Top 5 All-Rounder Women Cricketers of India
By: WE Staff
Cricket is the language of the game. It is considered to be the festival season when IPL, Test Matches, ODIs, and T20 World Cup are going on,especially in India. People get excited to watch their favorite teams and members of the respective teams playing on the fields. Speaking of the events, the most recent and upcoming tournament that is approaching is the Women's Premier League (WPL). People of India and worldwide have geared up their seats to view the greatest tournament of the year. It is the first time that the Women's Cricket team of India will be on the field for WPL.
People are also excited to watch out for the top players of the Indian team who are all-rounders and have a good potential for a win. It is a bit difficult to list down the names as every female cricket player on the Indian team is phenomenal. But we have made a list of the top 5 players who are all-rounders in their game. Just have a look into them:
Indian ace cricketer Deepti Bhagwan Sharma is an all-rounder left-handed batterand right arm off the break bowler. She is ranked as 4 among the best all-rounders by ICC cricket rankings. Deepti is currently the only female cricketer to make 188 runs in women’s cricket ODIs.
Deepti is the only female cricketer to take 5 wicket haul in a row. She took 6 consecutive wickets of a Sri Lankan player giving them just 20 runs to make.
Smriti ShriniwasMandhana is an Indian left-handed batter. She is the only player from the Indian team to be named ICC Women's Team of the Year 2016. She is one of the finest female cricketers for the year 2013-14 and was also awarded the MA Chidambaram Trophy by the BCCI. She earned a contract with the Brisbane Heat team in the Women's Big Bash League in 2016.
The former captain of the Indian Women's Cricket team, Mithali Dorai Raj is one of the best female bowlers to date. She has made a record forthe most number of runs in women's international cricket. One of the most graceful batters scored 214 runs in the second and final Test against England, she was just 19 when she made this record. In the year 2006, Mithali won her first-ever Test series in England, and in 2016, she made the Indian team reach their first-ever World Cup finals.
Jhulan Nishit Goswami is an all-rounder player who was in the Indian Women's Cricket team for the years 2002 to 2022. She is referred to as the 'Bowling Warhouse' for the team. She holds the record of 'fastest bowler' in the history of women's cricket. Jhulan has made many such records and won several awards 'ICC Women's Player of the Year' in 2007, in 2010 received the Arjuna Award and in 2012 she grabbed the highest civilian award in India which is the Padma Shri award.
The current caption of the Women's Cricket team of India, Harmanpreet Kaur is an all-rounder player. In March 2009, during the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup at Bradman Oval in Bowral, she made her ODI debut at the age of 20 against Pakistan's women. She has been awarded the Arjuna Awards for Cricket by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in the year 2017. In 2018 she made a century in Women's T20 International for India. In 2019 she faced the South African women's cricket team and became the first cricketer for India to play in 100 International Twenty20 matches.