Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
Turn it up! The Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 is almost upon us. This year has a massive focus on women in sport and we are very excited to see what is to come.
We have kicked off with the 7’s Rugby, the Six Nations is around the corner and now we have the cricket about to start. Dates to diarise are February 10 to February 26, 2023.
Three iconic locations will host the 23 fixtures at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2023. As the hosts of a remarkable ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2003. All three stadiums already have illustrious World Cup histories. So here is everything you need to know about all three locations, the Proteas and current rankings. Furthermore the ten qualified teams will want to create more amazing memories in February.
The Proteas have named their 15 player squad for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup 2023:
- Annerie Dercksen,
- Marizanne Kapp,
- Lara Goodall,
- Ayabonga Khaka,
- Chloe Tryon,
- Nadine de Klerk,
- Shabnim Ismail,
- Tazmin Brits,
- Masabata Klaas,
- Laura Wolvaardt,
- Sinalo Jafta,
- Nonkululeko Mlaba,
- Sune Luus (c),
- Anneke Bosch,
- Delmi Tucker.
Non-traveling reserves: Micaéla Andrews, Tebogo Macheke, Tumi Sekhukhune.
The Women’s T20 Top 10 rankings as of 31 January 2023:
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- West Indies
- Sri Lanka
Boland Park – Paarl
Six games will be played at Boland Park during the group stage. Therefore with the first match taking place in Paarl between Australia and New Zealand. Then the White Ferns will face hosting nation South Africa two days later. Three doubleheaders will be played at the venue. Furthermore with Australia and New Zealand playing and England facing the West Indies on February 11. Two days later, England will host Ireland, while on February 19, New Zealand will play Sri Lanka and Pakistan will face the West Indies. The six matches in 2023 are twice as many as the three matches played during the 2003 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
St George’s Park Cricket Ground – Gqeberha
Australia, the defending champions, will swiftly become accustomed to St George’s Park. Furthermore three of their group’s four games will be played here. So the action starts on Valentine’s Day. This is when Australia and Bangladesh will aim to feel the love from the Gqeberha faithful known for its brass band. Moreover up to 19,000 spectators will be jammed in for a total of five matches for this Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 game.
Australia will next play South Africa and Sri Lanka in Group A before attention shifts to Group B for England’s match against India on February 18. Then Ireland and India’s championship match at St. George’s Park the following day.
Newlands Cricket Ground – Cape Town
On February 26, the winners will be crowned. Moreover they will receive the trophy in the renowned Newlands setting. The final, the opener, and both semi-finals will all be played at Newlands. Which is one of cricket’s most gorgeous locations, located in the Cape Town area and overlooks Table Mountain.
The 25,000-seat stadium is expected to be packed for all 12 of the games it will host. This includes four doubleheaders during the group stage.On February 10, the hosts South Africa will face Sri Lanka. Furthermore India, last year’s runners-up, will play two of their group games here.
In a mouthwatering matchup, rivals Pakistan will play India first, followed three days later by the West Indies. Before England plays Pakistan on February 21 in the final group stage match, Ireland will play both Pakistan and the West Indies. So Bangladesh will play on the Newlands field three times in Group A. Games will be against Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and the hosts in the parliamentary hub of South Africa.
Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 – Conclusion
SuperSport’s #HereForHer campaign, which sees SuperSport go pink in 2023, was launched in January. The “Here for Her” initiative strives to identify more female talent across the continent. Boosts interest in and conversation about women in sport, and promote more female heroes.
So, well done SuperSport! Showing this type of support to women’s sport will help to put more focus, raise interest and showcase the amazing talent already out there.
South Africa advanced to the semifinals of both the 2014 and 2020 T20 World Cups. They also reached the final four in the 2017 50-over Cricket World Cup. Therefore we are very much looking forward to the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 and what our Proteas will achieve.
Why not have a look at our February 2023 Sport Preview for all other events coming in February. Moreover if you are new to T20 cricket read our detailed article “All about T20 Cricket” to brush up on your game rules. For some fun before the start of the tournament have a look at the Valentine’s Day Casino Promotions running till 10 February 2023. Some of the best betting sites with great cricket promotions are Fafabet, Betway Bet.co.za and Betway.