa Women||University Oval, Dunedin||2:30 AM (Mar 05)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 04) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Australia Women vs England Women||Seddon Park, Hamilton||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 06, Sun||Pakistan Women vs India Women||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 07, Mon||New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women||University Oval, Dunedin||2:30 AM (Mar 07)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 06) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 08, Tue||Australia Women vs Pakistan Women||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 09, Wed||West Indies Women vs England Women||University Oval, Dunedin||2:30 AM (Mar 09)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 08) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 10, Thu||New Zealand Women vs India Women||Seddon Park, Hamilton||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 11, Fri||Pakistan Women vs South Africa Women||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 12, Sat||West Indies Women vs India Women||Seddon Park, Hamilton||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 13, Sun||New Zealand Women vs Australia Women||Basin Reserve, Wellington||2:30 AM (Mar 13)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 12) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 14, Mon||Pakistan Women vs Bangladesh Women||Seddon Park, Hamilton||2:30 AM (Mar 14)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 13) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|South Africa Women vs England Women||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 15, Tue||Australia Women vs West Indies Women||Basin Reserve, Wellington||2:30 AM (Mar 15)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 14) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 16, Wed||England Women vs India Women||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 17, Thu||New Zealand Women vs South Africa Women||Seddon Park, Hamilton||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 18, Fri||Bangladesh Women vs West Indies Women||Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui||2:30 AM (Mar 18)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 17) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 19, Sat||India Women vs Australia Women||Eden Park, Auckland||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 20, Sun||New Zealand Women vs England Women||Eden Park, Auckland||2:30 AM (Mar 20)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 19) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 21, Mon||West Indies Women vs Pakistan Women||Seddon Park, Hamilton||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 22, Tue||South Africa Women vs Australia Women||Basin Reserve, Wellington||2:30 AM (Mar 22)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 21) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|India Women vs Bangladesh Women||Seddon Park, Hamilton||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 24, Thu||South Africa Women vs West Indies Women, 23rd Match||Basin Reserve, Wellington||2:30 AM (Mar 24)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 23) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|England Women vs Pakistan Women||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 25, Fri||Bangladesh Women vs Australia Women||Basin Reserve, Wellington||2:30 AM (Mar 25)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 24) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 26, Sat||New Zealand Women vs Pakistan Women||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||2:30 AM (Mar 26)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 25) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 27, Sun||England Women vs Bangladesh Women||Basin Reserve, Wellington||2:30 AM (Mar 27)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 26) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|India Women vs South Africa Women||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Mar 30, Wed||TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi Final||Basin Reserve, Wellington||2:30 AM (Mar 30)||09:00 PM GMT (Mar 29) / 10:00 AM LOCAL|
|Mar 31, Thu||TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi Final||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|Apr 03, Sun||TBC vs TBC, Final||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||6:30 AM||01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
The 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup begins on Friday 4th March with hosts New Zealand taking on West Indies at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. In total, there will be 31 games with the tournament climaxing with the final on Sunday 3rd April at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
England are the current World Cup holders after beating India by 9 runs at Lord’s in the 2017 Final. This was England’s fourth title, one behind Australia’s five, with New Zealand the only other country to triumph when they won and hosted the competition in 2000.
Australia are favourites to land another trophy with England, India and New Zealand lining-up as second-favourites ahead of the 2022 campaign.
There are eight countries in total in the tournament with each team playing the other once in the single-league format. The top four will progress to the semi-final and it promises to be an exciting festival of cricket from ball one!