ICC Announces their Final Group of 100% Cricket Superstars

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the first bunch of 5 players selected as 100% Cricket Superstars ahead of a historic, Commonwealth Games edition in Birmingham last year of which cricket was again a part and women’s cricket made its debut. With time, ICC revealed a couple more sets of 5 each and now has revealed the last set of 10 players ahead of the forthcoming, T20 World Cup.

Sarah Glenn (England)

Sarah Glenn. PC: wisden.com
Sarah Glenn. PC: wisden.com

The 23-year-old leg spinner walks into most sides if not all as a first-choice leg spinner and especially in the shortest format. In 39 Twenty20 International (T20I) outings, she’s bagged 48 wickets at an average of 17.08, an economy rate of 6.04, a strike rate of 16.91, and with a four-fer, has registered the best figures of 4/23. In One-Day Internationals (ODIs), in 9 innings she’s bagged 12 at 23.08 a piece, at an economy rate of 4.14, and with a four wicket haul, has the best figures of 4/18.

Ayesha Naseem (Pakistan)

Ayesha Naseem. PC: Getty Images
Ayesha Naseem. PC: Getty Images

The 18-year-old walks into the Pakistan team as a breath of fresh air with her attacking approach. She made her T20I debut in 2020 and since in 25 innings has gone on to accumulate 320 runs at an average of 16.84, a strike rate of 122.60, and has got the best score of 45*. It is a small sample size in ODIs, which sees Ayesha with 33 runs under her belt in 4 innings that’s come at an average of 8.25, a strike rate of 89.18, and has got the best of 16.

Amy Hunter (Ireland)

Amy Hunter. PC: Getty Images
Amy Hunter. PC: Getty Images

The 17-year-old graceful opener makes her way into any team and her numbers reflect the same. In 11 T20I outings, she’s got to 216 runs at an average of 21.60, a strike rate of 91.91, and has the highest score of 43. More the time, the better she deliver, fits Amy’s profile as she in as many (11) ODI outings has got to 294 runs at an average of 32.66, a strike rate of 89.90, and with a fifty and century each, she’s got the highest score of 121*.

Harshitha Madavi (Sri Lanka)

Harshitha Madavi. Women's T20 World Cup 2020
Harshitha Madavi. Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

 

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At 24, the opener plays with such maturity that she holds the side’s innings and when given freedom, does have the game to tee a little off. In 31 T20I outings, she’s registered 508 runs at an average of 18.81, a strike rate of 89.27, and with a couple of fifties to her name, has got the best score of 81. In 18 ODI outings, she’s got to 419 runs at an average of 23.27, a strike rate of 61.52, and her sole fifty is her best score of 75.

Tahlia McGrath (Australia)

Tahlia McGrath. PC: Getty Images
Tahlia McGrath. PC: Getty Images

 

The 27-year-old, remodeled finisher, is now an absolute must on the Australian team sheet be it any format of the game. In 15 T20Is, she’s scored 549 runs at an average of 68.62, a strike rate of 140.76, and of her 4 fifties, has got the best of 91*. With the ball, in T20I’s, she’s bagged as many wickets at an economy rate of 7.33 and has the best figures of 3/13. She has also played 22 ODIs and 3 Test matches which sees her with 357 and 161 runs respectively, and with the ball, 17 ODI, and 5 Test wickets.

Richa Ghosh (India)

Richa Ghosh. Women's T20 World Cup 2020
Richa Ghosh. Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

 

The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batter quickly grew through the ranks with her six-hitting ability. She, in 25 T20I innings has accumulated 427 runs at an average of 22.47, a strike rate of 134.27, and has got the best score of 44*. In 16 ODI innings, she’s got to 311 runs at an average of 22.21, a strike rate of 84.97, and with a couple of half-centuries to her name, she’s got the best score of 65 in the format.

Charlie Dean (England)

Charlie Dean. PC: VipersKSL/Twitter
Charlie Dean. PC: VipersKSL/Twitter

 

The 22-year-old, right-arm off-spinner, has been impressive ever since, and in 4 T20Is she’s bagged 11 wickets at an average of 5.90, an economy rate of 4.64, a strike rate of 7.6, and with best figures of 4/19 in the format has a four-fer to her name. In 22 ODIs and 2 Test innings, she’s struck 39 and 2 wickets at economy rates of 4.37 and 3.63 respectively. Dean is more than just a frontline bowler in the side as she’s been very handy with the bat as well for the side.

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Deepti Sharma (India)

Deepti Sharma - London Spirit
Deepti Sharma – London Spirit

 

At just 25, the all-rounder is an integral part of the team. In 2 Test innings, she’s got to 152 runs at an average of 76.00, and with the ball, in as many innings, has bagged 5 wickets with the best figures of 3/65. In 71 ODI’s, she scored 1891 runs at an average of 36.36, and with the ball in 80 innings, she’s struck 91 innings with the best figures of 6/20. In 62 T20Is, she’s struck 898 runs at an average of 25.65, and with the ball, in the format, in 84 innings, she’s struck 95 wickets with the best figures of 4/10.

Alice Capsey (England)

Alice Capsey. PC: Getty Images
Alice Capsey. PC: Getty Images

 

The 18-year-old all-rounder has been very impressive even as a teenager. In 4 ODI innings, she’s scored 80 runs at an average of 20.00, a strike rate of 94.11, and has got the best of 39. In only 9 T20I innings, she’s accumulated 234 runs at an average of 33.42, a strike rate of 127.86, and with her best score of 50, she’s got a sole fifty to her name alongside her only wicket off 6 innings.

Darcie Brown (Australia)

Darcie Brown in action. PC: AusWomenCricket / Twitter
Darcie Brown in action. PC: AusWomenCricket / Twitter

 

The 19-year-old speedster in 4 Test outings, bagged 2 wickets with the best of 1/18 in an inning. In 12 ODIs, she’s bagged 20 wickets at an average of 20.00, an economy rate of 4.87, a strike rate of 24.6, and with a couple of four-fers to her name, has got the best figures of 4/33. In 15 T20Is, she’s bagged 13 wickets at an average of 25.07, an economy of 6.39, a strike rate of 23.5, and has got the best figures of 2/9 in the format.

In sets of 3, the 15 who’ve made it to the ICC 100% Cricket Superstars are:

1st reveal: Sophie Ecclestone (England), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Shafali Verma (India), and Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa)

2nd reveal: Fatima Sana (Pakistan), Smriti Mandhana (India), Ashleigh Gardner (Australia), Sophia Dunkley (England), and Gaby Lewis (Ireland)

3rd reveal: Nigar Sultana (Bangladesh), Nattakan Chantam (Thailand), Jemimah Rodrigues (India), Alana King (Australia), and Lara Goodall (South Africa)

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