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With a home ground advantage, England will kick start their campaign against India on June 24 in Derby

We’re fast approaching the eleventh edition of the Women’s World Cup and England’s Heather Knight will be aiming to lead her country to their fourth title.

With a home ground advantage, England will kick start their campaign against India on June 24 in Derby.    

Let’s look at how England has fared at previous tournaments…

Overall
1973-2013
Played 74, Won 49, Lost 22, Tied 2, No result 1
Leading run-scorer: Janette Brittin - 1299
Highest score: Charlotte Edwards - 173*
Highest wicket-taker:
Carole Hodges - 37
Best Bowling: Laura Marsh - 5-15 (10)
Most appearances:
Janette Brittin - 36
Most appearances as captain:
Karen Smithies - 15

England has featured in all ten Women’s World Cups, securing three titles – including the only two that were hosted by England.

Right-hander Janette Brittin is the second highest run-scorer (1299) in tournament history, with Charlotte Edwards a close third having scored 1231 runs.

With the ball, England is again up there with Carole Hodges placed as the second highest wicket-taker in Women’s World Cup history and Clare Taylor also a close third with 36 wickets.

Currently ranked as the number two team in the world - behind Australia - England will continue their preparations in Dubai and will be looking to use their good form at home, as well as their aggressive brand of cricket, to secure another trophy.  

Tournaments by the numbers…

2012-13
Played 7, Won 5, Lost 2 
Winner:
Australia
Host: 
India
England’s leading run-scorer:
Charlotte Edwards - 292
England’s highest wicket-taker
: Anya Shrubsole - 13

2008-09
Played 7, Won 6, Lost 1
Winner:
England
Host:
Australia
England’s leading run-scorer:
Claire Taylor - 324
England’s highest wicket-taker
: Laura Marsh - 16

2004-05
Played 7, Won 3, Lost 3, No Result 1
Winner:
Australia
Host:
South Africa
England’s leading run-scorer:
Charlotte Edwards - 280
England’s highest wicket-taker
: Lucy Pearson - 6

Janette Brittin is the second highest run-scorer (1299) in tournament history.
Janette Brittin is the second highest run-scorer (1299) in tournament history.

2000-01
Played 7, Won 3, Lost 4 
Winner:
New Zealand
Host:
New Zealand
England’s leading run-scorer:
Claire Taylor - 267
England’s highest wicket-taker
: Clare Taylor - 14

1997-98
Played 7, Won 5, Lost 2 
Winner:
Australia
Host:
India
England’s leading run-scorer:
Charlotte Edwards - 365
England’s highest wicket-taker
: Melissa Reynard - 11

1993
Played 8, Won 7, Lost 1  
Winner:
England
Host:
England
England’s leading run-scorer:
Janette Brittin - 410
England’s highest wicket-taker
: Karen Smithies - 15

1988-89
Played 9, Won 6, Lost 3
Winner:
Australia
Host:
Australia
England’s leading run-scorer:
Carole Hodges - 336
England’s highest wicket-taker:
Carole Hodges - 12

1981-82
Played 13, Won 7, Lost 4, Tied 2
Winner:
Australia
Host:
New Zealand
England’s leading run-scorer:
Janette Brittin - 391
England’s highest wicket-taker:
Avril Starling and Janet Tedstone - 16

1977-78
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1
Winner:
Australia
Host:
India
England’s leading run-scorer:
Lynne Thomas - 109
England’s highest wicket-taker:
Glynis Hullah - 5

1973
Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1
Winner:
England
Host:
England
England’s leading run-scorer:
Enid Bakewell - 264
England’s highest wicket-taker:
Mary Pilling - 9

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