CricketWomen’s T20 World Cup 2023 Squad Full Details
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Australia Women’s T20 World Cup Team

Australia is two five times Women’s T20 World Cup winner, they are tournament favourites to lift the silverware. Georgia Wareham was chosen by Australia for their championship defence team despite the leg-spinner having not participated in a T20 match since rupturing her ACL in October 2021.

After a five-month absence, Meg Lanning is leading Australia’s effort to win the T20 World Cup “three times” in a row.

Alyssa Healy, the vice captain, will also play after recuperating from the calf issue that interrupted her T20 tour of India in December.

Australia squad: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham

New Zealand Women’s T20 Team

Suzie Bates of New Zealand poses for a portrait prior to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup South Africa 2023 (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The White Ferns will be captained by Sophie Devine as they attempt to go past the quarterfinals for the first time since the competition in 2016.

Strong all-arounder Brooke Halliday has fully recovered from a hand injury, and wicketkeeper Bernadine Bezuidenhout, who was born in South Africa, has been chosen to return above fellow keepers Jess McFadyen and Izzy Gaze.

After being away from the sport for two years as she recovered from health issues, Bezuidenhout is back.

Georgia Plimmer and Fran Jonas, two players of New Zealand’s U19 World Cup team, have also been selected for the senior team.

New Zealand squad: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

Sri Lanka Women’s T20 World Cup Team

At the 2020 competition, Chamari Athapaththu will captain a team that is hungry to improve upon its lone group stage victory. Harshitha Samarawickrama will back her in the top order after she scored a match-winning 81 from 69 runs at the Asia Cup the previous year.

Hasini Perera, who was ruled out due to a finger injury, won’t be playing, therefore Sri Lanka will be without left-arm spinners Inoka Ranaweera and Sugandika Kumari.

Vishmi Gunaratne, who led her team’s run-scoring at the first competition and captained Sri Lanka in the Under-19 World Cup, has been chosen to the senior squad.

Sri Lanka squad: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Malsha Shehani, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Vishmi Gunaratne, Tharika Sewwandi, Ama Kanchana, Sathya Sandeepani

South Africa Women’s T20 Squad

Tazmin Brits of South Africa poses for a portrait prior to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup South Africa 2023 (Photo by Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

The topic of conversation leading up to the competition has been Dane van Niekerk’s exclusion from her country’s World Cup.

The Proteas captain was controversially pulled from the race after failing to complete the 2 km time trial in under 9.30 minutes, leaving Sune Luus to lead the team instead.

The star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, who was granted compassionate leave after the recent tri-series against India and the West Indies so that she could return home and support her partner, is expected to play, but Mignon du Preez and Lizelle Lee will not be present because they both retired from international cricket in the last seven months.

South Africa squad: Sune Luus (c), Annerie Dercksen, Marizanne Kapp, Lara Goodall, Ayabonga Khaka, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Tazmin Brits, Masabata Klaas, Laura Wolvaardt, Sinalo Jafta, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Anneke Bosch, Delmi Tucker.

Bangladesh Women’s T20 World Cup Squad

Shorna Akter of Bangladesh poses for a portrait prior to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup South Africa 2023 (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Bangladesh will be led by Nigar Sultana Joty as they attempt to snap a T20 World Cup losing run that dates back to 2014.

Shorna Akter, Marufa Akter, and Disha Biswas, three players of Bangladesh’s Under-19 World Cup team that defeated Australia in their opening match of the competition, have remained in South Africa after being selected for the senior team.

Bangladesh squad: Nigar Sultana Joty (c) Marufa Akter, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Fahima Khatun, Shorna Akter, Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Lata Mondol, Ritu Moni, Disha Biswas, Sobhana Mostary

India Women’s T20 World Cup Team

Shikha Pandey is back, playing in India’s colours for the first time since 2021 after being passed over for the Commonwealth Games and the 50-over World Cup last year.

Damage-dealing all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar, who missed the five-match series against Australia in December due to injury, has successfully returned.

After helping India’s Under-19s win the first World Cup, also held in South Africa, last month, Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh join the team full of confidence.

India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Yastika Bhatia, Harleen Deol, Richa Ghosh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anjali Sarvani, Deepti Sharma, Renuka Thakur, Devika Vaidya, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav

Ireland Women’s T20 World Cup Team


Ireland Women’s team has shown some positive signs in recent months. It can be said that on a given day this team can beat the favorites of the world cup. Rebecca Stokell’s injury forced her to withdraw from the World Cup, which dealt Ireland a setback.

Following a medical evaluation, Stokell was forced to withdraw from the competition due to a foot ligament injury. As her substitute, 25-year-old Rachel Delaney has taken a flight to South Africa.

Ireland squad: Laura Delany (c), Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron.

England Women’s T20 World Cup Team

Alice Capsey, who injured her collarbone in December, is expected to play for England again in the world cup. Along with Kate Cross, who missed their trip of the West Indies last month, she has been included in England’s team.

Freya Kemp, a gifted young fast bowler, will miss the competition due to a back ailment, but Issy Wong and Dani Gibson have been selected as backups who will go.

The English team also has Katherine Brunt and Natalie Scriver, and captain Heather Knight is set to lead the team once again as tournament favourites.

England squad: Heather Knight (c), Natalie Sciver-Brunt (vc), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt. Travelling Reserves: Issy Wong, Dani Gibson

Pakistan Women’s Team T20 World Cup Squad

Bismah Maroof of Pakistan of Pakistan poses for a portrait prior to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup South Africa 2023 (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Diana Baig, a renowned sprinter for Pakistan, will miss the competition due to a finger injury. When trying to take a return catch off her own bowling during Pakistan’s 101-run loss to Australia in Sydney last month, Baig injured her right index finger. Right-handed batter Sadaf Shamas has taken Baig’s position in Pakistan’s team.

Pakistan squad: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shamas, Fatima Sana, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Tuba Hassan

West Indies Women’s T20 World Cup Team

Shakera Selman of West Indies poses for a portrait prior to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup South Africa 2023 (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Stafanie Taylor has been selected for the West Indies team pending a final fitness assessment.

She hasn’t played for the Windies since an ODI against New Zealand last September, and her most recent T20I game was in July 2021. The veteran all-rounder and former skipper who guided West Indies to the championship in 2016 has been bothered by a back problem.

Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry, and Chedean Nation are three other important players who are joining her in recovery from injuries.

West Indies squad: Hayley Matthews (c), Shemaine Campbelle, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams