15/04/2024

Who will win the Women's 50 over Cricket World Cup?

The Inner Sanctum's cricket journalists have made their predictions ahead of the Women's Cricket World Cup starting Friday in New Zealand.

After a long five-year wait, the Best Women’s cricket teams have arrived in New Zealand and are ready to do battle for the 50 over crown.

Can England defend the title that they won at home? Can the home side New Zealand make the most of the home conditions? Can Australia win back the one major trophy they do not currently hold?

The Inner Sanctum’s cricket journalists gave their predictions ahead of the tournament.

Jono Baruch

Winner: Australia

Runner up: India

Most runs: Meg Lanning (AUS)

Most wickets: Shabnim Ismail (RSA)

Player of the tournament: Beth Mooney (AUS)

The team that will surprise: New Zealand

The player that will announce themselves: Richa Ghosh (IND)

Jordan Janssen

Winner: Australia

Runner up: India

Most runs: Beth Mooney (AUS)

Most wickets: Shabnim Ismail (RSA)

Player of the tournament: Sophie Devine (NZ)

The team that will surprise: New Zealand

The player that will announce themselves: Richa Ghosh (IND)

Lachlan Dand

Winner: Australia

Runner up: India

Most runs: Alyssa Healy (AUS)

Most wickets: Megan Schutt (AUS)

Player of the tournament: Alyssa Healy (AUS)

The team that will surprise: South Africa

The player that will announce themselves: Sophia Dunkley (ENG)

Sean Mortell

Winner: Australia

Runner up: New Zealand

Most runs: Sophie Devine (NZ)

Most wickets: Marizanne Kapp (SA)

Player of the tournament: Sophie Devine (NZ)

The team that will surprise: South Africa

The player that will announce themselves: Tahlia McGrath (AUS)

Madeline Irwin

Winner: Australia

Runner up: New Zealand 

Most runs: Alyssa Healy (AUS)

Most wickets: Marizanne Kapp (RSA) 

Player of the tournament: Sophie Devine (NZ)

The team that will surprise: South Africa

The player that will announce themselves: Laura Wolvaardt (RSA)

Giacomo Bruno 

Winners: Australia 

Runners-up: India 

Most runs: Alyssa Healy (AUS)

Most wickets: Shabnim Ismail (RSA)

Player of the tournament: Alyssa Healy (AUS)

The player that will announce themselves: Sophia Dunkley (ENG)

Lachlan Onions

Winner: Australia

Runner up: India

Most runs: Beth Mooney (AUS)

Most wickets: Poonam Yadav (IND)

Player of the tournament: Alyssa Healy (AUS)

The team that will surprise: Pakistan

The player that will announce themselves: Annabel Sutherland (AUS)

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Josh Ward

Winner: Australia

Runner up: India

Most runs: Heather Knight (ENG)

Most wickets: Megan Schutt (AUS)

Player of the tournament: Harmanpreet Kaur (IND)

The team that will surprise: South Africa

The player that will announce themselves: Sophia Dunkley (ENG)

Will Cuckson

Winner: Australia

Runner up: New Zealand

Most runs: Sophie Devine (NZ)

Most wickets: Shabnim Ismail (RSA)

Player of the tournament: Sophie Devine (NZ)

The team that will surprise: South Africa

The player that will announce themselves: Tahlia McGrath (AUS)

Jake Barker

Winner: Australia 

Runner up: New Zealand

Most runs: Alyssa Healy (AUS)

Most wickets: Marizanne Kapp (RSA)

Player of the tournament: Sophie Devine (NZ)

The team that will surprise: Pakistan 

The player that will announce themselves: Sophia Dunkley (ENG)

Jack Dobson

Winner: New Zealand

Runner up: India

Most runs: Sophie Devine (NZ)

Most wickets: Amelia Kerr (NZ)

Player of the tournament: Amelia Kerr (NZ)

The team that will surprise: South Africa

The player that will announce themselves: Amanda-Jade Wellington (AUS)

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