10  facts about Women’s ODI cricket

Explore the world of Women’s ODI cricket with these ten fascinating facts, from its beginnings in 1973 to record-breaking performances.

Women’s ODI (One Day Internationals) have played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of women’s cricket, offering a platform for talented athletes to showcase their skills on the international stage. As the women’s game continues to grow in popularity and competitiveness, it’s essential to delve into the intriguing world of Women’s ODI. In this article, we will uncover ten fascinating facts about Women’s ODIs that shed light on the history, achievements, and impact of this exciting format of the sport, celebrating the remarkable journey of female cricketers worldwide. From record-breaking performances to memorable moments, join us on a journey through the history and present-day significance of Women’s one-day international cricket.

First women’s ODI:  

The first women’s ODI was played on 22 January 1973, between England and Australia in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. And Australia won the match. 

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Limited overs format:

 Women’s ODI cricket is played in a limited-overs format, 50 overs per inning for each team. 

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Women’s Cricket World Cup:

 The Women’s Cricket World Cup is a premier tournament in Women’s ODI cricket. It has been held since 1973 and is contested by national teams worldwide. 

Most Successful Team: 

Australia became the most successful team in Women’s cricket among all the other countries.

Batting Records:

 The highest score in a  match is 229* by Clark of Australia against Denmark in 1997.

Bowling Records:

 Jhulan Goswami of India is the highest wicket-taker in Women’s cricket. She surpassed 200 wickets in 2018. 

Best player of the match: 

 The best player in an ODI is awarded as the Player of the Game which recognizes their overall performance.  

White ball: 

The matches are played with a white cricket ball whereas red balls are used in Test Matches

ICC Ranking:

 ICC maintains rankings for Women’s ODI teams and players.

Growing Popularity:

It has gained significant popularity and attention in recent years, with more matches being televised and more support and investment coming into the women’s game.