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:
Most runs – Women’s Big Bash League 2020
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
|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.
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
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
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.
Best bowling figures – Women’s Big Bash League 2020
|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.