Cricket has grown as a game in recent years, especially among women. Female cricketers have shown what they are capable of doing, time and again. Australia is one the most prominent teams to have gained success, be it bowling, fielding, or any other department, they have excelled in every field. So, let's look at the top 10 Female Australian cricketers of all time.

1. Catherine Fitzpatrick

Regarded as the World’s fastest female bowler, Catherine Fitzpatrick is a former Australian cricketer who has 100 ODI wickets under her belt. Patrick achieved heights in her career when female cricketers were not  prominent figures and did not get any financial rewards. In her career spanning 15 years, she took 180 wickets in 109 ODIs and terrorized batters. She was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame and Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

2. Belinda Clarke

Do you know who’s the first player to record a double ton in the ODIs? Well, it’s not Sachin Tendulkar, it's Belinda Clarke. Clarke is a former Australian cricketer and two-time world cup winning captain. Regarded as the pioneer of the game and one of the legendary players to have graced the game, Belinda scored over 5000 runs across all the formats of the game, smacking 7 centuries and 36 half-centuries. She was inducted into ICC Hall of Fame and Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

3. Betty Wilson

Elizabeth Rebecca Wilson aka Betty Wilson is considered to be the greatest Australian female cricketer ever played. Debuting against New Zealand  in 1948 she blasted 90 runs and took 4 wickets. Playing further she became the first Australian female cricketer to smack a 100 and register a 10-wicket haul in the same match against England, she was ahead of her time. Wilson was an absolute trailblazer, who made her name as one of the finest all-rounders to have played for the Australian side.

4. Lisa Sithalekar

One of the leading allrounders of her time, Lisa Sithalekar is the first female cricketer to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in the ODIs. She was a crucial part of the four prominent world cup campaigns, and ended her career as the no. 1 T20 all-rounder. What makes her legendary is her impact on the game, her journey from an orphanage in India to the Australian Cricket Team is awe inspiring. And, she has also been an ardent ambassador of Women’s cricket.

5. Ellyse Perry

Arguably the best female cricketer to represent Australia, Ellyse Perry has mastered all the fields of the game. She became the youngest cricketer to make her debut in the senior team in July 2007 at the age of 16. A genuine all-rounder, Perry was the first player to score 1000 runs and register 100 wickets in the T20Is. She is also an accomplished footballer, having represented Australia at the FIFA.

6. Karen Rolton

Karen Rolton is a former Australian Captain and a left-handed batter who favored scoring runs swiftly. The highest test scorer for the Australia side, Rolton amassed over one thousand test runs in 14 matches at an average of 55.66. Her swashbuckling 107 in the 2005 World Cup Final helped the team win their second title. In a career spanning 14 years, she registered over six thousand runs playing at a top-order batter, smashing 10 centuries and 40 half-centuries.

7. Alyssa Healy

Alyssa Healy has remodeled herself into one of the foremost damaging batters within the world. She is arguably the best player of the lofted on-drive within the game and may take down bowling attacks within the blink of an eye. In Oct 2019 she set a brand-new record for the very best T20I innings with an unconquered 148 off sixty-one balls against the Sri Lankan team and in 2020 she played an outstanding inning in the T20 World Cup finals. Her glove is very fine and she has been able to dismiss batters efficiently.

8. Jodie Fields

Field went down as one of the most successful Australian captains of all time. She led Australia to victory in the 2012 ICC Women’s T20 and 2013 World Cup and took the team to the number one spot in ODI and T20. She was an accomplished wicket-keeper with 120 dismissals. Apart from that she registered 1742 runs with bats including all formats of the game.

9. Meg Lanning

“The Megastar” became the youngest to captain the Australian cricket team i.e., at the age of 21 against England, and ended the series being the highest run-getter. She announced herself to the cricketing world in the year 2011 and it was in her second that she unleashed batting, scoring an unbeaten 103. She has led Australia to some glorious victories including the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Her captaincy reflects a fresh and innovative approach that will help Australia in upcoming games.

10. Megan Schutt

The mainstay of the Australian bowling lineup, Meghan Schutt’s lethal bowling gave batters a nightmare. She has fantastic numbers in ODI, she has taken 96 scalps at an average of 23 and has picked up 73 wickets in the T20Is till now. She was the most successful bowler of the world cup campaign, claiming 15 wickets at an economy of 4.13. Meghan Schutt has proved the efficiency of her skills during crucial times, time and again, and continues to do so.