Over the last few days all the contributors* to this WWC17 Blog have had their thinking caps on. We asked each of them to rate each team's chances of success here at WWC17 with a mark out of 10, with 10 meaning they were sure they would win, and 1 meaning they had no hope.
All the marks were then combined to give a WWC17 Blog Chances of Success rating. This is how the final table looks...
Over the next eight days we will have an in-depth look at each of the teams taking part in this tournament, starting with lowest ranked, Sri Lanka, tomorrow, and gradually working up the table.
Just three months
into his tenure as England’s new Head Coach Mark Robinson led England into a
World Cup. It was the T20 World Cup in India. England were under-prepared and Robinson
was just finding his feet. England made it to the semi-final, but imploded
against the old enemy, Australia, falling five runs short chasing just 132.
Post-match, with his captain, Charlotte Edwards, sitting next to him Robinson
blamed the squad’s fitness. Five weeks later Charlotte Edward’s glittering
England career had ended. Robinson had dispensed with his captain and, some
would say, his best batsman. It was time for England to start again… Fast
forward to Lord’s in May 2017 and Robinson finds himself just six weeks away
from another World Cup. This time the 50 Over World Cup on home soil, with the
tantalizing prospect of a final on the hallowed turf outside the window, in
front of 20,000 people. But can England win it?
“We’re in a really good place, but until you play against someone else in a
Qualification for the 2017 World Cup was decided via the ICC Women's Championship - a round-robin series between the world's top eight ranked sides, played over the two-and-a-half years preceding the tournament.
Each team played three ODIs against every other team, either at home or away, with the top four sides qualifying directly for the World Cup, and the bottom four going into a qualifying tournament with the lower-ranked sides.
Australia, England, New Zealand and the West Indies qualified directly; whilst India, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka qualified via the qualifying tournament.
Most RunsMeg Lanning (Aus) - 1,232Ellyse Perry (Aus) - 985Suzie Bates (NZ) - 978 FUN FACT: Meg Lanning once appeared in an episode of the soap opera Neighbours, alongside a baby wombat called Warnie!
Most Sixes Lizelle Lee (SA) - 17Nat Sciver (Eng) - 11Meg Lanning & Diandra Dottin (WI) - 9FUN FACT: A Lizelle Lee six once smashed the windscreen of a car in a parking lot in Bath…