Most Women’s T20Is as captain

Australia Women clinched the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 title with a 19-run win over tournament hosts South Africa on February 26. They broke and created a few teams’ records throughout the tournament, including a straight third T20 World Cup triumph, and sixth overall in eight editions.

In the individual cabinets, Australian players enjoyed great success with new achievements to their names. Star pacer Megan Schutt became the first ever cricketer with 100 wickets in T20I wins and now is only two wickets behind Nida Dar’s record for most wickets in T20I cricket. Veterans Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry became part of Australia’s all six T20 World Cup Titles, from the 2010 edition.

Meg Lanning became the most successful captain in ICC tournament history with a record fifth title as captain. She surpassed her compatriot Ricky Ponting and will go down in cricket history as the arguably the best leader. So, let’s find out more about her numbers and the other two cricketers with the most WT20Is as captain.

3. 93 matches – Charlotte Edwards

The former English captain ended here illustrious 20-year international career in 2016. She holds the record for most runs in ODIs and T20Is for England and is the second-leading run-scorer in Tests. She scored over 10000 international runs, including 2605 in T20Is. She appeared in 95 T20Is and amazingly 93 T20Is came as captain for England.

2. 96 matches – Harmanpreet Kaur

The current Indian captain failed to guide her team to the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 but was impressive with her performances. She also became the first cricketer to play 150 T20Is when she led the team against Ireland in India’s last group-stage match. Harmanpreet succeeded Mithali Raj as T20I captain in 2016 and since then has played 96 T20Is as captain, only four less than Australia’s Meg Lanning.

1. 100 matches – Meg Lanning

No other cricketer, male or female, has enjoyed more success in ICC tournaments than Meg Lanning has since taking captaincy in 2014. Last year she became the only third cricketer to captain 150-plus international matches after England’s Charlotte Edwards and India’s Mithali Raj. Now, she became the first-ever cricketer to play 100 T20Is as captain but only leads by four matches to Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur.