Women's T20 World Cup 2023: 5 players who can finish as leading run getters

Certain batters have the prowess to light up the T20 carnival with their jaw-dropping performances and emerge as the leading run-getter of the tournament.

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The ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 is upon us. The marquee tournament will kick-start on Friday, February 10, with the hosts South Africa squaring off against Sri Lanka in Cape Town. The summit clash of the T20 extravaganza will be held on February 26.

The global event will witness top-drawer players from around the world take the stage and fans are set to witness some exhilarating action on the cricket field. Among the quality cricketers, there are certain batters who have the prowess to light up the high-profile competition with their jaw-dropping performances and emerge as the leading run-getter tournament.

5 players who can finish as the leading run-getters of the tournament

5. Sophia Dunkley

Sophia Dunkley - Lancashire Thunder
Sophia Dunkley – Lancashire Thunder. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Sophia Dunkley has been a consistent performer in the international circuit. The 24-year-old has featured in 39 T20Is and scored 574 runs at a strike rate of 115.03. Talking about the 50-over format, she has scored 746 runs in 28 ODIs at a strike rate of 85.25.

Dunkley started her T20I career as a middle-order batter but seeing her ability to put the opposition’s bowlers under the pump with her strokeplay, the team management elevated the flamboyant batter to the opening slot. It turned out to be a master move as the Surrey-born thrived in the role, hammering 415 runs in 16 T20Is she featured as an opener.

Dunkley is a no-nonsense cricketer and takes the attack to the opposition right from ball one. She is in a pristine touch of late and has knocked the wind out of bowling line-ups that have come her way. In the warm up match of the T20 World Cup 2023 against South Africa, she smashed 59 runs off mere 19 deliveries to provide her side with a crackling start. If Sophia continues on her merry ways, she could be the highest run-scorer of the upcoming T20 extravaganza.

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