Women’s cricket is one of the most underrated women’s sports in the world. The broadcasters think that it will not generate customers for them as no one likes to watch women’s cricket. But this perception is totally wrong because Women’s cricket is as entertaining as Men’s cricket. They also give their 100 percent and play with passion. ODI format is one of the most played formats in Women’s cricket. There are two cricketers, who have even scored more than 5000 runs in Women’s ODI cricket. Let’s talk about the batsmen with the most Runs In ODIs In Women’s Cricket.
Former Indian captain Mithali Raj has scored the most number of runs (7805) in Women’s ODIs cricket. She has amassed runs with an impressive average of 50.68. Mithali’s ODI average is the highest in ODIs in Women’s cricket among players with 150 matches. She has also hit the highest number of the fifties (64) in ODIs. Mitali Raj is the highest runs scorer (10454) in Women’s international cricket.
Former English skipper Charlotte Edwards comes in the 2nd place on the basis of making most runs in ODIs. Charlotte has amassed 5992 runs in 191 matches with a captivating average of 38.16. She has smacked 7 hundreds and 46 half-centuries in his career of years (1997-2016). She also holds the weird record of having the most number of Ducks (16) in Women’s ODI.
Stefanie Taylor is the 3rd highest run-getter in ODIs in Women’s cricket, with 5519 runs in 154 matches, including a high score of 171. Stefanie’s ODI average is 43.80. She is also the highest run-getter for West Indies in international cricket. Taylor holds a unique record also of smacking a century and getting 4 wickets in a single inning of a Women’s ODI.
Current Kiwi women cricketer, Suzie Bates makes it to the list, scoring 5383 runs in 154 One Day matches. With a staggering average of 40.78, Bates has claimed 12 centuries and 32 fifties. Her 12 centuries in ODI is the 2nd most by any player in Women’s ODI. Her best in the ODIs came in the 2009 World Cup against Pakistan, she ripped through Pakistan’s bowling lineup with 168 runs in 105 balls.
Former Australian cricketer Belinda Clark gets the 5th spot on the list of amassing the most number of runs in Women’s ODIs. Clark has scored 4844 runs in 118 ODIs with a commendable average of 47.49. Her career was of 15 years (1991-2005). Clark is the first player in ODI cricket history to score a double century, 229* against Denmark in the 1997 Women’s World Cup.
Ex-Australian cricketer Karen Rolton has amassed the 5th most number of runs in Women’s ODIs, 4814 runs in 141 matches with an impressive average of 48.14. Rolton scored 8 centuries and 33 half-centuries in her long career of 14 years (1995-2009). Her highest score in ODI is 154*. She has appeared in the ODI cricket 3rd most number of times (141). Rolton was also a part of the 1995 & 2005 Women’s World Cup-winning Australian side.
List of top 10 run-scorers in Women’s ODIs
|Mithali Raj (IND)||232||211||7805||50.68||66.19||125*||64||7|
|C Edwards (ENG)||191||180||5992||38.16||65.29||173*||46||9|
|SR Taylor (WI)||154||148||5519||43.80||68.66||171||40||7|
|S Bates (NZ)||154||148||5383||40.78||80.22||168||32||12|
|B Clark (AUS)||118||114||4844||47.49||66.38||229*||30||3|
|KL Rolton (AUS)||141||132||4814||48.14||73.69||154*||33||4|
|AE Satterthwaite (NZ)||145||138||4639||38.33||75.44||137*||27||7|
|M Lanning (AUS)||103||102||4602||53.51||92.20||152*||21||15|
|Claire Taylor (ENG)||126||120||4101||40.20||69.77||156*||23||8|
|DA Hockley (NZ)||118||115||4064||41.89||53.64||117||34||4|
|Sarah Taylor (ENG)||126||119||4056||38.26||82.32||147||20||7|
|Heather Knight (ENG)||134||128||3765||36.91||73.12||106||26||2|
|M Du Preez (SA)||154||141||3760||32.98||73.12||116*||18||2|
Mithali Raj has scored the most runs in Women’s ODI cricket (7805).
Deandra Dottin has smacked the most sixes in Women’s ODIs (89).
Belinda Clarke scored the first 200 in women’s ODI cricket, in the 1997 Women’s World Cup against Denmark (229*)
Jhulan Goswami has taken the most wickets in women’s ODI (252).
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