The world of cricket has always been dominated by men. In fact, it is viewed as men’s game since decades. However, many are unaware that women had not failed to make their mark in the field of cricket. The Women Cricket World is full of brilliant players.
Do you know about the best of these talented players? Here is a list of top 10 best women cricketers of the world:
- Katherine Helen Brunt from England
Brunt is an English woman cricketer. She had already enjoyed a distinctive achievement of earning the prestigious title of women’s Cricketer of the Year award. She received it both in the years 2006 and 2010. The player is widely known for her aggressive bowling style combined with a classic action. As one of the top players, she was also awarded Woman of the Match title for the 2009 T20 World championship final at Lords. Here, incredible outstanding figures of 3 wickets for six runs in a four over opening spell have helped her reach the top.
- Ellyse Perry from Australia
Ellyse Alexandra Perry is a popular cricket player. At the tender age of 16, she made her debut in Australian international cricket. This right handed all-rounder player instantly shot to fame in the team by displayer her extraordinary talent and outstanding performance. Perry is the youngest player in the Australian cricket team to play an international match. This amazing cricketer has set an example for other aspirants by establishing her name as a genuine all-rounder female cricketer.
- Shashikala Siriwardene from Sri Lanka
The captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for women, Siriwardene is highly revered for her debut in the international cricket arena in the year 2003 against West Indies. Her extraordinary bowling attacks are very popular among fans all over the world. Shashikala Siriwardene’s best figure is 4-11 attained against Pakistan for the year 2005. This talented player holds another 4 wicket figure (4-34) against Pakistan for 2006 Asia cup.
- Meghann Moira Lanning from Australia
Yet another Australian star, Moira is a popular woman cricketer all over the world. As an opening batsman for the team, she made her country proud with her sterling contribution. Moira also holds an exceptional achievement of being the youngest century maker of Australia at the age of 18 years in just 288 days! Earlier this record was held by famous player Ricky Ponting who scored his first century at the age of 21 years within 21 days.
- Mithali Raj from India
This Indian woman cricketer made her debut in the world of sports in 1999. She made history through her brilliant score of 114 while remaining not out. As per a live cricket score, Raj scored 214 and made history once again during her third test in 2002 which broke her previous record of the highest runs in a test innings in women cricket which was held at 209 by Karen Rolton. Kiran Baluch of Pakistan It claimed this later by her inning of 242 runs.
- Lisa Carprini Sthalekar from Australia
Sthalekar is a popular Australian woman cricketer. She is also very famous in India due to her Indian origin. Reckoned as one of the finest all-rounder cricketers in sports, she is widely appreciated for her distinctive ability for achieving one thousand runs mark with a 100 wickets figure in the ‘One Day’ Internationals. She is the first women cricketer to achieve this record. In 2013, after the World Cup event achieving victory for the Australian team, she took a sabbatical from the international cricket arena.
- Stafanie Roxann Taylor from West Indies
Taylor is a female cricketer from the West Indies. She plays for the women cricket team and is a right handed batsman. She also bowls off spin. Taylor has been widely reckoned for her amazing achievement of representing her team for over eighty times. This is ever this brilliant player made her debut in the year 2008. Taylor has achieved the title of being the first West Indian female cricketer for receiving the award for 2011 ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year.
- Jhulan Goswami from India
Goswami is an Indian female cricketer hailing from Bengal. She is popular as an all-rounder player. As a skilled and dedicated player, she has been felicitated with the honor of leading the Indian women cricket team for the upcoming world cup event. Goswami has always made her fans happy with her incredible bowling and batting abilities. She is also famous for being the fastest women bowler across the world of cricket. Her exceptional talent and sterling performances has helped her acquire a decent rank within the top 10 best women cricketers. Goswami was also felicitated with the ‘ICC women cricketer award’ of the year 2007.
- Sarah Jane Taylor from England
This English woman cricketer serves as a wicket keeper batsman in the team. Taylor is very popular for her classic drivers and flow strokes. The player was also a part of the team during the 2008 ashes. She achieved a tremendous milestone of being the youngest female cricketer to score 1000 runs in her international career in 2008. Taylor also achieved the title of ‘T20 international female cricketer of 2013’.
- Sana Mir from Pakistan
This Pakistani cricketer is very talented and the captain of present Pakistan women cricket team. Her name is listed in the top 10 greatest women cricketers for her extraordinary skills. She is presently ranked at 16th position in the ICC Player Rankings for women. In the year 2009, she was given the opportunity to take over captaincy of the team. She is famous as one of the best bowlers in the Pakistan woman cricket team.