With time, Sports has united several nations and groups together and one such remarkable achievement has been the progress of Women’s cricket. The game has been opened to great advancements over the last years and from One Day Internationals, we now have the Women battling it out in the shortest format of the game as well.
Several records have been created over time in the game of cricket but one of the most remarkable ones is the consistency with which the players have been able to perform. Cricwizz brings you the elite list of top 5 women wicket-takers in ODI.
1) Jhulan Goswami (225 wickets)
The 38-year old Indian speedster makes it to the top of the list with 225 wickets (182 matches) to her name. The Right-arm bowler is also the only woman to claim more than 200 wickets in ODIs. Goswami made her debut for Team India back in 2002 and ever since has been a regular in the line-up. She is also one of the fastest bowlers clocking 120 km/hr regularly.
Goswami announced her retirement from the shortest format of the game back in 2018 but continues to play the 50-over format. She is also a receipt of the ICC Women’s player of the year (2007). In addition to her brilliant bowling capabilities, she also has can handle the bat well.
2) Cathryn Lorraine Fitzpatrick (180 wickets)
The second player on the list is the Australian Legend- Cathryn Fitzpatrick. She is considered one of the greatest women bowlers ever and her record for the fastest delivery is yet to be broken. Fitzpatrick made her debut for Australia back in 1993, represented Australia in 109 matches before announcing her retirement in 2007 at the age of 38.
The Right-arm speedster was someone who was well ahead of her time and post-retirement she was appointed as the Head coach of the Australian Women’s team.
3) Ellyse Perry (152 wickets)
The face of the current women’s cricket era- Ellyse Perry is no stranger to cricket fans. The charming Australian all-rounder is currently the fastest bowler in women’s cricket and has claimed 152 wickets (112 matches) and with more years of cricket left in her, she is someone who could top this list in the coming years.
In addition to her great bowling skills, she is also a fantastic batswoman. Perry has amassed 3022 runs in ODI for her country at a jaw-dropping average of 52.10. She also holds several records to her name with the highlights being the only third bowler to claim 150 wickets and the first woman to score 1000 runs and claim 100 wickets in T20Is.
In addition to her habit of breaking records. Perry is also a national soccer player. At the age of 16, she became the youngest Australian to play International cricket and also the first woman to have appeared in both ICC and FIFA World Cup.