- Karachi Kings in PSL 7 – Unwanted Records and Reasons of Failure - February 23, 2022
- A Brief Story about Winter Olympics - February 21, 2022
- A Glance at the Women’s Cricket World Cup - February 9, 2022
History Of The Women World Cup:
Although, the name of the Women’s World Cup is not eminent in comparison to the Men`s World Cup it was detained earlier in 1973. As women`s game was always considered an unskillful hobby, the event was arranged to escalate the interest in women’s cricket and get a good respectful audience.
The tournament was a pet project of Sir Jack Hayward, who donates enormously for his hobby. Round Robin format was followed for 7 teams. On 14th June 1973, women teams were all set in their colourful uniforms and the trophy was ready to display, first-ever World Cup was tossed. The squad of teachers, a secretary, and housewives from England were the first champions of the Women`s World Cup back in 1973.
Lack of appropriate preparations was observed in 1973, most of the matches were played on vague pitches; county matches back then had more focus on proper arrangements. The majority of the funds collected for the event were used for publicizing proper training for the players and arrangements at the ground were found mislaid. But then again event turned out to be successful enormously and the final was played at Lords.
Since 1973, the event of the Women‘s World Cup apprehended 11 times. 10 teams around the globe have participated There is nothing unfamiliar in the Women`s World Cup, a similar pattern is followed as of men`s world cup. Only three teams mark the victory in the tournament and no Asian team is rewarded yet. Australia is the world champ 5 times and has proven itself as a topmost team in the world.
Which country hosted the prior events of the Women`s World Cup and who was the winner. Let’s have a look:
|Playing Year||Origin of the tournament||Winner of the tournament|
|2000||New Zealand||New Zealand|
Scroll down to have a look to the Key Players of the Women`s World Cup since 1973:
|Playing Year||Top Run Scorer||Total Runs||Name Of The Team||Top Wicket Taker||Total Wickets||Name Of The Team|
|1973||Enid Bakewell||264||England||Rosalind Heggs||12||England|
|1978||Margaret Jennings||127||Australia||Sharyn Hill||7||Australia|
|1982||Janette Brittin||391||England||Lyn Fullston||23||Australia|
|1988||Lindsay Reeler||448||Australia||Lyn Fullston||16||Australia|
|1993||Janette Britin||410||England||Karen Smithies||15||England|
|1997||Debbie Hockley||456||New Zealand||Katrina Keenan||13||New Zealand|
|2000||Karen Rolton||393||Australia||Charmaine Mason||17||Australia|
|2005||Charlotte Edwards||280||England||Neetu David||20||India|
|2009||Sarah Taylor||324||England||Laura Marsh||16||England|
|2013||Suzie Bates||407||New Zealand||Megan Schutt||15||Australia|
|2017||Tammy Beaumont||410||England||Dane van Niekerk||15||South Africa|
Women’s World Cup 2022:
The tournament of Women’s World Cup 2022 was planned earlier but was deferred until March 2022 due to covid restrictions. With New Zealand as host, the event will commence on March 4, 2022. Australia was the best performer in previous events and England, India, and South Africa were selected already because of their positions in the 2017 and 2020 ICC Women’s Championship.
Three teams including Pakistan are set eligible based on their One-day International rankings from ICC. Along with Pakistan, Bangladesh and West Indies are also qualified on the same criteria. A total of eight teams will play their group stage matches and the top four teams will qualify for the semifinal. The tournament will follow league format, no groups are formed, all the teams will play with each other.
31 knockouts will take place in 31 days. Six cities from New Zealand will have the honor to host the event. Two substantial competitions between England, Australia, and India, Pakistan will be held in some initial games. The final match of the tournament will be played on 3rd April at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Find the full schedule of the fixtures of Women’s World Cup 2022 here:
History of Team Pakistan in Women’s World Cup
Team Pakistan played in four versions of WWC, but the Pakistani female cricket squad is not as proficient in comparison to other teams. Weaknesses and lack of training were observed in their game. The 1997 world cup was the first time they participated in the event but returned home winless. Their game was far better in 2009 and 2013. Defeating Sri Lanka by 57 runs and West Indies by four wickets in 2009 made their confidence level high. Sadia Yousuf, a key player and left-arm spinner from the Pakistani squad was the highest wicket-taker from the team in WWC 1997.
Pakistani Squad in World Cup 2022
Pakistani Team after qualifying from ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier is all set to play for the upcoming world cup in New Zealand. Bismah Maroof, an experienced all-rounder and proficient captain has joined the team after two years of maternal leaves. She will lead the team in the tournament.
Although team Pakistan has not been up to expectations in events beforehand Pakistani game is unpredictable as we have super-skilled players like Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Jaweria Khan, and Captain Bismah Maroof who have the talent to change the game.
Bismah is satisfied with the pieces of training and has confidence in her team; she believes team Pakistan will qualify for the semifinals this year. Pakistan will play their first match against India on 4th March 2022. Practice Sessions are started in Karachi and opener Nahida Khan and leg spinner Ghulam Fatima are added to the team for their inspiring game.
Expecting high from the Pakistani squad in Women’s World Cup 2022 won’t be a bad idea as the Pakistan team has brilliant and skillful players in team this year. The team announced by PCB is as follows:
- Bismah Maroof – Captain
- Nida Dar– Vice-Captain
- Aiman Anwar- Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler
- Aliya Riaz– Right Arm Off Break Bowler
- Anam Amin-Slow Left Arm Orthodox Bowler
- Diana Baig– Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler
- Fatima Sana– Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler
- Ghulam Fatima– Right Arm Leg Break Bowler
- Javeria Khan– Right-Handed Batter
- Muneeba Ali- Left-Handed Batter
- Nahida Khan– Right-Handed Batter
- Nashra Sandhu– Slow Left Arm Orthodox Bowler
- Omaima Sohail– Right-Handed Batter
- Sidra Amin– Right-Handed Batter
- Sidra Nawaz– Right-Handed Batter