Nida Dar of Pakistan Makes History as Top Wicket Taker in Women’s T20 Cricket

Nida Dar, the captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team, has achieved a remarkable milestone by becoming the highest wicket-taker in the history of Women’s T20 International cricket. This outstanding feat was accomplished during the second match against England in Northampton, where Dar secured her 137th wicket.

Surpassing the previous record held by Australia’s Megan Schutt, who had taken 136 wickets, Dar reached this historic milestone in her 141st T20I innings. Her exceptional performance included securing two additional wickets, solidifying her position as the leading wicket-taking bowler in women’s T20 international cricket.

Dar’s achievement not only signifies a personal triumph but also stands as a proud moment for Pakistan cricket. Her consistent performance and dedication have set a new standard in women’s T20 cricket, serving as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers. Additionally, former Pakistan captain Sana Mir ranks among the top 20 all-time wicket-takers in women’s T20I cricket, holding the 19th position with 89 wickets taken in 105 innings, further highlighting the talent and contributions of Pakistani players in the sport.

With 137 wickets, Nida Dar has surpassed several prominent cricketers, including Megan Schutt (136 wickets) of Australia, Ellyse Perry (126 wickets) of Australia, Anisa Mohammed (125 wickets) of West Indies, and Shabnim Ismail (123 wickets) of South Africa. Her achievement as the highest wicket-taker in women’s T20 International cricket underscores her exceptional abilities and cements her legacy in the game.

Dar’s historic accomplishment is a testament to her skill, determination, and perseverance, marking a significant chapter in the history of women’s cricket. Her success serves as a beacon of excellence, setting a high standard for future generations of cricketers to aspire to.

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