Women’s cricket is one of the most underrated women’s sports in the world. ODI format is one of the most played formats in Women’s cricket. There are two cricketers, who have even scored more than 5000 runs in Women’s ODI cricket. Let’s talk about the batters with the most Runs in Women’s ODI Cricket.
1. Mithali Raj
Former Indian skipper Mithali Raj has scored 7,805 runs which is the most number of runs in Women’s ODIs cricket. She had an impressive average of 50.68. Mithali’s ODI average is the highest in ODIs in Women’s cricket among players with 150 matches. She has also had the most number of the fifties (64) in ODIs. Mithali Raj is the highest runs scorer in Women’s international cricket scoring 10,454 runs.
2. Charlotte Edwards
Former English skipper Charlotte Edwards comes in 2nd place on the basis of making most runs in ODIs. Charlotte has scored 5992 runs in 191 matches with an impressive average of 38.16. She has smacked 7 centuries and 46 half-centuries in her career of years (1997-2016). She also holds the record of having the most number of Ducks (16) in Women’s ODI.
3. Stefani Taylor
Stefanie Taylor is the 3rd highest run-getter in ODIs in Women’s cricket, with 5298 runs in 145 matches with an ODI average is 44.15, having a high score of 171. She is also the highest run-getter for West Indies in international cricket. Taylor holds a unique record also of smacking a century and getting 4 wickets in a single inning of a Women’s ODI.
4. Suzie Bates
Current kiwi women cricketer, Suzie Bates makes it at the no. 4, scoring 5045 runs in 142 ODI matches with an average staggering average of 41.01, including 12 centuries and 28 fifties. Her 12 centuries in ODI is the 2nd most my any player in Women’s ODI. Her best in the ODIs came in the 2009 World Cup against Pakistan, she thrashed Pakistan’s bowling lineup with 168 runs in 105 balls.
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5. BJ Clark
Former Australian cricketer Belinda Clark claims the 5th spot on the list in terms of the most number of tuns in Women’s ODI. Clark has scored 4844 runs in 118 ODIs with a commendable average of 47.49. Clark was the first player in ODI cricket history to score a double century, 229* against Denmark in the 1997 Women’s World Cup.
6. KL Rolton
Ex-Australian cricketer Karen Rolton is at the 6th position in terms of the most number of runs in Women’s ODIs, scoring 4814 runs in 141 matches with an impressive average of 48.14. Rolton scored 8 centuries and 33 half-centuries in her career having the highest score of 154*. She has appeared in the ODI cricket 3rd most number of times (141). She was also part of the 1995 & 2005 Women’s World Cup-winning Australian side.
7. AE Satterthwaite
AE Satterthwaite is at the 7th position in terms of the most number of runs in Women’s ODI. The Kiwi batter has played 145 matches scoring 4639 runs with an average of 38.33 scorings 27 half-centuries and 7 centuries.
8. MM Lanning
MM Lanning is at 8th position in terms of most numbers of runs in Women’s ODI. The Australian batter had played 100 innings in the 100 matches she played scoring 4463 runs with an amazing average of 53.13 with the highest score of 153*. She has scored 15 centuries and 19 half-centuries. She has the record of scoring the most number of centuries in Women’s ODI.
9. SC Taylor
The former English batter claims the no. 9 position in terms of most numbers of runs in Women’s ODI. She has scored 4,101 runs with an average of 40.20 in 126 matches played. She has scored 8 centuries and 23 half-centuries for her national side.
10. DA Hockley
The former Kiwi batter claims the no.10th spot in terms of the most number of runs in Women’s ODI. She has scored 4064 runs in 118 matches played with an average of 41.89 including 4 centuries and 34 half-centuries.