The ICC Hall of fame celebrates the most illustrious and legendary greats of the game, inducting them as they remain immortal in pride.
Eight female players have been added to the list so far, with the first female induction in 2010.
From Belinda Clark to Betty Wilson, these names will be remembered forever, and here are 5 more names that should be inducted into the prestigious list in the future.
1. Charlotte Edwards :-
With a phenomenal career spanning for two decades, Charlotte rattled the cricket scene as soon as she debuted at the age of 18 for England. From being the first ever player to score 2500 runs in T20s to leading England in 220 occasions, this former captain deserves a place in the Hall of Fame for her memorable contribution to cricket.
2. Mithali Raj:-
The highest ever run scorer in Women’s International cricket, Mithali Raj is a household name rarely needed an introduction. A captain known for her fiery batting yet calm conduct on field, Raj too stole the show on her debut, as she scored a century announcing her arrival into international cricket. Having led India to two World Cup finals, her wait for the elusive cup continues, however the wait for her addition to the Hall of Fame should be quenched in the future.
3. Ellyse Perry:-
Undoubtedly one of the finest cricketers to have ever graced the cricket field, Ellyse Perry has broken such an amount of records that keeping track has become perilous. The recipient of three Belinda Clark Medals and the Wisden leading Women’s cricketer 2019, this name must not be left out from the Hall of Fame.
4. Jhulan Goswami:-
From being inspired by the 1992 Men’s cricket world cup to featuring in World Cups of her own, this bowler’s journey has been truly remarkable. The leading wickettaker in WODIs, she is considered as the fastest bowler in Women’s cricket, and with the accuracy and the towering height, Goswami deserves to claim her position in the ICC Hall of Fame.
5. Stefanie Taylor:-
There may be some surprise on the addition of this West Indian player to this list, but in full honesty, the sport would have suffered if it didn’t have her in it. The first female cricketer to score a century and 4 wickets in the same inning, Taylor was the ICC Women’s cricketer of the year in 2011, the very first West Indian to receive the title. A capable captain and an even better all-rounder, this player must be added to the Hall of Fame in the future.
Note: There are some incredible players who missed out in these 5, and it is in no denial of their amazing contributions to cricket.