Here are a few pertinent facts to know before watching Charlotte Edwards and company take on Ellyse Perry et al in the Women's Ashes.
There appears to be a force field surrounding Bangladesh that removes visiting teams' cricketing abilities as soon as they cross the border.
The Home of Cricket has a long and storied history, and it's the highlight on any side's tour when they play there, and none more to than when the Australians arrive to play the Ashes with the hopes of cracking the nod onto the Honours Board.
When hearing the name Mignon du Preez, the average person on the street can be forgiven for not knowing who that is, but the South Africa women's captain, 'Minx' as she is known to friends, is determined to change that.
Early in the year the IPL held an auction for teams to buy players who had either been released by previous sides, or who were new to the market. A hefty chunk of cash was spent, but did the teams get value for their money?