The first part of our statistical analysis of the history of the Women’s World Cup showed that the tournament has been dominated by Australia, England and New Zealand. This is reflected in the individual performances also.
Debbie Hockley, who is now the first female president of New Zealand Cricket, leads the batting charts with most runs in World Cup games (1501) as well as the most runs in a single edition (456).
Hockley, who played in five editions – a record she holds with Charlotte Edwards and Clare Taylor – also returned astonishing bowling figures of 6-6-0-1 against Ireland in 1988.
Edwards, the former England captain, is another regular in all major batting charts.
|Debbie Hockley (NZ)||45||43||8||1501||100*||42.88||2||10|
|Janette Brittin (Eng)||36||35||5||1299||138*||43.30||4||3|
|Charlotte Edwards (Eng)||30||28||5||1231||173*||53.52||4||7|
|Belinda Clark (Aus)||29||26||7||1151||229*||60.57||1||6|
|Karen Rolton (Aus)||28||22||9||974||154*||74.92||3||6|
Did you know: Charlotte Edwards won the Player of the Match award on eight occasions – the most by any player in the World Cups.
Highest individual scores
|Belinda Clark (Aus)||229*||155||22||0||147.7||Den||Mumbai||December 16, 1997|
|Charlotte Edwards (Eng)||173*||155||19||0||111.6||Ire||Pune||December 16, 1997|
|Stafanie Taylor (WI)||171||137||18||2||124.8||SL||Mumbai||February 3, 2013|
|Suzie Bates (NZ)||168||105||19||6||160.0||Pak||Sydney||March 19, 2009|
|Karen Rolton (Aus)||154*||118||19||0||130.5||SL||Christchurch||December 1, 2000|
Did you know: Karen Rolton is the only player to score a hundred in a World Cup final. She made 107 not out against India in 2005.
Also read: “Rolton did a Ricky Ponting on us”
Belinda Clark’s 229* was the first double hundred in ODI cricket. She held the record for the highest individual score before Rohit Sharma’s 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. The innings had 22 fours, another record.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s 107 not out off 109 balls v England in Mumbai in 2013 is the highest score by any Indian player in a World Cup game. However, India lost that game.
Most sixes in an innings
|Suzie Bates (NZ)||6||168||Pak||Sydney||March 19, 2009|
|Sophie Devine (NZ)||6||145||SA||Cuttack||February 1, 2013|
|Deandra Dottin (WI)||4||51||Aus||Sydney||March 12, 2009|
|Deandra Dottin (WI)||4||39||Ind||Mumbai (BS)||January 31, 2013|
|Deandra Dottin (WI)||4||50||SL||Mumbai||February 3, 2013|
Did you know: Deandra Dottin not only holds the record for the most sixes in World Cups (17 sixes in 14 innings) but also in ODI cricket (63 sixes in 93 innings).
Highest partnerships by runs
|Haidee Tiffen, Suzie Bates (NZ)||262||2nd||Pak||Sydney||March 19, 2009|
|Lynne Thomas, Enid Bakewell (Eng)||246||1st||Int XI||Hove||June 23, 1973|
|Lindsay Reeler, Ruth Buckstein (Aus)||220||1st||Neth||Perth||November 29, 1988|
|Carole Hodges, Helen Plimmer (Eng)||213||3rd||Ire||Reading||July 24, 1993|
|Janette Brittin, Barbara Daniels (Eng)||203||2nd||Pak||Vijayawada||December 12, 1997|
Did you know: Debbie Hockley has been involved in the most 100-run partnerships (7), followed by Belinda Clark, Charlotte Edwards, and Karen Rolton (6 each).
The effort from Thomas and Bakewell is the second-highest partnership between two debutants in ODI cricket. The record is held by Reshma Gandhi and Mithali Raj for their unbroken 258.
Lyn Fullston, the slow left-arm spinner who represented Australia in netball too, leads the charts with most wickets (39) and most wickets in a single edition (23). New Zealand’s Jackie Lord (6 for 10) has the best figures in an innings while India’s Neetu David, another left-arm spinner, is the only bowler to take a five-for in a losing cause (5 for 32 v New Zealand in 2005).
There are have been only two hat-tricks in World Cups – both of them coming in 1993 edition. Carole Hodges, an off-spinner from England, became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in World Cup. That was also the first hat-trick in women’s ODI cricket.
|Lyn Fullston (Aus)||20||209.1||39||5/27||11.94||2.22||32.1||4|
|Carole Hodges (Eng)||24||233.5||37||4/3||14.86||2.35||37.9||3|
|Clare Taylor (Eng)||26||238.5||36||4/13||13.94||2.10||39.8||2|
|Cathryn Fitzpatrick (Aus)||25||226.2||33||3/18||18.9||2.75||41.1||0|
|Sharon Tredrea (Aus)||28||254.5||32||4/25||14.93||1.87||47.7||1|
Did you know: Cathryn Fitzpatrick held the record for most wickets (180) in ODIs until recently when Jhulan Goswami of India went past her.
