Stats: Who scored Most Runs, Took Most Wickets, Hit More Sixes in WBBL 2020?

The sixth edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) turned out to be a cracker of an event, despite the world being grappled by the pandemic. The month-long extravaganza concluded on November 28 when Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder locked horns against each other in the final. Though the ultimate game of the tournament turned out to be a lopsided affair, there were some key performances witnessed across the different matches. Here’s a look at some of the key statistics:

 

Women's Big Bash League Teams
Women’s Big Bash League Teams

Most runs – Women’s Big Bash League 2020

Position Player Matches Innings Runs Average Strike Rate
1 Beth Mooney 14 14 551 55.10 117.99
2 Meg Lanning 15 14 493 41.08 127.72
3 Sophie Devine 12 12 460 51.11 126.03
4 Heather Knight 15 15 446 40.55 124.93
5 Alyssa Healy 12 12 402 33.50 161.45

Beth Mooney top scored with 551 runs in 14 innings at a healthy average of 55.10. The southpaw, who opened the innings for Perth Scorchers was instrumental in providing solid starts to her team. Batting alongside Sophie Devine, who is third on the list, the duo had a lion’s share in Scorchers’ journey up to the semi-finals.

Highest Scores – Women’s Big Bash League 2020

Position Player Runs Balls 4’s 6’s Strike Rate Opposition
1 Alyssa Healy 111 52 15 6 213.46 Melbourne Stars
2 Sophie Devine 103 68 5 7 151.47 Sydney Sixers
3 Rachel Priest 92 63 15 1 146.03 Sydney Sixers
4 Sophie Devine 87 53 8 5 164.15 Hobart Hurricanes
5 Heather Knight 83 39 11 3 212.82 Adelaide Strikers

 

The swashbuckling wicket-keeper bat Alyssa Healy is on the top of the table having scored a scintillating century against Melbourne Stars in the last of the league games. Her 111 has been the highest score in the sixth edition of WBBL. Her innings was laced with as many as 15 boundaries and half a dozen sixes.

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Centurions – Women’s Big Bash League 2020

The sixth edition of WBBL witnessed two centurions. Sophie Devine (103) of Perth Scorchers and Alyssa Healy (111) of Sydney Sixers are the two of them. Opening the batting for their respective teams, the duo took the attack to the opposition. Between them they smacked 20 boundaries and 13 sixes.

 Most sixes – Women’s Big Bash League 2020

Position Player Matches Innings Runs 6’s
1 Sophie Devine 12 12 460 18
2 Alyssa Healy 12 12 402 15
3 Laura Kimmince 10 8 167 12
4 Meg Lanning 15 14 493 10
5 Lizelle Lee 13 12 261 10

In the shortest format, what you get to see most is unequivocally the number of sixes. Looking at the list of players, who have hit the most maximums, there is New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine who is numero uno. Devine smashed 18 sixes, followed by Alyssa Healy, who has dispatched the ball over the boundary ropes 15 times.

Most wickets – Women’s Big Bash League 2020

Position Player Matches Overs Balls Wickets Average Runs 4-fers
1 Sammy-Jo Johnson 15 49.1 295 22 14.82 326 1
2 Hannah Darlington 13 42.0 252 19 13.68 260
3 Natalie Sciver 14 45.0 270 19 15.89 302 1
4 Samantha Bates 15 50.5 305 18 16.78 302
5 Sarah Coyte 14 44.2 266 18 16.00 288

Sammy-Jo Johnson, the member of the winning team Sydney Thunder scalped 22 wickets in 15 matches. She has picked up one four wicket haul as well. She bowled fast and pitched the balls in the right areas to reap the most of the wicket.

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 Best bowling figures – Women’s Big Bash League 2020

 

Position Player Opposition Overs Runs Wickets BBI Maiden Economy
1 Georgia Prestwidge Melbourne Renegades 3.2 12 4 4-12 3.75
2 Ella Hayward Melbourne Stars 4.0 16 4 4-16 4.00
3 Grace Harris Adelaide Strikers 3.0 16 4 4-16 5.33
4 Sarah Glenn Adelaide Strikers 4.0 18 4 4-18 4.50
5 Amelia Kerr Sydney Thunder 4.0 20 4 4-20 5.00

 

There were many good bowling performances throughout the tournament. Picking up top five, the 22-year old right arm quick Georgia Prestwidge, who played for Brisbane Heat, had the best bowling figures of 4-12 in four overs against Melbourne Renegades. The other four bowlers also accounted for four wickets apiece in their respective innings.

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