The women’s cricket team have gained fame all over the world post the completion of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup in England. The tournament that went on from 24th June 2017 to 23rd July 2017 reaped a lot of excitement along with an increased viewership consisting of 19.53 million Indians.
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India revealed that 1.95 crore Indians were glued to their television sets whenever Mithali Raj and her team of blue went up against England, at Lord’s. During the event, many women cricketers like India’s Smriti Mandhana, Sana Mir of Pakistan among others grabbed the eyeballs not just because of their performances but also for their style on the field.
- Sarah Taylor
As Wicket-keeper batsman from England, Sarah Taylor is known for her fierce batting. She normally opens the innings for England in ODIs. During the ICC Women’s World Cup, she made headlines along with Tammy Beaumont, for the highest-ever partnership of 275 in Women’s World Cup history. Her ODI average is 40.70, while her T20 average is 29.45.
- Ellyse Perry
The Australian made her ODI debut at the early age of 16 on 22 July 2007 against New Zealand. Along with being a cricketer and a model, she is also a professional football player, playing as a defender for Sydney FC. She is an all-rounder and her ODI average is 51.83 and her T20 average is 25.73.
- Mignon du Preez
Mignon du Preez was the captain of the South African women’s team in all 3 cricket formats from 2011 to 2016. She became the first woman from South Africa to play in 100 ODI matches with South Africa’s match against Pakistan in the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. She is a Top-order batsman with an ODI average of 33.17 and a T20 average of 21.89.
- Sana Mir
The captain of Pakistan’s women cricket team, she became the first Pakistani woman to take 100 wickets in WODIs in February 2017, during the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Her ODI average is 18.18 and her T20 average is 13.62. But her strength lies in bowling where her average is 25.72 and 21.90 in ODI and T20 respectively.
- Smriti Mandhana
She has become a household name in India after her gallant 90 and 106 (not out) hits against England and West Indies respectively at the ICC Women’s World Cup. She’s an opening batsman with an average of 37.53 and 24.74 in ODI and T20 respectively.