Women cricketers across the world have gained popularity, with the credit going to the recently concluded International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup in England. The tournament, which was played from 24 Jun 2017 to 23 Jul 2017, garnered a lot of excitement and an increased viewership, with 19.53 million Indians to have watched the finals between India and England held at Lord’s.
Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India in its report revealed that around 1.95 crore Indians were glued to their television sets when Mithali Raj and her pack of blues battled the host nation England, at Lord’s.
Statistics also showed that the World Cup final viewership even edged past the 2016 Rio Olympic Badminton final between PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin.
During the event, many women cricketers like India’s Smriti Mandhana, Sana Mir of Pakistan among others grabbed the eyeballs not just because of their performances but also for their style on the field.
Here we present to you the top 5 hot and stylish women cricketers in the world:
1. Sarah Taylor
Wicket-keeper batsman from England, Sarah Taylor is known for her fearless batting. She usually opens the innings for England in One Day Internationals. During the ICC Women’s World Cup, Sarah Taylor made headlines as she, along with Tammy Beaumont, recorded the highest-ever partnership of 275 in Women’s World Cup history.
2. Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry of Australia made her ODI debut at the age of 16 on 22 July 2007 against New Zealand. Not only is she a cricketer and model, she’s also a professional footballer playing as a defender for Sydney FC.
3. Mignon du Preez
Mignon du Preez was the South African women’s team captain in all 3 cricket formats from 2011 to 2016. On 25 June 2017, she became the first woman from South Africa to play in 100 ODI matches with South Africa’s match against Pakistan in the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Had such an awesome recharge weekend#Campinghttps://t.co/qt7g94V70h pic.twitter.com/QrAXEfecHK
— Mignon du Preez (@MdpMinx22) April 16, 2017
Hi Guys! Feel free to watch our awesome Wedding Video (Tony&Mignon 5 December 2015) at https://t.co/sp3xyOLvcL pic.twitter.com/vNYudsWhwR
— Mignon du Preez (@MdpMinx22) December 5, 2016
4. Sana Mir
She is the captain of Pakistan’s women cricket team. In February 2017, during the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, she became the first Pakistani woman to take 100 wickets in WODIs.
Great morning at our #WWC17 media session with Pakistan’s __ @mir_sana05 and @maroof_bismah! pic.twitter.com/B8bIBonyYl
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 19, 2017
Beaming Sana Mir with the Champion’s Trophy after ZTBL wins the 12th Fatima Jinnah National Women Cricket Championship!✌️@mir_sana05 pic.twitter.com/9129ANS1SQ
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) April 14, 2017
An honor to meet such an inspiring person like @mir_sana05 ,captain of Pakistan Nat Women #cricket team @Swedish_Cricket @ICC @icc_europe pic.twitter.com/VA6eSdALWb
— Ulrika Lingslunde (@lingslunde) July 27, 2017
5. Smriti Mandhana
Women cricketer Smriti Mandhana has become a household name in India after her heroic 90 and 106 (not out) knocks against England and West Indies respectively at the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup.
What an incredible _ from @BCCIWomen‘s @mandhana_smriti _#WWC17Flashback pic.twitter.com/Ps1r1zXMqT
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) August 7, 2017
Thank You for all the lovely wishes, really appreciate the support _. Team did the job for us. @BCCIWomen pic.twitter.com/E7aNGqlVtI
— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) June 25, 2017
Gd job my indian lady lion…..smriti mandhana……i allways support u pic.twitter.com/qEY92aARlm
— Vikash Aryan (@VikashA18780433) July 31, 2017