Cricket is the most popular sport all over the world. Women’s cricket has grown exponentially in the last few years, with new countries taking up the sport and more matches being played. A total of 11 players in cricket – some players are batsmen, all-rounders, and bowlers. Bowling is crucial in cricket as it needs full attention and alertness.
There are two types of bowling in cricket, i.e., pace or fast bowlers and swing or spin bowlers. Spin bowlers or spinners impart rotation to the ball to get a batsman out. It is a bowling technique in cricket in which the ball is delivered slowly but with the potential to deviate sharply after bouncing. The spin ball makes its movement hard to predict, mainly when it bounces.
Hence spin bowlers try to deceive batsmen into making a mistake. There are four types of spinners in cricket, i.e., right-arm leg-break, right-arm off-break, left-arm orthodox, and left-arm china-man. So here, look at the top 3 Indian’s list of the best spinner in women’s cricket.
Top 3 List of The Best Spinner In Indian Women’s Cricket Team
1. Poonam Yadav
Poonam Yadav holds the no.1 position among the top 3 Indian’s list of the best spinner in women’s cricket. She has been an Indian cricketer from 2013 to the present. Her playing role is a bowler. She is a right-handed batter and right-arm leg-spin bowler. She made her ODI debut on April 12th-2013 against Bangladesh, her T20I debut on April 05th-2013 against Bangladesh, and her Test debut in November 16th-2014 against South Africa.
In June 2018, she held the third position in the women’s T20 rankings list. She bowls leg-spin and has a potent googly. Despite being short in stature, she is a fantastic bowler. Her economy rate for a spinner is excellent, being 3.97 in WODIs and 5.75 in WT20Is. She was the joint-leading wicket-taker for India in the tournament, with eight dismissals in five matches. She is the best bowler for the Indian women’s cricket team.
In September 2018, she became the highest wicket-taker in T20I, with 57 wickets from 39 T20I matches passing the previous record of Jhulan Goswami’s tally of 56 wickets. She is also the front-line bowler in every T20 match for India. Overall, she took 181 wickets from 131 matches. She took 98 wickets from 72 WT20I matches, 80 wickets from 58 WODI matches, and three wickets from one Test match at a bowling average of 15.2, 25.1, and 22.7, and an economy rate of 5.75, 3.97, and 1.65 respectively.
She has emerged as the outstanding bowler for the Indian women’s team in T20Is and ODIs. In 2018, she received ‘Arjuna Award’ for her outstanding achievements in sports. She is one of the best female cricket bowlers in the world and also one of India’s best spinner in women’s cricket.
2. Ekta Bisht
Ekta Bisht holds the no.2 position among the top 3 Indian’s list of the best spinner in women’s cricket. She has been an Indian cricketer from 2011 to the present. Her playing role is a bowler. She is a left-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. She made her ODI debut on July 02nd 2011, against Australia, her T20I debut on June 23rd-2011 against Australia, and her Test debut on August 13th-2014 against England.
She was the first international women cricketer from the Uttarakhand state of India. In October 03rd-2012, she took a hat-trick as India outplayed during the ICC world women’s T20 match in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She was the first cricketer for India to take a hat-trick in the WT20Is match. In December 2017, she was named as one of the players in the ICC women’s ODI and T20I team of the year. She was the only woman named in both squads.
She was the second-highest wicket-taker in WODIs in 2017 at an average of 17.27 with 29 wickets in 16 matches. She is also one of the best bowlers for the Indian women’s cricket team. During the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, she claimed five wickets in 18 conceded runs against Pakistan, which helped the Indian women’s team to win by 95 runs.
Overall, she took 154 wickets from 106 matches. She took 53 wickets from 42 WT20I matches, 98 wickets from 63 WODI matches, and three wickets from one Test match at a bowling average of 14.7, 21.8, and 14.7, and an economy rate of 5.30, 3.77, and 1.15 respectively. She is India’s fifth-highest wicket-taker in WODIs and third-highest in T20Is.
Sachin Tendulkar also praises her for her fielding skills. In 2017, she received the ‘Khel Ratna’ award from the Uttarakhand government. She is also one of India’s best spinner in women’s cricket.
3. Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma holds the no.3 position among the top 3 Indian’s list of the best spinner in women’s cricket. Her full name is Deepti Bhagwan Sharma. She is an Indian cricketer who has played for the Indian women’s national cricket team from 2014 to the present. She is an all-rounder who is a left-handed batter and right-arm off-break bowler.
She made her ODI debut on November 28th, -2014, against South Africa, her T20I debut on January 31st-2016 against Australia, and her Test debut on June 16th-2021 against England. She is currently ranked third in the top all-rounders in the ICC Cricket Rankings. She is also the third-highest individual scorer in Women’s cricket ODI’s with 188 runs against Sri Lanka.
In May 2017, she was involved in a world record opening partnership of 320 runs with Poonam Raut during the quadrangular series. Deepti scored 188 runs out of 320 runs partnerships in just 160 balls. She also hit 27 boundaries in the match, which is the most by any female cricketer in a WODI. She is also one of the best bowlers for the Indian women’s cricket team.
