Google Doodle- The first match of the tournament, hosted by New Zealand, is played between West Indies and New Zealand at the Bay Oval Stadium in the Bay of Plenty area.
The Google Doodle features all facets of the game – batting, bowling and fielding. If the animated doodle is clicked, a confetti of red cricket balls appears on the screen.
Up to eight teams will participate in the World Cup, including India. India’s women’s team will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on March 6, New Zealand on March 10, West Indies on March 12 and defending champions England on March 16.
The team managed by Mithali Raj will face Australia on March 19, Bangladesh on March 22 and South Africa on March 27.
All eyes will be on the skipper, who will be competing in her sixth World Cup. This makes the right-handed hitter the only player after Javed Miandad and Sachin Tendulkar to have appeared in six ICC World Cups.
Mithali Raj is also the only Indian captain to have led her team to two World Cup finals, in 2005 and 2017. India were runners-up in both editions. India’s women’s team are looking to clinch their first World Cup title in this edition after losing the 2017 final to England by just nine points.
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which ends on April 3, was due to be held last year but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Google also shared some history on the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. The first edition of the tournament was held in 1973, with England emerging victorious.
“No matter how fierce the competition may be, cricket is highly respected for maintaining high standards of fair play and good sportsmanship. Hence the phrase ‘It’s just not cricket’, which describes anything considered unfair,” Google wrote.
ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 Teams
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- West Indies