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Today we are going to talk about few less known records in Cricket history but this time we are taking this opportunity to tell you the records made by Women Cricketers. In the Men Section, we all have in mind Rohit Sharma for his consecutive double hundreds, team Australia as a first team to score 400+ runs in ODI and South Africa for chasing that gigantic total 434 runs. But does any one of us know what was the highest total made by the women’s national team? This blog will tell you about such memorable records by Women's Cricket. Lets start with the brief origin of Women's Cricket.

Inception of Women's Cricket:

The very first recorded women’s match was played in 1745.
The very first women’s Cricket Club was started in Yorkshire named the White Heather Club.
In 1958 the international Women’s cricket council was formed in order to connect the women’s cricket across the globe.

Since 1973 One Day international Cricket for women’s had been started and currently there are 16 teams who have played one day international matches.

Here are the few less known records by Women’s Cricket team:

1. The highest grand total is of 455 runs in one day international.

Team: New Zealand
Opponent: Pakistan
Year: 1997-1998

2. The Highest Score Chase by a team is of 289 runs.

Team : Australia
Against : New Zealand
Year: 2012-2013

3. The Lowest Score by a team is 22 runs.

Team: Netherlands
Against: West Indies
Year: 2008

Here are the few Individual Players world Record

1. The record of scoring most runs in ODI career goes to Charlotte Edwards from England who has scored a total of 5992 runs by average of 38.16.

Name: Charlotte Edwards – 5992
Team: England

2. Most Centuries by a women cricketer.

Name: Charlotte Edwards – 9 centuries
Team: England

3. Most Half-Centuries (50s) in ODI career by a women cricketer. 

Name: Charlotte Edwards – 55 Fifties
Team: England

4. The Highest Individual Score by a women cricketer in ODI.

I am feeling proud to say that Women Cricketers are very much faster than men. Highest score by a individual is by Belinda Clark who had scored her first double Hundred in 1997 against Denmark and become the first and last women Cricketer to score double hundred in ODI matches till the date.

Name: Belinda Clark: 229*
Team: Denmark
Year: 1997

5. Highest Number of Wickets taken in a single ODI Match:

Name: Sajjida Shah
Team: Pakistan
Figures: 7 wicket conceading just 4 runs
Against: Japan

That’s all for now folks. There are many more records in the name of Women's Cricket. We will cover the further records in our next article till the time stay tuned and keep visitng for all the cricket related blogs, news, coverage and much more.

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India Tour To West Indies:

This July 2016 is going to be very exciting for Cricket fans and cricket lovers as the Indian Cricket Team is going to tour West Indies for the next 7 weeks. The tour is going to start by 6th July 2016. Team India will play two practice matches and then 4 test matches. The first practice matches will be played on 6th of July 2016 and the second on 14th July. The very first Test Match will be played on 21st July 2016 second on 30th July, third on 9th August and fourth on 18th August 2016 respectively.

The matches are going to be very interesting as India play against the West Indies who recently won the ICC World T20 World Cup, but can the West Indies beat India in the Test format too?

A brief look at the past record of India Touring West Indies.
India toured West Indies in 2011 which included 3 test match series and India won the series by 1-0. In a total, India have played total 45 test matches against Caribbean and out of which India have won 5 matches losing 16 and 24 matches were drawn.

According to reports all the venues are ready to welcome team India in July for the series of 4 test matches. The tour was supposed to be on hold due to CPL (Caribbean Premier League) matches were scheduled in the same period, but now all the venues are free during the touring period.

What will be the Indian Squad for the tour?

There are no major changes in the Squad except for a new addition of Shardul Thakur (Mumbai Ranji Player), the team is going to be majorly similar which played against South Africa last year.


Virat Kohli (c),
Murali Vijay,
Shikhar Dhawan,
KL Rahul,
Cheteshwar Pujara,
Ajinkya Rahane,
Rohit Sharma,
Wriddhiman Saha (wk),
Ravichandran Ashwin,
Amit Mishra,
Ravindra Jadeja,
Ishant Sharma,
Mohammed Shami,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
Umesh Yadav,
Shardul Thakur,
Stuart Binny.

