GK Question's on Women's World Cup 2017

GK Question's on Women's World Cup 2017
Women's world cup 2017  begins from 24th june to 23rd july 2017 and hosted by England. Eight countries qualified for it.  2017 women's world cup was won by England defeating India. 

This topic is very important for upcoming competitive exams following are some important GK points to remember about women's cricket and 2017 world cup.

  • The first women's World Cup was held in England in 1973,
  • Out of the total eleven World Cups played, Australia are the most successful team, having won six titles, England (Four titles), New Zealand and (one title).
  • The 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup is an international women's cricket tournament currently taking place in England from 24 June to 23 July 2017.
  • It is the eleventh edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup, and the third time to be hosted by England (after the 1973 and 1993 tournaments).
  • The 2017 World Cup is the first in which all participating players are fully professional.
  • In The 2017 World Cup total eight teams qualified to participate in the tournament.
  • Five venues for the 2017 Women's World Cup. All matches will be played at the home grounds of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and final will be hosted at Lord's. 
  • Sue Redfern from England became the first woman to have played in a Women's Cricket World Cup and then stand in a tournament as an umpire.
  • Mithali Raj (Ind) became the first woman to score seven successive half-centuries in WODIs.
  • South Africa Women became the first side to make more than 300 runs batting second in a WODI
  • Mithali Raj (Ind) became the leading run-scorer in WODIs, passing the previous record of 5,992 runs set by Charlotte Edwards (Eng), and became the first woman to pass 6,000 runs in WODIs
  • Highest run scorer in women's world cup 2017 is TT Beaumont, Right-hand bat scored 410 runs. 
  • Highest Wicket taker in women's world cup 2017 is D van Niekerk of South Africa total 15 wickets. 
Some more facts about women's cricket :-
  • The first women's cricket club was formed in 1887 at Nun Appleton in Yorkshire and named the White Heather Club.
  • The first Test match was played on 28–31 December 1934,between England and New Zealand and was won by England.
  • Belinda Clark, the former Australian captain, is the only female player to have scored a double hundred in an ODI, recording an unbeaten 229 in the 1997 World Cup against Denmark.
  • Pakistan's Sajjida Shah is the youngest player to appear in international cricket, playing against Ireland four months after her 12th birthday.
  • In 2009 England batsman Claire Taylor was named one of Wisden's five cricketers of the year, the first woman to be honoured with the award in its 120-year history.
  • Highest total is 455/5 by New Zealand Women against Pak women in 29 Jan 1997 at christchurch batting First in a WODI.
  • MM Lanning of AUS is having highest no of 11 century.

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