Top 10 Greatest Female Batsmen Of All Time (Updated List 2023)

A batsman plays an important role in the game of cricket. He is the person who takes the responsibility to secure his wicket and score runs for his team. Cricket has seen some of the greatest batsmen who dominated the opponent bowlers with their batting techniques and ball driving skills. Likewise, Women Cricket has also records of Ladies batsman who ruled the game of cricket with their batting performance. Today, we will be looking at the Top 10 Greatest Female Batsmen of all time.

Top 10 Greatest Female Batsmen Of All Time [ 2023 Updates]

From Charlotte Adwards to Belinda Clark Women Cricket have lived-in many great female batsmen. With their great shot selection and run-scoring skills they entertained the Cricket fans during their career. Some of them went on to set records in Women Cricket history. Here is the list of Top 10 Greatest Female Batsmen of all time.

1. Charlotte Edwards [2nd highest run-scorer in test and ODIs]

Former English Women Team Captain Charlotte Edwards earns the top spot on our list. She is widely regarded as the greatest Women Batsmen of all time. Born on 17 December 1979 at Huntingdon, England, Charlotte represented England in International cricket from 1996 to 2016. During her career she scored 1,676 runs in 23 test matches at an average of 44.10. Her glorious test career also marks four hundreds and 9 half centuries with the top score of 117.

 

Charlotte Edwards is the 2nd highest run-scorer in both test and ODI formats. She played 191 ODIs and made 5,992 runs at an average of 38.16. Her ODI career indicates 9 centuries and 46 half centuries with the top score of 173*.Charlotte set up many records during her career.

She is the first female cricket to score 2,000 and 2,500 runs in T20 format. Moreover, she is also the first cricketer to score 1,000 runs, pick up 50 wickets and take 50 catches in ODI format. Therefore, she deserves the first spot on our list of Greatest Female Batsman of all times.

2. Mithali Raj [Most runs in International Cricket for Women]

Next we have modern day Indian test and ODI captain Mithali Raj making up the 2nd spot on our list. Nicknamed Lady Tendulkar, She is widely regarded as the greatest ODI Female batsmen of all times with most runs for women in International cricket. Mithali holds the world record for scoring most runs in ODI cricket. Since her debut in 1999, she has played 11 tests and scored 669 runs at an average of 44.60. Her Test career records one hundred and four half centuries with the best score of 214.

Mithali Raj is the only women batsman to surpass the mark of 7,000 runs in ODI cricket. Since her debut she has played 217 ODIs for India and scored 7,304 runs at an average of 51.26. She has recorded seven hundreds and 58 half centuries with the top score of 125* in her career. Mithali has also made 2,364 runs in 89 T20 matches for India.

Mithali Raj is the first player to score seven consecutive 50s in ODI format. Moreover, she also holds the record for most half centuries in One Day format. Raj was declared Wisden Leading Women cricketer in the world in 2017. Above all, she is earns her spot in our list of Greatest Female batsman of all times.

3. Suzie Bates [ Most Runs in T20 Cricket]

At number 3 we have modern day New Zealand women cricketer Suzie Bates taking up the 3rd spot on our count down. She is widely regarded as the greatest female hard hitter batsman in cricket. Besides, she holds the record for scoring most runs in T20 format for women. Since her debut in 2006, she has played 125 Women ODIs for New Zealand and scored 4,548 runs at an average of 42.50. Her ODI career marks 10 hundreds and 27 half centuries with the top score of 168.

Suzie Bates is the leading run-scorer in T20 format for women. She has scored 3301 runs in 122 T20 matches with na average of 30. Her T20 career indicates one hundred and 21 half centuries with a strike rate of 110.62. Whereas, her Top score in T20s remains 124*.

Suzie has set up many batting records since her debut. She holds the highest batting average in T20s for women. Moreover, She is alslo the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in ODIs and 5th over all. She was the Wisden’s Leading Women Cricketer of the year in 2015 and received ICC ODI Women cricketer of the year award in 2013 and 2015.

Above all, Suzie Bats earns her name on our list of Greatest Women Batsman of all times.

4. Janette Brittin [ Most runs in Test Cricket]

Next we have Late English Female Cricketer Janette Brittin making up the 4th spot on our list. She is the leading run-scorer in Test format in Women cricket history. From 1979 to 1959 she played 27 test matches for England and collected 1,935 runs with an average of 49.61. Her Test career record five hundreds and 11 half centuries with a top score of 167.

Janette had a marvelous ODI career as well. She represented England in 62 WODIs and scored 2,120 runs at an average of 42.42. Her ODI career marks five hundreds and eight half centuries with a stop score of 138*. Britin set up many records during her career. She holds the world record for scoring most hundreds in Test cricket.

Above all, Janette Brittin deserves a spot on our list of greatest ladies batsmen in cricket.