Deepti Sharma’s overall international career bowling record is 149 wickets from 137 matches. She took 63 wickets from 61 WT20I matches, 81 wickets from 74 WODI matches, and five wickets from 2 Test matches at a bowling average of 21.0, 31.2, and 20.2, and an economy rate of 6.16, 4.20, and 2.34 respectively. Her overall international career batting record is 2449 runs from 135 matches.
She scored 1782 from 74 ODI matches, 152 runs from 2 test matches, and 520 runs from 61 T20I matches at a batting average of 34.9, 76.0, and 21.7, respectively. In June 2018, she was awarded the Jagmohan Dalmiya for Best Domestic Senior Women’s Cricketer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). She is also one of India’s best spinner in women’s cricket.
Below is the top 3 Indian’s list of the best spinner in women’s cricket.
|S.NO.||Indian Women Player Name (Spinner)||Played Years||Type of Bowling||Overall Matches||Overall Wickets||Bowling Average||Economy rate|
|1.||Poonam Yadav||2013-2022||Right-arm leg-spin||131||181||21.0||3.79|
|2.||Ekta Bisht||2011-2022||Slow left-arm orthodox||106||154||17.06||3.40|
|3.||Deepti Sharma||2014-2022||Right-arm off-break||137||149||24.13||4.23|
Who Is The No.1 Spinner In Women’s Cricket?
Sophie Ecclestone is the no.1 spinner in women’s cricket. She is an English cricketer who has played for the England women’s national cricket team from 2016 to the present. Her playing role is a bowler. She is a right-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. She made her ODI debut on October 08th 2016, against West Indies, her T20I debut in July 03rd-2016 against Pakistan, and her Test debut in November 09th-2017, against Australia.
She has been ranked the no.1 bowler in both WODIs and WT20Is by ICC. Her ICC rank in WODIs is 771, and WT20I is 761. In March 2020, at the end of the ICC women’s T20 world cup, she became the world’s no.1 bowler in WT20Is cricket. Sophie’s overall international career bowling record is 161 wickets from 102 matches.
She took 68 wickets from 50 WT20I matches, 76 wickets from 47 WODI matches, and 17 wickets from 5 Test matches at a bowling average of 15.9, 21.1, and 37.7 and an economy rate of 5.94, 3.71, and 2.84 respectively. She has performed exceptionally well against India and New Zealand. She took 18 and 14 wickets against India and New Zealand, respectively. She has been a great success in the world cup tournament as she took eight wickets in the 2020 T20 world cup. She is also one of the best bowlers and the number one best spinner in women’s cricket.
Top 3 Best Spinner In Women’s T20 Cricket
Below are the top 3 best spinner in women’s cricket in the T20 format.
|S.NO.||Women Player Name (Spinner)||Women Team||Played Years||Type of Bowling||WT20I Matches||WT20I Wickets||Bowling Average||Economy rate|
|1.||Sophie Ecclestone||England||2016-2022||Slow left-arm orthodox||50||68||15.9||5.94|
|2.||Sarah Glenn||England||2019-2022||Right-arm leg-break||26||33||15.2||6.08|
|3.||Anam Amin||Pakistan||2014-2022||Slow left-arm orthodox||60||61||19.7||5.40|
List of Best Spinner In ODI Women’s Cricket
Below is the list of the top 3 best spinner in women’s cricket in the ODI format.
|S.NO.||Women Player Name (Spinner)||Women Team||Played Years||Type of Bowling||WODI Matches||WODI Wickets||Bowling Average||Economy rate|
|1.||Sophie Ecclestone||England||2016-2022||Slow left-arm orthodox||47||76||21.1||3.71|
|2.||Jess Jonassen||Australia||2012-2022||left-arm orthodox spin||85||131||19.7||3.95|
|3.||Hayley Matthews||West Indies||2014-2022||Right-arm off-break||69||78||24.8||4.03|
Which Spinner Took The Highest Wicket In Test Cricket?
Mary Duggan took the highest wicket in Test cricket. She was an English cricketer who played for the England women’s national cricket team from 1949 to 1963. Duggan was an all-rounder, a right-handed batter, and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. She scored 652 runs in 17 Test matches at a batting average of 24.14, with the highlight of an unbeaten century in her last match.
Duggan was also an effective bowler and took 77 Test wickets from 17 Test matches at a bowling average of just 13.49, which remains the all-time women’s Test record. She scored a remarkable 7 for six against Australia, the best figure in England’s women’s Test history. Duggan scored a century in her final Test match and took 7 for 72 figures. She died on March 10th-1973 at the age of 47.
List of 3 Best Hat-Trick-Taken Spinners In Women’s Cricket
Below is the list of the top 3 best hat-trick-taken spinners in women’s cricket.
|S.NO.||Women Bowler Name||Team||Opponent||Dismissals||Venue||Year|
|1.||Rumana Ahmed – (Right-arm leg-break bowler)||Bangladesh||Ireland||Kim Garth, Clare Shillington, Mary Waldron||Belfast||10-Sep-2016|
|2.||Clare Connor – (Slow left-arm orthodox bowler)||England||India||Rupanjali Shastri, Hemlata Kala, Anjum Chopra||Northampton||09-July-1999|
|3.||Dane van Niekerk – (Right-arm leg-spin bowler)||South Africa||West Indies||Shaquana Quintyne, Anisa Mohammed, Tremayne Smartt||Basseterre||07-Jan-2013|
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