Monday, 17 March 2014

POLL: Who Will Win The Women's #WT20?

  • Australia - Current T20 World Champs; and though they lost The Ashes, they won the concluding T20 mini-series 2-1.
  • Bangladesh - Long shots, but could home advantage be a factor?
  • England - With Charlotte Edwards opening the batting, and Sarah Taylor behind the stumps, you can never discount them, but without Brunt, Marsh and Colvin, do they have the bowling to back up their batting?
  • India - One of the traditional big four, but they've played very little cricket recently and a semi-final would be a good result for them.
  • Ireland - The weakest team in the tournament on paper - but a recent win against Pakistan will give them some confidence that they can at least compete.
  • New Zealand - Will be on a high, having just whitewashed the West Indies at home - and in Suzie Bates they have a potential match-winner who can take on all-comers.
  • Pakistan - Beat South Africa to win the recent Tri-Nations tournament in Qatar, but subsequently lost their final warm-up match to Bangladesh.
  • South Africa - An up-and-coming side who are moving towards professionalism, but realistically their target will be to ensure automatic qualification for the next tournament by coming 3rd in their group and winning the play-off.
  • Sri Lanka - Shocked England in the ODI World Cup a year ago and will at least be familiar with the kind of pitches we'll be seeing in Bangladesh. Still long odds though.
  • West Indies - Recently white-washed by New Zealand, but they'll be a different team with Dottin and Stephanie Taylor back - definitely potential finalists!
 So, who do YOU think will win...

1 comment:

  1. Interesting poll. England not exactly attracting a lot of confidence (looks like 1 vote out of 13 so far). A case of Australia by a mile (well 7 out of 13) but its probably about fair.
    I'd expect England to beat New Zealand but a West Indies match would be 50-50 and against Australia I'd favour Australia. Let talking stop and battle commence.

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