10 Surprising and Unnoticed Facts of Women’s Cricket

We can now see that women population are taking part in the online cricket games with an equal eagerness which is shown by the men population. 

The credit goes to the immense popularity fantasy cricket has gained in the recent years. But if we poke around the Women’s cricket, we will find that it had not got the kind of attention it deserves. In the recent change of formats, the scenario of women’s cricket has turned out to be better. And because of this enhancement, we are able to recognize the women cricketers. 

Here we have compiled a few of the unnoticed Women’s Cricket facts, just to know them better. 

First Women’s Cricket Match 

The first Women’s cricket match traces back in 1745, between Team Bramley and Team Hambledon in Surrey, England.  The match was viewed by large number of audiences. 

First Double Hundred 

The first double hundred in international cricket scored by a woman cricketer named Belinda Clark. Clark was an Australian cricketer playing from the year 1991 to 2005. She had scored 229* against Denmark’s women team in 1997 World Cup and set this record. ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognized her in 2011. 

Women’s World Cup 

The Women’s World Cup is older than the Men’s World Cup by two years. The first Women’s World Cup was held in England. The World Cup was won by the hosts in one-sided final against Australia. 

Team India’s start in Women’s Cricket 

The first official women’s cricket match was played in the year 1934, and it took 40 years to begin women’s cricket in India. 

First Asia Cup Win of Indian cricket 

The Indian women’s cricket team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. Following this win, they won three more Asia Cups. 

Youngest Women Cricketer 

Sajjida Shan of Pakistan Women’s Cricket team is the youngest to appear in international cricket. She played against Ireland at the age of 12. She even holds the record for the best bowling figures in ODI, taking 7 wickets for only 4 runs against team Japan. 

Protective kit for Women Cricketers 

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. 

Term used for women in batting role 

The appropriate term for a woman player in field who is in chief role with bat is not a ‘batsman’ or ‘batswoman’ but ‘a batter.’ The commentators frequently use the term batsman. 

Highest Score in Women’s ODI Cricket in India 

Indian cricketer Jaya Sharma’s 138* against Pakistan in 2006 is the highest score in women’s ODI cricket by any Indian. 

Best Bowling Score by Indian 

Neetu David of Indian Women’s Cricket Team has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s test matches, having taken 8 for 53 run against team England. 

Enjoy reading and playing daily fantasy cricket in India! 

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