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List of famous female cricketers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female cricketers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being cricketers. There are thousand of females working as cricketers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cricketers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a cricketer then the people below should give you inspiration.

A factual list, featuring people like Nagarajan Niranjana and Shubhangi Kulkarni.

While this isn't a list of all female cricketers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female cricketers?" and "Who are the best female cricketers?"
Ellyse Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Cricketers
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Ellyse Alexandra Perry (born 3 November 1990) is an Australian sportswoman who made her debut for both the Australian cricket and the Australia women's national soccer team at the age of 16. She played her first cricket international in July 2007 before earning her first football cap for Australia a month later. Perry is the youngest person to represent Australia in cricket and the first Australian to have appeared in both cricket and football World Cups.Perry was fast-tracked to make her Women's One Day International (WODI) debut for Australia against New Zealand, three months before playing a single match for her state New South Wales in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL). In ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 28

Birthplace: Wahroonga, Australia

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Peggy Antonio (2 June 1917 – 11 January 2002, Melbourne, Australia) was an Australian women's Test cricketer, known as the "Girl Grimmett". Antonio was raised in Port Melbourne, Victoria, a working class suburb of Melbourne. Her father was a Chilean docker of French and Spanish descent who died when she was 15 months. With the encouragement of her uncle she learnt her cricket from the boys in her neighbourhood streets. As a young girl during the Great Depression, she was lucky enough to find work at a shoe factory in the industrial suburb of Collingwood. The factory was home to a women's cricket team where Antonio came to the attention of Eddie Conlon, a club cricketer with an ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1917-2002)

Birthplace: Victoria, DVD Region 4, Oceania, Australasia, Melbourne, + more

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Mithali Raj is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Cricketers
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Mithali Raj

Mithali Dorai Raj (born 3 December 1982) is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian women's cricket team in Tests and ODI. Often regarded as one of the greatest batswomen to have ever played the game, she is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs. She is the first player to score seven consecutive 50s in ODIs. Raj also holds the record for most half-centuries in WODIs. In June 2018 during the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, she became the first player from India (either male or female) to score 2000 runs in T20Is, and also became the first woman cricketer to reach 2002 WT20I runs.Raj is the only ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Jodhpur, India

Lisa Sthalekar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Cricketers
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Lisa Sthalekar

Lisa Carprini Sthalekar (born 13 August 1979) is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer and captain of Australia's international women's cricket team. In domestic cricket she represents New South Wales. She is a right-handed all rounder who bowls off spin, and was rated as the leading all rounder in the world when rankings were introduced. She is the first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs. She announced her retirement from international Cricket a day after Australian team won the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup.Sthalekar made her debut in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) late in 1997–98 as a specialist bowler, but had little success, totalling ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Maharashtra, Pune division, Eurasia, Pune, India, + more