Australia defeated England in the final to win their seventh Women’s World Cup. Here is Wisden’s Team of the Tournament.
Alyssa Healy (wk) – Australia
509 runs @ 56.55, HS: 170
The Player of the Match in the final also won the Player of the Tournament award for being the only batter to make more than 500 runs in the edition. Healy smashed two hundreds and two fifties in nine innings in the World Cup, including a mammoth 170 in the finals to help her side over the line. Her strike rate of 103.66 was the best in the competition among batters with at least 100 runs, and she became the only player to hit centuries in both the final and semi-final of the same World Cup.
Rachael Haynes – Australia
497 runs @ 62.12, HS: 130
Haynes had the third-highest average in the tournament, which is evidence of her consistency and the role she played in Australia’s triumph. She ended the World Cup with one hundred, two eighties and one knock of 68 in the summit clash against England. Her innings of 130 against England in the league stage is also her career best.
Beth Mooney – Australia
330 runs @ 110, HS: 66*
Beth Mooney had the highest average among all batters in the World Cup. Though she did not get a hundred, she did score two fifties, including one in the final. She remained unbeaten on six occasions in the event and scored at over a run a ball.
Hayley Matthews – West Indies
260 runs @ 37.14, HS: 119
10 wickets @ 26.80, BBI: 4-15
The West Indies all-rounder was the only batter from her side to make more than 200 runs in the 2022 Cricket World Cup. She was also the highest wicket-taker from West Indies and played a pivotal role in them reaching the top four.
Nat Sciver – England
436 runs @ 72.66, HS: 148*
4 wickets @ 73.75, BBI: 2-68
Sciver scored an unbeaten 148 in the final, but her efforts were not enough to take England over the line. No other player from her side made more than 300 runs in the competition, and Danni Wyatt was the only other England player to score a hundred. Sciver made two centuries in the World Cup, both unbeaten, both against Australia, and both in defeat.
Meg Lanning (captain) – Australia
394 runs @ 56.28, HS: 135*
The Aussie skipper marshalled her troops to perfection, ensuring that Australia were unbeaten throughout the event. She also starred with the bat and had knocks of 86, 97 and 135* through the competition.
Marizanne Kapp – South Africa
203 runs @ 40.60, HS: 42
12 wickets @ 26.25, BBI: 5-45
Though Kapp did not get a fifty in the edition, she played crucial knocks lower down the order consistently. Only twice did she end with a single-digit score, and managed to cross 30 in five of the eight innings she batted in this World Cup. Kapp was also the second-highest wicket-taker from South Africa.
Pooja Vastrakar – India
156 runs @ 26, HS: 67
10 wickets @ 18.30, BBI: 4-34
The Indian was one of the stars in what was an inconsistent tournament for the side. Vastrakar regularly bailed her team out of trouble, and the highlight was a knock of 67 against Pakistan after India were in a spot of bother at 114-6. She also picked up the most wickets by an India quick in the event.
Shabnim Ismail – South Africa
14 wickets @ 17.50, BBI: 3-27
One of the fastest bowlers in world cricket, Ismail brought her pace to bear on all-comers. She went wicketless only once in seven innings and picked up less than two wickets only one other time.
Sophie Ecclestone – England
21 wickets @ 15.61, BBI: 6-36
Ecclestone was the only bowler in the World Cup to pick up more than 15 wickets, and one of three bowlers to get a five-for. She played a huge hand in dismissing South Africa for only 156 in the semifinal, picking up a six-wicket haul. She also has the best average among bowlers with at least five wickets.
Jess Jonassen – Australia
13 wickets @ 18.84, BBI: 3-57
The Australia spinner was the leading wicket-taker from her side, and picked up at least a wicket in the last six games she played in the World Cup.