Women’s World Cup 2017 – Statistical Preview

Ahead of the tournament, we look at some of the key records and approaching milestones related to the tournament.

Women's World Cup 2017
ICC Women’s World Cup Trophy. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Less than one week after the completion of the Champions Trophy, England will be hosting another big event, the Women’s World Cup. The 8 full member nations; Australia, England, West Indies, New Zealand, India, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be playing the 30-day tournament starting with the round-robin format which will be followed by semis and the big finale. This will be the 11th edition of the Women’s CWC with the previous 10 titles shared only between Australia, England and New Zealand.

Ahead of the tournament, we look at some of the key records and approaching milestones related to the tournament.

3 – This World Cup will be the 3rd time Mithali Raj will be leading India; only the 2nd captain after Belinda Clark (Australia) to lead their team in 3 different editions of Women’s World Cup.


6 – Number of times Australia have won the Women’s World Cup out of the 10 editions. England won thrice while New Zealand won the glory once.

26 – Wickets Jhulan Goswami has taken in the Women’s World Cup so far; the most among the active players in the tournament.

16y 254d – New Zealand’s leg spinner Amelia Kerr is the youngest player in this tournament. If she features in any of the games for NZ, she will become the 7th youngest player to feature in a Women’s World Cup game. (Age as on 24th June 2017)

36y 96d – Sri Lanka’s Chamari Polgampola is the oldest player in this tournament. (Age as on 24th June, 2017)

93 – Number of consecutive ODIs South Africa’s Mignon du Preez has played for her team. If she features in all the matches South Africa plays in this tournament, she will be only the 2nd Woman after Mithali Raj (109) to represent a team in 100 and more consecutive ODIs.

128 – Wicket-keeping dismissals South Africa’s Trisha Chetty has made in Women’s ODIs so far; the 2nd most by any keeper. She needs 6 more dismissals to break New Zealand’s Rebecca Rolls’ 133 dismissals record.

730 – Runs Mithali Raj has scored in the Women’s World Cup; the most among the players who will be playing in the 2017 edition. She is the 8th highest run-getter in Women’s CWC.

1959 – Runs Javeria Khan has scored in the ODIs so far; she needs 41 more runs to become the 2nd Pakistan Woman after Bismah Maroof to complete 2000 ODI runs.

2970 – Runs New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite has scored in ODIs; she needs 30 more runs to become the 11th Woman and 3rd from NZ to complete 3000 ODI runs.

5781 – Runs Mithali Raj has aggregated in Women’s ODIs; the 2nd most by any player. She needs 219 runs to become the first Women to score 6000 ODI runs. Only Charlotte Edwards (5992) has 211 runs more than Mithali.