Statistical Analysis – Who were the Top performers at World Cup 2022?

Curtains were drawn on the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup on Sunday in New Zealand. Eight teams locked horns against each other across 31 matches from March 4 to April 3. This edition of the World Cup was characterized by some nail-biting thrillers and some riveting contests. There were some upsets as well as some surprise performances witnessed over the last one month. Dissecting the mega event with the help of statistics, we bring to you the top performers of the tournament.

 

Australian Women's Cricket Team winning 2022 World Cup Title. PC: AusWomenCricket / Twitter
Australian Women’s Cricket Team winning 2022 World Cup Title. PC: AusWomenCricket / Twitter

Batting Performance

Most Runs and Highest Score in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

Alyssa Healy's 170 Runs in World Cup Final broke several records. PC: ICC/Getty Images
Alyssa Healy’s 170 Runs in World Cup Final broke several records. PC: ICC/Getty Images

 

Position Player Team Matches Innings Runs Average Strike Rate 4s 6s
1 Alyssa Healy AUS 9 9 509 56.56 103.67 69 1
2 Rachael Haynes AUS 9 9 497 62.12 82.56 57 1
3 Natalie Sciver ENG 9 8 436 72.67 92.96 47 1
4 Laura Wolvaardt SA 8 8 433 54.12 77.74 46
5 Meg Lanning AUS 9 9 394 56.29 88.74 44 2

Australia’s Alyssa Healy top scored with 509 runs in nine matches. The right handed opening batter averaged 56.56 and scored at a strike rate of 103.67. The swashbuckling batter hit 69 boundaries and a six in total. Her count of 69 boundaries is the highest by any player in this World Cup. She also registered the highest score in the competition with a blistering 170 off 138 balls in the finals against England. She completed the tournament with two centuries and as many half-centuries.

Best Batting Average in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

Player Profile of Beth Mooney in Women's Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com
Player Profile of Beth Mooney in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. PC: FemaleCricket.com

 

Position Batter Team Matches Innings Runs Average Not Outs
1 Beth Mooney AUS 9 9 330 110.00 6
2 Natalie Sciver ENG 9 8 436 72.67 2
3 Rachael Haynes AUS 9 9 497 62.12 1
4 Alyssa Healy AUS 9 9 509 56.56
5 Meg Lanning AUS 9 9 394 56.29 2

Australia’s Beth Mooney had the best batting average at the end of the tournament. The left-handed middle order batter muscled 330 runs in nine matches at a breathtaking average of 110. She remained not out in six out of her nine innings. The southpaw registered a couple of half-centuries including the best of 66 not out against Bangladesh.

Top 5 scores in an innings in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

Position Batter Team Opposition Runs Balls Strike Rate 4s 6s
1 Alyssa Healy AUS ENG 170 138 123.19 26
2 Natalie Sciver ENG AUS 148* 121 122.31 15 1
3 Meg Lanning AUS SA 135* 130 103.85 15 1
4 Rachael Haynes AUS ENG 130 131 99.24 14 1
5 Alyssa Healy AUS WI 129 107 120.56 17 1
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Most Fifties in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt scored five half-centuries which was the highest in this World Cup. The right-handed opening batter registered four consecutive half-centuries and was the leading run-getter for her team. She had the best score of 90 against Australia in the competition.

Most Hundreds

Position Batter Team Matches Innings Runs Highest Score 100s
1 Alyssa Healy AUS 9 9 509 170 2
2 Natalie Sciver ENG 9 8 436 148* 2

 

Australia’s Alyssa Healy and England’s Natalie Sciver had two centuries each, which was the highest in this World Cup. While Healy plundered 509 runs in nine matches, Sciver accumulated 436 in nine matches. Both these batters mustered centuries in the finals.

Best Strike Rate in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

With a scintillating strike rate of 137.14, Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner had the best strike rate in this World Cup. The right handed attacking middle order batter pummeled 96 runs in five innings, including the best of 48 not out against New Zealand.

Top 5 batting strike rates

Ashleigh Gardner's 18 ball 48 Runs help Australia put 269 against rivals New Zealand. PC: ICC/Getty Images
Ashleigh Gardner’s 18 ball 48 Runs help Australia put 269 against rivals New Zealand. PC: ICC/Getty Images

 

Position Batter Team Matches Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
1 Ashleigh Gardner AUS 7 5 96 24.00 137.14
2 Jess Kerr NZ 7 6 57 11.40 114.00
3 Alyssa Healy AUS 9 9 509 56.56 103.67
4 Beth Mooney AUS 9 9 330 110.00 100.92
5 Danielle Wyatt ENG 9 9 271 33.88 100.37

Bowling Performance

Most wickets, Best Bowling Average, and Best Bowling Figures in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

Sophie Ecclestone Creates History in Semi-Finals against South Africa. PC: ICC/Getty
Sophie Ecclestone Creates History in Semi-Finals against South Africa. PC: ICC/Getty

 

Position Bowler Team Matches Overs Balls Wickets Average Runs 4-fers 5-fers
1 Sophie Ecclestone ENG 9 85.3 513 21 15.62 328 1
2 Shabnim Ismail SA 8 60.5 365 14 17.50 245
3 Jess Jonassen AUS 8 60.3 363 13 18.85 245
4 Alana King AUS 9 65.0 390 12 24.50 294
5 Marizanne Kapp SA 8 66.3 399 12 26.25 315 1
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England’s Sophie Ecclestone was the leading wicket-taker in this World Cup. The left-arm spinner scalped 21 wickets in nine matches at an average of 15.62 and an economy of 3.84. Her average of 15.62 was the best bowling average in the competition. She also had the best bowling figures in the tournament, thanks to her 6-36 in eight overs against South Africa in the semi-finals. It was also her ODI career-best bowling figure and best figures for England in the history of Women’s Cricket World Cups.

 

Position Bowler Team Matches Overs Wickets Average
1 Sophie Ecclestone ENG 9 85.3 21 15.62
2 Shabnim Ismail SA 8 60.5 14 17.50
3 Charlotte Dean ENG 6 47.2 11 18.00
4 Pooja Vastrakar IND 7 39.0 10 18.30

Best Bowling Strike Rate in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

India’s Pooja Vastrakar had the best bowling strike rate in this World Cup. She bowled 39 overs and picked up 10 wickets at an average of 18.30. She conceded 183 runs at an economy of 4.69 and a strike rate of 23.40.

Best Economy in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

India’s Poonam Yadav had the best bowling economy in this World Cup. She was featured in just one match against Bangladesh. The leg spinner bowled seven overs and conceded 25 runs at an economy of 3.57.

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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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