ICC Women's T20 World Cup

The ICC Women's T20 World Cup (known as the ICC Women's World Twenty20 until 2019) is the biennial international championship for women's Twenty20 International cricket.[3][4] The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with the first edition having been held in England in 2009. For the first three tournaments, there were eight participants, but this number has been raised to ten from the 2014 edition onwards. In July 2022, the ICC announced that the Bangladesh would host the 2024 tournament and that England would host the 2026 tournament.[5] The number of teams in at the 2026 tournament is also set to increase to twelve.[6]

ICC Women's T20 World Cup
AdministratorInternational Cricket Council
First edition2009  England
Latest edition2023  South Africa
Next edition2024  Bangladesh
Tournament formatRound robin and knockout
Number of teams10 (12 from 2026)
Current champion Australia (6th title)
Most successful Australia (6 titles)
Most runsNew Zealand Suzie Bates (1,066)[1]
Most wicketsSouth Africa Shabnim Ismail (43)[2]

At each tournament, a set number of teams qualify automatically, with the remaining teams determined by the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier. Australia, having won the tournament six times, are the most successful team.

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