England women team won the Women’s World Cup for a record fourth time this year. They defeat India by 9 runs in the close-encounter in the world cup final. Heather Knight won her first World Cup title as Captain. Moreover, the entire women cricket team was invited to the 10 Downing Street by the United Kingdom.

Prime Minister, Theresa May after lifting the World Cup Trophy this year. England women are only behind Australia who has won 6 World Cup events.

Character

England women showed a lot a character in the World Cup final against India and proved why they have won the Trophy numerous times.

England posted 238 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the final and defeated India.

Who was the only team that defeated them in the World Cup Tournament. Anya Shrubsole picked up 6 wickets in the important game as Punam Raut’s innings of 86 were wasted in the final chase.

Momentum

England went on to defeat West Indies, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.

The title favorites Australia in the group stage and the semi-finals.

They defeated South Africa twice in the major tournament in the group and league stage of the tournament held at home.

The home conditions were always going to support the home team who used it perfectly in the entire tournament under the leadership of Heather Knight.

Excellent in all departments

The major cause of England women winning the World Cup was because they were very good in all the three forms of the game whether it was batting, bowling or fielding.

England batswomen Tammy Beaumont was Player of the Tournament. She scored 410 in the 9 WC events that helped in the batting prowess. However, in important matches, England captain, Heather Knight including other players like Sarah Taylor, Natalie Sciver, and Fran Wilson also showed their batting prowess when it was needed by the team.

Katherine Brunt and Jenny Gunn showed their all-around abilities with both the bat and the ball. It also turned few matches in favor of England while the bowling performance from English bowlers was excellent in the entire tournament.

The pace spearhead was led by Anya Shrubsole who was their main strike bowler. She provided major breakthroughs throughout the tournament.

Other bowlers like Alex Hartley, Laura Marsh, Daniel Hazell and the above all-rounders. Did the job for England to win the trophy for the fourth time for their country.

Viewership

Over 180 million people watched the tournament worldwide and the World Cup Final was the most viewed sports event among women in the United Kingdom in the summer. Home of the Women’s Big Bash League, Australia found 13 percent increase in views.

#WWC17 was the most used hashtag for Woman event in the entire year. Around 14000 articles were published online in the UK.

While more than 4700 articles were written in the non-participating nation, USA. The digital video platform of ICC had over 100 million views of the WWC.

Recognition

Just after four days, Marylebone Cricket Club, the guardians of the game, announced.

That it had approved an honors board for ODI cricket.Where the achievements of both men and women cricketers will find recognition.

The year 2017 saw a massive uplift in Women’s cricket. It showcased the World that everything was improving in women’s cricket over the last few year and several cricket boards took it into notice.

The World Cup showcased a more entertaining brand of cricket with big-hitters.Decent pace bowlers, more fit athletes, and competitive cricket.

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