Outstanding Allrounders: Players with 1000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs

Genuine allrounders are hard to come by. Players, who can make their place in a team with either bat or ball, add flexibility and depth to any team they play for. Over the years, the women’s game has seen some terrific allrounders in action. One look at the statistics and you realise how difficult it is to produce good numbers in both the departments through one’s career.

This week, Women’s CricZone lists the select band of players to achieve the rare double of scoring 1000 runs and taking 100 wickets in ODIs.

(Note: Players have been listed in the order they achieved the feat)

 

Lisa Sthaleker (Australia)
7 Jul 2009

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M R HS Bat Avg. Wkts Best Bowl Avg.
125 2728 104* 30.65 146 5-35 24.97

Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar became the first woman to achieve the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs during the fifth and final ODI at Lord’s during Australia’s tour of England in 2009. She reached the milestone in her 93rd match when Shelley Nitschke caught England’s opener Caroline Atkins off her bowling.

Earlier, in 2006, Sthalekar registered 1000 runs in her 50th ODI when she reached 43 during her 51-run knock against New Zealand at Brisbane.

Sthalekar, who came into the match with 2346 runs and 99 wickets in her bag, didn’t have the greatest of starts when she was bowled for a duck by Laura Marsh. Australia were looking at the prospect of getting whitewashed by their arch rivals and eventually could score only 100 runs in the rain reduced 31 overs. The off-spinner, who opened the bowling, had just enough time to take the one wicket that was needed to get her to the milestone before rain had the last say.

 

Jenny Gunn (England)
1 Jul 2013

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M Runs HS Bat Avg Wickets Best Bowl Avg
144 1629 73 21.63 136 5-22 28.10

Playing in her 75th match, Jenny Gunn hit a boundary off Preeti Dimri to take her ODI run tally to 1000, during what was a match-winning 64 against India in Bangalore in 2010.

Three years later, going into the home series against Pakistan, with 97 wickets to her tally, the right-arm seamer looked poised to cross the 100 mark. Gunn did it in style, dismissing Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Batool Fatima and Qanita Jalil to finish with career-best figures of 5 for 22.

She retired last year as the only player from England to have achieved the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs.

 

Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)
11 Nov 2014

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M Runs HS Bat Avg Wkts Best Bowl Avg
126 4754 171 44.01 142 4-17 21.35

Stafanie Taylor, current West Indies captain, is one of the greatest allrounders to have played the game with over 4000 runs and close to 150 wickets at only 29 years of age. A prolific batter, Taylor crossed the 1000-run mark – the first from West Indies to do so – in what was her 28th ODI.

Taylor completed the double in her 78th match by taking the wicket of Australian captain Meg Lanning in Sydney in 2014. She had Lanning caught by her skipper and wicket keeper Merissa Aguilleira for 95. Although her allround effort of scoring 95 runs and taking two wickets won her the player of the match, she couldn’t stop Australia from winning the match by three wickets.

 

Shashikala Siriwardene (Sri Lanka)
15 May 2015

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M Runs HS Bat Avg. Wkts Best Bowl Avg.
118 2029 68 18.44 124 4-11 28.84

A year after Taylor, Shashikala Siriwardene became the fourth player in the world to do the double when she trapped Shamilia Connell in front of the stumps for a duck during the second ODI against West Indies held in Colombo. Siriwardene scored her 1000th run against the same side back in 2012 while playing her 59th ODI.

Coming into the match, having already scored 1483 runs from 84 matches, Siriwardene needed to add four more wickets to complete the double and she put on a match-winning performance in true allrounder’s style. She took four wickets to derail the visitors’ innings before scoring a patient 42 not out to take Sri Lanka to a comfortable six-wicket win.

 

Ellyse Perry (Australia)
7 Feb 2016

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M Runs HS Bat Avg Wkts Best Bowl Avg
112 3022 112* 52.10 152 7-22 24.29

It was inevitable that Ellyse Perry would make this list of star allrounders one day. She went past 1000 runs in 2015 when she scored 78 against arch-rivals England in her 65th ODI for Australia. Six months later she became the fastest to achieve the ‘double’ when she ticked off her 100th wicket in what was only her 70th ODI. She dismissed India’s Veda Krishnamurthy to reach the mark.

She is the fastest to player to achieve the double, taking only 70 matches to register both 1000 runs and 100 wickets.

 

Sana Mir (Pakistan)
8 Feb 2017

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M Runs HS Bat Avg. Wkts Best Bowl Avg.
120 1630 52 17.91 151 5-32 24.27

Sana Mir became the second player from Asia to join the club in 2017, when she cleaned up Bangladesh’s Jahanara Alam to tick off 100 wickets in her 92nd ODI. Only a year earlier, she had taken her run-rally past the 1000-run mark when she scored an unbeaten 14 against West Indies.

Mir is the first and only Pakistani to have taken 100 ODI wickets. She recently retired as one of only six players to have scored over 2000 runs and taken over 200 wickets in international cricket.

 

Dane van Niekerk (South Africa)
15 Feb 2017

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M Runs HS Bat Avg Wkts Best Bowl Avg
102 2115 102 36.46 130 5-17 19.60

Barely a week after Mir managed the feat, it was the turn of South Africa skipper Dane van Niekerk to enter the record books. With a total of 1290 runs and 99 wickets in 74 matches under her belt, the leg-spinner bowled Mona Meshram for 55 to create history. She thus became the first South African to complete the double, underlining her value as one of the world’s leading allrounders.

 

Jhulan Goswami (India)
5 Feb 2018

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M R HS Bat Avg Wkts Best Bowl Avg
182 1076 57 14.15 225 6-31 21.48

Jhulan Goswami, India’s pace spearhead is the only one on the list to reach the 100 wickets milestone before registering 1000 runs. Having bagged her 100th wicket in May 2008, she took a decade longer to score her 1000th run.

In 2018, the lanky fast bowler smashed Ayabonga Khaka for a boundary in her unbeaten knock of eight to reach the four-figure mark. Having taken 165 games to reach the milestone, she is currently the slowest to complete the double.

 

Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)
16 Sep 2018

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M R HS Bat Avg Wkts Best Bowl Avg
108 1834 102* 27.37 123 4-14 23.40

Marizanne Kapp celebrated her 50th ODI for South Africa by scoring her 1000th ODI run in a match against West Indies in 2016. A little over two years later, she became the second South African to ‘complete the double’ when she nicked off Hayley Matthews in her 94th match.

Although Kapp had a poor outing with the bat in that game, she made amends with the ball, scalping three wickets in nine overs as South Africa registered a comfortable victory.

She is the most recent player to enter the club of elite allrounders.

 

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