Today's google doodle

Women's Cricket World Cup 2022 Begins!

Celebrates the beginning

Today’s Doodle celebrates the Women’s Cricket World Cup, which officially begins today at Bay Oval Stadium in New Zealand.

The 1st international match

The world’s first international cricket match took place in 1844 between Canada and the United States

The 1st women world cup

The first women’s World Cup tournament was held in 1973, also won by this year’s defending champions, England

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Total teams participating

This year, eight teams from around the world will compete for tournament victory. 

Matches and Venus

There are a total of 31 matches in this tournament and six venues will play host. The tournament will be held in a “managed environment".

Eyes on Indian Captain 

All eyes will be on Indian skipper Mithali Raj who is set to become the first player to feature in six editions of the Women’s World Cup.

Upcoming record for Mithali

362 runs away from Debbie Hockley’s record for most runs in world cup. Also three matches away from being most experienced world cup skipper

Jhulan Goswani's feat

Presently on 36 wickets and needs to scalp four more to become the leading wicket-taker in Women’s World Cup history