2021 Women world cup set to kick off February 6 as England takes on T20 cup champions

Women world Cup 2021, Eden Park. Image|Courtesy

The 2021 Women World Cup set to kick off in February 7 will see reigning champions battle it out against T20 World Cup champions Australia in Auckland on Sunday, 7 February 2021.

The hosts, New Zealand, will open the tournament against a qualifier at the same venue, Eden Park, on February 6.

New Zealand, Australia, England and South Africa directly qualified for the eight-team tournament, which has semi-finals on 3 and 4 March after a round-robin group stage.

Either India or Pakistan will qualify from the ongoing ICC Women's Championship, with the team that does not qualify joining West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ireland, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, United States and the Netherlands in a qualifying tournament - set to be held in Sri Lanka this summer - which will produce the final three teams.

England will play the Kiwis at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 28 February, a week before it stages the final.

Heather Knight's side will also play group games in Hamilton, Dunedin, Wellington and Mount Maunganui.

 

Source: BBC Sports

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