Charlotte Edwards is a Right handed batsman and a Legbreak bowler with the England National Women’s Cricket team. She has also played for the East Anglia Women, Northern Districts Women and the Kent Women’s cricket teams.
Charlotte Edwards debuted in International cricket in a test match against the New Zealand Women’s team at Guildford in 1996. After the New Zealand team set a first innings total of 362 runs, Edwards opened the English innings with Janette Brittin and scored 34 runs before she was trapped leg before wicket by Kelly Brown. In the second innings, Edwards scored 31 runs and was caught out behind the wicket by Sarah Illingworth off a ball by Kelly Brown. The match ended in a draw. The following year Edwards played her first One day International match against the South Africa Women’s team at Bristol where she scored 45 runs and was run out. However, the English eves went on to win the match by 79 runs. Edwards was appointed as the captain of the England Women’s team in 2006 and was the winner of the 2008 ICC Women’s Player of the Year Award.
In a total of 117 One Day Internationals, Edwards has scored 3520 runs with a high score of 173 runs not out. She holds 4 centuries and 27 fifties in her ODI career. In a total of 17 test matches that she has played, Edwards has scored 1317 runs with a high score of 117 runs, 3 centuries and 7 half centuries.
Captain, England Women’s Cricket Team, 2006- presentICC Women’s Player of the Year, 2008.