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Indian Women Cricket Team: Greatest Players of All Time


It all started in 1973, when the first Women Inter State cricket tournament was organized in India. It was a difficult few years for inciting enthusiasm and support. But after the first appearance for Indian team in 1978 World Cup, things started to look brighter for the future. In 2005, the Indian women team reached their first ever World Cup final, and since then has prospered in World cricket. Here are the list of such players, who have been a major contributor to the success of the Indian women cricket team.

Indian Women Cricket Team: Greatest Players of All Time

1. Mithali Raj

The legendary Mithali Raj has amassed the most runs for the Indian team in the ODI and T20I format, and has been impressive in test matches as well. She is the only player to have featured in more than 200 ODIs, and certainly is the greatest player of All Time. In 327 matches across all formats, Mithali has garnered 10695 runs, with 8 tons.

Matches Runs 50/100
327 10695 83/8

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2. Jhulan Goswami

One of the finest fast bowlers in World Cricket, Jhulan Goswami is the leading wicket taker in the ODI format with 247 scalps. With proper line lengths and ability to swing the ball both ways, she has been a terrific performer over the years and has helped the team to win many matches by her contributions.

Matches Wickets 5 Wicket Hauls
274 347 6

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3. Anjum Chopra

The performances of the former captain of the Indian women’s team helped the game to prosper in the country. Anjum Chopra played for India from 1995 to 2012, and groomed the players like Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami. In 157 matches, Anjum scored 3645 runs.

Matches Runs 50/100
157 3645 22/1


4. Diana Edulji

The leading wicket taker for India in Test Cricket, and 3rd highest among the world, Diana Edulji is one of the greats of Indian cricket. She has 63 wickets to her name in 20 Tests, and 46 in ODI format. She played a key role in taking the team to new heights in the initial phase.

Matches Wickets 5 Wicket Hauls
54 109 1

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5. Harmanpreet Kaur

The fifth on the list is Harmanpreet Kaur, who is also the captain of Indian T20I team. She has amassed more than 5000 runs in international cricket, with 4 centuries. Her unbeaten innings of 171* helped the Indian team to reach the 2017 World Cup finals. Along with the bat, she has displayed her capability with the ball as well.

Matches Runs 50/100 Wickets
236 5026 19/4 66

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Harshit Rathi

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