Celebrating women in the world of Football and Cricket

Women can express their individuality and identity through sports in communities that might otherwise dismiss them. Being an athlete entails pushing yourself both physically and mentally on a daily basis. Your dedication to your sport not only strengthens your physique, but it also boosts your self-esteem. You can do whatever it takes to achieve in life if you can do what it takes to excel in your sport.

As a female athlete, you empower yourself by having the confidence to seize chances when they arise. Girls are taught to work hard and recognise their skills and flaws from an early age. Female athletes learn about themselves and what they are capable of as they progress in sports.

  • Women who have changed the world of football

Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair now holds the record for most international goals scored in football. Sinclair, a 38-year-old Canadian footballer, has 186 goals for her country.

Sinclair, a forward who mainly plays as an attacking midfielder, has 186 goals in 297 games for Canada.

Abby Wambach

Christine Sinclair broke the record for most goals scored in international football in January 2020, surpassing former United States of America (USA) striker Abby Wambach, who scored 184 goals in 255 appearances during her career.

Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm is another retired American footballer who scored 158 international goals during her career. Hamm, who is now 49 years old, was a member of the United States national team from 1987 to 2004.

Kristine Lilly

Kristine Lilly, another American on the list, scored 130 goals in 354 games for her country. Her international career lasted from 1987 to 2010, and she holds the record for most international caps in football history.

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan, arguably one of the most popular female footballers in recent years, has 110 international goals for the United States in 178 appearances. Morgan, who is only 31 years old, is a crucial cog in the USA’s wheel.

  • Top Women in World Cricket

Ellyse Perry

In 2014, she became a professional cricket player after gradually growing into a single-sport athlete. Perry’s illustrious cricket career has flourished, and she is now largely regarded as one of the top female cricketers in 2022. She’s also one of the few athletes who has excelled in many sports.

Perry has accumulated a number of statistics records throughout the course of her career, demonstrating her versatility as an all-around player. She became the first player in T20I history to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets.

Jhulan Goswami

She was named ICC Women’s Player of the Year in 2007 and received the M.A. Chidambaram Trophy for best female cricketer in 2011. Goswami was ranked top in the ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings for January 2016.

Goswami has the most wickets in women’s one-day international cricket. In February 2018, she took 200 wickets in WODIs against South Africa. As a result, she took South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt off the field in the series’ second one-day match at Kimberley.

Mithali Raj

Raj is the all-time leading run scorer in women’s international cricket. She is the leading run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only player to reach 7,000 runs.

She is the only player to score fifty or more runs in seven straight One-Day Internationals. Raj also has the most half-centuries in WODIs of any player. She became the first Indian (male or female) player to score 2000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals at the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup in June 2018. She was also the first female cricketer to surpass the WT20I runs in 2002.

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