For any cricketer in the world, the world cup is the ultimate tournament. Contributing to this event for your team, either with the bat or with the ball is a huge achievement. As the 12th Edition of the women’s world cup is around the corner, begging on the 4th of march. Let’s have a look at the players with the most wickets in the Women’s World Cup.
Veteran Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami gets the top position on this list, Goswami has been a part of four women’s world cups and bagged 43 wickets in 34 matches. Being the highest wicket-taker in the women’s ODIs, her supreme show was 4/16.
Former Australian left-arm spinner, Lynn Fullston has grabbed the 2nd most wickets in the women’s world cup. Representing Australia in 20 world cup matches, she took 39 wickets at a decent strike rate of 32.1. Known as “Lefty”, Lynn is the first bowler to take two fifers in WODIs. 5 for 27 is her best bowling figure in the tournament.
England’s Carole Ann Hodges occupies 3rd place on the list of taking Maximum wickets in the women’s world cup with 37 wickets in 24 games. The off-spinner is the first bowler to take a hat-trick in women’s cricket, while 4/3 was her tournament best. Carole conceded 15 runs for every wicket in this marquee event.
The fourth bowler to have the highest wickets in the women’s world cup is English all-rounder, Clare Taylor. Having played 26-world cup games, Taylor claimed 36 wickets. Taylor was a part of the England team, which won the 1993 women’s world cup. The English cricketer took 2 four-wicket hauls in the event.
Ex Aussie fast bowler, Cathryn Fitzpatrick has also secured a place on this list, getting 33 wickets in 25 games in the women’s world cup. Her bowling average was 18.90, while the strike rate remained at 41.
Jhulan Goswami is the highest wicket-taker in the women’s world cup (43).
Jhulan Goswami has taken the most wickets for India in the women’s world cup (43).
List of Players with Most Wickets In Women’s World Cup
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