Sports is getting increasing popularity day by day and so are the Social Media platforms that have become an essential part of our day-to-day life. One of the leading countries with the highest fan bases for many sports especially for cricket in India. The country accounts for the highest number of cricket fans in the world and has the second-highest Social Media users. That’s one of the key reasons the Indian cricketers dominate the Social Media popularity tally.
In this article, we look at the top 10 female cricketers based on their Instagram popularity out of which seven are from India.
1. Smriti Mandhana (@smriti_mandhana)
The 25 years old Mumbaikar didn’t even leave the Social Media list behind this year. After having a great 2021 smashing the first pink ball century by an Indian woman and then the first Big Bash League century by an Indian, opener Smriti Mandhana has become a Social Media sensation. With 5.5 million followers on Instagram, Mandhana not only leads the Instagram tally but even the Social Media tally as a whole among women cricketers.
2. Mithali Raj (@mithaliraj)
Legends can never be missed out when it comes to social media. The Indian captain, Mithali Raj is the second-highest on the list with 1.5 million followers. The numbers indicate the successful career of this leading run-scorer of women’s cricket which has made her the role model for many.
3. Ellyse Perry (@ellyseperry)
The most capped Australian woman, Ellyse Perry is one of the three international players in a list dominated by Indians. Ranked 3rd with 983K followers, Perry has been one of the most consistent all-rounders in women’s cricket and was also adjudged as the ICC women’s cricketer of the Decade last year.
4. Harleen Deol (@deol.harleen304)
Famous for her unbelievable catch in T20I against England in July this year, Harleen Deol is the fourth most followed women cricketer on Instagram. She has around 908K followers on the platform and is also known for some amazing photos she posts.
5. Harmanpreet Kaur (@imharmanpreet_kaur)
WBBL|07 Player of the Tournament, Harmanpreet Kaur takes the fifth spot in the ranking with 883K followers. Captain of the shortest format, Kaur is known as the batting powerhouse especially after her exceptional performance in the Semi-Finals of the 2019 World Cup (171*) that increased Australia’s wait for their 7th World Cup title.
6. Jemimah Rodrigues (@jemimahrodrigues)
The jolliest person of the Indian team, Jemimah Rodrigues has the sixth-highest followers (570K followers). Known for her humorous nature, Rodrigue had a great year with some key performances for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred, finishing as the second-highest run-scorer and with the highest individual score (92*) of the inaugural edition and then in WBBL|07 where she finished just next to Harmanpreet for the Melbourne Renegades.
7. Priya Punia (@priyapunia16)
Despite not playing as much as others in the team, Priya Punia is seventh among the top 10 women cricketers on Instagram with 561K followers. The 25 years old has played 7 ODIs and 3 T20Is for India out of which she has recorded two fifty-plus scores in ODIs, ending with 75 on both occasions while she hasn’t played a T20I since her three matches in her debut series in New Zealand back in 2019.
8. Sarah Taylor (@sjtaylor30)
The next international player on the list is the former English wicketkeeper batter, Sarah Taylor. Though retired from international cricket 2019, Taylor continues to be one of the favourites having the eight highest 498K Instagram followers. In March this year, she became the first female specialist coach for a senior Men’s county team in the country and in October was appointed as the assistant coach to Abu Dhabi’s men’s team.
9. Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakrishnamurthy7)
Captain of the 2021 senior domestic one-day trophy runners-up Karnataka, Veda Krishnamurthy has around 403K Instagram followers which is the ninth highest count. Though Krishnamurthy didn’t get a chance to play international cricket this year, she impressed everyone with her performance in the domestic trophy.
10. Danni Wyatt (@danniwyatt28)
Experienced all-rounder Danni Wyatt joins her former teammate Sarah Taylor on the list. She has around 241K Instagram followers which is enough to take her to tenth position. Wyatt had a great season of The Hundred with Southern Brave, finished as the ninth highest run-scorer of the competition, second among her team.
Instagram Followers as of December 27, 2022
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