Women’s cricket has had some really powerful hitters. While some take quite a few balls to settle down and get going, some hit it out of the park from the very first ball, while some start off late but cover up later on, with back to back runs. The effectiveness of a batter is determined by the batter’s strike rate, hence taking forward our series of statistical analyses in Women’s Cricket, today we discuss strike rates.
Here are the top 5 female cricketers with the best strike rates in T20I cricket –
5) Danielle Wyatt – 124.14
An English top-order batswoman and a useful off-spin bowler, Wyatt made her debut for England against India in March 2010. Since then she has taken huge strides in International Cricket. Her superb fielding and explosive batting has earned her praises from the Pundits. Her strike rate noticeably rose during the Women’s county championship.
4) Sophie Devine – 125.16
The Kiwi women’s team Vice-captain started her career as a bowler who could contribute with a bat, but as time passed she focused more on her batting and now is one of the key players of New Zealand’s batting line up. She has close to 2000 runs in T20 Internationals with a decent average of 28 with ten 50+ scores to her name.
3) Deandra Dottin – 125.37
Deandra Dottin is the first woman to score a century in Women T20 internationals. The Barbados born achieved this feat during the T20 WORLD CUP match against the Proteas in 2010 which is the fastest century in WT20Is. Her record innings included seven 4s and nine 6s. Dottin is also the first woman to score 2 centuries in Women T20Is.
2) Alyssa Healy – 130.23
Alyssa Healy is an Australian wicket-keeper batswoman, who is the niece of the former Australian wicket-keeper, Ian Healy. Alyssa has played over 100 T20I matches for Australia and averages 26. She also holds the record for the highest individual score by a woman in T20Is, when she scored 148* off just 61 balls against Sri Lanka.
1) Chloe Tryon – 138.27
The South African born all-rounder made her debut against West Indies in 2010. She is the 1st and the only woman till now to take a wicket on the first ball of the career in Women’s T20I history. She has played over 50 T20 matches with an average of 22. But her big-hitting prowess is something only a few possess currently. This made her ‘the player to watch for’ in the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup.
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