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ICC Women's World T20

Highest Run-Scorers in the history of Women's T20 World Cup

A look at the top 5 highest run scorers of all time and their stats.

Highest Run-Scorers in the history of Womens T20 World Cup

Gayathri Venkatraman

Published: 9 Feb 2023 7:59 AM GMT

The Women's T20 World Cup began in 2009 and is held once every two years. With the 8th edition of the Women's T20 World Cup flagging off in a couple of days, here's a look at the top 5 run scorers of all time:

#1 Suzie Bates

Suzie Bates of New Zealand leads the list of highest run scorers in the Women's T20 World Cup. She is also on the verge of becoming the first batter to cross the 1,000-run mark.

#2 Stafanie Taylor

The former West Indies captain, Stafanie Taylor, ranks second on the list. Stafanie is also 2 wickets away from achieving yet another feat: becoming the first-ever cricketer, male or female, to achieve a double of 3000 runs and 100 wickets in T20Is.

#3 Meg Lanning

Meg Lanning, Australia's top-order batsman, is third on the list of highest run scorers. She is 6 matches away from becoming the first ever cricketer- male or female- to captain in 100 T20Is.

#4 Charlotte Edwards

The Former English Skipper, Charlotte Edwards is 4th on the list of highest run-getters of the league. She led England to victory in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2009.

#5 Alyssa Healy

Alyssa Healy of Australia is 5th on the list of top scorers and tops the strike rate charts at an impressive 131.92.


S.No.PlayerCountryRunsMatchesAverageStrike Rate
1Suzie BatesNew Zealand9293230.96113.15
2Stafanie TaylorWest Indies8812938.395.44
3Meg LanningAustralia8432938.31112.5
4Charlotte EdwardsEngland7682436.57103.92
5Alyssa HealyAustralia7523425.93131.92

Former Indian Captain Mithali Raj boasts the best average at 40.33; current skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana are all a part of the top-10 chart. Harmanpreet Kaur is on the verge of becoming the first-ever cricketer- male or female- to 150 T20I appearances.

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