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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Squads, Schedule, When and Where To Watch and Everything You Need To Know; The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for Women’s Twenty20 International cricket.

The event is organised by the cricket governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with the first edition,  held in England in 2009.

For the first three tournaments, there were eight participants, but this number has risen to ten from the 2014 edition onwards. At each tournament, a set number of teams qualify automatically, with the remaining teams determined by the World Twenty20 Qualifier.

Australia stands as the most successful team, having won the tournament four times.

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This year, for the first time in history, a women’s T20 World Cup will be held as a standalone tournament, with a mouth-watering contest between the Indian women’s cricket team and four-time winners Australia women in Sydney on February 21.

Including debutants Thailand, ten teams will compete in the seventh edition of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. A total of 23 games will be played at six different venues in four Australian cities.

The teams have been divided into two groups with two top teams advancing to the knockouts.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Groups

Group A- Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Group B- England, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan and Thailand.

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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Squads

Australia: Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Delissa Kimmince, Ellyse Perry, Erin Burns, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Carey, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.

Bangladesh: Murshida Khatun, Ayasha Rahman, Sanjida Islam, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Sobhana Mostary, Shamima Sultana, Nigar Sultana, Salma Khatun (C), Jahanara Alam, Khadija Tul Kubra, Panna Ghosh, Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni.

England: Fran Wilson, Danielle Wyatt, Heather Knight (C), Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Natalie Sciver, Mady Villiers, Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones, Lauren Winfield, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Anya Shrubsole.

India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

New Zealand: Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Katie Perkins, Sophie Devine (C), Suzie Bates, Rosemary Mair, Hayley Jensen, Leigh Kasperek, Katey Martin, Rachel Priest, Holly Huddleston, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Anna Peterson, Lea Tahuhu.

Pakistan: Aliya Riaz, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof (C), Anam Amin, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Nawaz, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Sadia Iqbal, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem, Aiman Anwer.

South Africa: Laura Wolvaardt, Dane van Niekerk (C), Nadine de Klerk, Nondumiso Shangase, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba.

Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (C), Harshitha Madavi, Umesha Thimashini, Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardene, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sathya Sandeepani, Anushka Sanjeewani, Dilani Manodara, Hansima Karunaratne, Ama Kanchana, Kavisha Dilhari, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari.

Thailand: Sornnarin Tippoch (C), Naruemol Chaiwai, Rosenan Kanoh, Thipatcha Puttawong, Nattakan Chantam, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Phannita Maya, Chanida Sutthiruang, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Suwanan Khiaoto, Nattaya Boochatham, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Soraya Lateh, Suleeporn Laomi.

West Indies: Britney Cooper, Cherry Ann Fraser, Sheneta Grimmond, Stafanie Taylor (C), Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Shemaine Campbelle, Chedean Nation, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Lee-Ann Kirby, Shakera Selman.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup: Squads, Schedule, When And Where To Watch And Everything You Need To Know
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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Schedule:

Feb 21: Match 1- AUS vs IND, Sydney Showground, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Feb 22: Match 2- WI vs THA, Perth (WACA), 3:00 PM (Local) 12:30 PM (IST)

Feb 22: Match 3- NZ vs SL, Perth (WACA), 7:00 PM (Local) 4:30 PM (IST)

Feb 23: Match 4- ENG vs SA, Perth (WACA), 7:00 PM (Local) 4:30 PM (IST)

Feb 24: Match 5- AUS vs SL, Perth (WACA),  3:00 PM (Local) 12:30 PM (IST)

Feb 24: Match 6- IND vs BAN, Perth (WACA), 7:00 PM (Local) 4:30 PM (IST)

Feb 26: Match 7- ENG vs THA, Canberra, 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Feb 26: Match 8- WI vs PAK, Canberra, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Feb 27: Match 9- IND vs NZ, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Feb 27: Match 10- AUS vs BAN, Canberra, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Feb 28: Match 11- SA vs THA, Canberra, 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Feb 28: Match 12- ENG v PAK, Canberra, 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Feb 29: Match 13- NZ vs BAN, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Feb 29: Match 14- IND vs Sri Lanka, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Mar 1: Match 15- SA vs PAK, Sydney (Showground), 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Mar 1: Match 16- ENG vs WI, Sydney (Showground), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Mar 2: Match 17- SL vs BAN, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Mar 2: Match 18- AUS vs NZ, Melbourne (Junction Oval), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Mar 3: Match 19- PAK vs THA, Sydney (Showground), 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Mar 3: Match 20- WI vs SA, Sydney (Showground), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

Mar 5: Semi-final 1, Sydney (SCG), 3:00 PM (Local)  9:30 AM (IST)

Mar 5: Semi-final 2, Sydney (SCG), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

March 8: Final, Melbourne (MCG), 7:00 PM (Local) 1:30 PM (IST)

When and Where To Watch Women’s T20 World Cup

In India, the Star Sports Network and Doordarshan will provide the live telecast of all the games of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup from February 21 in Australia.

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