1978 Women's World Cup was an international tournament played in India from 1 to 13 January 1978. Hosted by India for the first time, it was the second edition of the cricket , and came over four years after the inaugural Women's Cricket World Cup in England. 1973 World Cup
It was originally proposed that South Africa host the World Cup, but this was abandoned to conform with the
. The sporting boycott of the country (WCAI) then made a successful bid, and served as the primary organiser, with the Women's Cricket Association of India (IWCC) providing only limited oversight. International Women's Cricket Council Along with  , which was making its debut, five other teams were originally invited – India , Australia , the England , Netherlands , and the New Zealand . The Netherlands and the West Indies, which had both not previously participated, were forced to withdraw due to financial issues. West Indies The four teams that did compete (the lowest number in the tournament's history) played a  of three matches each, with Australia going undefeated to claim its first title. Australia's captain, round-robin tournament , led the tournament in runs, while her teammate, Margaret Jennings , led the tournament in wickets. Sharyn Hill  
Information is only available for players who played at least one match at the tournament.