5 women cricketers who have played other sports as well

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5 women cricketers who have played other sports as well

Playing a single sport is pretty obvious for any sportsperson. However, some sportswomen aspire to shine in more than one sport and hence played two or more sports at a time.

Well, participating in multiple sports can be a tedious task and therefore one is left with the choice of selecting between the two.

Some of the sportswomen started their careers in one sport and gradually shifted to the another after a period of time due to some reason. However, others continued playing multiple sports quite efficiently.

Here are the five women cricketers who have played sports other than cricket:

5.) Ellyse Perry (Cricket and Football)

Ellyse Perry made her debut for the Australian cricket team and soccer team at the age of 16. She is the youngest player to represent Australia in both cricket and football. She is also the first Australian sportswoman to represent her nation in both cricket and soccer World Cups.

In soccer, she played her first match for Australia against Hong Kong in 2007. Her first cricket match came in the same year when Australia took on New Zealand in a One Day International at Darwin.

4.) Deandra Dottin (Cricket, Track and field)

West Indies middle order batswomen Deandra Dottin has played a couple of sports in her illustrious career. Initially, she participated in the track and field event in athletics and then shifted to cricket. She is the current record-holder for the fastest century in T20 Internationals when she achieved the feat in 2010 against South Africa off just 38 balls.

In athletics, she represented Barbados in the U-17 and U-20 levels where she won seven gold medals and two silver medals. She also bagged the medals in shot put, javelin throw and discuss throw while representing Barbados in the CARIFTA Games and Central American & Caribbean Junior Championship.

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