A total of ten teams will be participating in the tournament the final of which will be held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The 15-member Indian team will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur, who has had the experience of playing in the Women’s Big Bash League and that will help her plan better.
The Indian squad has Bengal’s rookie batswoman Richa Ghosh and 15-year-old Haryana schoolgirl Shafali Verma who will be playing her first global meet following some good performances at the international level in her first season.
Australia will be the defending champions of the tournament and they are also the most successful team in the event having won the title four times.
Here is the schedule of the league stage of the tournament:
|February 21||India vs Australia||Sydney||1:30 PM|
|February 22||West Indies vs Thailand||Perth||11:30 AM|
|February 22||New Zealand vs Sri Lanka||Perth||4:30 PM|
|February 23||England vs South Africa||Perth||4:30 PM|
|February 24||Australia vs Sri Lanka||Windhoek||11:30 AM|
|February 24||India vs Bangladesh||Perth||4:30 PM|
|February 26||England vs Thailand||Canberra||8:30 AM|
|February 26||West Indies vs Pakistan||Canberra||1:30 PM|
|February 27||India vs New Zealand||Melbourne||8:30 AM|
|February 27||Australia vs Bangladesh||Canberra||1:30 PM|
|February 28||South Africa vs Thailand||Canberra||8:30 AM|
|February 28||England vs Pakistan||Canberra||1:30 PM|
|February 29||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Melbourne||8:30 AM|
|February 29||India vs Sri Lanka||Melbourne||1:30 PM|
|March 1||South Africa vs Pakistan||Sydney||8:30 AM|
|March 1||England vs West Indies||Sydney||1:30 PM|
|March 2||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||Melbourne||8:30 AM|
|March 2||Australia vs New Zealand||Melbourne||1:30 PM|
|March 3||Pakistan vs Thailand||Sydney||8:30 AM|
|March 3||West Indies vs South Africa||Sydney||1:30 PM|