5 most loved female cricketers in the world
Cricket is becoming bigger as a sport with each passing day. Along with the Test-playing nations, cricket is regularly followed by many other countries as well. There was a time when men’s cricket was the only sort of cricket, but now, women's cricket is also popular among the cricket loving people around the globe.
Barring one or two, in most Test-playing countries, women cricket is also generating the attention of the people, attracting the sponsors, and of course, women cricketers are performing well in the field.
England and Australia played the first international women's cricket match back in 1934. And now, more than 50 countries play women's cricket. Ten of them have the Test status.
In this article, we will discuss five women cricketers who are arguably the most loved female cricketers in the world.
#5 Sana Mir (Pakistan)
Sana Mir is a Pakistani women cricketer who plays as a bowler, but she is also useful with the bat. The 33-year-old is one of the most loved female cricketers in the world.
She has led the Pakistan women cricket team in 36 ODIs, while winning 17 of them. Sana’s career and her success played a big influential rule for many girls of Pakistan to play cricket.
The Abbottabad-born Mir became the first Pakistani women cricketer to rank number one in ICC ODI bowler ranking. She has also led Pakistan in two Gold medals in Asian Games.
She started playing for her country back in 2005, and along with representing country in international cricket, she continued her academic studies. Sana has completed her bachelor degree in Statistics and Economics. She has proved higher education is not impossible for an international cricketer.
The wily all-rounder has played 112 ODIs and 97 T20Is for her nation so far and scored 1558 and 794 runs, combined with 136 and 81 wickets respectively.