There is a long history of women’s cricket in England, with matches recorded back in the 18th century. England’s rivalry didn’t start until 1934 when the first Women’s series between the two sides took place when England toured Australia. The two sides are currently the only sides that still regularly play test cricket.
England won the first World Cup which took place in 1973 and was two years before the men’s competition first took place. They have a good pedigree in the competition having won it on three more occasions, in 1993, 2009, and 2017.
England also won the first World T20 in 2009 at Lord’s just like their 1993 and 2017 World Cup victories.
The side were one of the first to announce a professional set up when players were offered central contracts in 2014. England are currently captained by Heather Knight and coached by Mark Robinson.