5. Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor is an English cricketer. She is a wicketkeeper-batsman. She usually opens the batting in one day matches and bats in the middle order in Tests. She was a member of the England team which retained the Ashes in Australia in 2008. She plays county cricket for Sussex. On 30 June 2009, she scored 120 at a run-a-ball in the 2nd One Day International at Chelmsford, overtaking Enid Bakewell’s 118 in 1973 as the highest individual score against Australia by an Englishwoman. She broke the record for the highest stand in women’s One Day International cricket with a first wicket partnership of 268 with Caroline Atkins at Lord’s for England against South Africa. She went on to score 129. On 1 September 2008 she became the youngest woman cricketer to score 1000 runs in One Day Internationals when she scored 75 not out at Taunton against India. At the start of the village cricket season she was the first woman player ever to play in the Darton first XI. She opened the batting for England during the 50 over World Cup in Australia and the Twenty/20 World Championship in 2009. She won the T20I Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2013.