Papua New Guinea women's national cricket team

The Papua New Guinea women's national cricket team represents the country of Papua New Guinea in international women's cricket. The team is organised by Cricket PNG, an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Papua New Guinea made its international debut in September 2006, playing a three-match series against Japan to determine which team would represent the ICC East Asia-Pacific (EAP) region at the 2008 World Cup Qualifier. Papua New Guinea won the series against Japan three–nil, but at the World Cup Qualifier won only two matches, both against Bermuda.

The team failed to qualify for either the 2011 World Cup Qualifier or the 2013 World Twenty20 Qualifier, with Japan representing the EAP region on both occasions.

At the 2015 Pacific Games, which Papua New Guinea hosted, a women's cricket event was included for the first time. The team narrowly lost to Samoa in the final, having been undefeated up to that point. Later in the year, Papua New Guinea participated at its second global tournament, the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier, placing fifth out of eight teams.

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Papua New Guinea women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I.

The team played its first WT20I match against Bangladesh on 7 July 2018 at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen in Netherlands in the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier.

Current squad

The Papua New Guinea squad for the 2019 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier was as follows:
  • Kaia Arua (c)
  • Ravina Oa (vc)
  • Tanya Ruma (vc)
  • Natasha Ambo
  • Vicky Araa
  • Gari Buruka
  • Veru Frank
  • Nerela Ila
  • Sibona Jimmy
  • Konio Oala
  • Brenda Tau
  • Isabel Toua
  • Mairi Tom
  • Naoani Vare

    Tournament history

    ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier

  • 2015: 5th (DNQ)
  • 2018: 4th (DNQ)
  • 2019: 4th (DNQ)

    Records and Statistics

    International Match Summary — Papua New Guinea Women

    Twenty20 International

  • Highest team total: 144/4 v Vanuatu on 6 May 2019 at Independence Park, Port Vila.
  • Highest individual innings: 66, Tanya Ruma v Vanuatu on 6 May 2019 at Independence Park, Port Vila.
  • Best innings bowling: 5/7, Kaia Arua v Japan on 9 May 2019 at Independence Park, Port Vila. Most T20I runs for PNG WomenMost T20I wickets for PNG WomenT20I record versus other nations

    Records complete to WT20I #753. Last updated 7 September 2019.