Women’s cricket has been played internationally since the inaugural women’s Test match between England women and Australia women in December 1934. Cricket is an exciting sport. When women play cricket, it makes it even more interesting.
When beauty meets cricket, it makes it even more stimulating. It’s not a surprise that cricketers and good looks go hand in hand. Women cricket has always been worthy of note. Cricket is considered as a tough game which includes a lot of injuries and stresses.
Whenever the word ‘female’ is prefixed before cricket, we start gasping that how can they ever play this tough game, but over the years the female cricketers have proved the statement wrong. Maintaining the fitness levels, which is very important to play the game is not so easy.
There are many charming female cricketers who have played the sport. They have impressed everyone with their performances as well as their stunning looks. Let us have a glimpse of some of such gorgeous Women cricketers.
10. Rosalie Anne Birch:
Rosalie Birch is an English cricketer and a member of the current England team. An off spinner and lower middle order batsman, she was part of the England team that won the Ashes in 2005 and retained them in 2008. From 2003 Birch combined her cricketing career with full-time study at the University of Sussex.
The off spinner has played seven Test matches, 37 One Day Internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals. She has scalped 46 wickets in the 37 ODIs she played. Not only impressing everyone with her performances, Birch has mesmerized everyone with stunning looks. Birch is in our list of top ten gorgeous women cricketers.
9. Leah Joy Poulton:
Leah Poulton is a female Australian cricketer who plays for New South Wales and Australia. She is a specialist batsman who usually opens the batting. She regularly captained Australia’s Under-19 and Under-23 teams during this time, leading the latter on a successful tour of Sri Lanka in 2004. In 2005–06. Poulton was rewarded with international selection in the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand at the start of the 2006–07 season and scored her maiden century, 101, in the third match.
Poulton retained her position in the national team for the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup and the 2009 World Twenty20. She was a regular member of the playing team in both tournaments, participating all the matches in the latter. In 2009, Poulton made her Test debut against England and in 2009–10, she hit her second ODI century, 104 not out against New Zealand.
8. Meghann Moira “Meg” Lanning:
Meghann Moira is an Australian cricketer. An opening batsman, she is captain and a current member of the Australian women’s cricket team. Lanning made her T20 International debut on 30 December 2010 against New Zealand in the Rose Bowl tournament, scoring 10 runs as Australia beat New Zealand by 4 wickets. In just her 2nd international game, she scored her maiden ODI century against England, making 103 not out off 148 balls, including 8 fours and 1 six. In doing so, at 18 years and 288 days she became the country’s youngest ever centurion – male or female, comfortably beating Ricky Ponting’s previous record of 21 years and 21 days.
She has since been a regular in the Australian women’s cricket team. During the 2012 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, she was named in the Team of the Tournament after finishing the third highest run scorer, and in the process becoming the first woman to hit five consecutive innings of over 30 in T20 Internationals during the series.
On 27 March 2014 in a match against Ireland in the 2014 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Lanning scored 126 runs from 65 balls. As of 29 March 2014 this is the highest individual innings score in a women’s international and the second-highest highest T20I score by a male or female in an international Twenty20 match. She is one of the top ten charming women cricketers.
7. Charlotte Marie Edwards:
Charlotte Edwards is an English professional cricketer and current captain of theEngland women’s team. She was born in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Edwards is the only female cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals. The day before her 18th birthday, she scored a then-record ODI score of 173 not out in a World Cup match against Ireland. She played her 100th One-Day International on tour in Australia. She has been a consistent performer over the years.
On 17 November 2010, she won her 142nd One Day International cap when she captained England against Sri Lanka. This appearance gave her the record number of ODI appearances, beating Australian Karen Rolton’s 141. In 2014, Edwards was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year.
6. Danielle Nicole Wyatt:
Wyatt is an international cricketer. She made her debut for the England Women’s Team against India in Mumbai on 1 March 2010. Born on 22 April 1991 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Wyatt is a right-handed middle order batter and off break bowler.
In 2010 she was awarded an MCC Young Cricketers contract which enables her cricketing development via training at the MCC on a daily basis. She is the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014. She became famous when she tweeted a marriage offer to Kohli. She is featured in the list of our gorgeous cricketers.
5. Holly Lee Ferling:
Holly Ferling is an Australian cricketer who made her debut for the Australia national women’s cricket team in 2013. A right-arm fast-medium paced bowler, Ferling made four appearances during the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup, taking nine wickets at an average of 10.55, placing her second on the bowling averages tables.
She was named as the twelfth man in the team of the tournament, selected by an ICC panel. She played four ODIs and has scalped nine wickets. She has gained many fans after the world cup due to her splendid looks which added her performance.
4. Cecelia Nora Isobel Mary Joyce:
Cecelia Joyce is an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and leg-spin bowler, she has played 47 One-Day Internationals for the Ireland women’s cricket team since July 2001. Joyce comes from a cricketing family.
Her twin sister Isobel has played Test and ODI cricket for Ireland, while her three brothers Dominick, Ed and Gus have all played for the Ireland men’s team. Ed has also played for England. Along with impressing everyone with her performance she has awestricken everyone with her prettiness.
3. Sarah Jane Taylor:
Sarah Taylor is an English cricketer. She is a wicket-keeper batsman known for her free flowing stroke play, opening the batting in one day matches and batting in the middle order in Tests. She was a member of the England team which retained the Ashes in Australia in 2008. She plays county cricket for Sussex.
In the Super 4s she is playing for the Emeralds for 2008. She is one of the very few women cricketers who have played along with the men. Taylor’s and Holly Colvin’s inclusion in the Brighton College boys’ team caused some controversy within the MCC.
On 8 August 2008, she broke the record for the highest stand in women’s One Day International cricket with a first wicket partnership of 268 with Caroline Atkins at Lord’s for England against South Africa. She won the T20I Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2013, and the holder of one of the first tranche of 18 ECB central contracts for women players, which were announced in April 2014. She is amongst the players well known for their exquisiteness.
2. Mithali Raj:
Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian Women’s cricket team has played both Test and One Day International cricket for India’s women’s cricket team. On 14 August 2002, at the age of 19, in her third Test, she broke Karen Rolton’s record of world’s highest individual Test score of 299, scoring a new high of 230 against England which has been surpassed by Kiran Baluch of Pakistan who scored 242 against West Indies in March 2004.
In addition to her ability with the bat, Mithali rolls her arm over bowling leg-spinners and providing variety to the attack. She received the Arjuna award in 2003 and Padma Shri in 2015. Mithali became the first Indian and second in women’s ODI history to complete 5000 runs after England’s Charlotte Edwards. Not only performing with the bat, she also enthralled everyone with her splendid looks.
1. Ellyse Alexandra Perry:
Perry the youngest person, male or female, to represent Australia in cricket and the first Australian woman to have appeared in both cricket and football World Cups played her first cricket international in July 2007 before earning her first football cap for Australia a month later.
In 2013 Perry was ranked by magazine as the 36th most marketable sportsperson in the world, and the most marketable Australian athlete. She also appeared in a commercial shoot for Jockey. Ellyse Perry has a huge fan base for her splendor.