Women’s cricket have grown immensely over the past decade. The huge success of 2017 world cup has helped their game get more exposure and attention from audience. With women cricket bridging the gap in cricketing terms with men, there are few aspects that they are leagues ahead.
One of them is the style and glamour of women cricket, which the men cricket is not even close to. Keeping it in mind, here we look at 10 female cricketers who can take your breath away even off the field with their beauty!
#10. Dane Van Niekerk
Dane Van Niekerk has made her debut in 2009 for South Africa. Ever since her debut, she made a name for herself with her impressive spin bowling. Primarily a spin bowler, she googlyed out many fans with her looks as well.
She came in fore during 2015 and began to become an important player for the side. At 26, she still has a long career ahead and will look to make South Africa one of the finest cricket teams in the world. Since 2016, she has been the captain for South Africa’s women team across three formats. She played 99 ODIs and 76 T20Is for South Africa.
#9. Sana Mir
Sana Mir is undoubtedly the most popular Pakistan cricketer in the world. She had a very long career and still continues excel in her role in Pakistan’s women team. After making her debut in 2005, Sana Mir rose through the ranks.
She led Pakistan to 2 gold medals in Asian Games in 2010 and 2014. Sana Mir is currently the best bowler in women ODI cricket. She can also chip with some good knocks in the tail. Sana played 118 ODIs and 105 T20Is claiming 147 and 88 wickets respectively. It is a known fact that she is amongst the finest athletes in women cricket and also amongst the beautiful women to play the game.
#8. Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning has been at the fore front in Australian cricket team since her debut. She was impressive with the bat and became the youngest Australian to ever score an international hundred at an age of 18.
She also broke the record for the fastest century in women cricket against New Zealand in 2012. Meg managed to score her hundred in just 45 balls.
She was made the skipper of Australia at 21, making her the youngest once again. Meg Lanning is arguably the greatest batsman to grace women cricket. She also has 12 international hundreds to her name, an all time record.
#7. Holly Ferling
Holly Ferling made her debut for Australia at a tender age of 17. She made just four appearances in the tournament but managed 9 wickets at an impressive average of 10.55.
Holly began her cricketing career playing alongside men, which she credits to have helped her game immensely. She played in three Tests, 22 ODIs, and nine T20Is picking three, 24 and five wickets respectively.
However, injuries played their fair share over her career so far. But she is still one of the most beautiful and talented cricketers around the world.
#6. Laura Marsh
Laura Marsh is undoubtedly one of the best English women cricketers of all time. Ever since her debut in 2006 against India, she was part of many major accolades that England women’s team managed over the years.
She was the highest wicket taker in 2009 world cup. Laura took 16 wickets in the event at an impressive average of 10.31. She had opened for England with the bat as well when needed. Needless to say, she is arguably the greatest English bowler in recent times and will go down as one of the greats of the game.
#5. Smriti Mandhana
Smirti Mandhana is one of the best young cricketers in world cricket at the moment. She made her debut for India in 2013 after scoring a double hundred in a one day game against Gujarat. Ever since her debut, she slowly came through the ranks.
She is now the most reliant batter for India and the records speak for herself. Over the course of last 6 years, she placed herself among the elite players in the world. She played for India in 50 ODI and 58 T20Is respectively scoring 1951 and 1298 runs respectively including four centuries.
#4. Katherine Brunt
Katherine Brunt is one of the most aggressive fast bowlers in world cricket. She has been named as England women’s Cricketer of the Year twice in 2006 and in 2010. Being an aggressive right-handed fast bowler, she has played for Yorkshire before taking a short break from cricket at the age of only 17 due to injuries.
Brunt made her Test debut against New Zealand in 2004 and is still going strong after 15 years in international cricket. She played 11 Tests, 116 ODIs, and 68 T20Is picking 39, 144, and 68 wickets respectively. Also she is known for playing some good knocks at lower order.
#3. Isa Guha
Isa Guha is one of the famous women cricketers in the world. After taking up role of a cricket presenter, she gained immense popularity over the past few years. She made her debut in 2001. Being of Indian origin, she coincidentally made her international debut against India in Test cricket.
Guha has 101 ODI and 28 Tests wickets to her name, in her decade long career. She retired from international cricket in 2012 and took up the role of cricket presenter in many important leagues, cricketing events.
#2. Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry is arguably one of the best all rounders in the game of cricket. She made her debut for Australian cricket team at an age of 16, making her the youngest ever to don an Aussie jersey. On the other hand, she also managed to make her debut in Australian football team just a month later.
Perry is also the only player ever to represent Australia in both cricket and football world cups. Ever since her debut in 2007, she made her skills talk on the field. But she is also one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the game. It is needless to say that beauty with brains is a rare combination, and Perry is right there at the top.
#1. Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor is arguably the best wicketkeeper in women cricket. She always lets her bat do the batting as she scored plenty of runs for England over the course of her career. She made her debut against India in 2006 and had taken part in five Ashes contests so far.
Taylor has represented England in 121 ODIs, 89 T20Is, and nine Tests. She was part of the England sides which won the World Cup and World T20 double in 2009. She earned numerous individual accolades in the past few years. She won ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2014, named in ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year 2017.