63 Ashleigh Gardner

Ashleigh Gardner
Ashleigh Gardner
Batsman, Bowler
Current Team
Gujarat Giants
Women's Premier League
December 18, 2023

Ashleigh Gardner, an Australian cricketer born on April 15, 1997, in Bankstown, New South Wales, has established herself as a formidable all-rounder in the international women’s cricket scene. Gardner’s cricketing journey is marked by significant achievements and milestones that underscore her talent and impact on the sport.

Gardner’s aggressive play and powerful striking ability were evident during her Test debut in the 2019 Women’s Ashes at the County Ground, Taunton. In this match, she became the only woman to get off the mark with a six in all three formats of international cricket, highlighting her prowess as a batter. Additionally, she took her maiden Test wicket in the same game, dismissing Katherine Brunt for 15​​.

Her performances in the shorter formats of the game are equally impressive. In the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament, Gardner claimed ten wickets in six matches and played a pivotal role in Australia’s championship victory against England, where she was named Player of the Final.

In a Tri-Nation Series match against India in 2020, Gardner recorded her highest T20I score of 93 runs from 57 balls. She continued her impactful performances in the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, contributing significantly to Australia’s success, including taking the winning catch in the tournament’s final​​.

Gardner’s domestic career has also been noteworthy. She has been a key player for the Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), where her performances have further solidified her reputation as a top-class all-rounder.

Her statistics in international cricket speak volumes about her capabilities, with a notable batting average and strike rate in T20Is and a significant number of wickets in ODIs and Tests​​​​.

In addition to her cricketing prowess, Gardner’s journey has also been marked by resilience. She has been instrumental in significant victories for Australia, including her remarkable performance in the Women’s Ashes, where she took eight wickets on the final day, leading to an 89-run defeat of England​​.

Ashleigh Gardner’s career in cricket is a testament to her skill, determination, and ability to perform under pressure. She continues to be a key player for Australia and an influential figure in women’s cricket worldwide.

Women's Premier League


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