Highest Run-Scorer since the advent of Women’s Cricket? Sounds Intresting! Right. Well the first women test match was played in 1934 December between England women and Australia women . The first ODI in women’s cricket was played between the same teams -Australia and England in June 1973. In 2004 we witnessed the first T20 match for women between England and New Zealand.
11 ODI World Cup have taken place in women’s cricket history. Like men’s team, Australia women’s team has won maximum number of titles -6. The England team has 14 titles and New Zealand has won only one title. If we talk about T20 World Cup Australia has maximum 5 World Cup followed by England and West Indies, one title each. In this article we will talk about 5 highest run getters in the history of women’s cricket.
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Here is the list of Top-5 Highest Run Scorers in Women’s Cricket
Meg lanning is the fifth highest run getter in women’s cricket across all formats. The Australian skipper has scored 184 runs in 8 test innings with an average of 53. In ODIs , she has smashed 3925 runs at an average of 53 in 85 ODI innings . In T20 International Meg Lanning has scored 2914 runs and 104 innings at an average of 35.
Meg Lanning has scored 7024 runs across all formats with 14 centuries in ODIs and 2 centuries in T20I. She has managed to scored 29 half centuries across all formats.
Taylor is the fourth highest run getter in women’s cricket across all formats. Taylor has managed to score 7832 in all formats. She has not played any Test match in her carrer. The West Indian all rounder has smashed 4754 in 126 ODIs with an average of 44.
Taylor has scored 36 half centuries and 5 tons in her ODI career. The all rounder has scored 3078 runs in 110 T20I (108 innings) with an average of 35. She has 21 half tons to his name in T20I.
The former New Zealand skipper has smashed 7849 in the women’s cricket history. Like Taylor, Suzie Bates has also not played any test match for her nation. She has managed to score 4548 runs in 125 ODIs (119 innings) with an average of 42.
She has mad 10 centuries and 27 half centuries in ODI for her Nation. The former Skipper has played on 122 T20I. She has scored 3301 in 119 innings at an average of 30. She has 1 century and 21 fifties to her name. She is the 3rd highest run getter in the chart.
Charlotte Edwards , the Former English player is on the 2nd spot in the list of highest run getters. Edwards has scored 10,273 runs across all formats in women’s cricket history. Edwards has played 23 test games for England and smashed 1676 runs in 43 innings with an average of 44. She has 4 centuries to her name.
Edwards has played 191 ODIs and added 5982 runs in 180 ODIs innings with an average of 38. She has scored 46 half centuries and 9 centuries. She has managed to play 95 T20 matches , scoring 2605 runs with 12 half centuries in 93 innings at an decent average of 32.
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The run machine in women’s cricket Mithali Raj is now the highest run getter in the history of women’s cricket. Now she has 10,337 runs to her name. The current Indian captain surpassed Charlotte Edwards to become the highest run getter with magnificent 75 runs not out against England on English soil in the winning cause. Mithali has played just 11 test games , scored 669 runs in 18 innings with 1 century and 4 half centuries at an average of 44.6.
The veteran cricketer has smashed 7304 runs in 196 innings (217 matches) at an average of 51.8. She has scored 58 fifties and 7 centuries. In 89 T20 matches, the skipper has mustered 2364 runs in 84 innings at an good average of 37.5 . She has 17 half centuries to her name.
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