5. Debbie Hockley [ Most runs in ICC Women Cricket World Cups]

At number 5 we have former New Zealand Women Cricketer Debbie Hockley making up the 5th spot on our list. She is the fourth women to be inducted into the ICC Hall of fame in 2013. From 1979 to 2000, she played 19 tests and scored 1,301 runs at an average of 52.04. Debbie recorded 4 hundreds and seven fifties with a top score of 126* in her test career.

She represented New Zealand in 118 One Day matches and scored 4,064 runs with an average of 41.89. Her ODI career marked four hundred and 34 half centuries with a highest score of 117. She was the first female cricketer to reach 4000 runs in ODI cricket. Moreover, Debbie also holds the record for scoring most runs in ICC Women Cricket World Cups (1501).

Now, she joins our list of the Greatest Female Batsmen in history.

6. Belinda Clark [ First Women to Score double hundred in ODIs]

Former Australian cricketer Belinda Clark holds the 6th spot on our list. She is first women to score a double hundred in Women Cricket history. Moreover, she was also the first women to be inducted into the ICC Hall of fame in 2011. From 1991 to 2005 she played 15 test for Australia and scored 919 runs with an average of 45.95. Belinda scored two hundreds and six half-centuries with a top score of 136 during her test career.

 

She has a brighter ODI career as compare to the test format. And, she made 48,44 runs with an average of 47.49 in 118 Women One Day Internationals. Her ODI career also stats five hundreds and 30 half-centuries with the highest score of 229*. She lead Australia into ICC Women Cricket World Cup 1997 and 2005. She is considered pioneer of Greatest Women Cricketers of all times.

For her services in cricket she was made the Officer of the Order of Australia in 2018. Now, she earns her name on our list of Greatest Female Batsmen of all times.

7. Karen Rolton [ Women’s Cricket World Cup player of the tournament 2005]

Next we have another former Australian Cricketer Karen Rolton making up the 7th spot on our countdown. She was a left-handed batsman who played International cricket between 1995 and 2009. Rolten played 14 tests and scored 1002 runs with an average of 55.66. She had 2 centuries and five half centuries with a top score of 209* in her test career.

Rolton represented Australia in 141 ODIs and made 48,14 runs at an average of 48.14. Moreover, she also recorded 8 centuries and 33 half centuries with a highest score of 154* during her time. She was Women’s Cricket World Cup player of the tournament in 2005. And, she was declared ICC Women Cricketer of the year in 2006.

Above all she deserves a spot on our list of greatest female batsmen in history.

8. Claire Taylor [ First Women to be named Wisden Cricketer of the Year]

At number 8, we have former English cricketer Claire Taylor on our countdown. She was the first Women to be named Wisden Cricketer of the year. Taylor formed the major pillar of English batting line up with Charlotte during the first decade of 21st century. From 1998 to 2011, she played 15 tests and scored 1,030 runs at an average of 41.20. She had four centuries and 2 fifties with the top score of 177 in her test career.

Claire Taylor also represented England in 126 Women ODIs and made 4,101 runs with an average of 40.20. She got 8 centuries and 23 half centuries with a highest score of 156*. Taylor is considered as one of the finest batsman English women cricket has ever seen.

Above all, she enters her name on our list of Greatest female batsmen of all times.

9. Denise Annetts [ Highest Average in Women’s test cricket]

Former Australian cricketer Denise Annetts takes the 9th spot on our list. She holds the record for highest average in test for women. From 1987 to 1993 she played only 10 tests and scored 819 runs for Australia. Annetts recorded 2 hundreds and 6 half centuries with a top score of 193 in her career.

She also played 43 ODIs and scored 1126 runs with an average of 41.70. Denise recorded one hundred and 8 half centuries with a top score of 100 during her career. Now, she earns her spot on our list of Greatest Women Batsmen of all times.

10. Meg Lanning [ Most Centuries in ODIs for Women]

At last, we have modern day Australian captain Meg Lanning making up the final spot on our countdown. She holds the record for scoring most Centuries in ODIs for women. Since her debut in 2010, she has played 4 tests and scored 185 runs with an average of 23.12. Her test career marks one half century with a top score of 57.

However, Meg Lanning have been the a top batsman in ODIs since here debut. She has participated in 85 ODIs and made 53.73. Her ODI career also points out 14 hundred and 15 half centuries with a highest score of 152*. Apart from it, she also own 2,914 runs in T20s with an average of 35.97. She has 2 centuries and 13 half centuries in T20 format with a top score of 133*.

Lanning has set up many record since her debut in Cricket. She is Australia’s youngest centurion. She is 2nd Highest individual run scorer in T20s. Above all, she deserves a spot on our list of Greatest Women Batsman of all times.

Conclusion

So, here is our list. Who do you think should be on our list. Let us know in the comments.


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