England women's cricket team

The England women's cricket team represents England and Wales in international women's cricket. Since 1998, they have been governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), having been previously governed by the Women's Cricket Association. England is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council, with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. They are currently captained by Heather Knight and coached by Jon Lewis.

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AssociationEngland and Wales Cricket Board
CaptainHeather Knight
CoachJon Lewis
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1909)
ICC regionEurope
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
WODI 3rd 2nd (1 Oct 2015)
WT20I 2nd 2nd
Women's Tests
First WTestv  Australia at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Brisbane; 28–31 December 1934
Last WTestv  South Africa at County Ground, Taunton; 27–30 June 2022
WTests Played Won/Lost
Total[2] 98 20/14
(64 draws)
This year[3] 0 0/0
(0 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv International XI at County Cricket Ground, Hove; 23 June 1973
Last WODIv  West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound; 9 December 2022
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 380 223/144
(2 ties, 11 no result)
This year[5] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no results)
Women's World Cup appearances11 (first in 1973)
Best resultChampions (1973, 1993, 2009, 2017)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  New Zealand at County Cricket Ground, Hove; 5 August 2004
Last WT20Iv  South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town; 24 February 2023
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 178 128/45
(3 ties, 2 no results)
This year[7] 5 4/1
(0 ties, 0 no results)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances8 (first in 2009)
Best resultChampions (2009)
Official websitewww.ecb.co.uk/england/women
As of 24 February 2023

They played in the first ever Women's Test match in 1934, against Australia, which they won by 9 wickets. The two teams now compete regularly for The Women's Ashes. They played in the first Women's Cricket World Cup in 1973, winning the tournament on home soil, and have gone on to win the World Cup three more times, in 1993, 2009 and 2017. After their 2017 triumph, they were awarded the BBC Sports Team of the Year Award. They played in the first ever Twenty20 International in 2005, against New Zealand, and won the inaugural ICC Women's World Twenty20 in 2009.

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