The ICC women's Cricket World Cup is one of the oldest forms of World Championship cricket as the first-ever tournament was held in 1973 in England. The first-ever women's World Cup was won in 1973 by England as well and the latest edition of the tournament was held in 2022 which is won by New Zealand. Australia has been the most successful team in the women’s World Cup as they have successfully won the World Cup seven times. Through this article, the discussion about the top 10 highest run-scorers in the women’s World Cup will be done.
1. Debbie Hockley (1501)
The highest run-scorer in ICC women’s World Cup is New Zealand batsman Debbie Hockley. She has represented New Zealand in the world cup from 1982 up to 2000. During these years, she has successfully played 45 ICC World Cup matches for New Zealand and has scored 1501 runs in them while having an average of 42.88.
2. Mithali Raj (1321)
The next batter with the highest runs in ICC women's World Cup is the former Indian captain Mithali Raj. She started playing the ICC women's world cup for India in 2000 and also played the 2022 ICC women's World Cup. Mithali has recently retired from all forms of international cricket. She has represented India in 38 ICC World Cup matches and has successfully scored 1321 runs in them at an average of 47.17.
3. Janette Brittin (1299)
The third-highest run-getter in the ICC women's World Cup is English batsman Janette Brittin. She has scored 1299 ICC World Cup runs in the women's World Cup during her tenure from 1982 to 1997. During these years, Janette has represented England in 36 ICC World Cup matches and scored these runs while having an average of 43.30.
4. Charlotte Edwards (1231)
The next better on the list of the top 10 highest run-scorers in the ICC women’s World Cup is also an English cricketer Charlotte Edwards. She has represented England in 30 ICC World Cup matches from 1997 to 2013. Edwards has scored 1231 ICC World Cup runs during these matches at an average of 53.52.
5. Suzie Bates (1179)
Suzie Bates has scored 1179 ICC World Cup runs which makes her the fifth-highest run-scorer in ICC women’s World Cup. Suzie has represented New Zealand in 27 ICC World Cup matches from 2009 up to 2022. In these matches, she has successfully scored the runs at an average of 56.14 and has represented New Zealand very well.
6. Belinda Clark (1151)
The sixth-highest run-getter in ICC women’s World Cup is an Australian cricketer Belinda Clark. She has successfully represented Australia in 29 ICC World Cup matches from 1993 to 2005. During these matches, Belinda managed to score 1151 runs at an average of 60.57 and has been one of the most successful cricketers for Australia in recent times.
7. Karen Rolton (974)
The next battle with the highest runs in ICC women's World Cup is Australia cricketer Karen Rolton. She has scored 974 runs in the ICC women’s World Cup while representing Australia in 28 World Cup matches from 1997 to 2009. During these years, she scored these runs at an exceptional average of 74.92 and has performed very well for Australia at the global level.
8. Meg Lanning (948)
Meg Lanning has scored 948 ICC World Cup runs for Australia which makes her the next highest run-scorer in the ICC women’s World Cup. Meg has represented Australia in 22 ICC World Cup matches from 2013 to 2022. She scored these runs for Australia by having an average of 52.66.
9. Harmanpreet Kaur (876)
The eighth highest run-scorer in the ICC women’s World Cup is the Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur. She has represented India in 26 ICC World Cup matches during her tenure from 2009 up to 2022. In these matches, Harmanpreet has scored 876 runs at an average of 51.52 while representing India in the world cup.
10. Claire Taylor (856)
The last player on the list of the top 10 highest run-getter in the ICC women’s World Cup is English wicketkeeper batter, Claire Taylor. She has played 19 ICC women’s World Cup matches for England from 2000 to 2009. In these matches, Taylor has scored 856 ICC World Cup runs at an exceptional average of 61.14.