MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia skipper Meg Lanning has been ruled out of the women’s Ashes cricket series in England for medical reasons.
Cricket Australia issued a statement Saturday saying Lanning was withdrawn from the squad based on medical advice for an issue which requires management from home.
Pay deal delivers big increases for Australian cricketersApril 3, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia is set to lift the salary cap for its domestic Twenty20 league by 50% and increase the minimum and average pay for the women’s national team by 25% as part of a five-year deal agreed with the player union.
Bigger, richer Women’s Premier League set to start in IndiaMarch 3, 2023 GMT
INDORE, India (AP) — More money. More hype. More plans. Women’s cricket is set to be transformed with the advent of the new franchise Twenty20 tournament in India.
The Women’s Premier League starts Saturday in Mumbai with star players from around the world, just a week after Australia defended its T20 World Cup title in South Africa.
Australia wins Women’s T20 World Cup for 3rd straight titleFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia won the Women's T20 World Cup on Sunday, beating host South Africa by a comfortable 19 runs to underline its status as the best team in the world with a third straight title.
South Africa upsets England to make T20 World Cup finalFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa upset England by six runs to reach its first Women's T20 World Cup final on Friday.
Seamers Ayabonga Khaka and Shabnim Ismail shared seven wickets for the host team and kept a powerful English batting lineup at bay.
Australia holds off India to reach T20 World Cup finalFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia reached its seventh straight Women's T20 World Cup final by holding off India to win by five runs on Thursday.
Chasing Australia's 172-4, India was 28-3 before a rally by the middle- and lower-order gave it a chance of an upset against the two-time defending champion and top-ranked team.
England 1st to get 200 at T20 World Cup, SA last into semisFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England made history as the first team to get 200 at the Women's T20 World Cup on Tuesday, helped by a blistering 81 not out off 40 balls from Nat Sciver-Brunt.
Her onslaught in England's final group game against Pakistan, combined with 59 off 33 from opener Danni Wyatt and 47 off 31 from Amy Jones, set up a score of 213-5 at Newlands in Cape Town.
India scrapes into T20 World Cup semis after rainy winFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
GQEBERHA, South Africa (AP) — India scraped through to the semifinals at the Women's T20 World Cup after narrowly winning its rain-shortened final group game against Ireland on Monday.
India triumphed by five runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method after setting a target of 155-6, boosted by another half-century by star opener Smriti Mandhana, who survived a host of chances to make a career-best 87 from 56 balls.
West Indies and NZ win to cling to SF hopes at T20 World CupFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — West Indies kept alive its slim hopes of making the semifinals at the Women's T20 World Cup with a last-over win over Pakistan on Sunday, while Sri Lanka went from the brink of the knockouts to out of the tournament.
Australia into T20 World Cup semis, England nearly thereFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
GQEBERHA, South Africa (AP) — Australia clinched a place in the semifinals at the Women's T20 World Cup by beating South Africa and ending the group stage with four wins from four on Saturday.
Unbeaten England is nearly there after coming out on top in its matchup with India for a third win.
Australia routs Sri Lanka by 10 wickets at T20 World CupFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
GQEBERHA, South Africa (AP) — Defending champion Australia produced its most convincing display so far at the Women's T20 World Cup, routing Sri Lanka by 10 wickets on Thursday to power to a third straight win.
Australia cruises past Bangladesh at Women’s T20 World CupFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia legspinner Georgia Wareham made the most of her first international match in more than a year, taking 3-20 as the defending champions eased to victory over Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Women's T20 World Cup on Tuesday.
T20 World Cup: England 2 from 2, South Africa back on trackFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England made it two from two at the Women's T20 World Cup when 18-year-old Alice Capsey's rapid 51 from 22 balls set up a four-wicket win over Ireland in Paarl on Monday.
Women’s T20 WCup: India hits 42 in 3 overs to beat PakistanFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — India smashed 42 runs in three overs to come through a stern test and beat fierce rival Pakistan by seven wickets at the Women's T20 World Cup on Sunday.
Jemimah Rodrigues led India home at Newlands with 53 not out off 38 balls, and drove a four through the covers off the last delivery of the 19th over to go to her half-century and seal the victory.
Australia begins T20 World Cup defense with powerful winFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia began its Women's T20 World Cup defense with a powerful 97-run win over New Zealand on Saturday to underline its status as the top team in the world.
Australia posted 173-9 after being put in to bat at Boland Park in Paarl, with 55 from opener Alyssa Healey, 41 from captain Meg Lanning and 40 from Ellyse Perry.
Sri Lanka surprises South Africa at Women’s T20 World CupFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka threw up a big surprise in the opening game of the Women's Twenty20 World Cup on Friday, holding its nerve in the field in a frantic finish to beat host South Africa by three runs.
Sports pitch for level playing field in cricket-mad PakistanFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — On Islamabad’s outskirts, burly men bind together in a scrum on a rugby pitch that has seen better days. The sign bearing the club’s name is worn. The floodlights are too costly to use, given high electricity prices and the paltry $135 total that the club earns in membership fees every month.
Babar wins ICC men’s cricketer of the year awardJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam was named the men's player of the year by the International Cricket Council on Thursday.
Babar and England's Nat Sciver were picked as the one-day international players of 2022 and England test captain Ben Stokes was judged the best men’s test cricketer.
Citing Taliban, Australia nixes Afghanistan cricket seriesJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Afghanistan cricket officials blasted Australia's decision on Thursday to cancel their men's one-day international cricket series.
Cricket Australia cited recent heavier restrictions on women's rights in Afghanistan by the Taliban government for axing the three ODIs in March in the United Arab Emirates.