Women’s International cricket has progressed steadily since its inception in 1973. It has grown in popularity in recent years, despite the fact that it was not widely followed at first. Women cricketers have also become popular around the world.
Mithali Raj, Suzie Bates, and Ellyse Perry have taken women’s cricket to a whole new level, and these cricketers attracting a slew of new fans.
- Amelia Kerr – 232*
Amelia Kerr broke the double-hundred mark on June 13, 2018, becoming the youngest cricketer (both men’s and women’s divisions) to do so. The brilliant innings came in a three-match ODI series in Dublin against the Irish team. Amelia snatched the golden opportunity with both hands, having only scored one half-century in nine innings since her debut. Amelia scored 232 runs with jaw-dropping strokes down the ground, hitting 31 fours and two sixes at a mind-boggling strike rate of 160.
- Belinda Clark – 229*
This innings by the Australian captain will live on in the minds of all cricket fans. Belinda Clark plundered the Denmark bowling all over the ground while batting on a decent MIG pitch in Bombay. Belinda was very quick between the wickets, scoring only 88 runs from boundaries. What makes this remarkable is that she is the first female cricketer to score a double century in an ODI inning, far ahead of her male counterparts, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
- Deepti Sharma – 188
Deepti Sharma was named to the World Cup squad after this knock against Ireland in the Women’s Quadrangular series in South Africa. Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut opened the innings with the help of their captain Mithali Raj. Both openers thrashed the Irish bowlers, putting on a double-century stand. Deepti was out for 188, squandering a glorious opportunity to become the first Indian woman to score an ODI double century among the all other cricketers.
- Harmanpreet Kaur – 171*
The semi-final match of the ICC Women’s World Cup was forced to be a 42-overs per side contest due to a typical English summer day with constant rain. After winning the toss, the Australians sent the Indians to bat, completely oblivious to what was about to happen. Harmanpreet came to the crease after a shaky start, with the Indian team’s score at 35/2. The Punjab native played an incredible inning and helped India put in a competitive total. This innings, which included 20 fours and seven sixes, has been dubbed the best by an Indian in the World Cup.
- Chamari Atapattu – 178
Chamari Atapattu smashed the Australian bowling attack at the Bristol ground in a World Cup match. With 22 fours and six sixes, the Sri Lankan number three set the tone for the rest of the innings. However, the Sri Lankan team was unable to defend their total. Atapattu accounted for a game-high 69.26% of the total score and delivered this magnificent inning just when her team needed it most.