7 Veterans to Watch out for in Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

The 2022 Women’s World Cup is all set to get going. This tournament is going to be a huge platform for players to become superstars. Youngsters will readily make a mark. But, the veterans will be are gearing up to show their experience and lead their teams by example. Let’s go through some of the veterans who’ll be looking to stop their mark in women’s cricket history.

1. Mithali Raj:

Mithali Raj creates World Record. PC: Getty Images
Mithali Raj creates World Record. PC: Getty Images

 

The legendary Indian batter is an idol to a lot of young women in India. Many of her teammates look up to her as an idol. In her illustrious career, she has scored 7623 runs in 225 ODIs at an average of 51.85. She has scored 7 centuries and 62 half-centuries. Going into the 2022 World Cup, she has scored 735 runs in her last 15 innings scoring nine 50s. With the world cup being her final tournament, she will be expecting to end her career in style.

2. Jhulan Goswami:

Jhulan Goswami. PC: Getty Images
Jhulan Goswami. PC: Getty Images

 

Jhulan Goswami is the benchmark for Indian bowling. The tall fast bowler will also be finishing up her career after the world cup. She has taken 245 wickets at an average of 21.74. She has taken 7 four and 2 five-wicket hauls. Since 2021, she has taken 20 wickets in 13 matches. She will be leading the team India bowling lineup for the final time in the upcoming world cup.

3. Anisa Mohammad:

Anisa Mohammed. PC: Getty Images
Anisa Mohammed. PC: Getty Images

 

West Indies Off-spinner Anisa Mohammad has been a huge part of the growth of West Indies cricket. She has taken 174 wickets at an average of 20.4. 7 for 14 runs has been her best figure. Coming into the 2022 World Cup, Anisa has taken 23 wickets in 12 matches. She is instrumental for the Windies to perform well in the world cup.

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4. Katey Martin:

Katey Martin. PC: ESPN Cricinfo
Katey Martin. PC: ESPN Cricinfo

New Zealand wicketkeeper Katey Martin has been a part of New Zealand since 2003. She has scored 1644 runs in 89 innings. She has managed 70 dismissals consisting of 53 catches and 17 stumpings. Since 2021, she has scored 210 runs in 14 innings. She will be making sure to provide support to Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, and Suzie Bates by maintaining the balance.

5. Ellyse Perry:

Ellyse Perry. PC: Getty Images
Ellyse Perry. PC: Getty Images

 

Ellyse Perry is considered the most decorated player in today’s women’s cricket. The Aussie all-rounder has scored 121 matches has scored 3206 runs with 28 fifties and 2 centuries. With the ball, she has scored 156 wickets with 7 for 22 her best bowling figures. Over the last 2 years, she has scored 184 runs and has taken 4 wickets in 9 matches. She will be the fulcrum of Australia in the 2022 World Cup.

6. Javeria Khan:

Javeria Khan
Javeria Khan

 

Pakistan’s top-order batter Javeria Khan has been the face of Pakistan’s unit since 2008. She has scored 2874 runs in 112 innings with 15 fifties and 2 centuries. She has scored 467 runs in 23 innings since 2021. She will have to play a huge role and carry Pakistan in the World Cup.

7. Mignon du Preez:

Mignon Du Preez. PC: Getty Images
Mignon Du Preez. PC: Getty Images

 

South African Batter Mignon du Preez has been a key player for South Africa over the past 10 years. She has scored 3599 runs in 115 innings at an average of 33.32. She has scored 17 fifties and 2 centuries. Since 2021, she has scored 360 runs in 16 innings. She will be making sure to finish of the innings in style for South Africa at no.5 in the world cup.

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Dhanush Lavanya

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