The ICC Women’s World Cup returns to England in 2017

There is now less than a year to go until the tournament gets underway. England have started to find form at the right time, with a record-filled series against Pakistan and will be hoping to retain the trophy they won on home soil back in 2009.

The ECB have joint forces with England Hockey and England Netball  to launch a project called ‘Team Up’ designed to boost respective home Women’s World Cups. Former England captain Lottie Edwards, pictured below alongside Clare Connor and Isa Guha, spoke about England’s chances next summer:

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“They’ve started well, they’ve got a good young team, they’re going to be led really well over the next 12 months. I’ll be watching them closely and wishing them well and hopefully on the July 23 we will all be sat at Lord’s cheering them on to a world cup win!”

 

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Lord’s, the home of cricket, will host the showpiece final on 23rd July 2017 in what promises to be one of the sporting highlights of 2017 and we here at Fours n Sixes cannot wait. The group matches and semi-finals will be played at Bristol, Taunton, Derby and Leicester.

England are currently 2nd in the ICC Team rankings, behind World Champions Australia, with New Zealand and India in third and fourth respectively:

Rank  Team  Matches  Points  Rating
1  Australia Women  59  7524  128
2  England Women 55  6829  124
3  New Zealand Women 56  6424  115
4  India Women 45  4827  107
5  West Indies Women 60  6263  104
6  South Africa Women 56  5190  93
7  Pakistan Women 56  4500  80
8  Sri Lanka Women 55  3922  71
9  Bangladesh Women 22  985  45
10  Ireland Women 20  573  29

Every fixture from now will count towards qualification for next year’s ICC world cup. England’s next assignment is a tough winter tour against West Indies, the current World T20 Champions.

 

 

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