The 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup, 8th edition, begins on February 10 in South Africa across three venues. Ten teams are divided into five groups. Australia, the reigning champions, won the T20 World Cup in 2020 in Australia. Group A features Australia, Bangladesh (from the qualifying round), New Zealand, host South Africa, and Sri Lanka. Group B includes England, India, Ireland (the second team from the qualifying round), Pakistan, and the West Indies.
The number of teams participating has changed over the years, with 8 teams participating in the first two editions (2009 and 2010), and increasing to 10 teams since 2021.
|Frequency||Biennial (odd years)|
|Format||Group stage followed by knockout stage|
|Duration||Approximately 2 weeks|
|Venue(s)||Multiple venues within a host country|
|Trophy||ICC Women's T20 World Cup Trophy|
The 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup will start with two groups of five teams each. South Africa secured an automatic slot in the competition as the host nation, while Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies earned their spots based on their world rankings. The remaining two spots were filled by Bangladesh and Ireland, who advanced through the qualification tournament held in 2022.
The 2023 Women's T20 World Cup will take place at three venues: Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, St George's Park Cricket Ground in Gqeberha, and Boland Park in Paarl.
The semi-finals and final matches will be held at Newlands Cricket Ground, which is also one of the venues for the inaugural SA20 franchise league. As of January 27, MI Cape Town, the host team, is a top contender to win the trophy. This venue has seen some high-scoring games during the 2023 SA20, such as Pretoria Capitals' 182 runs from 20 overs against MI Cape Town and Sunrisers Eastern Cape's two-wicket win after chasing 171 runs.
St George's Park Cricket Ground and Boland Park, both smaller in size, have experience hosting international matches, having been two of the venues for the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
|Venue||Capacity||Year Built||Avg Score (T20)||Highest Score||Lowest Score|
|Newlands Cricket Ground||25,000||1888||165 (T20)||182 (T20)||140 (T20)|
|St George's Park Cricket Ground||10,000||1882||160 (T20)||170 (T20)||140 (T20)|
|Boland Park||10,000||2005||155 (T20)||175 (T20)||130 (T20)|
As the host nation, South Africa automatically secured a spot in the tournament. The seven teams with the highest rankings in the ICC Women's T20I Rankings as of November 30, 2021, who also competed in the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, joined them. The final two spots were filled by Ireland and Bangladesh, who emerged as the finalists of the qualifying tournament.
Reserves: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh.
Reserves: Rabeya, Sanjida Akther Maghla, Sharmin Akter Supta
Reserves: Micaéla Andrews, Tebogo Macheke, Tumi Sekhukhune
Reserves: Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz.
Reserves: Issy Wong, Dani Gibson.
The schedule for the 2023 Women's T20 World Cup is as follows: The opening match will take place on February 10, with South Africa Women facing off against Sri Lanka Women at Newlands, Cape Town. The tournament's final match will be held on February 26, also at Newlands, Cape Town.
In accordance with ICC regulations, each team participating in the tournament must nominate a squad of 15 players, with the option to replace any players who become injured. The ICC has also selected an all-female panel of match officials to oversee the tournament.
|Feb-10||1st Match||SA W vs SL W||Newlands||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-11||2nd Match||WI W vs ENG W||Boland Park||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-11||3rd Match||Aus W vs NZ W||Boland Park||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-12||4th Match||IND W vs Pak W||Newlands||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-12||5th Match||Ban W vs SL W||Newlands||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-13||6th Match||Ire W vs ENG W||Boland Park||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-13||7th Match||SA W vs NZ W||Boland Park||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-14||8th Match||Aus W vs Ban W||St George’s Park||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-15||9th Match||Ind W vs WI W||Newlands||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-15||10th Match||Pak W vs Ire W||Newlands||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-16||11th Match||SL W vs Aus W||St George’s Park||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-17||12th Match||NZ W vs Ban W||Newlands||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-17||13th Match||WI W vs Ire W||Newlands||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-18||14th Match||ENG W vs Ind W||St George’s Park||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-18||15th Match||SA W vs Aus W||St George’s Park||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-19||16th Match||Pak W vs WI W||Boland Park||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-19||17th Match||NZ W vs SL W||Boland Park||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-20||18th Match||Ind W vs Ire W||St George’s Park||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-21||19th Match||Eng W vs Pak W||Newlands||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-21||20th Match||SA W vs Ban W||Newlands||10:30 PM||5:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Feb-23||Semi-Final 1||TBC vs TBC (A1 vs B2)||Newlands||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-24||Semi-Final 2||TBC vs TBC (B1 vs A2)||Newlands||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
|Feb-26||Final||TBC vs TBC||Newlands||6:30 PM||1:00 PM||3:00 PM|
The 2023 Women's T20 World Cup will receive extensive TV coverage in India via the Star Sports Network. Viewers will also be able to tune in to live broadcasts of the tournament through the Disney + Hotstar app and website. This eagerly anticipated event is sure to attract significant attention and draw in audiences from across the country and beyond.