Most wickets in a single World Cup
|Lyn Fullston (Aus)||1982||12||123||23||5/27||12.00||2.24||32.00||2|
|Jackie Lord (NZ)||1982||12||113.3||22||6/10||12.40||2.40||30.90||2|
|Neetu David (Ind)||2005||8||65.4||20||5/32||8.35||2.54||19.70||1|
|Shubhangi Kulkarni (Ind)||1982||12||80.5||20||3/19||11.70||2.89||24.20||0|
|Charmaine Mason (Aus)||2000||8||69.3||17||3/20||10.76||2.63||24.50||0|
Did you know: Fullston is the only player to end as the highest wicket-taker on two occasions – in 1982 and in 1988 when she took 16 wickets from eight matches.
Best bowling figures in an innings
|Jackie Lord (NZ)||6/10||Ind||Auckland||January 14, 1982|
|Glenys Page (NZ)||6/20||T & T||St Albans||June 23, 1973|
|Jennifer Turner (NZ)||5/5||Neth||Lindfield||July 25, 1993|
|Tina Macpherson (Aus)||5/14||Y. Eng||Bournemouth||June 23, 1973|
|Laura Marsh (Eng)||5/15||Pak||Sydney||March 12, 2009|
Did you know: Jackie Lord’s 6 for 10 helped her side win the game against India after New Zealand were bundled out for just 80 – the lowest total defended successfully in ODIs cricket.
Best economy rates in an innings
|Debbie Hockley (NZ)||6||6||0||1||0.00||Ire||Perth||November 29, 1988|
|Zoe Goss (Aus)||7||6||1||1||0.14||Den||Dulwich||July 28, 1993|
|Deepa Marathe (Ind)||6||5||1||4||0.16||SA||Pretoria||March 26, 2005|
* Minimum qualification: 30 balls
Did you know: Carol-Ann James of West Indies produced the bowling figures of 12-11-4-1 against Denmark at Beckenham in 1993. This remains the most maidens bowled in an ODI.
Sajjida Shah of Pakistan has gone for most runs – with figures of 9-0-80-2 against New Zealand in 2009.
Wicketkeeping and other individual records
England’s Jane Smit has the most dismissals in World Cups, with 40 dismissals (22 catches and 18 stumping) in 29 matches. India’s Anju Jain, who is third on the list with 31 dismissals, is the only wicketkeeper who has captained the country in the tournament.
Most dismissals in a single World Cup
|Player||Year||Mat||Dis||Ct||St||Max Dis Inns||Dis/Inn|
|Fowzieh Khalili (Ind)||1982||10||20||7||13||5 (2ct 3st)||2.00|
|Shirley Hodges (Eng)||1982||13||19||10||9||4 (3ct 1st)||1.46|
|Terri Russell (Aus)||1982||13||19||8||11||4 (1ct 3st)||1.46|
|Sarah Illingworth (NZ)||1993||8||17||10||7||6 (4ct 2st)||2.13|
|Anju Jain (Ind)||2005||8||17||9||8||5 (3ct 2st)||2.13|
Most dismissals in an innings
|Sarah Illingworth (NZ)||6||4||2||Aus||Beckenham||July 29, 1993|
|Venkatacher Kalpana (Ind)||6||1||5||Den||Slough||July 29, 1993|
|Fowzieh Khalili (Ind)||5||2||3||Eng||Wanganui||January 20, 1982|
|Anju Jain (Ind)||5||3||2||NZ||Pretoria||March 30, 2005|
|Trisha Chetty (SA)||5||4||1||SL||Cuttack||February 13, 2013|
Did you know: Trisha Chetty (128) is just five short of Rebecca Rolls’ world record of most dismissals (133) in ODI cricket.
Players to participate in most World Cups
|Player||No. of World Cups||Year|
|Charlotte Edwards (Eng)||5||1997, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2013|
|Debbie Hockley (NZ)||5||1982, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2000|
|Clare Taylor (Eng)||5||1998, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005|
Another 16 players have participated in four World Cups each, with Mithali Raj (2000, 2005, 2009, and 2013) being the only one who will play in the 2017 edition.
Youngest players in the World Cup
|Gargi Banerji (Ind)||14y 165d||Eng||Kolkata||January 1, 1978|
|Dane van Niekerk (SA)||15y 298d||WI||Newcastle||March 8, 2009|
|Johmari Logtenberg (SA)||16y 28d||Ire||Centurion||March 22, 2005|
If West Indies’ Qiana Joseph plays in her team’s first game against Australia on June 26, 2017, she will become the fifth-youngest cricketer in a World Cup, aged 16 years and 177 days.
Oldest players to participate in World Cup
|Stephanie Power (WI)||47y 347d||Ind||Pretoria||April 1, 2005|
|Kay Green (Eng)||45y 296d||Y. Eng||Ilford||July 18, 1973|
|Viv Sexton (NZ)||44y 357d||Eng||Hyderabad (Deccan)||January 8, 1978|