New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine has been named the player of the tournament for this edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). In the ongoing match of the WBBL, Devine has so far hit 699 runs at an average of 77.66, which included eight half-centuries with a strike rate of 130.16. Devine came into the tournament having already hit more sixes than anyone else in the Big Bash history, a reputation she has only enhanced by clearing the rope 28 times in the 14-game regular season.
She has also picked 16 wickets at 20.25 and has become the second New Zealander after Amy Satterthwaite to win the award.
Devine As the Player Of The Tournament:
Devine naturally features in the WBBL Team of the Tournament, which was declared ahead of the upcoming finals in Brisbane. Player votes were awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by each standing umpire at the end of each match, meaning a player can receive a maximum of six votes per match.
The WBBL Team of the Tournament is captained by Melbourne Renegades skipper Jess Duffin, and features players from six of the eight clubs. Brisbane Heat mentor Ashley Noffke has been chosen as the coach of the side.
Here is the Player’s Name As WBBL Team of the Tournament:
Sophie Devine* (Adelaide Strikers): With 699 runs and 16 wickets across 14 games, Devine is an automatic pick in the XI. She is also the first overseas player. Her 28 sixes are nine more than her nearest competitor.
Beth Mooney (wicketkeeper, Brisbane Heat): With 672 runs in 14 games at an average of 74.66, Mooney is another natural pick and will also serve as the wicketkeeper in the side. She has hit as many as eight fifties this season.
Danni Wyatt* (Melbourne Renegades): After scoring 468 runs with a knock of 87, Wyatt automatically became the second overseas player in the XI. The belligerent English player has been picked for her impact performances that helped Renegades make the top four.
Molly Strano (Melbourne Renegades): The off-spinner can bowl anytime, be it power plays or death overs, and it will be the boom-or-bust situation when she takes the ball. Strano has 20 wickets from 14 games this season.
Megan Schutt (Adelaide Strikers): Schutt hasn’t set the wicket-taking charts on fire this season -13 wickets in 14 games – but she’s a safe bet with the ball in hand and boasts of the best economy this season.
Marizanne Kapp* (Sydney Sixers): The third and the final overseas player, Kapp, has 15 wickets from 14 matches this season. South African doesn’t just bowl in the power play but is also handy with the bat. She has hit two fifties this season.