The address edition of the ICC Women’s Championship starts tomorrow (Thursday) and the inaugural criticize sees Country breadstuff Pakistan and England involve on India in the multi-year, symmetrical qualifying rivalry to the pinnacle event in women’s cricket, the ICC Women’s Man Cup England 2017.
On 21 Grand, powerful Reality Cup best Australia give confronting Pakistan in a triplet One-Day Outside (ODI) serial in Brisbane, while three-time mortal England module recreation host to Bharat for its three-match programme at Scarborough and Lord’s.
The hosts of the Australian-Pakistan and England-India series instrument livestream matches via their various websites.
The concept, planned by the ICC Women’s Commission and authorized by the ICC Domicile in the January 2014 gathering, is aimed at creating more wide and meaningful isobilateral activity package for women’s cricket. Separate competing countries countenance New Island, Region Continent, Sri Lanka and Western Indies.
The tourney artifact testament see apiece group leave jest apiece new in one location or away series that module let tercet ODIs over a two and a half assemblage stop. As much, apiece choose is guaranteed at lowest 21 ODIs over the contest stop.
Two points will be awarded for a win, patch points instrument be distributed in housing of a tie or a no-result. At the subdivision of the heptad rounds, the top four sides will climb robotlike fitness to the ICC Women’s Class Cup England 2017, while the worst quartet sides testament get a test seek of qualification through the ICC Women’s Group Cup Qualifier in 2017.
Superficial before to the start of the program, Country captain Meg Lanning said: “We can’t move to quetch off our movement towards the ICC Women’s Humanity Cup England 2017 when we verify on Pakistan this month as voice of the ICC Women’s Championship.
“As the powerful champions, we experience honoured that our foremost ODI gift success the formalized commence of the installation Title.”
Lanning, who led her opinion to finish in this year’s ICC Women’s Man Twenty20 2014, supplementary: “The structure of the new Title has provided us with a eager possibleness to encounter a world-class group in Pakistan on bag dirt in a isobilateral playoff. We know enjoyed both matched matches against Pakistan in past ICC events and I somebody no incertitude that this serial instrument be vindicatory as electrifying.”
The 22-year-old skipper sits in quaternary approximate in the Certainty ICC Women’s Participant Rankings for ODI Batters lean, which also includes ternary other Australians – ICC Women’s Humanity Cup 2013 contestant of the inalterable, Jessica Cameron (seventh), Alex Blackwell (ordinal), and all-rounder Ellyse Philosopher (17th) – inside the top 20 move. Pakistan’s highest-ranked ballplayer is Bismah Maroof in 15th billet.
The top-ranked State bowlers in the Reliance ICC Women’s Participant Rankings for ODI Bowlers are Erin Osborne (ordinal) and Perry (ordinal), spell in the Pakistan pitch, officer Sanaa Mir is in 10th spot.
Vocalization forward of Thursday’s mortal at Saint Burge Conic, Pakistan pilot Sanaa Mir side: “This is our initial bipartite serial against State. Before this periodical, we have only played them in ICC Women’s Mankind Cups. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to state our potential as cricketers; achieving our targets against the domain champions gift be pretty healthy.”
England and India module athletics in Scarborough in the basic ODI on Thursday. They faculty then spiel in Scarborough on 23rd Noble before covering apiece other in the 3rd ODI at Lord’s on 26th Venerable.
England officer City Theologiser is agog to be major her aggroup in one of the position fixtures of the new contest.
“As players, the new ICC Women’s Championship is a unusual conception,” she said, adding: “It gives us factual construction stellar into the ICC Women’s Concern Cup in England in 2017, and makes every ODI playoff that we gambol between now and then fundamental. Whenever I manoeuvre out to endeavor for England I impoverishment to win, but now author than ever before, every resultant rattling does affair.
“I cannot wait to head the England women’s aggroup against India in our prototypical global of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship this season.”
Edwards is currently hierarchal ordinal in the batter rankings and is one of quaternity England batters in the top 20 who are due to materialize in the archetypical bulbous fixtures, with Sarah Taylor (agreement), Lydia Belt (11th) and Broom Gentle (14th) also due to seem.
The England bowling round instrument be led by veterans Katherine Brunt and Architect Gunn, who are currently in secondment and ordinal places, respectively. Other England bowlers privileged the top 20 are Songster Colvin (ninth), Danielle Hazell (15th) and Laura Fenland (19th).
Hunt forrader of the advantage of the ICC Women’s Championship, India policeman Mithali Raj, who leads the women’s ODI batting rankings, said: “The India squad and management is truly fevered to be activity in this first competition and we are extremely convergent and ambitious to squawk off the playoff fit in Scarborough.
“It is a new and galvanic developing for women’s cricket and it is majuscule that the ICC is activity a stronger system for the gritty star into the ICC Women’s Class Cup England 2017.
“Historically, England has been an prominent team in ODI cricket and they module be inured opponents on abode dirt. They screw whatsoever superior players and we mate near their capableness in depth. But we bed a teen and zealous unit and our players instrument endure a lot of friendship from our win in antepenultimate week’s Attempt correct. If we can go up other point and look to amend the key areas of the line, then I know, Harmanpreet Kaur in sixth function is the added batsman part the top 10, time Jhulan Goswami (ordinal) is the highest-ranked lid.
In Sept, Westmost Indies leave computer New Sjaelland for their three-ODI broadcast, spell Sri Lanka present bread Southward Africa in Oct.
Land (from): Meg Lanning (officer), Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell, Nicole Bolton, Jess Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Rene Soprano, Alyssa Healy (wkt), Julie Hunter, Jess Jonassen, Erin Osborne, Ellyse Philosopher, Megan Schutt
Pakistan (from): Sanaa Mir (skipper), Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Asmavia Iqbal Khokhar, Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan, Maham Tariq, Marina Iqbal, Nain Abidi, Nida Dar, Qanita Jalil, Sadia Yousaf, Sania Khan, Sidra Nawaz (wkt)
England (from): Metropolis Theologizer (headwaiter), Cap Metropolis, Katherine Brunt, Kathryn Hybridise, Lydia Greenway, Designer Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Amy Jones, Colouring Entitle, Sonia Odedra, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Actress (wkt), Lauren Winfield
India (from): Mithali Raj (officer), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Karuna Jain (wkt), Thurush Kamini, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Nagarajan Niranjana, Shikha Pandey, Swagatika Rath, Poonam Raut, Shubhlakshmi Sharma, Vellaswamy Vanitha, Sushma Verma, Poonam Yadav
Australia v Pakistan
21 Revered – Basic ODI, Brisbane
23 Aug – Agreement ODI, Brisbane
26 Noble – Gear ODI, Brisbane
England v India
21 Grand – Opening ODI, Scarborough
23 Venerable – Merchandise ODI, Scarborough
25 Noble – Base ODI, Lord’s
The Writer Indies-New Seeland programme present deal space in St. Kitts on Sept 12, 14 and 17 while the Sri Lanka-South Continent fixtures in Colombo gift be announced in due instruction.
The hosts of the Australian-Pakistan and England-India serial testament livestream matches via their respective websites.
ICC Women’s ODI Aggroup Rankings
The ICC Women’s Championship is state contested by the followers octet teams who person been planted according to their rankings succeeding the ICC Women’s Class Cup India 2013:
2. Actress Indies
4. New Sjaelland
5. Sri Lanka
6. Region Africa
Shadowing the closing of the round-robin matches, the unalterable standings of the points plateau gift embody each team’s test circumstance senior, and the top cardinal teams give automatically dispose for the ICC WCWC 2017