Cricket, in recent years, has attracted many eyes across the globe to become one of the most popular sports in the world.
In these years, women cricket has also grown by leaps and bounds
Women cricketers have shown us that they are at par with men when it comes to delivering brilliant performances.
So today, we thought that its time we list the best women cricketers of all time.
Best women cricketers of All Time
1) Belinda Clark
The first cricketer to score a double-century in ODI cricket, Belinda Clark features at No.1 on our list
A fine batsman, Belinda scored seven international centuries and holds an impressive average of 45.96 in Tests and 47.49 in the ODI format.
She captained the Australian side from 1994 until 2005 and led the Australian side to two World Cup wins.
She is Australia’s leading run-getter in ODIs and one of just two women to get inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
2) Ellyse Perry
Probably the best all-rounder of all time, Ellyse Perry grabs the 2nd spot in our list for his superb all-around ability with both bat and ball.
The youngest Australian female cricketer ever, Ellyse has bagged 288 international wickets and has also scored over 5,000 international runs including a double ton in the Ashes.
Perry has won the Belinda Clark Awards thrice and was named in Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Decade 2010-2019.
3) Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie Taylor, the current West Indies captain, with over 8,000 runs in international runs and almost 250 wickets to her name, bags the 3rd spot on our list.
One of the most hard-hitting all-rounders in women’s cricket, Stafanie averages over 44 in ODIs and over 35 in T20Is.
Stephanie, with more than 200 international white-ball appearances, has helped West Indies, winning the 2016 ICC Women’s World T20.
She is the only cricketer to hold the number one position in both the ICC’s batting and bowling rankings at the same time.
4) Mithali Raj
The highest run-getter in women’s international cricket, India’s Mithali Raj one of the best women cricketers of all time
Only women cricketer to score seven consecutive 50s in ODIs, Raj was the first Indian cricketer to cross 2000 T20I runs
Nicknamed as “Tendulkar of Indian women’s cricket”, Mithali is the only cricketer to cross the 8,000 international run mark in women’s cricket
In 2017, Mithali was chosen as the Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World
She is a recipient of the Arjuna Award and in 2015, she also received the Padma Shri Award from the Indian government
5) Jhulan Goswami
The highest wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs, India’s Jhulan Goswami is one of the greatest women fast bowlers of all time
The first cricketer to take 200 wickets in Women’s ODIs, Jhulan has picked 240 ODI wickets, 44 Test and 56 T20I wickets
She has won the ICC Women’s Player of the year award in 2007 and currently, she is the leading wicket-taker in international cricket
6) Sarah Taylor
Former English wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor, with 6,533 international runs and 232 dismissals behind the stumps, bags the 6th spot on our list.
Popular for her free-flow stroke play, Sara was also considered for playing in Sussex’s second XI in 2013
Probably the best wicket-keeper batswoman in women’s cricket,
she became the youngest woman to reach 1,000 ODI runs
The first woman to play grade cricket in Australia, she was elected the T20I female cricketer in 2013.
7) Charlotte Edwards
The leading run-scorer for England in women’s cricket, Charlotte Edward is one of the best women’s cricketers of all time.
Making her international debut at the age of 15, Charlotte scored most of her runs leading the side.
The first cricketer to get past 2,500 T20I runs, she led the English side on 220 different occasions
As captain, she has won the ODI World Cup and ICC T20 World Cup success and also holds three Ashes wins in her kitty
She holds a Test average of 44.10, an ODI average of 38.16, and is currently coaching Southern Brave in The Hundred.
8) Cathryn Fitzpatrick
Cathryn Fitzpatrick from Australia was the fastest bowler in women’s cricket
She is the second-highest wicket-taker in international cricket after Jhulan Goswami
She has got 60 test wickets, 180 ODI wickets and was instrumental in helping Australia helping win the 1997 World Cup.
Oldest player to grab a five-wicket haul, Cathryn was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019
9) Meg Lanning
The current ODI captain of the Australian women’s cricket team, Meg Lanning, is one of the best women’s cricketers of all time.
The first Australian to score 2,000 T20I run, Meg has also scored most centuries in Women’s ODIs
A right-handed batsman, Meg has scored over 7,000 international runs and was selected the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2015
10) Lisa Sthalekar
The first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 ODI wickets, Lisa Sthalekar is one of the best women’s cricketers of all time.
A right-handed spin bowling all-rounder, Lisa has scored over 3,800 international runs along with picking 229 international wickets.
She has twice been the recipient of the Belinda Clark Award and took retirement after the 2013 ODI World Cup.
She is currently working as a host for Channel Seven’s late-night coverage.