Today we discuss the bowlers with the most wickets in Womens World T20 2018. The 2018 Edition of the Women’s World Cup was held in the West Indies. With the slow turning pitches, presenting a challenge to the batswomen who had come in from outside the subcontinent like England, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
The slow nature of the pitches with rough patches and foot markings all across the crease was a crucial aspect for the success of the slow bowlers during the entire duration of the tournament. The dry rough pitches, the inevitable turn that the surfaces offered and the drift through the slow breeze of the island country were crucial behind the spinners and slow bowlers playing a crucial role behind a team’s success. Here’s a list of the top five cricketers with the most wickets in Womens World T20 2018.
5. SR Taylor (West Indies):
Another cricketer who like Perry has been mentioned as one of the finest players of this generation is Stafanie Taylor. Incredibly talented batswomen, she is a handy all-rounder to have in the team. During the campaign, Taylor contributed with the ball by picking up 8 wickets from 5 matches. Her best figures in the tournament were 4/12. Among the top five cricketers with the most wickets in Womens World T20 2018.
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4. Ellyse Perry (Australia)
Unarguably the best women’s cricketer in the world today, Perry has carved out a place for herself as one of the finest to have ever played the game. Exceptionally talented and masterful batswomen apart, she is also a fine right-arm fast bowler with the ability to maintain immaculately disciplined line and length.
Perry since her debut has been the most important player for her team contributing with the bat, bowl, and incredible athletic agility in the field. Perry took 9 wickets from 6 matches during the campaign with the best of 3/16. Among the top five cricketers with the most wickets in Womens World T20 2018.
3. Megan Schutt (Australia)
With the face cream on and a determined look in her eyes, Megan Schutt was one of those typical firebrands Australian fast bowlers who would rattle the batswomen with sheer raw pace. Schutt is an aggressive bowler with an ability to hit the deck hard and derive bounce and pace from even the most docile of pitches.
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In the tournament in 2018, Schutt took 10 wickets in 6 matches at a massively impressive economy rate of 5.12. Her best haul was 3/12. Schutt is also credited for being the only woman in the history of Women’s T20 World Cup Cricket to register a hat trick to her name. Among the top five cricketers with the most wickets in Womens World T20 2018.
2. Ashleigh Gardner (Australia)
An incredible raw talent, Gardner is a perfect asset in the T20 form of cricket. She is a brilliant striker of the cricket ball with the ability to clear the fence and send the ball for a long haul with relative ease. Along with that, she is a very handy right-arm off-break bowler with a vicious flipper, which deceives most modern-day batswomen.
At just 23 years of age, Gardner is a breath of fresh air in Australian Women’s Cricket who is bound to achieve fame and respectability in the dressing room through her performances. In the 6 matches that she appeared in the tournament, she took 10 wickets with 3/22 being her best bowling performance. Among the top five cricketers with the most wickets in Womens World T20 2018.
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1. Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
A vital cog in the wheel of the West Indies Cricket Team, Dottin has been a valuable asset for them. A right-arm fast bowler, Dottin has the unique ability to rapidly increase the pace with her inswingers and has an uncanny talent to bowl off cutters which more often than not deceive the batswomen. They end up hitting shots and mistiming them, while the catches are scooped up by the fielders.
Dottin is an extremely handy lower-order batswoman as well since her hard-hitting prowess has been instrumental behind West Indies’s victory on many occasions. In the tournament, Dottin ended up being the joint highest wicket-taker with 10 wickets from 5 matches at an impressive economy rate of 5.63. Her best of 5/5 has been ranked as one of the finest bowling performances in the history of Women’s T20 World Cup. Led the cricketers with the most wickets in Womens World T20 2018.
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