In the past few years, cricket has also grown a lot among women. More and more women cricket players have shown that they can play at the same level as men. Over time, a number of great female cricketers have become famous for how well they played. Here is a list of the best women cricket players of 2023 who have given cricket fans a lot to cheer about.
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We just put together lists of the best cricket batsmen and the best wicketkeepers of all time. But this cricketing history won’t be complete if we don’t talk about the amazing female stars. So, here are the best women cricket players in the world right now.
10. Sana Mir (Pakistan):
In ODIs and T20Is, Sana Mir, born 5 January 1986, captained Pakistan. She captained 137 of 226 international games. Sana is one of the most successful female ICC Cricket World Cup bowlers. She became the first Pakistani woman to take 100 World Twenty20 wickets. Sana’s career influenced many.
In October 2018, she topped the ICC ODI bowler ranking for Pakistani women’s cricket for the first time. Her 2010 and 2014 Asian Games gold medals helped Pakistan. The 2008 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers ICC Player Rankings place her first in Women’s ODI Bowlers. She has been an ICC top 20 player for nine years. Eight Pakistani players entered the ICC top 20 under her.
9. Shashikala Siriwardene (Sri Lanka):
WODI captain Sheshikala Siriwardene leads Sri Lanka’s women’s cricket team. Only one female cricketer in Sri Lanka has 1000+ runs and 100 WODI wickets. She has 77 T20I wickets for Sri Lanka. From 2003 to 2020, she represented Sri Lanka internationally. Siriwardene is one of Sri Lanka’s most successful women cricketers. She’s also a legendary female bowler.
As the longest-serving squad member, Sri Lankan women’s cricket considers her their mother. She captained Sri Lanka in 2009 and 2013. After President’s College, she attended Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte. Injury sidelined her late in her international cricket career. She worked as a Slimline human resources assistant in addition to cricket. She represents Sri Lanka Navy in domestic events since 2011.
8. Meghann Lanning (Australia):
Meghann Moira Lanning is an Australian cricketer. National women’s team captain. She won one Women’s Cricket World Cup and four ICC Women’s World Twenty20 titles in five world championship seasons. She is the first Australian to score 2,000 Twenty20 International runs and has the most Women’s One Day International centuries. Meghann is also a top female cricketer. She’s considered one of the greatest cricket leaders for her national team’s accomplishments. She also plays for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.
Lanning made her T20 International debut against New Zealand on 30 December 2010, scoring ten runs in a four-wicket win. Her maiden ODI was against England at WACA Ground on 5 January 2011. She scored 20 runs in 33-run win (using the Duckworth-Lewis method). Both times she debuted with Sarah Coyte. Two days later, Lanning scored her first ODI century, 103 from 118 balls, to help Australia beat England by nine wickets. She became the country’s youngest centurion at 18 on 16 October 2003, breaking Ricky Ponting’s record of 21 years and 21 days. Lanning’s 138 runs in five innings in the 2012 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 were third-highest. Australia won the final by four runs over England. 25 off 24 balls.
7. Mithali Raj (India):
The women’s cricket team’s Test and ODI captain is 1982-born Dorai Maythali Raj. Right-arm leg-breaks and opening the batting are her main duties. Raj tops women’s international cricket runs. She is the only woman to score over 7,000 runs in international cricket. She scored seven straight fifty-plus ODIs, a first. Raj also leads WODI half-centuries. In June 2018, she became the first Indian player to score 2000 Twenty20 International runs. The first female cricketer to attain the 2002 WT20I runs.
She led the team to victory since 2005. Raj is the only woman to have played in two ICC ODI World Cup finals, in 2005 and 2017. On February 1, 2019, against New Zealand Women, she became the first woman to play 200 ODIs. Raj was ranked one of the top woman cricketers. She retired from T20Is to play ODIs in September 2019. First woman to play 20 years of international cricket. She’s also one of India’s hottest sportswomen.
6. Stafanie Roxann Taylor (West Indies):
Jamaican cricket captain Stafanie Roxann Taylor was born on June 11, 1991. She’s a key player after 80 appearances since 2008. Taylor, the first West Indian to win the award, is known for her right-handed batting and off-break bowling. She is now considered one of the greatest female batters. She is the first West Indies woman to score 1,000 runs in Over-Distance International cricket. Taylor is a top female cricketer who amazes admirers. She played for Auckland, Sydney Thunder, Western Storm, Southern Vipers, and Trailblazers. Jamaican and Adelaide Strikers cricketers.
