Most Wickets in Test Women's Cricket

This blog will discuss the top 10 cricketers with the most wickets in test women’s cricket.

1. Mary Duggan-77 Wickets-Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

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The English legend Left arm Medium fast bowler Mary Duggan has the record for the most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1949-1963, she played in 27 innings of 17 matches and took 77 wickets with an average of 13.49.

Her best performance was 9/58.

Mary Duggan’s bowling is characterized by her ability to generate a lot of pace and movement off the pitch. She is known for her accuracy and her ability to bowl a variety of deliveries, including out swing, in swing, and bouncer. She also has the ability to bowl a good yorker, which can be very difficult to hit. Her bowling style is often described as aggressive and she is known for her ability to take wickets. 

2. Betty Wilson-68 Wickets-Second Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

Betty Wilson-68 Wickets-Second Most Wickets in Test Women's Cricket

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The Australian legend Right arm break bowler Betty Wilson has the record for the second most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1948-1958, she played in 21 innings of 11 matches and took 68 wickets with an average of 11.80.

Her best performance was 11/16. 

Betty Wilson was known for her accuracy and ability to spin the ball. In addition to her bowling, Wilson was also a skilled batsman and fieldsman, and she played a key role in the success of the Australian team during her career. Wilson is widely regarded as one of the greatest female cricketers of all time, and she was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

3. Diana Edulji-63 Wickets-Third Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

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The Indian slow left-arm orthodox bowler Diana Eduji has the record for the third most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1976-1991, she played in 35 innings of 20 matches and took 63 wickets with an average of 25.77.

Her best performance was 6/64. 

She was a leftt-arm off orthodox bowler and was known for her accuracy and ability to spin the ball. In addition to her bowling, Edulji was also a skilled batsman and fieldsman, and she played a key role in the success of the Indian team during her career. Edulji is widely regarded as one of the greatest female cricketers in India and was inducted into the Indian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010.

4. Myrtle Maclagan-60 Wickets-Fourth Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

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The English legend Right arm off break bowler Myrtle Maclagan has the record for the fourth most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1934-1951, she played in 27 innings of 14 matches and took 60 wickets with an average of 15.58.

Her best performance was 7/41. 

Myrtle Maclagan was an English right arm off break bowler who played for England in the early 20th century. She was known for her accuracy and control, and was able to spin the ball both ways. She was also known for her ability to bowl long spells, often bowling unchanged for hours at a time. Her bowling style was considered to be very effective against both right and left handed batsmen. 

Maclagan was a key member of the England team during the 1920s and 1930s, and was part of the team that won the first ever Women’s Test Match in 1934. She was also part of the team that won the first ever Women’s Ashes series in 1937.

5. Cathryn Fitzpatrick-60 Wickets-Fifth Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

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The Australian Right arm fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick has the record for the fifth most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1991-2006, she played in 24 innings of 13 matches and took 60 wickets with an average of 19.11.

Her best performance was 9/112. 

Cathryn Fitzpatrick was known for her accuracy and ability to move the ball both ways off the pitch. She was also known for her ability to bowl yorkers and bouncers with great accuracy. Her bowling action was smooth and she had good control over her line and length. She was also known for her ability to bowl long spells without losing her accuracy. She was one of the most successful bowlers in the history of women’s cricket

6. Shubhangi Kulkarni-60 Wickets-Sixth Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

Shubhangi Kulkarni

The former Indian leg break bowler Shubhangi Kulkarni has the record for the sixth most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1976-1991, she played in 32 innings of 19 matches and took 60 wickets with an average of 27.45. .

Her best performance was 7/57. 

Shubhangi Kulkarni was a former Indian leg break bowler who was known for her accuracy and control. She had a very classical bowling style, with a high arm action and a smooth delivery. She was able to generate good spin and bounce from the pitch, and her accuracy meant that she could bowl tight lines and lengths. 

She was also known for her ability to bowl a variety of deliveries, including the googly, flipper, top spinner, and leg break. Her bowling style was very effective in the limited overs format, and she was able to take wickets regularly.

7. Raelee Thompson-57 Wickets-Seventh Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

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The Australian right arm Medium fast bowler Raelee Thompson has the record for the seventh most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1972-1985, she played in 30 innings of 16 matches and took 57 wickets with an average of 18.24.

Her best performance was 8/31. 

Raelee Thompson was known for her accuracy and control. She has a smooth, rhythmic action and is able to generate good pace and bounce from the pitch. Her bowling style is characterized by a high arm action, which helps her generate good speed and movement off the pitch. She also has the ability to swing the ball both ways, making her a dangerous bowler in all conditions. Her accuracy and control make her a great asset to any team.

8. Jacqueline Lord-55 Wickets-Eighth Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

The New Zealand leg break  bowler Jacqueline Lord has the record for the eighth most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1966-1979, she played in 23 innings of 15 matches and took 55 wickets with an average of 19.07.

Her best performance was 10/137. 

Jacqueline Lord was known for her accuracy and control. She has a very classical bowling style, with a high arm action and a smooth delivery. Her leg breaks are delivered with a lot of spin and bounce, making them difficult to read for the batsman. She also has the ability to vary her pace and flight, making her an unpredictable and dangerous bowler. 

Lord is also known for her ability to bowl a variety of different deliveries, including googlies, top spinners, and flippers. Her accuracy and control make her a very effective bowler in all conditions.

9. Katherine Brunt-51 Wickets-Ninth Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

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The English right arm arm Medium fast bowler Katherine Brunt has the record for the ninth most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 2004-2022, she played in 25 innings of 14 matches and took 51 wickets with an average of  21.52 .

Her best performance was 9/111. 

She is known for her accuracy and ability to move the ball both ways off the pitch. She has a smooth, rhythmic action and is able to generate good pace and bounce from a relatively short run-up. 

Her bowling style is characterized by a high arm action, which helps her generate good pace and bounce. She also has the ability to swing the ball both ways, making her a very dangerous bowler in all conditions.

10. Enid Bakewell-50 Wickets-Tenth Most Wickets in Test Women’s Cricket

Enid Bakewell-50 Wickets-Tenth Most Wickets in Test Women's Cricket

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The English slow left arm orthodox bowler Enid Bakewell has the record for the tenth most wickets in women’s test cricket.

From 1968-1979, she played in 22 innings of 12 matches and took 50 wickets with an average of 16.62.

Her best performance was 10/75.

Enid Bakewell was an English slow left-arm orthodox bowler who was known for her accuracy and control. She had a very classical bowling style, relying on flight and spin to deceive the batsman.

She had a very high arm action and a smooth delivery, which allowed her to generate a lot of spin on the ball. Her accuracy was her greatest asset, as she was able to consistently hit the right areas and put the batsman under pressure. She was also known for her ability to bowl long spells, as she was able to maintain her accuracy and control for extended periods of time. 

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