Top 4 Women Cricketers in the World
Cricket has long been associated with being a man’s game. When you talk of cricket, all the names that come to your mind are that of Sachin Tendulkar, Vivian Richards, Brett Lee, Virat Kohli, Saurav Ganguly, amongst others. Surely, they have contributed a lot to the game of cricket and thanks to their caliber cricket is such a widely loved game all across the globe. However, very few people know that there exists a women cricket team as well for different countries. Although few, people and the lovers of the sport are coming around to love and watch the women play cricket as well. Women’s cricket is gradually gaining popularity and viewership all over the world. Keeping this in mind, let us today explore the top 4 best women cricketers in the world currently.
4. Anya Shrubsole
Fourth on the list of the best women cricketers in the world is England’s Anya Shrubsole. The cricketer has been a part of the women’s cricket team of England since the year 2008 and is mostly known for her right arm medium pace bowling action. In the Twenty20 cricket world cup held in the year 2014, Anya was the highest wicket-taker which made her the “Player of the Series.” She is also known for her right-handed batting in the lower order of the game. The England women cricket team relies heavily on Anya Shrubsole both in the one-day international games as well as the twenty20 cricket matches.
3. Mithali Raj
Next on the list is India’s heartthrob cricketer as far as the Indian women’s cricket is concerned, Mithali Raj. The 32-year-old has won the hearts of millions of cricket fans all across the globe owing to her sheer batting talent.The current captain of the Indian women cricket team made her debut in the year 1999. However, she really started getting noticed in a couple of years after that, when in the year 2002, Mithali Raj scored a whopping 214 against England in a test match. The Indian cricket team relies heavily on this woman who has never failed to impress the selectors and the cricket fans across the world.
2. Sarah Taylor
This young cricketer is both a wicket keeper as well as a batsman of the England cricket team. She has made a record of being the youngest woman cricketer to have scored 1000 runs in her career. Starting in the year 2006, Sarah Taylor has already scored 500 and 16 fifties till date already. The young Sarah has also played against the men owing to her powerful batting performance and caliber.
1. Meg Lanning
Number one on the list of the best women cricketer in the world today sure has to go to Meghann Moira Lanning from Australia. She is the best Australian bats woman currently and hold the record of being the nation’s youngest player to hit a century. She did this when she was just 18 years and 288 days old. So far in her career, she has hit a total of 6 centuries in the one-day international matches. Not only that, the skipper of the Australian cricket team has shown some splendid batting performances in the twenty20 format of the game. The entire Australian team relies heavily on their opening bats woman and rightly so. Just 23 years old, Meg Lanning has a long way to go in her career.