We had a blast in 2022! Women’s cricket viewing figures were at an all-time high, we saw outstanding performances from breakthrough stars, and 2023 promises to be even better! Although it seems like the season is still a long way off, we have TWO Women’s World Cups to look forward to over the course of the next 2 months.
2023 ICC U19s Women’s T20 World Cup – January
Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long before the cricketing action starts this year – with England U19s heading out to South Africa for the 2023 ICC U19s Women’s T20 World Cup. This is the first time that Under 19s have been presented with an international opportunity, and it is one we can’t wait to see unfold! There will be a whole host of talent on display, with 16 countries from across the world heading to the competition.
England finds themselves in the group stages facing Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Rwanda, with their first match on Sunday 15th January. If successful, they will continue through into the “Super Six League” which will see the top 3 teams from each group compete. Whoever comes out on top in this league will face each other in the semi-finals on 27th January, with the finals 2 days later!
2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – February
Off the back of the U19 Women’s World Cup, we then have the Women’s T20 World Cup just around the corner in February. Australia currently holds the T20 World Cup Champions title, but they will face strong competition to retain it, with countries such as England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand ready to challenge!
Unlike the U19s World Cup, only 10 countries participate in the competition, with England finding themselves in a group with India, Ireland, Pakistan, and the West Indies. The winners of the group stages will then go on to a knockout semi-final, with the finals being played 26thof February.
If you are missing cricket as much as we are, then we are sure that the news of not one, but two Women’s Cricket World Cups coming up in the next 2 months is music to your ears!