Women’s Cricket has given us some of the best players from around the world, whom we can select in our fantasy cricket team. Many of the players have achieved something in their cricket career.
There are many unknown but interesting facts about the Women’s cricket players. You as the online fantasy cricket fans will be surprised to know of the achievements of women involved in the sport. They have made the entire world proud with their accomplishments, especially proven to those people who cannot see that men and women are equals.
We have compiled some of the unnoticed Women’s Cricket Facts, just to enlighten ourselves towards this format and play the next daily fantasy cricket match at 11wickets App that involves women players well.
First women’s cricket match
The very first Women’s cricket match was traced in 1745, between Bramley and Hambledon in Surrey, England. The match was viewed by large number of spectators.
First double hundred by women
The first double hundred in international was scored by a woman. Belinda Clark former cricket player from Australia (1991 to 2005) has set this record and is inducted into ICC’s hall of fame.
Women’s World Cup
Women’s World Cup is two years older than Men’s World Cup. The first world cup was held in England, and won by the hosts in a one-sided final against Australia.
First official women’s cricket
The first official women’s cricket was played in 1934, and it took 40 years to start women’s cricket in India.
India in Asia Cup
The Indian women cricket team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. They subsequently won 3 more Asia Cups.
Youngest women player
Pakistan’s Sajjida Shah is the youngest player to appear in international cricket, playing against Ireland at the age of 12. She also holds the record for the best bowling figures in a one-day international, taking 7 wickets for just 4 runs against Japan.
Safety comes first
Like men women’s delicate parts need protection too. Women players also wear abdomen protector. The female version has a kit with box, cup and abdomen guard.
The curious case of batter
The right term for a woman player in field who is in main role with bat is not a ‘batsman’ or ‘batswoman’ but ‘a batter.’ Commentators often use the term batsman.
First double century in cricket came from women
Sachin Tendulkar is not the first cricketer to score a Double-century in a One-Day International. Belinda Jane Clark of Australia is the first cricketer to score a Double-century. She scored 229* against Denmark in 1998, which was unbeaten till 2018.
Highest score in women’s ODI cricket for India
Jaya Sharma’s 138* against Pakistan in 2006 is the highest score in women’s ODI cricket in India.
Indian best innings bowling
Neetu David from India has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s Test matches, having taken 8 for 53 against England.
400 plus runs in women’s ODI
New Zealand women’s cricket team holds the record of scoring 400 plus runs in all the three ODIs of a series. They played against Irish women’s cricket team and scored 491/4, 418 and 440/3 runs.
Highest team totals
The top 4 highest team totals in Women’s ODIs are by New Zealand Women’s Cricket Team.
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