Five of the Most Famous Female Cricket Players from around the World
Cricket is not as easy as it looks. It demands a lot of strength and endurance from the players. From the heavy gear and equipment, to the scorching heat of the sun; from back injuries to running 20 metres or more in full padding – it truly is a challenging sport! In addition, the mere catching of the ball is also excruciating. Players are not permitted to wear gloves during the game and they are required to catch the ball with their bare hands.
However, these challenges do not stop women from exceling at cricket. Here are some of the top women that are known for playing this exciting sport:
1. Ellyse Alexandra Perry (Australia)
Learning cricket at an early age, Ellyse debuted at the age of 16 at the Australian Cricket and Association Football Teams. She is one of the youngest cricket players to represent Australia. Her batting style is right-handed and her bowling style is tight-arm medium fast.
2. Sarah Jane Taylor (England)
Known for her free flowing stroke, this English cricketer is a wicketkeeper-batsman. She is the youngest cricketer to score 1000 runs in the One Day Internationals. She is also the first woman to play at men’s grade cricket in Australia, wherein she was a wicketkeeper for Northern Districts against Port Adelaide.
3. Jhulan Goswami (India)
Jhulan Nishit Goswami plays for Asia Women XI, Bengal Women, East Zone Women, India Green Women and India Women. She bats with her right hand and her bowling style is right-arm medium fast.
4. Stafanie Taylor (Jamaican)
Stafanie Taylor has been appointed captain of the West Indies Women's cricket team. She bats with her right hand and her bowling style is right-arm off break. Her debut was in 2008 when she represented the West Indies women's cricket team over 80 times. She was also the 2011 ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year – the first West Indian to obtain the award.
5. Sana Mir (Pakistan)
She was born on January 5, 1986 at the Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province. Her major teams are Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited Women and South Zone Women (Pakistan). Her batting style is right-handed and her bowling style is right-arm off break.
These amazing female cricketers are an inspiration to many – especially to aspiring young girls that love cricket! If you are also a budding cricketer, never give up on your dreams. To improve your technique, you should practice as much as possible with a cricket net at home. Cricket nets are used for practicing so that you may further improve your cricketing prowess.