10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Female Cricket Teams

Everyone says that cricket is the gentleman’s game. No one ever says that cricket is a lady’s game. This is because, just like most sports, cricket, too, has been made into something in which only the made are said to excel. But the truth is, cricket has always been quite popular among women. Be it because of the fact that it has a slow pace, or that it requires less running around the field may have been the reason for its popularity among the British women who could play it even if they wore the long and heavy dresses. Over the years as the game has picked speed, so have the women of the world, and they have shone in cricket. Let us look at 10 Best Female Cricket Teams in the world.

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

1. Australia

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The Australian national women’s cricket team played their first Test match in 1935 against England. They won the ICC Women’s World Cup a record five times in 1978, 1982, 1989, 1998 and 2005. They made their highest One Day International team score of 412 runs on 16 December 1997 against Denmark at Mumbai, India in. The Australian Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1973 and till 2014 they played a total of 275 matches. They won 212 ODI matches out of 275 matches they played with a winning percentage of 78.99. The Australian Women’s team lost 56 matches till now with 1 draw, and 6 of their international ODI matches were finished with no result. Australian Women’s national team also played 71 International test matches from 1934 to 2014.

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2. England

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The England women’s cricket team defeated Australia at 2–0 in a three-Test series in their debut in 1935. They won the ICC Women’s World Cup three times in 1973, 1993 and 2009. The current captain of the women’s side is Charlotte Edwards. The team represents both the England and Wales in women’s cricket. English Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1973 and till 2014 they played a total of 289 matches. They won 165 ODI matches out of 289 matches they played with a winning percentage of 59.49. The England Women’s team lost 112 matches till now with 2 draw and 10 of their international ODI matches finished with no result. English Women’s national team also played 91 International test matches from 1934 to 2014.

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3. India

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The Indian women’s cricket team played their first Test match against the West Indies in 1977. They won the Women’s Asia Cup three times and also reached the finals of the 2005 ICC Women’s World Cup. The current captain of the women’s side is Mithali Raj. The first Indian women’s cricket club was the Parsi community in Bombay established in 1848. Indian Women’s National team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1978 and till 2014 they played a total of 211 matches. They won 109 ODI matches out of 211 matches they played with a winning percentage of 52.89. The Indian Women’s team lost 97 matches till now with 1 draw and 4 of their international ODI matches finished with no result. Indian Women’s national team also played 34 International test matches from 1976 to 2006.

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4. West Indies

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The West Indies women’s cricket team played their first test series in their own country against Australia in 1976. They made their ICC Women’s World Cup appearances 5 times starting from 1993. The current captain of the women’s national team is Stephanie Power. West Indian Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1979 and till 2014 they played a total of 126 matches. They won 62 ODI matches out of 126 matches they played with a winning percentage of 51.22. The West Indies Women’s team lost 59 matches till now with 1 draw and 4 of their International ODI matches finished with no result. West Indian Women’s National Team also played 12 international test matches from 1976 to 2004.

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5. New Zealand

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The New Zealand women’s national cricket team played their first Test match against England in 1935. The team is also known as the White Ferns. They won the Women’s Asia Cup in 2000. The current captain of the women’s national team is Aimee Watkins. The New Zealand Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1973 and till 2014 they played a total of 278 matches. They won 136 ODI matches out of 278 matches they played with a winning percentage of 50.36. The New Zealand Women’s team lost 134 matches till now with 2 draw and 6 of their international ODI matches finished with no result. New Zealand Women’s national team also played 45 International test matches from 1935 to 2004.

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6. South Africa

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The South African national women’s cricket team played their first Test match against England in 1960 and became the fourth women’s Test cricket playing country. As the sporting boycott against the system of racial segregation in South Africa, they played no international cricket matches from 1972 to 1997. South African Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1997 and till 2014 they played a total of 115 matches. They won 54 ODI matches out of 115 matches they played with a winning percentage of 50.00. The South Africa Women’s team lost 54 matches till now with 1 draw and 6 of their international ODI matches finished with no result. South African Women’s national team also played 11 International test matches from 1960 to 2007.

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7. Sri Lanka

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The Sri Lanka national women’s cricket team played their first One Day International match against The Netherlands in 1997. The current captain of the women’s national team is Shashikala Siriwardana. The team made their ICC Women’s World Cup appearances three times till date. The also reached the finals of Asia Cup two times in 2004 and 2006. Sri Lankan Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1997 and till 2014, they played a total of 110 matches. They won 49 ODI matches out of 110 matches they played with a winning percentage of 46.22. The Sri Lanka Women’s team lost 57 matches till now with no draws but 4 of their international ODI matches finished with no result. Sri Lankan Women’s National Team also played an international test match in 1998.

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8. Ireland

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The Ireland women’s national cricket team played their first Test match against Australia in 1987. The current captain of the women’s national team is Heather Whelan. The team made their ICC Women’s World Cup appearances five times and reached the semi-final at 1988 ICC Women’s World Cup. Irish Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1987 and till 2014 they played a total of 130 matches. They won 38 ODI matches out of 130 matches they played with a winning percentage of 30.40. The Irish Women’s team lost 87 matches till now with no draws but 5 of their international ODI matches finished with no result. Irish Women’s national team also played an international test match in 2000.

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9. Pakistan

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The Pakistan national women’s cricket team played their first One Day International match against New Zealand in 1997. The current captain of the women’s national team is Sana Mir. The team made their ICC Women’s World Cup appearances three times till date. They won the gold medals in Asian Games twice consecutively in 2010 and 2014. Pakistani Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 1997 and till 2014 they played a total of 112 matches. They won 31 ODI matches out of 112 matches they played with a winning percentage of 28.18. The Pakistan Women’s Team lost 79 matches till now with no draws but 2 of their international ODI matches finished with no result. Pakistani Women’s national team also played 3 International test matches from 1998 to 2004.

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10. Bangladesh

10 Best Female Cricket Teams

Best Female Cricket Teams

The Bangladesh national women’s cricket team played their first Test match against Thailand in 2007. They won the ACC Women’s Tournament in 2007. The current captain of the Bangladeshi women’s national team is Salma Khatun. They won the silver medals in the Asian Games twice
consecutively in 2010 and 2014. The team secured the 5th place in the 2011 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Bangladeshi Women’s national team started playing Women’s One Day International cricket in 2011 and till 2014 they played a total of 16 matches. They won 4 ODI matches out of 16 matches they played with a winning percentage of 26.66. The Bangladesh Women’s team lost 11 matches till now with no draws but one of their international ODI matches finished with no result.

All the cricket-playing nations have a women’s team, and they deserve equal respect and adulation as the men’s teams do. It is often seen that the women’s cricket teams are ignored. In fact, it is quite safe to say that most of the women cricket teams do not receive half the praise and popularity as the men’s teams. It’s high time for the nations and the cricket fans to take notice of the women, and recognize the girl power that these teams highlight on the fields.