No surprises with ICC T20 Women’s World Cup squad

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On Thursday morning the Australian squad was announced for the upcoming T20 Tri-Series and ICC T20 Women’s World Cup, set to begin on 21 February in Sydney and with games across the country.

On paper the squad is extremely impressive, particularly when you consider what some of the women in this squad were able to achieve last year.

Veterans and youngsters shine as women’s cricket returns

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For the first time in several years cricketers participating in the WBBL had a welcome break over Christmas.

In previous years the WBBL has coincided with the BBL and run over Christmas. This year, with the first-ever standalone tournament, the competition concluded in early December and meant that for our Australian women’s cricket team in particular there was some well-deserved downtime over Christmas after a very busy and successful 2019.

2020 is shaping up as a big year for women in sport

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As 2019 draws to a close, there were plenty of big moments to celebrate in the women’s sport space.

But given that we are witnessing a revolution in women’s sport at the moment, there is plenty to look forward to in 2020. Here are some suggestions for events you should put in your calendar for next year and start getting excited about.

Some are just around the corner.

Who will take home the WBBL?

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It all comes down to this weekend for the Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades.

By Sunday afternoon we will know who the champions are for WBBL05 after two blockbuster semi-finals on Saturday and the final on Sunday.

WBBL finals impacted by loss of English players

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As the final weekend of the WBBL regular season approaches each game is crucial. There are three teams fighting it out for the final position on the ladder.

Currently, the Brisbane Heat and the Adelaide Strikers are guaranteed a finals position. But given that the team that finishes at the top of the ladder will get the opportunity to host the finals weekend, plenty is on the line for both teams.

100 days until the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup

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THe countdown is well and truly on to the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup.

The Organising Committee celebrated 100 days to go this week with the announcement that Katy Perry will be playing at the final, which will be held on the eighth of March 2020 – which also happens to be International Women’s Day.

Maddie Penna stars in the WBBL

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It was just another ordinary day for Sydney teenager Maddie Penna.

But the 19-year-old from Bankstown was at university on a Wednesday afternoon where she is studying exercise sport science when she received a surprise phone call from her ACT Meteors captain Erin Osbourne to ask if she was interested in playing for the Melbourne Stars in WBBL05.

What we’ve learnt from the WBBL so far

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Two rounds into the WBBL and the one thing we know for certain is that this is going to be one of the closest competitions we have seen.

At the moment the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Thunder are leading the pack with three wins each. They are followed by the Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers who are all on four points.

WBBL05: Round 1 Wrap

This article was written by Kristy Williams.

The opening round of WBBL05 kicked off this weekend, and the first stand-alone tournament for the women was a resounding success. Prior to the season beginning, WBBL05 was promising to be the closest yet, and given the fluctuating fortunes for the six sides involved in the opening round this would appear to clearly be the case.