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What are some amazing facts about women's cricket?



Women's cricket has seen significant growth worldwide over the past few decades, marked by increased participation, visibility, and professional opportunities. This transformation has been fueled by continuous efforts from international and national cricket boards, as well as the dedication of pioneering female cricketers. Tournaments like the ICC Women's World Cup and the Women's T20 World Cup have gained immense popularity, drawing large audiences and media attention. Countries such as Australia, England, and India have invested heavily in their women's cricket programs, leading to improved facilities, coaching, and competitive domestic leagues.


This has inspired a new generation of girls to take up the sport, leading to grassroots programs and school-level competitions gaining traction worldwide. Moreover, the success and professionalism of women's cricket have prompted more countries to invest in their female teams, thereby expanding the competitive landscape. All of this has paved the way for a more inclusive future.


Let’s take a quick view at the achievements of women on the field :


  • Belinda Clark, an Australian cricketer, scored 229 runs while playing against Denmark during the 1997 ICC Women’s World Cup!


  • The New Zealand women’s cricket team was the first one to score 400-plus runs in an ODI innings in the year 1997.

  • In 2001, England’s Arran Thompson, was handed captaincy of their national women’s cricket team while she was just 19-years old.

  • Mithali Raj, at the age of 16, became the youngest cricketer to score a century on her ODI debut.



  • Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut became the first women cricketers to share a 300-run stand in ODIs. 



  • During the 2009 ICC World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur hit such a huge six in the game against Australia that her bat had to be sent to a laboratory for checking.

  • Shafali Verma scored a record-breaking double century (205) that propelled India to the highest-ever single-day total in Test history during the one-off match against South Africa.

  • Jhulan Goswami has the most ODI wickets (207) in Women's Cricket. The only woman till date to take 200 wickets in ODIs.



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