Top 10 Greatest Female Batsmen Of All Time

September 15, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 Greatest Female Batsmen Of All Time

In cricket, a batsman is a person who stands in front of the wickets and tries to defend it from being hit by the ball delivered by the bowler, to prevent the loss of one’s wicket. The action of batting involves hitting the ball with the bat and scoring runs. A batsman is an extremely important part of the team, as, with every stroke, he takes his team a little closer to a win. An experienced batsman is enough to confuse the set of bowlers of the opposing team. Some of the greatest crickets in the history of the sport are batsmen. In women’s cricket, a batsman is often referred to as a batswoman or a batter, though the term batsman is also used. Here we have a list of the Top 10 Greatest Female Batsmen Of All Time. Let’s take a look at them and their achievements.

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10. Anjum Chopra

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Anjum-Chopra

Retired Indian Women Cricketer Anjum Chopra is the first female player to play 100 ODI’s for the Indian national team. She received the Arjuna Award in 2007 and the Padma Shri award in 2014 from the Indian Government. Anjum scored a total of 548 runs with a batting average of 30.44 in 20 innings out of 12 test matches she batted in her international test career between 1995 and 2006. She had 2 not out test innings in her career and achieved 4 half-centuries with the highest test score of 98.

Chopra made a total of 2856 ODI runs in 127 international limited over matches she participated in during her ODI career from 1995 to 2012 with a batting average of 31.38. Anjum had 21 not out ODI innings in her international career and bagged a century and 18 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 100. Fans often dubbed her among the greatest women's cricketer of all time. She surely deserves her place among the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

9. Denise Annetts

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Denise-Annetts

Former Australian female cricketer Denise Audrey Annetts also played for New South Wales Breakers besides her international appearances for the Australian cricket team. She was a right-hand batsman and an occasional right-arm Leg spinner. Carole scored a total of 819 runs with a batting average of 81.90 in 13 innings out of 10 test matches she batted in her international test career between 1987 and 1992. She had 3 not out test innings in her career and achieved 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries with the highest test score of 193.

Annetts made a total of 1126 ODI runs in 43 international limited over matches she participated in during her ODI career from 1985 to 1993 with a batting average of 41.70. Carole had 12 not out ODI innings in her international career and bagged a century and 8 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 100 not out. She now holds the ninth place in our list of the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

8. Belinda Clark

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Former captain of the Australian women's cricket team Belinda Jane Clark was the first cricketer to achieve a double century in a women's One Day International. She was inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2011. Belinda scored a total of 919 runs with a batting average of 45.95 in 25 innings out of 15 test matches she batted in her international test career between 1991 and 2005. She had 5 not out test innings in her career and achieved 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries with the highest test score of 136.

Belinda made a total of 4844 ODI runs in 118 international limited over matches she participated in during her ODI career from 1991 to 2005 with a batting average of 47.49. She had 12 not out ODI innings in her international career and bagged 5 centuries and 30 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 229 not out. Clark surely deserves the eighth place in our list of the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

7. Karen Rolton

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Former Australian female cricketer Karen Louise Rolton was a left-handed batsman and occasional left-arm medium-pace bowler. She was the inaugural Female Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council in 2006. Rolton scored a total of 1002 runs with a batting average of 55.66 in 22 innings out of 14 test matches she batted in her international test career between 1995 and 2009. She had 4 not out test innings in her career and achieved 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries with the highest test score of 209 not out.

Rolton made a total of 4814 ODI runs in 141 international limited over matches she participated in during her ODI career from 1995 to 2009 with a batting average of 48.14. She had 32 not out ODI innings in her international career and bagged 8 centuries and 33 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 154 not out. She now holds her place among the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

6. Claire Taylor

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Claire-Taylor

Former English female top-order batsman Samantha Claire Taylor was the first woman cricketer to be named as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year. She was also short-listed for the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007 and 2008. Claire scored a total of 1030 runs with a batting average of 41.20 in 15 test matches. And, she made that in her international test career between 1999 and 2009. She had 2 not out test innings in her career. Taylor also achieved 4 centuries and 2 half-centuries with the highest test score of 177.

Taylor made a total of 4101 ODI runs in 126 international limited over matches she participated in during her ODI career from 1998 to 2011 with a batting average of 40.20. She had 18 not out ODI innings in her international career and bagged 8 centuries and 23 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 156 not out. Taylor surely deserves the sixth place in our list of the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

5. Carole Hodges

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Carole-Hodges

The former member of the England women's cricket team Carole Hodges is also known as Carole Cornthwaite. She was a right-hand batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. Carole scored a total of 1164 runs with a batting average of 40.13 in 18 test matches. She made that in her international test career between 1984 and 1992. She had 2 not out test innings in her career. Hodges also achieved 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries with the highest test score of 158 not out.

