One of the most talked-about events for women’s cricket amidst the pandemic has to be the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The tournament seems to have matured significantly and players are already in their grove. The tournament, not to say, has caught the eyeballs of fans throughout the globe.
This shall be a great time for us to pick the top performers of the tournament as players have already played nearly 3 matches and are settled in their roles.
In the batting department, SJ Bryce from Lightning has been making her name above all. She has played three matches for her side and amassed a total of 160 runs for the side. She has an average of 53 in her outings. It is heartening to see that the batter has faced a total of 234 balls and played with a strike rate of 68. With her on one end on the pitch, there seems to be an assurance that wickets of the side are in safe hands. Her temperament has impressed viewers and pundits throughout the globe. Following her closely in Heather Knight from Western Storm. In her total of two innings, she has a total of 158 runs. She has played an unbeaten inning of 91. Her strike rate seems aggressive for the format and asserts the fact that Knight is one of the best in the business.
The most number of half-centuries are scored by these batters only. Bryce has 3 half-centuries again her name followed by Knight with 2 50s.
Highest Individual Score
The Highest Score in the tournament was registered by Natalie Sciver. She scored a total of 104 runs in 116 balls. In her sensible innings, she smashed a total of 13 boundaries. She was playing for Northern Diamonds against the Lightings. Next in line was AD Carr who missed her century by one run. She took 113 balls to gather 99 runs. SE Stars were smashed throughout the park by the Sunrisers batter.
Best Strike Rate
One day matches, in the end, are a matter of boundaries and fast hitting. On the top of strikers, PC Graham tops the chart. She has played one inning and played 12 balls for 15 runs. She gets herself a strike rate of 125. A Griffins from the Western Storm comes in next. In the two innings that she has faced, she got herself 40 balls to play with and came up with important 46 runs. Her strike rate was 115.
In the bowling department, we have FMK Morris with 3 matches and 29 overs against his name. He took a total of 9 wickets in her outings. Her best was the five-wicket haul in exchange for mere 25 odd runs. Her economy has been excellent at 3.5 with a healthy strike rate of 19. TN Norris from Southern Vipers come next. In her three matches, she has bowled a total of 22.5 overs. She has taken a total of 8 wickets. Her best was taking 4 wickets for 45 runs. She nearly 4 runs in every over and takes a wicket after giving 17 runs generally.
Best Bowling Economy
Southern Vipers are all in the chart when one looks at the economy. Providence Cowdrill has bowled three overs and given only five runs without a maiden. She took a wicket too. Her economy is mere 1.66. She is been accompanied by her teammate C Taylor who in her one match has bowled seven overs including two maidens. She has taken two wickets and is giving runs at a cheap rate of 1.8.
If catches win matches then Northern Diamonds may get more victories under the belt as BA Health has a total of 4 dismissals to her name in three matches. All of these have been catching interestingly. Carr from Sunrisers come second here with 2 catches and 1 stumping in her total of three outings.
The tournament will progress and we are expecting to see new trends but it won’t be wrong to suggest that the aforementioned names are ones to watch out for.
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