Australia, England, and New Zealand are the only teams to have featured at every Women’s Cricket World Cup which puts them streets ahead in terms of the number of games played, and the number of games won.

As six-time champions, Australia’s record is phenomenal: losing just ten World Cup games. Behind them the WHITE FERNS and England have very similar records, both registering their 50th World Cup victory at the 2017 edition of the tournament.

While the top three sides should feature in the semi-finals, this will be the most competitive World Cup ever. Expect upsets.

World Cup Record (all 2017 teams)

TEAM
PLAYED
WON
LOST
TIED
N/R
Australia
82
69
10
1
2
England
80
54
23
2
1
New Zealand
79
51
25
2
1
India
60
32
26
1
1
South Africa
36
15
20
0
1
West Indies
37
13
23
0
1
Sri Lanka
34
7
26
0
1
Pakistan
22
2
20
0
0

BATTING RECORDS

Debbie Hockley is streets ahead on this list and, barring an exceptional 2017 tournament from Suzie Bates, she’ll stay there.

Hockley’s career tally is the fourth best across both men’s and women’s World Cups. One of the world’s best with the bat, playing in five tournaments (second to Sachin Tendulkar) and in 45 games (second to Ricky Ponting) certainly helped Hockley rack up the runs.

WHITE FERNS' Leading World Cup Run-Scorers

PLAYER
RUNS
MATCHES
HS
AVE
Debbie Hockley
1501
45
100*
42.89
Suzie Bates
923
19
168
65.93
Emily Drumm
582
22
108*
36.38
Haidee Tiffen
555
21
100
37.00
Amy Satterthwaite
533
17
103
38.07

It’s an encouraging sign for the WHITE FERNS that the players who hit their highest World Cup scores are both returning for 2017.

A feature of the innings on the list is just how much they contributed to massive New Zealand wins. The latest addition to the list is no different, with Suzie Bates adding her third World Cup century in the WHITE FERNS’ win over Sri Lanka in 2017’s tournament opener.

WHITE FERNS' Highest World Cup Scores

PLAYER
RUNS
OPPONENT
WORLD CUP
RESULT
Suzie Bates
168
Pakistan
AUS 2009
NZ won by 223 runs
Sophie Devine
145
South Africa
IND 2013
NZ won by 151 runs
Nicki Turner
114
Netherlands
AUS 1988
NZ won by 210 runs
Emily Drumm
108*
South Africa
NZ 2000
NZ won by 158 runs
Suzie Bates
106*
Sri Lanka
ENG 2017
NZ won by 9 wickets

Current captain, Suzie Bates, and current coach, Haidee Tiffen, combined for an immense partnership at the 2009 World Cup that saw the WHITE FERNS’ secure a place in the final. Bates, in her first World Cup, hit 168 off just 105 balls while Tiffen, in her last World Cup as a player, hit her first ODI century.  

The class of the pair is evident in their featuring in other stands on this list.

WHITE FERNS' Highest World Cup Partnerships

PLAYERS
RUNS
OPPONENT
WORLD CUP
RESULT
Suzie Bates & Haidee Tiffen
262
Pakistan
AUS 2009
NZ won by 223 runs
Suzie Bates & Amy Satterthwaite
170*
Sri Lanka
ENG 2017
NZ won by 9 wickets
Nic Browne & Sara McGlashan
139*
South Africa
AUS 2009
NZ won by 199 runs
Anna O'Leary & Haidee Tiffen
137
Sri Lanka
NZ 2000
NZ won by 122 runs
Suzie Bates & Amy Satterthwaite
134
England
IND 2013
ENG won by 15 runs

BOWLING RECORDS

Only two women have featured in more World Cup games than Catherine Campbell, while there are just nine to have claimed more tournament wickets. In second spot on the list, Katrina Keenan’s performances are notable for that incredible average. No one to have bowled in at least ten World Cup games can better her mark.

Of the current squad, Sophie Devine (11) leads the way ahead of the rising star of Amelia Kerr (10).

WHITE FERNS' Leading World Cup Wicket-Takers

PLAYER
WICKETS
MATCHES
BEST
AVE
Catherine Campbell
29
31
3-25
22.55
Katrina Keenan
25
15
4-5
9.72
Jackie Lord
25
15
6-10
12.72
Maureen Peters
19
16
2-3
15.32
Rachel Pullar
19
15
4-39
18.21
Kathryn Ramel
19
16
2-10
14.42

Here’s something to be proud of: the first three performances on this list are also the best figures by any bowlers in Women’s Cricket World Cups. All five efforts on this list slot in to the all-time top 10.

Jackie Lord’s effort is one of the most dominant bowling returns in ODI cricket. With Lord in charge, New Zealand bowled India out for a record low score (37) when defending just 80.

WHITE FERNS' Best World Cup Bowling

PLAYER
FIGURES
OPPONENT
WORLD CUP
RESULT
Jackie Lord
6-10
India
NZ 1982
NZ won by 43 runs
Glenys Page
6-20
Trinidad & Tobago
ENG 1973
NZ won by 136 runs
Jennifer Turner
5-5
Netherlands
ENG 1993
NZ won by 10 wickets
Rachel Candy
5-19
Pakistan
IND 2013
NZ won by 7 wickets
Louise Milliken
5-25
India
SA 2005
NZ won by 16 runs

WICKETKEEPING RECORDS

In 2017, Rachel Priest will equal Rebecca Rolls’ feat of playing in three World Cups and, with seven pool games, she should go close to breaking her catches record. With Leigh Kasperek, Erin Bermingham, and Amelia Kerr in the WHITE FERNS’ squad, expect some stumpings too.

WHITE FERNS' Leading World Cup Wicketkeepers

PLAYER
TOTAL
CATCHES
STUMPINGS
MATCHES
Rebecca Rolls
32
24
8
22
Rachel Priest
26
20
6
18
Edna Ryan
21
13
8
15

Statistics updated ahead of WHITE FERNS v England on July 12 2017