The ICC Women's Championship - Stats & Records

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.

Batting

Most Runs

  1. Meg Lanning (Aus) - 1,232
  2. Ellyse Perry (Aus) - 985
  3. Suzie Bates (NZ) - 978
Meg Lanning © Don Miles
FUN FACT: Meg Lanning once appeared in an episode of the soap opera Neighbours, alongside a baby wombat called Warnie!

Most Sixes

  1. Lizelle Lee (SA) - 17
  2. Nat Sciver (Eng) - 11
  3. Meg Lanning & Diandra  Dottin (WI) - 9
FUN FACT: A Lizelle Lee six once smashed the windscreen of a car in a parking lot in Bath!

Highest Strike Rate*

  1. Anya Shrubsole (Eng) - 116
  2. Nat Sciver - 103
  3. Meg Lanning - 95
* Min. 50 balls faced

FUN FACT: Anya Shrubsole plays her domestic cricket for Somerset, alongside her spin-bowling sister Lauren, coached by their father Ian!

Bowling

Most Wickets

  1. Jess Jonassen (Aus) - 31
  2. Heather Knight (Eng) - 29
  3. Anisa Mohammed (WI) - 27
FUN FACT: Jess Jonassen is one of only three women to have been dismissed for 99 in a Women's Test, at Canterbury versus England in 2015!

Best Economy*

  1. Leigh Kasperek (NZ) - 2.88
  2. Deepti Sharma (Ind) - 3.02
  3. Jhulan Goswami (Ind) - 3.19
* Min. 50 overs bowled

FUN FACT: Leigh Kasperek began her cricket career playing for Scotland and only qualified for New Zealand in 2015!

Wicket Keeping

Most Catches

  1. Trisha Chetty (SA) - 16
  2. Prasadani Weerakkody (SL) - 15
  3. Rachel Priest (NZ) - 14
Trisha Chetty - © Don Miles
FUN FACT: Trisha Chetty topped the Championship wicket-keeping charts, despite only playing in 15 of South Africa's 21 matches, with Lizelle Lee keeping wicket in the other 6 games!

Fielding

Most Catches

  1. Suzie Bates - 20
  2. Amy Satterthwaite (NZ) - 15
  3. Heather Knight, Katie Perkins & Alex Blackwell (Aus) - 13
FUN FACT: Suzie Bates played basketball for New Zealand at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing!

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