It has also been announced by BCCI that the coach for the Indian Cricket Team will be announced at the end of June for the Tour Of India to West Indies.
This time it is going to be fun watching India after 5 years in West Indies. Who do you think will emerge victorious, Team India's strong batting line-up or Team West Indies Fast Pace Bowling Attack? 

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23rd June 2013, Edgbaston - Birmingham. England v India, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 - Final. It was a rainy day at Birmingham so the match was reduced to 20 overs each side. England won the toss and elected to field first. India scored only 129 runs, 43 was the highest runs scored by an Indian Batsman and it was Virat Kohli. England's inning did not start well, they lost 4 wickets for 46 runs. Then it was Ravi Bopara's and Eoin Morgan's show, they played exceptionally good. Ishant Sharma picked both Bopara and Morgan's wicket, both of them got out on 110 (Team Total) and both the time R. Ashwin was the man who took the catch. The game was on till the last bowl, England required 6 runs in 1 bowl. But it was India’s day and India won by 5 runs. India lifted the champions trophy after 11 years. Shikhar Dhawan was awarded Man of the Series.

In June, 2017 the Champions Trophy is again going to be held in England. And yet again India and Pakistan are there in same group, group “B”. In 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan was also there in the same group, and they played a group stage match on 15 June 2013. The match was held at Edgbaston – Birmingham. Result was, India won by 8 wickets. After 4 years both of them will meet at the same venue. 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Match 4 is between India and Pakistan on June 4th at Edgbaston – Birmingham. "No doubt, we try to put India versus Pakistan in our event," said ICC chief executive Dave Richardson, according to a report in 'The Telegraph'. The main reason behind this, is Popularity for this match. India vs Pakistan is always a High drama and High entertainment game in the history of cricket. It was, it is and it will be a game that every Indian waits for. India and Pakistan met 3 times in the Champions Trophy tournament, out of three India has won 1 match and Pakistan  has won 2 matches. So India have a chance to level this record on June 4, 2017.  Last time when this two cricketing giants played each other in ICC tournament on 19 March, 2016 in 2016 ICC World Twenty-20 at Eden Garden. India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets.


India enter as a defending champions in 2017 Champions Trophy Tournament. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa are in Group “B”. Whereas Australia, Bangladesh, England and New Zealand are in Group “A”. Venues are Edgbaston – Birmingham, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and The Oval, London. India and Australia are most successful teams in ICC Champions Trophy with 2 titles each.

It is the fifth tournament in series where India and Pakistan meet in the group stage. Cricket matches between India and Pakistan attract huge television audiences, sometimes around one billion.

So, I am excited for this match, after all it is India vs. Pakistan in ICC tournament. Both the teams will get “Mauka- Mauka” to celebrate their victory over cricketing arch-rivals. I wish good luck to both the teams for the ICC Champions Trophy and future games.

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2016 IPL was all about Virat Kohli, He single handedly broke many records. He scored 4 centuries in this season and became the first captain to score 500+ runs in three separate IPL seasons (634 in 2013, 505 in 2015 and 973 in 2016). Sachin Tendulkar had scored 500+ runs in the 2010 and 2011 IPL season as captain of Mumbai Indians (618 in 2010 while 553 in 2011), He became first batsman to complete 4000 runs in the IPL and he also became the first man in IPL history to score 900+ runs in a single season.

It would be our pleasure to watch some young talent from across the globe, representing one of the IPL franchises. There are several players that I want to see playing in next year's IPL matches.

Here is a list of players that I personally want to see in the next IPL season:

Past Players

(Players who have already played IPL but we want them to play again next year)

Ross_TaylorRoss Taylor:

From 2008 to 2014 Ross Taylor represented 4 different IPL franchises, namely Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors India and Delhi Daredevils. He scored 1017 runs in 55 IPL matches.

His hitting ability, makes him strong. As we already know, he plays superb in the On-Side.

I surely want to see him in the next IPL Edition.

Marlon Samuels:Marlon_Samuels_GCC

Who can forget the 2016 World Cup final? He is the man who helped West Indies to lift Twenty-20 world cup second time. He scored 85* (66 balls, 9x4, and 2x6).
Although we watched him play for Pune Warriors. He has played 2012 and 2013 IPL Season.

