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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Significant bowling records

As the Women’s World T20 2020 is all set to begin on February, let’s have a look at some of the interesting and relevant bowling records made in the last six editions of the tournament. 

Ellyse Perry has most number of wickets and is definitely expected to add more scalps to her name. Apart from Perry, Anya Shurbsole and Shabnim Ismail are the only two names in the list to have taken at least 30 wickets. 

Player Team W Ave Econ
Ellyse Perry AUS-W 36 16.47 5.81
Anya Shrubsole ENG-W 33 12.93 5.19
Shabnim Ismail SA-W 30 15.20 6.05
Stafanie Taylor WI_W 28 16.21 5.92
Deandra Dottin WI-W 26 12.19 6.25


If West Indies Women are dominating the highest wickets table, the best bowling average table is being dominated by English players. Deandra Dottin is ranked at the third place whereas four places are occupied by the England Women. 

Players Teams W Ave Econ
Natalia Sciver ENG-W 20 11.75 5.00
Holly Colvin ENG-W 20 11.85 5.42
Deandra Dottin WI-W 26 12.19 6.25
Anya Shrubsole ENG-W 33 12.93 5.19
Laura Marsh ENG-W 19 13.84 4.45


In case of best bowling economy Morna Nielson from New Zealand is leading the chart while another New Zealand cricketer is standing at the fifth position.

Players Teams W Ave Econ
Morna Nielson NZ-W 11 20.00 4.31
Laura Marsh ENG-W 19 13.84 4.45
Salma Khatun BD-W 16 14.43 4.86
Marizanne Kapp SA-W 15 19.46 4.92
Sian Ruck NZ-W 14 15.21 4.95


Deandra Dotting recorded the best bowling spell of the tournament against Bangladesh in 2018. Two of the top five figures were registered against Pakistan team in 2009 and 2012. 

Players Spells Teams Against Date
Deandra Dottin 5/5 WI-W BD-W 09-11-2018
Sune Luus 5/8 SA-W IRE-W 23-03-2016
Priyanka Roy 5/16 IND-W PAK-W 13-06-2009
Julie Hunter 5/22 AUS-W WI-W 05-10-2012
Holly Colvin 4/9 ENFG-W PAK-W 27-09-2012


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