Before the final of the 2018 Women's World Cup between Australia and England, we present the 22 (likely) players who will face Saturday night in Antigua.
Among the players who scored the most points in the world of cricket, Mooney grew up facing boxing players on the Queensland cricket circuit before making his debut while still in high school. Initially, her shot came as an injury to Alyssa Healy behind the stumps, but she did well enough to maintain her place as a pure batsman.
True to Healy's name, Alyssa continued the tradition of Australia's excellent organizing family, following in the footsteps of her uncle, Ian. She is also an explosive first-round shooter, currently in the midst of a purple patch that saw her bag of four impressive Match-Out prizes in five games at this year's T20 World Championship. Alyssa is married to Mitchell Starc, a swift player from the Australians she met when they were only nine years old while playing cricket for the same team.
Ashleigh Gardner, Polyvalent
Gardner is the first Australian indigenous woman to play for Australia in almost 60 years, and the first indigenous woman to represent Australia in a world tournament. . Still only 21, Gardner is among a fearsome race of fearsome six goals in the women's game, with the ability to eliminate big limits with ease.
"The sound of the ball on the roof!"
– Big Bash League of Rebel Women (@WBBL) November 22, 2018
Ellyse Perry, Polyvalent
Arguably the greatest female football star, Perry represented Australia in cricket and football at the highest level. In 2011, she became the first woman to represent the country in World Cups in two sports. She defeated Australia with a cricket World Cup while bowling with a broken ankle, scored a long-range lightning strike at a soccer World Cup and, as if that were not enough, she is the author of a series of children's champions books of sales.
Meg LanningMiddle-Order Beater and Captain
Aptly nicknamed "The Megastar," Lanning remains the youngest Australian man or woman to score an international, and became his youngest captain at age 21. She was already rewriting the female cricket primer, having already broken -ball ODI ton. In 2015, she was named the best female cricket player in Wisden in the world. Lanning has chosen cricket over her other sport, hockey, which she continues to play at a competitive level from time to time in her Premier League club, the Hawthorn HC.
Rachael HaynesMiddle-Order Batter and Vice-Captain
A proven leader throughout his career, Haynes was promoted to lead Australia during Lanning's extended period with an injury although he was not the official vice captain at the time. Haynes is currently pursuing an MBA in marketing and at the time, prior to working full time, he used to work as a Business Operations Coordinator for Bowls Australia, the national sports organization for lawn bowls, as well as playing international cricket.
Elyse VillaniMiddle order beater
Villani began as an explosive opening in his early years on an international level, before descending to a middle class rebounding point. She was part of Australia's women's team that lifted the World T20 in the West Indies in 2010. Widely recognized as one of the funniest members of the dressing room, she is among the top names in international cricket advocating the rebirth of the flexible hat on the field. She also followed in the footsteps of former captain Alex Blackwell in the gay rights campaign, with phrases like "proud gay athlete" and "means equality" in her social media programs. In the era before professional contracts, Villani used to work in odd jobs, such as being an administrative clerk in a gym.
With only 20 left, Molineux's left-arm spin has already become a reliable Powerplay weapon for Australia. in the T20 cricket. She won Betty Wilson's Best Young Player of the Year award at the Allan Border Awards last year and made her first major contract with Cricket Australia, a twelve-month fairy tale culminating in an extended run in the opening XI in the T20 World Cup. impressive performance on his debut as a DJ during the tournament last week, attributing her success to the "support team" around her.
The youngest member of the T20 global cast, Wareham, is among the most exciting young Australian leg catchers who are leaving the Women's Big Bash League and national performance. She played four of Australia's five games in the tournament, bowling, and economic spells as her fifth player.
Megan SchuttFast player
Among the fastest players in women's football, Schutt's accuracy and versatility would make her childhood idol Glenn McGrath proud. His bowling, however, is only part of his story. Among the most direct cricket athletes and a vocal activist for same-sex marriage, she's ready to tie the knot with partner Jess Holyoake. Schutt is also great at tattoos and piercings, with this Cheshire cat larger than life's body art piece.