In 2013, he was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year. He was one of the franchise players for the beginning Caribbean Premier League.

Darren_Sammy_GCCDarren Sammy:

West Indies Captain.  Who led West Indies team into Twenty-20 World Cup final 2 times, and even won the Title twice.

In 2014 IPL Edition he was elected as Vice Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although his IPL numbers are not upto the mark. But still we want him to be a part of some IPL Franchise.

Rilee Rossouw:Rilee_Rossouw_GCC

This left handed top order batsman, represents South Africa in International Cricket. He also plays for the Knights and Free State. Rossouw played in the IPL 2011 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and replaced Nic Maddinson in IPL 2014 from the franchise. He scored 274 runs in 10 international Twenty-20 matches. He scored 39 runs in 3 IPL Matches (2014 IPL Edition).

Josh_Hazlewood_GCCJosh Hazlewood:

He became the first player of the match in the Day-night Test, having taken the first five-wicket haul in such a match. Named player of the series in the 2015 Frank Worrell Trophy for his 12 wickets as Australia defeated the West Indies 2-0.
He played 7 Twenty-20 international matches and took 8 wickets. He represents Sydney Sixers in Big Bash League. In 2014 IPL, he was a part of Mumbai Indians Squad.

Luke Ronchi:Luke_Ronchi_GCC

He is the only cricketer to play international cricket for both Australia and New Zealand. Currently he represents New Zealand in International Matches. Ronchi has been considered as a specialist in the shorter formats of the game. He has been a regular member of the ODI and T20I squads. He played 29 Twenty-20 International matches and scored 359 runs.

He was a part of Mumbai Indians squad for 2008 – 2009 season, he only played 5 matches for Mumbai Indians and scored 34 runs.

Alex_Hales_GCCAlex Hales:

Alex is a right-handed opening batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who currently plays for Nottinghamshire, while he is also a regular player in the England Twenty-20 International side.

He played for Melbourne Renegades in 2013 Big Bash, Adelaide Strikers in 2014 Big Bash and Adelaide Strikers in 2015 Big Bash Edition. He also played for Mumbai Indians in 2015 IPL. He was named as a replacement to Corey Anderson for 2015 season.  But he didn't play a single match.

His Twenty-20 International stats is also good. Till now he has played 44 Twenty-20 internationals and smashed 1220 runs. His career strike rate is 133.63 and average is 31.28.

He became the first English cricketer, to score a Twenty-20 hundred.

New Players

(Young players who we wish should debut in the next IPL 2017)

Joe Root:Joe_Root_GCC

This right-handed opening batsman and occasional off-spinner, represents England from last 3 and a half years. He represents Yorkshire in the Domestic Cricket since 2009. He played 20 T-20 international matches and made 594 runs with the strike rate of 138.79. He also picked 6 wickets for England.
Remember his 83 runs knocked against South Africa in 2016 Twenty-20 World Cup? Which led England to a record breaking chase of 230. Also in the Final he played amazing, a 54 runs inning in just 37 balls helped England to reach the total of 155 runs and picked 2 crucial wickets. Root ended the tournament as a Third highest run scorer.

Twenty-20 Ranking: 4, ODI Ranking: 10, Test Ranking: 2

He hasn’t played in the IPL. 

Jonny_Bairstow_GCCJonny Bairstow:

Right Handed Wicket-keeper batsman, played for Yorkshire in English County and England in International Matches.

In 2016 he played for Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League.

Jonny played 19 Twenty-20 international and he scored 195 run. Highest score is 60.

Kagiso Rabada:Kagiso_Rabadat_GCC

Right Handed Fast Bowler represents South Africa and Lions on International and Domestic Twenty-20 tournament. He took 22 wickets in 16 Twenty-20 Internationals and he took 33 wickets in 24 Domestic Twenty-20 matches. This 20 years old young man came in the news in Under-19 world cup, in the semi-finals he picked 6 wickets and took South Africa into the Finals. He ended the tournament as the highest wicket taker for South Africa.
He made his ODI debut at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, July 10, 2015 versus Bangladesh and He took hat-trick in his second over itself. Overall he picked 6 wickets in his debut match.

