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Top 10 Best Women Cricketers in India: We know that Indian society is a male-dominated society. Such an understanding woman has to struggle a lot to get her place. In the past, cricket was a man-centered game, and it was almost impossible for women to imagine playing cricket. But some women cricketers have proved that women can do anything.

These women cricketers have shown the world that women are nowhere behind men.

The Indian government and the BCCI gave the women’s cricket team plenty of opportunities and supported the growth. Today in this article, we will learn about such courageous women cricketers. Here are the top 10 woman cricketers in India:

Top 10 Best Women Cricketers in India

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj

1. Mitali Raj

Mithali Raj is a Jodhpur captain of the Indian women’s cricket team. Mithali made her cricketing debut in 1999 and scored an extraordinary century. That moment was truly memorable. At just 19 years old, Mithali broke the world record by scoring 214 runs in the third Test against England.

The Indian government awarded her the Arjuna Award for her achievements in cricket. She has played 140 ODIs and 37 T20 internationals as part of her overall cricket career.

Shikha Pandey
Shikha Pandey

2. Shikha Pandey

Shikha Pandey is a girl from Karimnagar. She was very crazy about cricket. While taking the section, she dropped out of engineering and joined the Indian Air Force. But destiny wanted something different. She chose cricket as her career and started playing cricket in the Goa Cricket Association. Currently, she is the fastest bowler in the Indian cricket team and the air traffic controller for the Indian Air Force. Inspired by her, many girls are striving to fulfil their dreams.

Veda Krishnamurthy
Veda Krishnamurthy

3. Veda Krishnamurti

A 28-year-old girl from Chikmagalur, Veda Krishnamurthy, is a right-handed batsman, made her ODI debut in 2011. Veda plays as a middle-order batsman in the women’s Indian cricket team.

Veda is a double dark karate belt used to compliment Mithali Raj, and at the age of 15, she was training with the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team.

Anjum Chopra
Anjum Chopra

4. Anjum Chopra

Anjum Chopra, a right-handed batsman and a left-handed bowler kept her feet on the ground at the age of 9. She scores 20 runs and took two wickets at the intercollege cricket match. It was her first match. She was just 17 when she made her debut in ODI in 1995 against New Zealand at Christchurch and made her debut in Test cricket in 1995 against England at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The recipient of the Arjun Award, Anjum Chopra, has played 127 WODI matches and scored 2856 runs. Also, she played 18 T20 matches and scored 241 runs. Now, we can see her as a commentator.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana

5. Smriti Mandhana

When she scored 224 in the match between Gujarat and Maharashtra, Smriti became the first Indian woman to work with a double hand in every ODI when she was just 17 years old. She also signed a one-year contract with the Brisbane Heat of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), becoming the league’s second Indian player. She is one of the openers in the women’s cricket team.

Shubhangi Kulkarni
Shubhangi Kulkarni

6. Shubhangi Kulkarni

In 1976, she made her international debut against the West Indies women’s cricket team in India’s inaugural women’s cricket series. Shubhangi was a leg-spinner who also batted in the bottom order. She played in 27 ODIs over five international tours in her cricket career. Kulkarni has also accepted the position of captain in the Indian cricket team in three test matches (one against England and two against Australia) and one ODI match against England.

She declared her retirement in 1991. After that, she became a cricket administrator, serving as a secretary of the Women’s Cricket Association of India (WCAI) until it was absorbed into the BCCI in 2006. Shubhangi Kulkarni is now a member of the ICC Women’s Cricket Committee, representing the Asian Cricket Council.

Neetu David
Neetu David

7. Neetu David

43-year-old former Indian woman cricketer from Kanpur is a chairperson of BCCI’s women’s selection committee. She is India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Tests and the second-highest wicket-taker in One Day Internationals. The right-handed batsman was the first bowler of India to take 100 wickets in WODIs. Neetu David got retirement from cricket in 2008.

Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami

8. Jhulan Goswami

Jhulan Goswami is a former captain of the women’s Indian Cricket Team from West Bengal. Jhulan made her debut in 2002 in an ODI match. She was one of the fastest bowlers in the history of women’s cricket. She is the highest wicket-taker in WODI. Jhulan Goswami was a part of the Indian Cricket team who reached the Women’s Cricket World Cup final in 2017. The government honoured her with Padmashri for being the best skipper of India in 2008. Also, a postage stamp was issued in her honour in 2018.

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur

9. Harmanpreet Kaur

The all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur was awarded an Arjun Award in 2017. She is a cricketer who serves the team as a captain in her 20s. Harmanpree is the first woman for India to score a century in a Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) and also play 100 international Twenty20 matches. Harmanpreet made her debut at the age of 20 and is one of the few Indian cricketers to have signed a contract with the Sydney Thunder in Australia. She hits the sixes in the last two balls won the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

Purnima Rau
Purnima Rau

10. Purnima Rau

Purnima Rau, the India women’s cricket team coach, was a former middle over batswoman. She made her debut in 1993. If we see her career graph, she played 33 ODI cricket matches for India between 1993 and 2000 and 5 matches in Women’s Test cricket between 1993 and 1995.

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