The T20 format is one of the most uneasy formats in cricket and is the shortest game ICC has introduced in both men’s and women’s categories. T20I is the most popular because it allows fans to witness spectacular bowling and hard-hitting strokes in just 20 overs. In women's cricket, scoring a fifty is one of the hardest things to do because there are so many outstanding female bowlers. In this article, we will look at the top 10 women players with the most number of Fifties in T20I cricket:
1. Suzie Bates
Suzie is a New Zealand cricketer and a right-handed batswoman on the New Zealand team. She is one of the most experienced players on the New Zealand side. Suzie has played 132 matches and scored 23 fifties with a strike rate of 110.88. She is the first female to score 3000 runs in the T20I format
2. Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie is a Jamaican who plays cricket for the West Indies cricket team. She is a right-handed batter and off-break bowler. In T20I, she has scored 21 fifties in 111 matches with a strike rate of 101.00. She is a player who will be on the pitch till the end. Stafanie is the second player to score 3000 runs in T20I cricket.
3. Sophie Devine
Sophie is a New Zealand cricketer a captain of the New Zealand cricket team. She is an all-rounder and one of the best players on the team. Sophie has played more than 100 matches in T20Is and has scored 18 fifties with a strike rate of 123.21. She is known for not wearing a helmet in the matches while batting. Sophie holds a record for the fastest fifty in T20I history (18 balls).
4. Mithali Raj
Former Indian cricket legend Mithai Raj captained the Indian team for nearly 18 years and is also known as one of the greatest players of all time. Mithali has played 89 matches in T20Is and scored 17 fifties with a strike rate of 96.33. She is the all-time leading run-scorer in all formats scoring 10,273 runs in international cricket.
5. Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana is an Indian cricketer and is the current vice-captain of the Indian team. She plays as an opening batswoman for the Indian side. Smriti has played 95 matches and has scored 17 fifties with a strike rate of 122.63. She is the fastest Indian to score a half-century in just 24 balls in the T20Is.
6. Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning is an Australian top-order batswoman and is the current captain of the Australian team. She is the most successful captain in the history of women’s cricket. Lanning has played 124 matches and has scored 17 fifties with a strike rate of 116.55 in the T20Is. She is the first Australian woman to score 2000 international runs in T20I cricket.
7. Sarah Taylor
Sarah is a former English wicket-keeper-batswoman and the captain of the England team. She was one of the best players on the England team. Taylor has played 90 T20I matches and has made 16 fifties with a strike rate of 110.67. Her playing style was simple and effective free-flow stroke play.
8. Beth Mooney
Beth is an Australian cricketer who is the wicketkeeper-batswoman for the Australian team. She has ranked as the top batswoman in women’s T20I cricket. Mooney has played 70 matches and has scored 15 fifties with a strike rate of 123.16 in the T20I format.
9. Lizelle Lee
Lizelle is a former South-African batswoman who is recently retired from international cricket. She played for the African team for over nine years. Lee has played 82 matches and has claimed 14 fifties with a strike rate of 110.61. Lee is the first South-African woman to score the fastest hundred in T20Is.
10. Deandra Dottin
Dottin is a former Barbadian cricketer who was an all-rounder for the West Indies squad. She was also a track and field athlete in the Javelin throw. She played 127 matches and has made 14 fifties with a strike rate of 122.81 in the T20I format. Dottin is the first female cricketer to score 100 sixes in WT20I cricket.