Great Potential. I would love to see him in IPL 2017.

Mitchell_Santner_GCCMitchell Santner:

An all-rounder from New Zealand, who bats left handed and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He played for Worcestershire County Cricket Club in English county. He was in 2016 Twenty-20 New Zealand Squad.
He made his T-20 debut against England. And he picked 3 wickets each on his first 3 Twenty-20 international matches.

His world cup tournament was exceptionally good. He took 10 wickets in 5 matches.

Avesh Khan:Avesh_Khan_GCC

Avesh Khan is Right-arm medium bowler. He was in the 2016 U-19 India squad. He performed very well throughout the tournament. He picked 12 wickets in 6 matches. His best bowling figure is 4 for 32 against New Zealand. He was in the top of “Most Dot Balls Bowled (Tournament)” with 221 dot balls.

These are some players that I personally want to see in the IPL 2017. Send us your views and your favourite players you wish to see in the next IPL 2017.

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We all know Cricket is highly paid sport in India and most of the countries when it comes to national & international level. When we first time hold the bat and start playing cricket we always dream of becoming a cricketer by hook or by crook. Because we all tend to think that becoming a Cricketer is the only way to build a solid reputation and earn a living out of it. There are a few people who know the different ways to earn a living in Cricket and because of this, we don’t know the eligibility and exams that are held by BCCI or the State's Cricket body for cricket lovers who want to make their career in Cricket. So here I am to tell you the Eligibility criteria to get employment in cricket in India.

In our previous article written by Founder of Global Cricket Community Mr. Swapnil Karekar, he has mentioned the career options available in cricket.

Here I have noted down the posts that can give you employment in Cricket. 

  • Umpires
  • Official Scorers
  • Commentators
  • Coaches
  • Groundsman and Pitch Curators
  • Media And Promotion
  • Administrative Work


Every game is incomplete without the umpires/referees. The Umpire plays a vital role in every sport. Many of us have the passion to become and official umpire and want to be there on the field to enjoy the game and earn a living out of it. Below mentioned are the Eligibility Criterias.

According to the Umpire Chaudhary, to become an umpire you must have played cricket either at the club or state level.

Skills and Knowledge that you must have to become an Umpire:

1) A candidate should know the 42 rules of cricket
2) A candidate must be very Patient.
3) A candidate should be able to take spontaneous Decision
4) A candidate must have incisive understanding of the game.

Eligibility To become umpire? Four Simple Steps

  1. A candidate must have to qualify for the theory and Practical exams conducted by the State sports body time to time. After getting qualified, the candidates who live in Mumbai can get registered to MCA who takes the Cricket umpiring courses for freshers.
  2. A candidate will become eligible for an exam conducted by BCCI after clearing the level one and level two. Then the candidate makes it into BCCI - Umpire Panel and can do umpiring at the highest level of tournament conducted by BCCI.
  3. After seeing the Candidate's growth BCCI endorses him/her to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the candidate can join the race to be an International Umpire.
  4. A candidate needs to score more than 90% to qualify to the next level of Umpiring. 

Pay scale: As per the report an Umpire will be getting fixed amount of around INR 15,000/- per National Match. The payment for Corporate and Local Tournaments is comparatively low, Approximately INR 1200/- per match.

International Match: You will be getting $800 to % 1000 per ODI (As per the newspaper report)

Institutes or Academies : GCA (Gujarat Cricket Association) Umpires Academy is the academy who has various Courses to become an Cricket Umpire at various levels.

Cricket Scorer:

To become an official Scorer and earn a living throught it, you need to follow the following steps and eligibility criteria:

Steps To become an Official Scorer:

1. A candidate needs to register to their local Cricket Association under the category where you want to represent yourself as a scorer. The Local Cricket Association conducts the exam every year for Cricket Scorers.

2. After Clearing this exam the candidate will qualify to the State Level exam. (MCA is considered as a State Board)

3. After Scoring passing percentage of 80% in your state level exam for scoring you will be qualified to the BCCI Examination and State Level examination

Skills And Fees:

1. A candidate needs to enroll to the local cricket association (The fees varies as per the association)

2. A candidate needs to know the signals given by the umpires and other various skills such as mathematics calculating strike rate, calculating batting and bowling averages, Require Run rate, Net run rate etc.

