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5 best female cricketers of all-time

Manoj Sarma
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 15:07 IST

Until recently, women's cricket was never too exciting for the viewers but the perception has totally changed in the last few years as the game has grown by leaps and bounds. The players have become stronger and can hit the ball as good as any man in the game.

The fielding standards cannot be overlooked either and their ability to score runs quickly has made the game worth watching. In the previous Women's World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur's brutal knock of 171* in just 115 deliveries was a prime example of how women's cricket has evolved. The introduction of the Women's Big Bash League has certainly raised the competitiveness among the woman cricketers.

Here, we look at the 5 best women cricketers of all time:

#5 Stafanie Taylor

1st ODI: South Africa v West Indies

The current captain of the West Indian women's cricket team and the only player to achieve the rare feat of topping the ICC batting and bowling rankings at the same time, Stafanie Taylor has been a stalwart of West Indian cricket.

She is often lauded for her aggressive stroke play at the start of the innings and her skill in deceiving the batswoman with her smart off-break bowling. The youngest batswoman to 1000 ODI runs, Taylor's hunger to score runs and her discipline with both bat and ball has made her one of the leading all-rounders in the game.

She has a terrific bowling average of 19 in ODIs and 16 in T20I cricket and an excellent batting average of 43 in ODIs and 37 in T20Is.

Taylor has tasted success as a captain, winning the World T20 title in 2016, a tournament in which she was also adjudged the Player of the Series.

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Published 06 Mar 2018, 16:45 IST
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