Australia women's national cricket team

Australia
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Southern Stars logo
Nickname(s)Southern Stars
AssociationCricket Australia
Personnel
CaptainMeg Lanning
CoachMatthew Mott
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1909)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
ICC RankingsCurrent [1]Best-ever
Women's1st1st
Women's Tests
First WTestv  England at Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Brisbane; 28–31 December 1934
Last WTestv  England at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney; 9–12 November 2017
WTestsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [2]7320/10
(43 draws)
This year [3]00/0 (0 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv England Young England at Dean Park Cricket Ground, Bournemouth; 23 June 1973
Last WODIv  Pakistan at Kinrara Academy Oval, Bandar Kinrara; 22 October 2018
WODIsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [4]317246/63
(2 ties, 6 no result)
This year [5]66/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances11 (first in 1973)
Best resultChampions (6 times)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  England at County Ground, Taunton; 2 September 2005
Last WT20Iv  England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound; 24 November 2018
WT20IsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [6]11875/41
(2 ties, 0 no result)
This year [7]1715/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2009)
Best resultChampions (4 times)
As of 9 December 2018

The Australian women's national cricket team (nicknamed the Southern Stars) represent Australia in international women's cricket. The team is currently captained by Meg Lanning and coached by former Victoria and Queensland batsman Matthew Mott.[8] As of 21 August 2018, the Southern Stars are ranked first in all forms of women's international cricket.

The team played their first Test match in 1934–35, when they lost to England two-nil in a three-Test series. They now compete against England for the Women's Ashes. They have won more World Cups than any other side — winning in 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005 and 2013. The team has also be crowned champions of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament more than any other side – winning in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2018.

In 2003, Women's Cricket Australia (WCA), and the Australian Cricket board (ACB) merged to form a single national cricket board (now known as Cricket Australia), which remains to this day. This merger has been a positive influence on women's cricket, providing more financial support and gathering more exposure for the sport.[9]

Current international rankings Top 10

The ICC Women's Rankings incorporates results from Tests, ODIs and T20Is into a single ranking system.

ICC Women's ODI Rankings
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 22 3,110 141
2  England 24 2,963 123
3  India 27 3,212 119
4  New Zealand 27 3,126 116
5  South Africa 36 3,538 98
6  West Indies 19 1,754 92
7  Pakistan 23 1,652 72
8  Sri Lanka 23 1,335 58
9  Bangladesh 13 632 49
10  Ireland 10 211 21
Reference: icc-cricket.com, espncricinfo.com, 23 October 2018