They say cricket is a gentlemen’s game but in recent past ladies have also made their presence felt on the field with their skills and competence. There are a few women cricketers who now enjoy a worldwide following not just because of their cricketing skills but also because of their looks.
Let’s take a look at few of them –
Sarah Taylor, England
One of the most naturally-talented players in the world, Sarah Taylor became a sensation in 2006 with a run-a-ball 61 in her fourth ODI against India and a maiden century followed early the next year against Australia in Chennai.
In the course of her career, Taylor played key roles in some of England Women’s most memorable triumphs, including the World Cup and World T20 double in 2009.
Smriti Mandhana, India
Smriti Mandhana has no regrets giving up science in school to pursue a career in cricket. She is the second Indian cricketer to feature in a foreign T20 league, has a World Cup century against her name, another one in Australia, a double ton in domestic one-day competition. And she achieved all of that at the age of 20!
Katherine Brunt, England
Katherine Helen Brunt is an English cricketer who currently plays for Yorkshire, Northern Diamonds, Trent Rockets and England. She plays as a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed lower-order batter. Cricket is in Katherine Brunt’s blood – she first played the game through joining in the nets with her brother at the family’s club, Barnsley. Her father also played for the same club.
Kainat Imtiaz, Pakistan
Kainat Imtiaz is a Pakistani cricketer. She is an all-rounder, batting right-handed and bowling right-arm medium-fast. She has also played domestic cricket for Karachi, Sindh, Omar Associates, Saif Sports Saga, State Bank of Pakistan and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited.
Cecelia Joyce, Ireland
Cecelia Joyce is an Irish cricketer. She has played right-handed batter and leg break bowler for Ireland. She played in her final match for Ireland in November 2018, during the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament.
Ellyse Perry, Australia
Ellyse Perry is one of the dominant players in women cricket. She debuted in the second ODI of the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in July 2007, before her 17th birthday, despite never having played a domestic match at the senior level.
By the time Perry had made her Test debut against England in 2008, she had already made headlines. It was her bowling that proved her stronger suit, and she picked up her maiden five-wicket haul in an ODI against New Zealand in February 2010.