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Three England women among Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year

LONDON: Three members of England’s World Cup-winning women’s team, featured in the Wisden Almanack’s prestigious “Five Cricketers of the Year” list in a reflection of the growing stature of the women’s game on Wednesday. Anya Shrubsole became the first woman cricketer to feature on the cover of the “bible of cricket”, while team mates Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver also made the list. “Absolutely honored by this, hopefully the first of many to come,” 26-year-old Shrubsole tweeted. Broadcasts of last year’s…

India destroyer Anya Shrubsole is Wisden’s first female cover star

England's Anya Shrubsole will be the first woman to appear on the front cover of the fabled Wisden Cricketers' Almanack after her heroics at last year's World Cup.  Shrubsole hit the winning runs in a tense semi-final victory over South Africa before her six for 46, which included five wickets in 19 balls, brought England back from the brink as they edged India in the final at a packed Lord's. A photo of the 26-year-old will grace the famous yellow jacket of the 155th edition of the Almanack, which has been…