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LONDON – The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 begun in England from June 24. The first match played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Bristol. However, Pakistan opened his account against South Africa on June 25.


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What’s the format of the mega event?

Total 8 top teams will participate and contest against each other in 28 matches with final scheduled to take place on July 23 at London’s historic ground, Lord’s. The teams have been divided into two groups and two sides that will top the table will make it to the semi-finals. The first World Cup was held in 1973 in England – two years before the first men’s World Cup. Of the 10 tournaments to date, Australia have won an incredible six titles, with England (3) and New Zealand (1) the other winners.

Team Pakistan’s Schedule

Fixtures: June 25 v South Africa, June 27 v England, July 2 v India, July 5 v Australia, July 8 v New Zealand, July 11 v West Indies, July 15 v Sri Lanka.

Prize Money

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the winning team will bag a handy prize money of USD 660,000.  The runner-up will win USD 330,000 and the losing semifinalists will bag USD 165,000 each. However, the teams which will leave the tournament after the group stage will get USD 30,000 each. Noticeably, each win in the group stage will coincide with a USD 20,000 in the bag for the winning team.

Where to watch?

In Pakistan, PTV Sports and Ten Sports will be providing coverage. Moreover, Daily Pakistan will present exclusive live streaming throughout the tournament.

How can I follow?

en.dailypakistan.com.pk will keep you up to speed with all the latest news and highlights from the ground. In terms of social media, follow @dailypakistangl on Twitter for regular updates and highlights, like the Daily Pakistan page on Facebook.

Key Players and ICC Ranking

 Captain Sana Mir will again lead the ICC’s 7th ranked team Pakistan with both bat and ball. One of only seven women worldwide to have scored 1000 ODI runs and taken 100 ODI wickets, her frugal off-spin will go a long way to frustrating opposition batters, while her team will look to her for plenty of middle-order runs. Her 12 years of experience in international cricket will be invaluable to Pakistan’s younger squad members and help instil confidence against higher-ranked opposition.

Bismah Maroof, Pakistan’s highest-ranked ODI batter has a strong record in English conditions, having two half-centuries and averaging 46 in the UK. The left-hander has scored more than 2,000 one-day runs in her 11-year international career thus far.  A young gun to keep an eye on is 19-year-old left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu, who has made a splash in just five ODIs, taking nine wickets and frustrating batters with her tight, economical bowling.

Full Event’s Schedule and Time

All matches to be played on 2:30pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST)

Jun 24 – New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka
India Vs England

Jun 25 –  South Africa Vs Pakistan
Jun 26 – Australia Vs West Indies
Jun 27 –  England Vs Pakistan
Jun28 –  South Africa Vs New Zealand
Jun 29 –  India Vs West Indies
Sri Lanka Vs Australia

Jul 2 –  England Vs Sri Lanka
Australia Vs New Zealand
India Vs Pakistan
South Africa Vs West Indies

Jul 5 –  England Vs South Africa
India Vs Sri Lanka
Pakistan Vs Australia

Jul 6 –  New Zealand Vs West Indies

Jul 8 – New Zealand Vs Pakistan
South Africa Vs Indian Women

Jul 9 –  South Africa Vs Australia
England Vs West Indies

Jul 11 –  West Indies Vs Pakistan

Jul 12 –Sri Lanka Vs South Africa
Australia Vs India
England Vs New Zealand

Jul 15 – South Africa vs Australia
England Vs West Indies
India Vs New Zealand
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka

Jul 18 –  Semi Final – 1
Jul 20 –  Semi Final – 2
Jul 23 –  Final

Squads

Pakistan: Sana Mir (C), Asmavia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Marina Iqbal, Nahida Khan, Nain Abidi, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Yousuf, Sidra Nawaz, Waheeda Akhtar

India: Mithali Raj (C), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma. Sushma Verma (WK)

Australia: Meg Lanning (C), Alex Blackwell, Sarah Aley. Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (WK), Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington

England: Heather Knight (C), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (WK), Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt

New Zealand: Suzie Bates (C) Amy Satterthwaite, Erin Bermingham. Sophie Devine, Maddy Green, Holly Huddleston, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Katey Martin, Thamsyn Newton, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Rachel Priest, Hannah Rowe Lea Tahuhu

South Africa: Dane van Niekerk (C), Trisha Chetty, Moseline Daniels, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Suné Luus, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Laura Wolvaardt

Sri Lanka: Inoka Ranaweera (C), Chandima Gunaratne, Nipuni Hansika, Chamari Atapattu, Ama Kanchana, Eshani Lokusuriyage, Chamari Polgampola, Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Shashikala Siriwardene, Dilani Manodara, Prasadani Weerakkody, Sripali Weerakkody

West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (C), Merissa Aguilleira, Reniece Boyce, Shamilia Connell, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Akeira Peters, Shakera Selman, Felicia Walters