Whether it’s Katherine Brunt’s three wickets in England’s 2009 victory or Stafanie Taylor shining for the West Indies in 2016, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup has provided cricket aficionados with plenty of fond memories to cherish. Here’s who we think will make an impact in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.
Smriti Mandhana | India- India’s most prolific top-order batter, Smriti will surely be a handful for the bowlers and will be the driving force for providing India with good starts.
Suzie Bates | New Zealand- Crowned the ODI and T20 player of the year 2015, Suzie will be looking to crush opposition in this tournament. With an experience of over 100 T20s, she has the highest batting average in the New Zealand team.
Megan Schutt | Australia- Megan is in her career-best form at present, taking 15 wickets in the WBBL tournament and with a league-topping economy of 5.60. She is also the first Australian woman who has got two T20I hat-tricks.
Elysse Perry | Australia- The Australian captain is an experienced all-rounder running high on the back of the T20 Tri-series final win against India. She boasts of over 1000 T20I runs and over 100 T20I wickets.
Harmanpreet Kaur | India- The Indian skipper led India to the semi-finals in the last edition of the T20 World Cup, where she hit a blistering century against the Australians. She will be looking to go all guns blazing in this tournament.
Javeria Khan | Pakistan- Javeria is an experienced top-order Pakistani batter who has played close to a 100 T20I and scoring over 1700 runs. Pakistan will be pegging all their hopes on her talent in the absence of Sana Mir.
olly Ferling | Australia- Another Australian on our list, Holly is the rising star of International Women’s Cricket, with 5 wickets in 9 T20I matches. She will be an important bowler in the Australian bowling line up in this tournament.
·Jemimah Rodrigues | India- Our Third Indian batter on the list, Rodrigues has made quite an impression by scoring almost 850 runs in just 39 matches. She has faced criticism in the recent past and what better platform than the World Cup to prove her critics wrong.
·Sophie Ecclestone | England- Currently the third-best bowler in Women’s T20, Sophie was in phenomenal form in the recent tri-series, where she picked up 5 wickets in 4 matches
Trisha Chetty | South Africa- While South Africa enters the tournament missing out on a few key players, they will be hoping Trisha performs well. She has scored over 1100 runs and her form will be crucial for South Africa’s title hopes.