Whenever we think about cricket we think about men playing it. But the trends are changing very drastically and quickly. Women’s cricket are getting popularity day by day. And here we present some lesser known facts about women’s cricket-

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  • Women’s world cup is one of the oldest cricket tournaments which started in England in 1973.
  • The very first women’s world cup was in 1973 which means women’s world cup is older than men’s as men’s world cup started two years after that.
  • England won the inaugural world cup against Australia. England was also the hosting country.
  • There have been ten women’s world cup in total till date and they were hosted by five different countries. India has hosted women’s world cup three times.
  • At first it was difficult to organize world cup in every four years for financial difficulties. Many teams were unable to participate because of scarcity of enough fund. But the trend has been followed since 2005 world cup.
  • There have been ten world cups and Australia has proved themselves the best by far by winning seven of them.
  • Australian women’s team is ahead of their male counterparts in winning the world cup as they have won it five times.
  • Australia holds the record of the highest score which is 412/3 and it was against Denmark in1997.
  • Pakistan holds the lowest score of 27 runs against the powerful Australia.
  • New Zealand’s Debbie Hockley holds the record for highest runs of 1501 in the tournament. She played from 1982 to 2000.
  • Australia’s Lyn Fullston holds the record of getting most wickets of 39. She played from 1982 to 1988.
  • India hosted it for the first time in 1978 and they made their debut the same year.
  • Sachin Tendulkar is not the first one to smash a double century in ODI. Yes, you heard it right. Australia’s Belinda Clark smashed a double ton in ODI during the 1997 women’s world cup. She scored 229 runs.
  • Pakistan’s Khursheed Jabeen holds the record for getting three wickets for two runs in her 10 over spell against Japan in 2003.
  • Australia’s Betty Wilson was the first to pick up 11 wickets and scored 100 in the same match in 1958. Davidson achieved the feat two years later in 1960.
  • England’s Arran Brindle is the youngest to be a captain of their national women’s cricket team. She was just 19 years and 260 days old then. Bangladesh’s Rajin Saleh became the youngest captain when he was 21.
  • Indian skipper Mithali Raj holds the record for being the youngest to hit a century in 1999. She was 16 years and 205 days old at the time.
  • Priyanka Roy was the only women to take 5 wickets in a t-20 world cup. Women;s are ahead in this regard too.
  • Jhulan Goswami holds the record of best match bowling figure with 10/78 against England in 2006.
  • Mithali Raj beat Virat Kohli for Padma Shri award which is the fourth highest civilian award in India.
  • Australian team has the highest T20 title which is 3.
  • Australia’s Catheryn Fitzpatrick is the highest wicket taker. The score is 180 wickets in 109 matches.
  • The first woman to receive ICC Cricket Hall of Fame was the English batswoman Rachael Heyhoe Flint.
  • Poonam Raut and Deepti Sharma made the highest Odi partners in women’s criket which is 320.
  • India’s Mithali Raj has the record to score most ODI 50s in women cricket which is 47.

Cricket has gained the most interest of people in terms of game. But we somehow naturally has made it a game for boys though the women cricket team has made the histories at the very first place in most cases.

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