Pay Scale: Every Cricketing Scorer have different type of pay scale according to the level.

  • Local Association Tournament : 750/- per match (MCA Recognized Tournament)

Educational Qualification and Age criteria :

  • There is no specific age group and educational qualification required to become an official scorer 

Cricket Commentator:

Some of the people are really good at public speaking and communication skills. One can surely consider Cricket Commentator as a career option if you love Cricket and want to earn a living through it. 
Cricket Commentator is the only job where you need a good qualification and great knowledge about cricket and English as well as the preferred language in which you would love to do commentary.

Qualification Criteria to become an official Commentator:

1. Degree : Bachelors degree.
2. Degree field: Braodcasting, Journalism, Communication
3. Experience: On job Training typically required.

What are the Skills required to become the commentator?

  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Listening and Interpersonal Skills
  • Research Ability
  • Media production Skills
  • Appealing and well- Groomed Appearance, Familarity with editing softwares
  • Broadcast equipment and telecommunication systems.

Pay scale: As a professional Commentator you will be getting INR 50000/- to 1 lac per match.

Here I have mentioned few cricket roles and eligibility criteria to earn a living through Cricket. There are many more roles like this and we will be continuing to update this article gradually. We will analyze the response and would love to continue this topic as per the visitors response. So make sure you comment about your views and suggestions.
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We all have heard about the famous cricket players, their records, coaches, family and stuff. But ever wondered which cricket club these world class players belonged to? Here I have mentioned about the Cricket Club of Famous Cricket Legends.

Famous Cricket Legends Sachin Donald and Clive

Sir Don BradmanMatches - 286, Runs - 35063, Highest - 452*, 100’s - 146 and 50's - 82, Wickets - 28, Career Best wicket- 3/35. Any guesses? He is the Legend of Cricket Sir Donald Bradman. He had started his journey as a cricket player before 1924, then there was no look back, he has scored many records in a domestic Cricket. Sir Donald Bradman have represented Bowral Cricket club in the year 1924, than he was promoted to the national team of Australia in the year 1928.

Clive LloydMatches - 1062, Runs- 51639, Highest- 242*, 100’s- 111, 50’s- 291, Wicket- 203, Career Best-Wicket- 4/33. Cricket Legend - Clive Lloyd. He was the hard hitting batsman and most successful captain. Clive Lloyd have represented Demerara Cricket Club from Guyana Country. Clive Lloyd had also worked as a civil servant for Guyana Ministry of Health.


Sachin TendulkarMatches - 1621, Runs - 84549, Highest - 248*, 100’s - 242, 50’s - 410, Wickets - 475, Career Best-Wicket- 5/32. Any guesses? He is Legend of Cricket, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. He had started his journey as a cricket player in year 1983, he has scored many records in the International Cricket. Little Master has represented the Cricket Club of India in the year 1984, then he was promoted to the national team of India in the year 1989.

Wasim AkramMatches - 1316, Runs - 20824, Highest - 257*, 100’s - 10, 50’s - 54, Wickets - 2847, Career Best-Wicket- 7/119. The Sultan of Swing - Wasim Akram. The Sultan of Swing has represented Lancashire Cricket club. Wasim Akram possessed accurate control of length and line along with seam and swing bowling. His mastery of reverse swing for which he has earned the title of “Sultan of Swing“.


Paul CollingwoodMatches - 1096, Runs - 37586, Highest - 206, 100’s - 57, 50’s - 193, Wickets - 641, Career Best-Wicket- 6/31. England's Former Batsman Mr Paul Collingwood. Paul Collingwood have represented Durham Cricket Club in England.


This was in short about the Cricket Legends and the respective Cricket Clubs they have represented in their Career. Hope you enjoyed reading a few statistics as well.

We shall update this article accordingly and include more Cricket Legends and brief about their Cricket Club Career.

Stay tuned to Global Cricket Community website, as we post more and more articles about Cricket, Countries, Players, Cricket Clubs, various Cricket Blogs, IPL etc. Do let us know your comments and suggestions below. We would love to hear from our viewers.


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