EM – BBL women: Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian to be named “Player of the Tournament”


Harmanpreet Kaur enjoyed a dominant season in red and finished the regular season as the leading batter of her team with 399 runs and bowler with 15 wickets.

Published: November 24, 2021 13:04 |

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SYDNEY: Melbourne Renegades star Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian player to be named to the Women Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament, while Phoebe Litchfield was named Young Gun of Weber WBBL | 07. </ Harmanpreet Kaur enjoyed a dominant season in red and finished the regular season as the leading batter of her team with 399 runs and bowler with 15 wickets.

Kaur was voted and received the best player of the competition in every game by the permanent referees 31 votes to end three ahead of Perth Scorchers couples Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine with 28 votes each. Grace Harris (25 votes) and Georgia Redmayne (24 votes), both from Brisbane Heat, and Hurricanes Batter Mignon du Preez (24 votes) round out the top 6.

Kaur joins New Zealand couple Devine (twice) and Amy Satterthwaite as international players for the highest individual award of the competition, with Mooney, Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry also being previous winners.

“I’m really excited, it’s something really big that I have achieved . I am very grateful to my team and all of the support staff, they were great during this time and were very supportive. It was a total team effort – I just did the job the team asked me to do, “said Harmanpreet Kaur in a press release.

” We have a team that has grown together. We support each other and we did that. I didn’t put any extra pressure on myself, I just enjoyed being here and supporting my teammates, “she added.

On the other hand, Phoebe Litchfield of Sydney Thunder was named” Young Gun “by Weber WBBL | 07 The Young Gun Award is given to the best player under the age of 21 selected by Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel.

The 18-year-old juggled her NSW Higher School Certificate commitments throughout the campaign while she finished third in an injury-ridden Thunder outfit and scored 263 runs in the tournament. Previous winners of the award include Darcie Brown, Hannah Darlington, Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, Ashleigh Gardner and Lauren Cheatle. “It means much to be honored with this award. It’s a surprise to be honest. I could think of a number of other young players who would deserve this award, which is really exciting for the future, “said Phoebe Litchfield.

” Beating third was a challenge but also a great opportunity. I was privileged that Trevor Griffin entrusted me with this seat and I hope I made the best of it, “she added.

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