Medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole embarked on her domestic cricket journey, representing Somerset and subsequently the England Development Squad in 2007. Her debut in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) occurred in August 2008, delivering an impressive performance with figures of 3 for 19 in the latter format. Recognizing her consistent contributions, Shrubsole was honored with the Most Promising Young Women’s Cricketer Award at the conclusion of the 2008 season.
In early 2012, Anya Shrubsole achieved her first five-wicket haul in T20Is during a match against New Zealand, securing remarkable figures of 5-11, which to date, remain unparalleled by any English woman in this format. Renowned for her ability to swing the ball in both directions and generate significant pace, Shrubsole has notably excelled in World Cup competitions. She earned the Player of the Tournament title in the 2014 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, amassing a total of 13 wickets with an average of 7.53. Her remarkable performance in the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup final, where she took 6 wickets for 46 runs, earned her the Player of the Match accolade.