World Cup is always a special occasion for a cricket player. It’s even every cricketer’s dream to win the World Cup for their country. But it requires enormous effort to wear the crown from a team and it always has a spearhead who puts the team ahead with their exceptional batting performance. top show by a batsman in a massive tournament like World Cup is a matter of pride. Such players are treated as paragons in their respective countries and around the world. Let’s discuss the players with the most runs in the Women’s World Cup. Five English, two Kiwi, two Aussie, and one Indian player have made their place in the top 10 positions.
Former New Zealand batsman Debbie Hockley is on the top of the list of the most runs in the Women’s World Cup, notching up 1501 runs in 45 matches (43 innings). Representing New Zealand in five World Cups between 1982 to 2000, Hockley averaged 42.88 with the bat. She has also hit the most number of the fifties in World Cup (10). 100* was her best performance in the World Cup. Debbie Hockley has scored the highest runs in three out of five World Cups (1982-1997). In the 2000 World Cup, She became the part of World Cup-winning Kiwi team.
Ace English batsman Jan Brittin has made the 2nd most runs in the Women’s World Cup. Representing England in four World Cups, she has 1299 runs in 36 matches with an impressive average of 43.30. Brittin is the joint highest century scorer in the World Cup (4). 138 off 124 runs in the final of the 1997 Women’s World Cup was her best show in the World Cup.
Ex English captain Charlotte Edwards occupies the 3rd position on the list of most runs in the women’s World Cup with 1231 runs in 30 matches (28 innings). Having a captivating average of 53.52, She has smashed 4 centuries and 7 half-centuries. Edwards’s highest score came in the 1997 World Cup ( her first world cup), 173* off 155 balls against Ireland. She led India to win the 2009 Women’s World Cup, which was England’s 3rd title.
One of the best women to ever play the game, Belinda Clark is the 4th highest run-getter in the women’s World Cup. Clark has scored 1151 runs in 29 matches (26 innings). Her average in World Cup history is 60.57, which is 3rd highest among players who played more than 25 matches. Her career-best 229* off 155 is the highest ever score in Women’s ODIs, which she notched up against Denmark in the 1997 Women’s World Cup. Belinda did a tremendous job as a skipper, won two World Cups for Australia in 1997 and 2005 respectively.
The highest run-scorer in ODIs, ex-Indian captain Mithali Raj has accumulated the 5th most runs in the Women’s World Cup, 1139 runs 31 matches with a decent average of 54.23. Mithali has scored 2 centuries and 9 half-centuries in World Cup, her 9 fifties is the 2nd most by any woman in Women’s World Cup history. Her best score in the World Cup has been 109 runs against New Zealand in the 2017 World Cup.
Kiwi batsman Debbie Hockley has scored the most runs in World Cup history (1501 runs).
Aussie batsman KL Rolton has the highest average in the Women’s World Cup, 74.92.
Belinda Clark has scored the highest score in the Women’s World Cup, 229* runs off 155 balls against Denmark.
Top 10 Batsmen With Most Runs In The Women’s World Cup
|D Hockley (NZ)||45||43||1501||42.88||100*||10||2|
|JA Brittin (AUS)||36||35||1299||43.40||138*||3||4|
|C Edwards (ENG)||30||28||1231||53.52||173*||7||4|
|B Clark (AUS)||29||26||1151||60.57||229*||6||1|
|M Raj (IND)||31||29||1139||54.23||109||9||2|
|KL Rolton (AUS)||28||22||974||74.92||154*||6||3|
|SW Bates (NZ)||20||19||924||61.60||168||4||3|
|SC Taylor (ENG)||19||18||856||61.14||137*||4||3|
|SJ Taylor (ENG)||22||22||763||36.33||147||4||1|
|DL Thomas (ENG)||20||19||755||50.33||134||3||1|