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11 Female Cricketers who can get you clean bowled on and off the field

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 21, 2019, 4:54 pm IST
Updated : Jul 21, 2019, 4:54 pm IST

Cricket is not just a sport, for some it’s an emotion and for others it’s a religion.

Though, the game is mostly dominated by the male, but with the emergence of women’s cricket, the game now looks more promising than ever before. (Photo: Instagram)
 Though, the game is mostly dominated by the male, but with the emergence of women’s cricket, the game now looks more promising than ever before. (Photo: Instagram)

Mumbai: Cricket is not just a sport, for some it’s an emotion and for others it’s a religion. Though, the game is mostly dominated by the male, but with the emergence of women’s cricket, the game now looks more promising than ever before.

People have now developed their interest in the women’s version, especially after the arrival of many gorgeous and skillful cricketers who can turn the tide of the match at any time.

Here are 11 beautiful female cricketers who are beautiful in displaying their skills on and off the field:

1. Mignon du Preez (South Africa)

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South African cricketer, Mignon du Preez captained the Proteas in all three formats (T20I, Test, and ODI) for 11 years (2007 – 2018). The right-handed batswoman also kept behind the wickets.

2. Dane Van Niekerk (South Africa)

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Pretoria-based Dane van Niekerk is a South African cricketer, who has played in all 3 forms (T20I, Test, and ODI). She is the current captain of the Proteas in T20I, Test and ODI.

3. Leah Poulton (Australia)

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Opener Leah Poulton is an Aussie who represents Australia and her New South Wales club. She is a genuine batswoman.

4. Laura Marsh (England)

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Off-spinner, Laura Marsh plays for England. She was born in Pembury, Kent, but her cricketing career started at 11. Initially, she was medium-fast bowler, but later on she changed to off-spinner as she found more success as an off-spinner.

5. Cecelia Joyce (Ireland)

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Former Irish cricketer, Cecelia Nora Isobel Mary Joyce was a right-handed batswoman and a part-time leg-spinner. Cecelia featured in 57 ODIs for Ireland.

6. Sarah Taylor (England)

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Wicket-Keeper batswoman, Sarah Jane Taylor is famous for her aggressive strokes. Sarah is an opener in the ODIs and a middle-order batswoman in the Tests.

7. Holly Ferling (Australia)

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Having debuted for Australia in 2013, Holly Lee Ferling currently stars for the Melbourne Stars and Queensland Cricket in Australia’s domestic leagues.

8. Ellyse Perry (Australia)

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Having debuted for the Australia cricket team and the Australian women’s national football team at 16, Ellyse Alexandra Perry is an Australia sportsperson, who enjoys representing her country at the national level, especially after having making first international appearance in July 2007 only to make her first international football appearance in August.

9. Bismah Maroof (Pakistan)

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Pakistani Bismah Maroof is the current captain of Pakistani women’s cricket team.

10. Smriti Mandana (India)

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Indian cricketer Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana made her debut in April 5, 2013. After making a remarkable debut, the 26-year-old grabbed the headlines for being the youngest T20 captain for India in February, 2019 when she led the women’s team against England. In 2018, the BCCI conferred to her the title of the Best Women’s International Cricketer.  

11. Mithali Raj (India)

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 Mithali Raj is an Indian woman all-rounder, who is famous for being the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket. She is also known as ‘Lady Sachin’. Mithali is considered to be one of the best Indian women cricketers to have played cricket. She is the only woman cricketer to surpass 6,000 ODI runs. Mithali made her ODI debut on June 26, 1999 against Ireland.

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