Meet Charlotte Edwards, an English professional cricketer who is currently the most celebrated woman cricketer all over the world. See a video and a biography of Charlotte Edwards here.
Charlotte is quite optimistic about her team’s good performance in the Women’s World Cup next month in Australia. She is currently the captain of the England National Team and will be leading the charge. England did pretty well against West Indies, South Africa and India last summer and are the favourites for the cup.
Charlotte, in particular, will be in the focus with a superb batting average of 37 to her record.
“This is my fourth World Cup and I haven’t reached the final yet so I see this as a massive opportunity for both the team and myself to be really successful and I think we are in a good place to do that,” said Edwards, who flies out to Australia on Tuesday. “We’ve come off the best year that I’ve had as part of the England women’s cricket team with a 15-match unbeaten run so we are going into the World Cup with a huge amount of confidence.”
As a biography, Charlotte Edwards was born on December 17, 1979 in Huntingdon, England so her age is 29. She made her debut in 1995 to become the youngest woman cricketer to play for England at that time. She is the daughter of former English batsman Clive Edwards. Apart from the English team, she plays for Kent Women and Northern Districts Women.
Her batting has been among England’s biggest strengths during the past years. She scored 173 n.o. just a day before her 18th birthday against Ireland, which is a One Day record in women’s cricket. She was also instrumental in England’s Ashes cup win over Australia. With over 200 runs from 7 matches, she is currently the highest run scorer in Women’s Twenty20 cricket.
Charlotte was awarded ICC Woman’s player of the year 2008 for her record-breaking performances.