Two senior pros in Katherine Brunt for England playing in her ongoing series against South Africa and Megan Schutt for Australia playing in a tri-series in Northern Ireland got to a special landmark in T20I cricket that of the 100 T20I wickets club. A check on the list and we see the duo stand 6th and 7th respectively. Let us take a look at all the top-class bowlers who have made it to the 100 International Wickets Club.
1. Anisa Mohammed, West Indies: 125 Wickets
Anisa Mohammed, who’d debuted for West Indies back in 2003 tops the list with 125 wickets to her name in 113 innings. Anisa has got 3 five-wicket hauls and 4 four-wicket hauls to her name. She’s bowled with an economy rate of 5.57 and has got best figures of 5/10 to her name against South Africa that had come back in 2009. The next couple of fifers came against New Zealand in 2013 (5/12) and again against South Africa in 2018 (5/24).
2. Ellyse Perry, Australia: 119 Wickets
Next on the list is an Australian sporting legend, Ellyse Perry who’s struck 115 wickets in 119 innings with an economy of just under 6. The star all-rounder hasn’t made it to the T20I side of late as she’s been struggling with fitness and form. Ellyse Perry is part of the Australian squad in their ongoing tri-series against Ireland and Pakistan and also the Commonwealth Games, but due to an injury, she’ll be playing as a batter only and has got hard yards to make to get back into the XI.
3. Shabnim Ismail, South Africa: 112 Wickets
South African speedster, Shabnim Ismail is seeded next with 112 wickets to her name in 100 innings. She’s also got a couple of fifers with her best figures of 5/12 against Pakistan in 2021 in Durban, the other was against India in Johannesburg (5/30). Shabnim Ismail is 3 short of edging past Ellyse Perry and getting 2nd on the list and in her ongoing T20I series against England she’ll most likely get there. With the Commonwealth Games just after, if she gets on a roll post the Games it could well be Shabnim Ismail leading the charts.
4. Nida Dar, Pakistan : 106 Wickets
Experienced Pakistan pacer, Nida Dar has bagged 106 wickets in 107 innings. She has a fifer that came against Sri Lanka in 2018 registering figures of 5/21.
5. Anya Shrubsole, England: 102 Wickets
Now retired, experienced, English quick Anya Shrubsole is next on with 102 wickets to her name in 79 innings. Anya’s best figures are 5/11 against New Zealand in 2012 and also has got a couple of four-fer to her name.