Carole made a total of 1073 ODI runs in 47 international limited over matches. And, she made that during her ODI career from 1982 to 1993 with a batting average of 32.51. She had 6 not out ODI innings in her international career. Hodges also bagged 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 113. She definitely deserves her place among the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

4. Debbie Hockley

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Former New Zealand female cricketer Deborah "Debbie" Ann Hockley captained New Zealand’s national women’s team in six international test matches. She was inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2013. Debbie scored a total of 1301 runs with a batting average of 52.04 in 19 test matches. She made that in her international test career between 1979 and 1996. She had 4 not out test innings in her career. Hockley also achieved 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries with the highest test score of 126 not out.

Debbie made a total of 4064 ODI runs in 118 international limited over matches. And, she made that during her ODI career from 1982 to 2000 with a batting average of 41.89. She had 18 not out ODI innings in her international career. She also bagged 4 centuries and 34 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 117. Debbie now holds the fourth place in our list of the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

3. Mithali Raj

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Mithali-Raj

Captain of the Indian women's cricket team Mithali Raj broke the record of the world’s highest individual test score by a female cricketer of 209 by scoring a new high of 214 in 2002. She was honored by the Indian Government with the “Padma Shri” award in 2015. Mithali scored a total of 663 runs with a batting average of 51.00. She made that 16 innings out of 10 test matches she batted in her test career between 2002 and 2014. She had 3 not out test innings in her career. Raj also achieved 1 century and 4 half-centuries with the highest test score of 214.

Mithali Raj made a total of 6,720 ODI runs in 203 international limited over matches. She made that during her ODI career from 1999 to 2020 with a batting average of 51.29. Mithali had 40 not out ODI innings in her international career. She also bagged 7 centuries and 52 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 125 not out. Mithali surely deserved the third place among the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time. Besides, she also has a significant contribution to make Cricket as one of the most popular sports in India.

2. Janette Brittin

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Retired English female cricketer Janette Ann Brittin was a right-hand batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who played for the England women's team during the 1980s and 1990s. Janette scored a total of 1935 runs with a batting average of 49.61 in 44 innings out of 27 test matches. She made that in her international test career between 1979 and 1998. She had 5 not out test innings in her career. Brittin also achieved 5 centuries and 11 half-centuries with the highest test score of 167.

Janette made a total of 2121 ODI runs in 63 international limited over matches. She made that during her ODI career from 1979 to 1998 with a batting average of 42.42. Brittin had 9 not out ODI innings in her international career. She also bagged 5 centuries and 8 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 138 not out. She deserves her mention among the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

1. Charlotte Edwards

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The former captain of the English women's cricket team Charlotte Marie Edwards is the only female cricketer to achieve 2,000 runs in the international Twenty20s. She was honored as one of the five “Wisden Cricketers of the Year” in 2014. Charlotte scored a total of 1676 runs with a batting average of 44.10. She made that in 42 innings out of 23 test matches in her international test career between 1996 and 2015. She had 5 not out test innings in her career. Besides, she achieved 4 centuries and 9 half-centuries with the highest test score of 117.

Charlotte made a total of 5992 ODI runs in 191 international limited over matches. She made that during her ODI career from 1997 to 2016 with a batting average of 38.16. She had 23 not out ODI innings in her international career. Edwards bagged 9 centuries and 46 half-centuries with a highest international one-day match score of 173 not out. Without any doubt, she deserves the top place among the top 10 greatest female batsmen of all time.

These greatest female batsmen are among the biggest contributors to making women’s cricket popular and full of some of the best moments in cricket. These batswomen had led to some extraordinary moments in cricket, and the fans are hopeful that more and more talented women will enter the field of cricket and pick up the bat, hitting their way to history.

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  1. Bruce Wood
    Bruce Wood June 13, 2020 09:00

    Sorry but I can't agree with the order of your top 10 female batters.
    No. 9 (Denise Annetts) has a Test batting average of 81.9 - the highest for any living male or female cricketer in the world (minimum 10 Tests). However you placed others with an average of 40 above her?
    Her ODI batting average in the 40s is also comparable with her peers.
    Denise held three Women's Test batting world records in her day - highest score 193; highest average 81.9 (still a record); and the first triple-century partnership.
    Denise Annetts (Anderson) should clearly be No. 1 in your list.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das June 14, 2020 01:07

      First, let's agree to disagree as the wise men told.
      And secondly, she played just 10 matches in her entire career. Just 10 test matches. Where most of the players on this lists played much more than her and showed their consistencies.
      And third, we have made this list while keeping in mind about the impact that they have during their heydays besides having their cricket stats.

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