5 Best Women Cricketers in the World
Cricket is a celebrated game all across the globe. You’ll find cricket fanatics everywhere in the world who show great enthusiasm and zeal for every match and support players with even greater energy.
There’s no doubt that cricket is growing globally. And with this growth, there are upcoming emerging best players of the game.
This field is also not lacking behind the women players as well.
In India, cricket dominates over almost every sport, especially men’s cricket.
But some women cricketers are also rising with their powerful and brilliant performances.
Check Out the Top Women Cricketers of the World (H2)
They have won everyone’s hearts with their blockbuster performance.
Ellyse Perry tops this list and rightfully so! She’s the world’s best and youngest cricketer from Australia. Everyone saw the rise, from being a 17-year-old amateur who debuted in the second ODI of the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in July 2007 to becoming one of the dominant players of her or any generation as well as a global icon of the game and female sport.
She never played a domestic match at a senior level before her debut.
Australia was looking for a replacement for fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who bid adieu to cricket in March 2007, and that’s when Ellyse Perry stepped in initially. However, this involvement was uncertain at that time, she was also looking to pursue a long-term career in soccer by representing the Matildas.
Her future in cricket was secured in 2008 when she became a part of the group of the first women cricketers who were contracted by Cricket Australia.
She also represented her country in World Cup football and became the first woman to represent her country in World Cups in two sports.
Her credentials as an all-rounder grew between 2014-2019 when she produced stunning Ashes returns which included a double century in Sydney and another hundred in Taunton. In 2015, she claimed the ball and knocked down nine wickets to help her country regain the ashes. And in the latter part of the decade, she became a run-machine for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash.
She has also swept the Belinda Clark Awards (thrice) and the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award (twice) in her name.
Jhulan Goswami from India stands in the second position. She’s one of the fastest bowlers in India and the first one to take 200 wickets in WODIs. Jhulan Goswami has reaped numerous rewards through control and minute deviations off the pitch.
In 2006, she stepped into the shoes of the country’s vice-captain and led the tour of England. There, she guided team India to their Test series win, including their first victory against England. She scored the best match figures which made her the Player of the Series and also brought recognition at the Castrol Awards in Mumbai in September, where she received a Special Award. She played a huge role in Indian women match.
Further to that, she won the ICC Women’s Player of the Year in 2007 and stepped up as captain of the Women’s national team of India. In 2010, she was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award followed by a Padma Shri award two years later.
In 2015, she was one of four senior players who were handed the highest grade of central contracts by the BCCI for the first time.
In May, she surpassed Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODI history and Indian women matches.
Sara Jane Taylor
Sara Jane Taylor is from England and ranks in the top three positions for best women cricketers in the world. Throughout the 2010s, she set a standard for wicketkeepers – both male and female by regularly going viral with her lightning-fast glovework with leg-side stumpings. She owns the honor of T20 international female cricketer of 2013.
Throughout the entire duration of her career, Taylor played a huge role in England Women’s most memorable triumphs, including the World Cup and World T20 double in 2009.
In 2017, she helped her team achieve an unforgettable home World Cup win by producing the key innings of 45 in the finals against India.
She’s one of the most naturally-talented players England has ever produced.
She also made her debut in senior men’s cricket for Walmley, in the Birmingham Premier League, later in 2013 and went on to play grade cricket in Australia.
Katherine Helen Brunt
Katherine is another cricketer from England and one of the fastest female bowlers in England. She first played the game by joining in the nets with her brother at the family’s club but didn’t come on the actual field until she was 19 in 2004 when she played against New Zealand.
In 2005, she along with her teammates made a trip to South Africa for the 2005 World Cup. Although that ended in disappointment when the team was knocked out in the finals, she took her revenge exactly four months later. Brunt took 14 wickets in two test matches and scored her first Test 50. Besides all this, this was England’s first Ashes series win in 42 years.
In her entire career, she has been blighted by injuries but that didn’t stop her from overcoming them and bringing out the best version of herself. She was named the England women’s cricketer of the Year for the years 2006 and 2010.
She’s also an ICC Women’s T20 World Cup holder in 2009. In the finals of the T20 World Cup at the Lord’s, she bagged the title of man of the match with the glorious score of 3/6 in just 4 overs.
Lisa Carprini Sthalekar
Lisa is from Australia however, she’s of Indian origin. She delivered her best game in the tournaments with the all-rounders. She started her career back in 2001 and played internationally for about 12 years. She is among the best all-rounders in the history of women’s cricket.
With her magnificent right-handed batting skills and deadly off-spin bowling, she has led her team Australia to great achievements and milestones.
She earned the title of the best all-rounder in women’s cricket during her time.
In the entire history of ODI cricket, Lisa Carprini Sthalekar is the first woman who has scored 1000 runs and bowled 100 wickets.
Another one of her greatest achievements was winning the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup with her team Australia. Her score of 2728 runs and 146 wickets in WODI is still truly phenomenal.
Wrapping Up (H3)
These five women with their top-tier and outstanding performance and excellent abilities have made a huge name and fan base for themselves in the world of cricket, which is an achievement in itself.
The list will eventually continue to grow as new players emerge and show off their skills.