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Women’s Cricket on the Rise: A Look at Recent Milestones

Rise of Women’s Cricket: In recent years, there has been a significant increase in women’s cricket compared to the past, and it has achieved many accomplishments, which are indicative of positive changes towards gender equality and recognition in this sport. Through this article today, we are going to discuss some of the key aspects that have led to the considerable development of women’s cricket in recent times.

Rise of Women’s Cricket

Women's Cricket on the Rise: A Look at Recent Milestones
rise of women’s cricket

The beginning of women’s cricket didn’t start today but quite a long time ago. However, during that period, women used to play this sport wearing long skirts, which resulted in underarm bowling, and that’s why its development couldn’t progress rapidly over time. But now, this sport has completely changed, and all the rules are followed just like men’s cricket. Along with that, major events organized by ICC and several women’s cricket leagues have elevated women’s cricket to new heights.

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First World Cup organized by ICC

You might be surprised to know that the first Women’s World Cup began just 2 years before the Men’s World Cup. The Women’s World Cup started in 1973, while the Men’s World Cup began in 1975. The first Women’s Cricket World Cup was held in England, and the winner was also the women’s team of England. The first T20 tournament for women was played in 2009.

Women’s Cricket on the Rise due to media coverage

Events organized by the ICC have brought women’s cricket to considerable heights in recent times. Along with this, its media coverage is also being given more importance. Currently, many women’s T20 leagues are being organized around the world, including the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League) and the WPL (Women’s Premier League).

Additionally, young female players are also gaining the freedom to choose this sport. In comparison to the past, women’s cricket is now being streamed on television. Additionally, it is also being broadcasted online, attracting many new fans and leading to its development on a global scale. Nowadays, T20 leagues from around the world and almost all matches are being broadcasted live on television and online platforms.

The number of cricketers is increasing

In the past, women were not given permission to play cricket or engage in other activities. However, nowadays, such prejudices are diminishing in society, allowing every woman and girl who dreams of becoming a cricketer to fulfill their dream, along with providing them with many more opportunities. This rapid development of women’s cricket is also evident as, in recent times, almost all cricket boards around the world are paying female players salaries equal to male players.

The BCCI also announced last year that they would equalize the salaries of female players with male players, and due to increasing salaries, female players are also establishing their identity in the cricketing world and stabilizing their lives.

Recent milestones in women’s cricket

Female cricket players have achieved several milestones in recent times, and it’s not easy to talk about all of them. However, when it comes to recent milestones, the name that stands out first is Shabnim Ismail, who set the record for the fastest delivery in the history of women’s cricket. In the WPL on March 5, 2024, she bowled at a speed of 132.1 km/h, creating this record.

Additionally, last year, Australian captain Meg Lanning made history by winning the World Cup trophy for the fifth time. She has won four T20 World Cups and one ODI World Cup trophy so far, which is the highest by any captain in the world of cricket overall. Apart from this, female cricketers have achieved many other significant accomplishments, including receiving equal respect as male players, equal salaries, and having millions of fans following them.

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FAQ’s About Women’s Cricket

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Indian Women cricket team first caption – Harmanpreet Kaur’s

When was the first women’s world cup played?

The first Women’s World Cup started in 1973, which was hosted in England. The winner was also the women’s team of England. Whereas, the first Women’s T20 World Cup was played in 2009.

Who is the best woman cricket in the world?

Whenever the discussion revolves around the top female players in the history of women’s cricket, the names of Mithali Raj from India, Meg Lanning from Australia, and Sara Taylor from New Zealand come to the top.

Who won most women’s ODI World Cup?

The record for winning the most Women’s Cricket World Cups is held by the Australia women’s cricket team, who have claimed the trophy a total of seven times. Following them in this list is the England women’s team, who have won the trophy four times. In this list, the third team is the New Zealand women’s team, which has managed to win the trophy only once so far. A total of 12 seasons have been played until now.

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who is the best women’s cricket player

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