The ICC events are always a treat to watch for the fans and this year was the ICC T20 World cup in Australia which has recently concluded and the home team has lifted their fifth ICC trophy. Now the next hunt goes in the land of South Africa, where ICC T20 World cup 2022 is scheduled. South Africa hosted the Women’s World cup back in 2005, and they will get the chance to host this phenomenal event again.
Run-rates, totals, and sixes will be soaring high again after the enormous success of the 2020 world cup. Finale on 8th march on the eve of International women’s day saw a huge attendance of more than 85,000 audiences in MCG which turned out to be the most attended women’s cricket event globally.
Thailand Women’s Cricket team had their debut this world cup, although they didn’t manage to win any of the game but showed a wonderful spirit of cricket, it’s all towards the encouragement and motivation towards women’s Cricket.
South Africa will now be hosting the 2022 world cup so long after 2005 on their home soil, the home team looks in great nick as they were semi-finalists of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and were top of their forms in every game they played.
There’s no second-guessing that Dane van Niekerk’s side will hope to hold the cup this time in front of their home crowd. The hosting team, the proteas are the only team to qualify for the 2022 World cup while other top 7 teams in the MRF Tyres Women’s T20I Team Rankings on 30 November 2021 will qualify automatically for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2022. The other two teams will be confirmed at the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2021.
Australia is one of the toughest and successful teams in the T20I’s, also being the title defenders, they automatically come out as tournament favorites. Every team in the T20I possesses great young talent which provides as a kick in the tournament like England has 20-year-old Sophie Ecclestone while India has teenagers like Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Richa Ghosh, to name a few.
Sixes hit reached 76 in 2020, the most of any tournament, the run-rate of 6.43 was the highest and the average first innings total went up to 139 runs. The recurring development and positive outcome have been quite consistent for women’s cricket in the last few years, this will surely make the 2022 World Cup more exciting and enthralling while Proteas women will look forward to getting benefit the most.
Source: ICC Media Zone
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