Today we discuss the batters with the most runs in Womens World T20 2016. Women’s Cricket has evolved over the last decade. With equal footing along with the men’s game, cricket is no longer a game for only the gentlemen. The women too have made their mark on the world stage with their unprecedented talent and cricketing acumen. Test Cricket has always been a format that Women’s Cricket has avoided shedding much light on. One Day Internationals and mostly T20 format have achieved predominance among the women’s game.
After the reintegration of the women’s pay clause, which is on par with the men’s team now for some cricket boards, equality in the level of sports is the primary objective. The 2016 T20 World Cup for Women was the first time the event was held in India. This was the fifth edition of the tournament after the inaugural one in England in 2009. It was held simultaneously with the men’s tournament and was telecasted live as well.
The final was held in the iconic Eden Gardens, the venue for the historic men’s final between England and West Indies where Carlos Brathwaite emerged as a national hero. In the women’s final West Indies defeated favorites Australia, thus doubling the achievement level of the island country. Following are the top 5 cricketers on the chart of the most runs in Womens World T20 2016-
5. Elyse Villani (Australia)
A cricketer with the typical Australian flair and aggression, Villani was an incredible asset to the team during their campaign of the 2016 World T20 Tournament. She scored 171 runs in 6 matches at an impressive strike rate of 117.12 and the highest score of 53*. Listed on the chart of the most runs in Womens World T20 2016.
4. Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
A supreme athlete with an incredible level of dedication- that’s what Suzie Bates brings to the field. Through her performances over the years, she has emerged as a sporting icon of her country. She is New Zealand’s highest ever run-scorer in the T20 format- a proof of her cricketing longevity.
In the 2016 T20 World Cup, she scored 183 runs from 5 matches with incredible innings of 82 as her highest. Listed on the chart of the most runs in Womens World T20 2016.
3. Meg Lanning (Australia)
A prolific batswoman of her time, Lanning was synonymous with consistency. For a long time now, she has been revered as one of the finest Australian cricketers in the history of the Women’s game. Lanning was a masterful manipulator of the field and was an explosive batsman with a wide array of shots at her disposal.
In the tournament, she scored 201 runs from 6 matches with an average of 50.25. Her highest score in the tournament was 56*. She was instrumental behind Australia securing a place in the final alongside West Indies. Listed on the chart of the most runs in Womens World T20 2016.
2. Charlotte Edwards (England)
There are very few people in the world today who would not recognize Charlotte Edwards and her contribution to England Women’s Cricket. Apart from being a charismatic captain, she was undoubtedly one of the finest batswomen to have ever played the game of cricket.
Her calm and quiet approach to the crease, her unique ability to bail the team out of trouble whenever called upon to do so and her sheer skill as a specialist batswoman, made her one of the most beloved cricketing figures of her time. In the 2016 Women’s T20 World, Edwards scored 202 runs in 5 matches. Her highest score in the tournament was an impressive 77*. Listed on the chart of the most runs in Womens World T20 2016.
1. Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)
West Indies went through a roller coaster ride during the tournament. However their captain, Stafanie Taylor emerged as the most powerful force and led the way throughout the tournament with her exquisite batting. Her explosive shotmaking was a treat to watch.
The West Indies Captain scored 246 runs in 6 matches at an impressive average of 41. Her highest score in the tournament was 59. She was the mainstay of the West Indies batting line up improving her consistency level game by game. Ably supported by the other batswomen, she carried her bat through and helped her team emerge triumphant in the final as well. Led the chart of the most runs in Womens World T20 2016.
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