The Woman’s One Day International, known as the WODI, has been attracting international fans since 1973. Its 1,000th ODI took place in 2016, and the games continue to grow into 2022. The ICC even added official WODI status to five teams in 2020, making it one of the most exciting seasons to date.
England’s women’s national cricket team, captained by Heather Knight, is set to take on India in their next match. Starting at 6 am sharp on September 18th, we will see the two teams fight for victory in a match more exciting than a casino Belgium game. Here is what we can expect from the upcoming match.
Teams Wins and Losses
The English and Wales Cricket Board help prepare us for the upcoming match by listing both teams’ latest ODI wins and losses.
England’s Women’s ODI form shows four recent wins vs opposing South African Women’s team and one loss vs Australia’s Women’s team. However, the Indian Woman’s ODI form shows three losses to Australia, England, and New Zealand. They won two matches at 110 and 155 runs against Bangladesh and West Indies Women.
Though the odds seem to lean in favour of England Women, their last match in March during the ICC Women’s Cricket’s World Cup was close. England won by only four wickets, with India at 134 and England at 136/6.
Additionally, in their 2nd T20I match on the 13th, India Women won by eight wickets with 20 balls left. Now at 1-1, their final T20I match will have both teams fired up and fighting for victory. The results of the final T20I will clearly impact the ODI, setting up teams to settle scores or cling to a long-standing lead.
With several matches to follow, and tons of fantasy sports teams setting up their pro-player teams, we are in for an exciting September for Women’s Cricket.
WODI History Statistics
With over 50 years of gameplay and more than 1,000 matches, the WODI is a notable event for any Women’s cricket fan. Many countries and teams have earned and lost ODI status over the years, with several first-timers earning the status for 2022.
Recent editions to the rosters include the Netherlands, Scotland, the United States, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand. Currently, Australia Women lead in highest rating and overall points through 29 matches. England is a close second, with India Women’s placing 4th.
Cricket statistics point to Australia Women’s being the team to beat with over 278 wins of 350 matches since their first game. Compared to Australia’s high win rate of 81.10%, England holds a 60.55% win rate, with India at 54.46%.
However, as far as records go, India’s Mithali Raj holds the most runs with 7,098, with England’s Charlotte Edwards at 5,992.
Anticipating the Next Match
History has shown many near misses and close wins between the two teams, even with changes in captains and coaches. With the rivalry stronger than ever, we look forward to seeing who comes out on top in Sunday’s game.