Taylor, a Jamaican, led the West Indies from the start at 17. On debut, she scored 90 runs off 49 balls to help her team win. She was awarded player of the 2016 World Twenty20 after scoring the most runs. The West Indies and India played the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup’s group stage WODI on June 29. Her 100th one-day international trip. Taylor played her 100th WT20I match against Australia on September 18, 2019. Taylor reached 3,000 World T20 International runs in the second match against England on 24 September 2020.
5. Lisa Carprini Sthalekar (Australia):
Lisa Caprini Sthalekar, a former cricketer and pundit from New South Wales, captains Australia’s women’s international squad. Her cricket home is New South Wales. When the ranking was launched, right-handed off-spinner Karen Dalton was the top all-rounder in cricket. ODI women have never scored 1,000 runs or gotten 100 wickets. She retired after Australia won the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Sthalekar made her WNCL debut as a specialist bowler in 1997–98, scoring only 1/120. She took 8 and 15 wickets the following two seasons. She scored 169 runs in three years, besting 33. In the 2000-2001 WNCL, Sthalekar made his Australian debut with 11 wickets and 112 runs. During this British Isles tour, she took five wickets in two ODIs against England.
4. Katherine Helen Brunt (England):
England’s best fast bowler was Katherine Helen Brunt. Growing up in Swindon, she played cricket for England women. England’s women’s cricketer of the year in 2006 and 2010. Brunt’s aggressive attitude and accomplishments make her one of England’s top women cricketers. She is one of cricket’s greatest fast bowlers.
Yorkshire-born, she played for the county’s youth teams until she quit at 17 due to fitness difficulties. She attended Penistone Grammar in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. She played in the 2004 Test match against New Zealand and the 2004 World Cup in South Africa. Her first half-century helped England win the 2009 World Cup and the 2005 Ashes.
3. Jhulan Goswami (India):
Jhulan Nishit Goswami was born in Delhi on 25 November 1982. After Cathryn Fitzpatrick retired, Goswami became the quickest female bowler in cricket. She is also a good batter. August 2018 saw WT20Is retire Goswami. She was crowned ICC Women’s Player of the Year in 2007 and M.A. Chidambaram Trophy winner in 2011. Sarita Goswami led January 2016 ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings.
Goswami has the most one-day international wickets for women. South Africa was her 200th WODI wicket in February 2018. In the second one-day match at Kimberley, she removed South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt. She received an Indian stamp on April 2018. Goswami is one of India’s top women’s cricketers.
2. Sarah Jane Taylor (England):
Taylor represents Northern Diamonds and Sussex. Surrey was her birthplace. She played international cricket from 2006 to 2019 due to nervousness. She played 10 Tests, 126 ODIs, and 90 T20Is for England. Sara played Wellington, Victoria, Adelaide Strikers, Lancashire Thunder, and Surrey Stars. She is a wicketkeeper-batswoman who excels in limited-overs and Test cricket.
The MCC debated Taylor’s and Holly Colvin’s membership in the Brighton College boys’ team. She scored 120 runs at run-a-ball in the 2nd One-Day International at Chelmsford on 30 June 2009. Her 118 against Australia beat Enid Bakewell’s 1973 118. She broke the women’s ODI first-wicket partnership record with 268 and 129 from Caroline Atkins. She’s one of this year’s highest-paid athletes in addition to cricketing.
1. Ellyse Perry (Australia):
Australian cricketer and footballer Ellyse Alexandra Perry was born on 3 November 1990. Both sports are her nationality. She is also one of the hottest female athletes ever. Perry made her Australian football and cricket debut aged 16. She turned pro in cricket in 2014. Perry is now one of the top women cricketers in 2022. She also excelled in several sports.
Perry’s career statistics show her all-around play. She was the first T20I player with 1,000 runs and 100 wickets. Perry, an Australian woman, has the Test record (213 not out) and 150 ODI wickets. Perry also won three Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards and two Belinda Clark Awards.