Top 5 Indian bowlers with most wickets in women’s T20I
Cricket is one of the most beloved sports for Indians and T20 has changed the perception of the game in a big way. This short format limited over game has gained immense popularity in men and well as women’s cricket. Here is a list of the top 5 bowlers from the Indian women’s cricket team who have claimed the highest number of wickets.
Poonam has a splendid sports career and has received the prestigious Arjuna Award. She is the highest wicket-taker in Indian women’s cricket team with a T20 career of seven years comprising 67 matches. She has a total of 95 wickets and has a magical bowling average of 14.38. She is one of the most dependable players in the middle overs, which is the crucial time for any match. She was one of the key players in the last T20 World Cup.
She is a legendary name in women’s cricket and is one of the best-known women athletes in the country. Goswami was not only good at her game but also maintained her physique. Like her, you can find several female athletes who are gorgeous and attractive. She was the first Indian woman to take 10 wickets in a test match in 2006, which was also the year when her T20 journey started. She has a total of 56 wickets and an economy rate under 5.5 with a best of 5/11 against the mighty Australian team. Before her retirement in 2018, she was feared for her bowling in the powerplay and death overs.
This 34-year old bowler hailing from Uttarakhand is the third one in the list with 53 wickets in her name and an exceptional average of 14.71. She has an extremely economical rate of 5.3. She became the first bowler in Indian cricket, including both men and women’s teams, who had a hattrick in T20 World Cup in 2012.
She received the Arjuna Award at the young age of 23 and has grabbed the attention since then. She has played for only four years in the T20 matches and has already shown a lot of potentials. She has taken 53 wickets in 48 matches with a best of 4/10 against West Indies. She is known for her explosive bowling career and is one of the rising stars in Indian women’s cricket team.
This Mumbaikar is also one of the new players in the team and made her debut some years back. She was a star player in India’s T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka. She started playing right before the T20 World Cup in 2018 against South Africa. She has a very impressive career till date. She has claimed 49 wickets in just 35 matches and has an amazing strike rate of 15.6. She is one of the most important spinners in the limited overs cricket. At an age of just 20, she is believed to have a very promising career ahead!
T20 has played a very important role in the growth of women’s cricket. With millions of spectators worldwide, there is a lot more opportunity in the future.