The Australian team in a lead-up game to the women’s World Cup.
The Australian team in a lead-up game to the women’s World Cup.

T20 World Cup by the numbers

Sydney fans are in for a cricket bonanza in March with key matches of the ICC World Cup being played in the Harbour City.

After the February 21 opener against India, Sydney will host the semi finals of the T20 event where Australia is a hot contender to defend it title.

These two major matches will be played on March 5 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

 

Australia’s women's T20 cricket squad for the ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020.
Australia’s women's T20 cricket squad for the ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020.

The March 8 final will be staged at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where a record crowd in excess of 90,185 is being targeted.

Other matches in Sydney will be between England and the West Indies at the Sydney Showground on March 1 and the West Indies and South Africa at same venue on March 3.

The international tournament is expected to attract a new legion of fans and players to the women's game with Australian represented by Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck and Georgia Wareham.

 

Alyssa Healy (left) and Ashleigh Gardner ahead of their first World Cup on home turf.
Alyssa Healy (left) and Ashleigh Gardner ahead of their first World Cup on home turf.

T20 World Cup by the numbers.

 

1: Australia are the No. 1 favourite for the event.

1: The T20 World Cup will be first time Thailand have appeared at an ICC global event.

2: Number of pools: Group A is Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

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

4: How many times Australia have won the women's T20 World Cup.

6: Number of T20 World Cups Aussie star Ellyse Perry has played in. Also the number of realistic contenders for the win.

Sophie Molineux and Erin Burns of Australia take a selfie with young at the Sydney Opera House.
Sophie Molineux and Erin Burns of Australia take a selfie with young at the Sydney Opera House.

10: The number of countries competing.

15: The number of players in the Aussie squad.

16: How many times Australia and India have met in T20 Internationals prior to the opener - Australia have won 12

23: Amount of games to be played at the tournament.

36: Wickets taken by Ellyse Perry - the most in T20 World Cup history.

194: Highest score in T20 World Cup history scored by India against NZ in 2018

881: Number of runs scored by Suzie Bates - the most in T20 World Cup history

90,185: World record for attendance at a women's sporting fixture set in 1999 FIFA World Cup Final.



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