Women’s Cricket in India

Introduction

This post is all about Women’s Cricket in India. This post provide you introduction, history, statistics and records of the Indian Women’s Cricket team.

BCCI thought that Women’s Cricket is equally important as men’s Cricket, then BCCI start giving equally importance to the Women’s Cricket. Now viewers love to watch both men’s cricket as well as womens’s cricket.

The Indian Women Cricket team is going far good from past few years. The board of Indian Cricket is doing a good job in the promotion of Women’s Cricket in India. Indian Women Cricket team also known as Women in Blue. The Indian Women Cricket team is also governed by Board of Control for Cricket in India.

History

Britishers brought cricket in India in the 1700s, first match was played in 1721. The first cricket club in India introduced by Parsi community in Bombay in 1848 and this cricket club their first match in 1877 against Europeans.

The Women cricket in India arrived much later then men’s cricket. In 1973 the Women Cricket Association was formed. Indian Women played their first test match in 1976 against West Indies. India recorded it’s first ever test win in 1978 against West Indies, In the light of Shantha Rangaswamy India recorded their first win at Moin-ul-haq stadium in Patna.

Indian Women made it’s ODI debut in the World Cup in 1978. The Indian Women’s Cricket team get into the final at two occasions but could not make it win. They lose first World Cup final against Australia by 98 in 2005 and second final against England by 9 runs in 2017. The Indian Women Cricket Team get into the semi-finals three times, in 1997, 2000 and 2009.

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Statistics

Most Test Run by Individual

  1. Sandhya Agarwal scored 1,110 runs for India with the batting average of 50.45.
  2. Shanta Rangaswamy scored 750 runs for India with the batting average of 32.60.
  3. Shubhangi Kulkarni scored 700 runs for India with the batting average of 23.33.
  4. Mithali Raj scored 663 runs for India in with the batting average of 51.00.
  5. Gargi Banerji scored 614 runs for India with the batting average of 27.90.
  6. Sudha Shah scored 601 runs for India with the batting average of 18.78.
  7. Anjum Chopra scored 548 runs for India with the batting average of 30.44.
  8. Hemlata Kala scored 503 runs for India with the batting average of 50.30.

Most Test Wickets for India

  1. Diana Eduliji took 63 wickets with the bowling average of 25.77.
  2. Shubhangi Kulkarni took 60 wickets with the bowling average of 27.45.
  3. Neetu David took 41 wickets with the bowling average of 18.90.
  4. Jhulan Goswami took 40 wickets with the bowling average of 16.62.
  5. Shashi Gupta took 25 wickets with the bowling average of 31.28.
  6. Shanta Rangaswamy took 21 wickets with the bowling average of 31.61.
  7. Sharmila Chakroborty took 19 wickets with the bowling average of 22.10.
  8. Purnima Rau took 15 wickets with the bowling average of 26.

 

 Most ODI Runs for India in International

  1. Mithali Raj scored 6,190 runs with the batting average of 51.58.
  2. Anjum Chopra scored 2,856 runs with the batting average of 31.38.
  3. Jaya Sharma scored 2,091 runs with the batting average of 30.75.
  4. Harmanpreet Kaur scored 2,025 runs with the batting average of 36.75.
  5. Anju Jain scored 1,729 runs with the batting average of 29.81.
  6. Poonam Raut scored 1,567 runs with the batting average of 32.64.
  7. Hemlata Kala scored 1,023 runs with the batting average of 20.87.
  8. Jhulan Goswami scored 995 runs with the batting average of 13.81.
  9. Karu Jain scored 987 runs with the batting average of 29.02.
  10. Deepti Sharma scored 961 runs with the batting average of 43.68.

Most ODI Wickets for India

  1. Jhulan Goswami took 195 wickets with the bowling average of 21.95.
  2. Neetu David took 141 wickets with the bowling average of 16.34.
  3. Nooshin Al Khadeer took 100 wickets with the bowling average of 24.02.
  4. Amita Sharma took 87 wickets with the bowling average of 35.52.
  5. Ekta Bisht took 71 wickets with the bowling average of 20.64.
  6. Gouher Sultana took 66 wickets with the bowling average of 19.39.
  7. Rumeli Dhar took 63 wickets with the bowling average of 27.38
  8. Deepa Marathe took 60 wickets with the bowling average of 20.83.
  9. Rajeshwari Gayakwad took 54 wickets with the bowling average of 16.51.
  10. Purnima Rau took 50 wickets with the bowling average of 16.88.

 

                  ICC Women’s Rankings
Rank    Team Matches    Points    Ratings
 1   England      41    5,274     129
 2   Australia      47    6,025     128
 3   New-Zealand     50   5,842     117
 4   India     45   5,216     116
 5  West Indies     39   4,011     103
 6   South Africa    55   5,112     93
 7   Pakistan    46   3,338     73
 8   Sri-Lanka    44   2,904     66
 9   Bangladesh    19    704     37
 10   Ireland    17    504     30

 

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