Women’s cricket, like men’s international cricket, has a lengthy history. The first Test match in women’s cricket was played between Australia Women and England Women in December 1934.
In June 1973, Australia and England played the inaugural women’s One-Day International. The inaugural women’s T20I match took place in August 2004 between England and New Zealand. Women’s cricket has seen 141 Tests, 1184 ODIs, and 880 T20Is played so far.
- Harmanpreet Kaur – 3
Harmanpreet Kaur is an Indian cricketer who leads the Indian team in Twenty20 Internationals. For the Indian women’s cricket team, she is an all-rounder. She was picked to India’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in January 2022. She has the most World Cup centuries of any Indian woman cricketer with three.
- Smriti Mandhana – 2
In India’s World Cup campaign, Smriti Mandhana will be one of the most significant batters. Smriti had begun the last edition of the 50-over World Cup with a flourish, scoring a back-to-back century before faltering. She’ll be expected to play the anchor role in the batting line-up now that she’s gained more experience. In the World Cups, she has two centuries.
- Mithali Raj – 2
Mithali Raj is not only the captain of the team, but also their most experienced batter, and she plays an important part in the batting line-up. She finished second in the last World Cup, one run behind the winner, with two fifties and a century to her credit. She will be keen to lead from the front, both as captain and batter, in her final huge event. She has also two centuries in World Cups.
- Thirush Kamini – 1
Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thirush Kamini is an Indian cricketer who represented India in 39 women’s one-day internationals. She is the only woman to have received the BCCI Player of the Year award three times (2007-2008 Junior Player of the Year, 2009-2010 Senior Player of the Year, 2012-2013 Senior Player of the Year). She has one century in the World Cup.
- Punam Raut – 1
Punam Ganesh Raut is an Indian cricketer who has represented the country’s women’s squad. Raut was a member of the Indian squad that advanced to the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup final, where they lost by nine runs against England. She has also scored a century in the World Cup.