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2014–16 ICC Women's Championship

The 2014–16 ICC Women's Championship was the first edition of the ICC Women's Championship, a women's One Day International cricket (WODI) competition contested by eight teams. The top four teams at the conclusion of the tournament (Australia, England, New Zealand and West Indies) gained automatically qualification for the 2017 World Cup. The bottom four teams (India, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) faced six qualifying teams in the 2017 World Cup Qualifier for the remaining four places at the World Cup.[1][2] When four or more WODIs were played in a series, only three pre-selected matches were included in the championship.[3] The second edition of the competition started in October 2017.[4]

Teams

The following teams played in the tournament:

Results

The breakdown of results was as follows. During each round, each team played against their opponent three times.[5]

RoundWindowHome teamAway teamDateResult
1

June – October 2014

 Australia Pakistan21 August 20143–0
 England India21 August 20142–0
 West Indies New Zealand12 September 20143–0
 Sri Lanka South Africa15 October 20141–1
2November – February 2014 Australia West Indies11 November 20143–0
 India South Africa24 November 20141–2
 Pakistan Sri Lanka9 January 20153–0
 New Zealand England11 February 20152–1
3March – August 2015 Pakistan South Africa13 March 20151–2
 Sri Lanka West Indies15 May 20151–2
 India New Zealand28 June 20151–2
 England Australia21 July 20151–2
4October 2015 – February 2016 West Indies Pakistan18 October 20153–0
 New Zealand Sri Lanka3 November 20153–0
 Australia India2 February 20162–1
 South Africa England7 February 20161–2
5February – July 2016 India Sri Lanka15 February 20163–0
 New Zealand Australia20 February 20161–2
 South Africa West Indies24 February 20161–2
 England Pakistan20 June 20163–0
6August – October 2016 Sri Lanka Australia18 September 20160–3
 South Africa New Zealand8 October 20161–2
 West Indies England14 October 20161–2
 Pakistan India(see Note)(3–0)
7October – November 2016 India West Indies10 November 20163–0
 Sri Lanka England12 November 20160–3
 New Zealand Pakistan13 November 20163–0
 Australia South Africa18 November 20163–0

Note: The round six fixtures between Pakistan and India should have taken place by the end of October 2016.[6] As of 9 November 2016, no decision was reached regarding the fixtures going ahead or not.[7] On 23 November 2016 the ICC Technical Committee ruled that India's Women's team had forfeited all of the matches, with the points being awarded to Pakistan.[8] Pakistan were awarded two points for each game, with India considered to have scored 0 runs in the 50 overs of each game, with their net run rate adjusted to reflect this.[9]

Points table

Team[10]PldWLTNRNRRPts
 Australia (Q)2118300+0.98136
 England (Q)2114601+1.04729
 New Zealand (Q)2113800+0.44126
 West Indies (Q)21111000+0.12822
 India* (q)2191101−0.48819
 South Africa (q)2181201−0.23517
 Pakistan* (q)2171400−1.12614
 Sri Lanka (q)2121801−1.5385

* Round 6 matches were awarded to Pakistan[11][12] (see Note on Results).

Statistics

Most runs

PlayerTeamMatInnsRunsAveSRHS100504s6s
Meg Lanning Australia2121123272.4795.28135*551469
Ellyse Perry Australia171698589.5477.8695*012887
Suzie Bates New Zealand202097854.3382.25110281193
Stafanie Taylor West Indies191985757.1369.8498*08886
Nicole Bolton Australia202081745.3871.3511316752
Last updated: 23 November 2016[13]

Most wickets

PlayerTeamMatInnsWktsAveEconBBISR4WI5WI
Jess Jonassen Australia21213119.093.865/5029.611
Heather Knight England19182919.344.195/2627.611
Anisa Mohammed West Indies21212722.513.674/3236.710
Rajeshwari Gayakwad India16162519.323.434/2133.730
Kristen Beams Australia18182421.623.554/1536.520
Anya Shrubsole England14142421.794.124/1931.630
Inoka Ranaweera Sri Lanka18172424.584.574/5332.210
Last updated: 23 November 2016[14]

References

  1. ^ "About the ICC Women's Championship". ICC. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ "World Cup 2017: Women's Championship will form qualifying". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ "India and New Zealand aiming for upward ICC Women's Championship movement". ICC. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Revised financial model passed and new constitution agreed upon". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Inaugural ICC Women's Championship to commence in August". ICC. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Pakistan-India women series in doubt". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Young India seek game time with eye on World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  8. ^ "CC Technical Committee decision – ICC Women's Championship 2014–16 Round 6 – Pakistan v India". ICC. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  9. ^ "ICC awards Pakistan women full points for unplayed India series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  10. ^ "ICC Women's Championship point table". ESPN Cricinfo (Sports Media). Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  11. ^ "ICC Women's Championship — Standings". ICC. Archived from the original on 26 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  12. ^ "ICC Women's Championship 2014 to 2016/17 Table". CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  13. ^ "ICC Women's Championship, 2014-2016/17 / Records / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  14. ^ "ICC Women's Championship, 2014-2016/17 / Records / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 21 July 2015.

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