Delissa KimminceAverage Rhythm Player
He made his international debut at the age of 18, but left the radar after a year at the highest level. She then went to England, worked in a pub, started a cleaning business and eventually made the way back from the bottom up through the club and the state of cricket. Kimmince is also an Australian soccer player, having been chosen by Lions Brisbane as a rookie before the women's AFL inaugural season in 2017.
Now among the most explosive opening matches in the women's game, Beaumont made his England debut as a wicketkeeper expert, hitting No. 10 against the West Indies in 2009. Beaumont comes from a cricket family and grew up under the tutelage of his father Kevin at the Sandwich Cricket Club in Kent, training and playing alongside former City Captain Sam Northeast.
She was impressively old on the Ashes tour in 2017 – having never spent half a century in her first 131 matches in England, she broke an extraordinary 56-ball in Canberra, the first in T20Is in the female history of England. Wyatt made public his admiration for Indian captain Virat Kohli and was awarded his baton when the pair met during the Indian tour in England in 2014.
Kholi marries me !!!
– Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) April 4, 2014
In an interview with ESPNcricinfo earlier this year, she said, "When we met, he told me:" You can not do things like that on Twitter! "They take things seriously!" I was like, # 39; ok, sorry! ". Nicknamed "waggy" because his colleagues think "I'm an aspiring WAG".
Arguably the second best wicketkeeper in the women's game, Jones' misfortune is that the best (for a mile in the country) is his own England teammate Sarah Taylor. However, she took her chance in the absence of Taylor on this tour, producing a player-of-match performance in the semifinal against India.
Heather Knight, Allrounder and captain
The World Cup winner England capped a world record in 2014 when she participated in a cricket match at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro at 5785m, breaking the previous record of 5100m at base camp 2 on Mount Everest.
Natalie Sciver, Polyvalent
Daughter of a diplomat, Sciver's childhood included posts in Tokyo, Warsaw and Amsterdam. Credited with the invention of a new stroke between her legs, the "Natmeg" (a joke in the "nutmeg", football movement), she also got involved in a real estate deal with her teammate Katherine Brunt.
She has captained the boys' teams for six years, from the age of 11, at her local York club. He starred with a century in England's all-time record of 378 to 5 against Pakistan in Worcester in 2016 – totaling 235 for the first wicket with Tammy Beaumont. She made her T20I debut in the same game as fellow Sciver and Jones.
Sophia Dunkley, Polyvalent
Among younger members of England's squad, Dunkley's 20-year-old boy, who grew up in a dead end in north London, gave her the chance to play cricket on the street as a child. She honed her game after winning a sports scholarship for Mill Hill School. Now in the middle of a sports science degree at Loughborough University, she has split her senior year to focus on cricket.
She was a Scottish player in last year's Women's World Cup qualifiers in Sri Lanka, where she won 8 wickets in four games and won England's call after impressing Loughborough Lightning at KSL. She only made her international debut for England in the World T20, where she won for a player's prize of the match.
She almost walked away from cricket a year ago, giving up her international hopes, to seek full-time employment after university. His call for the T20 World Squad caused an abrupt change in winter plans for his parents: they had already scheduled to follow the men's test tour in Sri Lanka. Like Gordon and Dunkley, Smith was not internationalized before this tournament.
One of the team's senior players, Hazell debuted on the England tour of the Caribbean in 2009 and was twice captain, most recently against Australia in Mumbai in March 2018. She was the only woman in the Durham Senior Cricket League before making her debut international in 2009. Hazell was the only married member of the squad of winners of the 2017 World Cup in England, and is married to an Australian.
Now England's first choice at the ripe old age of 19, Ecclestone lost the triumphant World Cup campaign last year … because she was making her A levels. She gained a measure of revenge on the educational system at the time. bowling in the director's first ball at age 10.
– Ian Shrubsole (@ianshrub) July 21, 2017
Anya ShrubsoleAverage Rhythm Player
The heroine of England's impressive victory in the World Cup final against India in the Lord's Cup in 2017, Shrubsole made more history the following April, when she became the first female protagonist of the Wisden Cricketers & Almanack. She was the subject of a viral social media post from her father following England's victory in the Lord's, which she says "gave my dad his ten minutes of fame."
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