Women’s cricket has been growing in popularity by 10 folds expected to catch the same craze as the game’s male counterpart has achieved over the years since it was started.
The women’s teams across the world have been making some noise in the past couple of years by setting some huge records in the game and very unexpectedly giving the game a new spin and a new charm which is quite lacking in the male counterpart of the game despite of being a huge cash raking system in the machine. Australian player Alyssa Healy scored an unbeaten 148 off 61 balls to set a new world record for the highest individual score in women’s Twenty20 internationals at the North Sydney Oval on Wednesday 2nd of October. She reached her century in just 46 balls, the second-fastest in the women’s game history, as Australia made 226 for two in the final game of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. The 29-year-old opener from Australia reached the world record with a six in the penultimate over, beating the teammate Meg Lanning’s previous mark of 133 not out set earlier this year against England in July. This time Lanning was cast in a supporting role as she admired the innings from the non-striker’s end. Having celebrated her 100th T20I two days ago, Healy knocked the stuffing out of the Sri Lanka’s bowling attack and finished with 19 fours and seven sixes. She stated that It was just one of those days where everything seemed to come out of the middle while giving an interview to one of the news channels.
So, with these kinds of players striking hard in the game no doubt someday the game might even surpass its male counterpart in popularity.