Women's 20-20 World Cup: 5 players who can become leading wicket-takers in tournament

Here, we’ll have a look at the top 5 bowlers who might end up as the leading wicket-takers at the end of the tournament. The list includes...

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Senior Women’s 20-20 World Cup is all set to kick off on Friday, the 10th of February with the inaugural match between the hosts South Africa Women and Sri Lanka women at the Newlands in Cape Town. The stage is all set to witness the cricketing excellence of some renowned women cricketers in the World.


Whereas, speaking of the point of view of the bowlers, there will be a tough contention among the various veteran bowlers from the cricketing powerhouses like Australia, India, England, and India.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at the top 5 bowlers who might end up as the leading wicket-takers at the end of the tournament.

Jess Jonassen (Australia)


Jess Jonassen (Women's 20-20 World Cup)

The senior Queensland pacer Jess Jonassen is a major key element in the Australian women’s squad for the eighth edition of the Women’s 20-20 World Cup. Jonassen is active in T20I cricket for the yellow outfits for the last 11 years since her debut against New Zealand in the Sydney T20I back in 2012.

Apart from her total of 89 T20I wickets, the 30-year-old has also impressed with her performances in the last five white-ball appearances by scalping six wickets with a decent average of 19.2. So it would not be surprising if she finishes at the top of the list of leading wicket-takers in the tournament.


Meghan Schutt (Australia)


The veteran right-arm fast-medium Meghan Scutt has been very economical for Australia in the last five white-ball appearances. She scalped five wickets in a fifer against Pakistan in Sydney T20I on the 24th of January last month. Schutt conceded runs with a fine average of 24 in these white-ball appearances.,

Apart from that, the Adelaide pacer has a very celebrated T20I career to her name including 114 wickets with a brilliant average of 16.34 and a bowling strike rate of 6.22. Having an immense experience to her name with brilliant bowling excellence, Schutt is also one of the prominent contenders to finish in the list of leading wicket-takers.

Renuka Singh (India)


In her short career of two careers, star Indian pacer Renuka Singh has proved her worth for the women in blue. She has scalped 24 wickets in 24 T20I appearances. Riding on her outstanding bowling heroics, she was also named the emerging women’s player of the year for scalping 40 wickets in just 29 international appearances.

Experts have also dubbed Renuka as the perfect replacement to fill the void of former legendary Indian bowler Jhulan Goswami. Notably, the 27-year-old also played a crucial role in the silver-medal run of the Indian women’s team in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Kate Cross (England)


Experienced Lancashire pacer Kate Cross hasn’t very many T20I appearances for England in her international career of almost a decade. But she has made a good impact in the given opportunities and bowled with a good economy of 6.72 to scalp 11 wickets.

Apart from this, the 30-year-old can deliver up to the expectations for the three lions in the Women’s 20-20 World Cup owing to her long white-ball experience of 54 ODIs including 3 four-wicket hauls and 2 five-wicket hauls to her name.

Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand)


The veteran of 71 T20Is, 32-year-old New Zealander Lea Tahuhu has been impactful last five cricketing appearances for Cant Women apart from international cricket. She scalped seven wickets with a decent average of 23.6.

Speaking of her career in the T20Is, the Canterbury Women veteran has scalped 64 wickets with a best bowling figure of 4/6. Considering her experience and skills, Tahuhu could play a vital role in ending of title drought for two-time Women’s 20-20 World Cup runners-up New Zealand.

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