The Senior Women’s T20 league concluded on May 4 with Railways clinching their 10th T20 championship title. The tournament that started on April 15 saw a total of 37 teams divided into six groups locking horns against each other in 108 matches. There were some exciting contests witnessed right through the tournament. Dissecting the domestic T20 competition with the help of statistics, we bring to you the top performers of the tournament.
Most Runs and Highest Score
Nagaland’s Kiran Navgire top scored with 525 runs in seven matches. The right handed opening batter averaged 131.25 and scored at a strike rate of 172.69. The swashbuckling batter hit 54 boundaries and 35 sixes in total. Her count of 54 boundaries and 35 sixes was the highest by any player in this tournament. She also registered the highest score in the competition with a blistering 162 not out off 76 balls in the first match against Arunachal Pradesh. She completed the tournament with one century and four half-centuries.
|1||Kiran Navgire||Nagaland||Arunachal Pradesh||162*||76||213.15||10||16|
|2||Harleen Deol||Himachal Pradesh||Delhi||112*||73||153.42||18||1|
|3||Rubia Syed||Jammu & Kashmir||Manipur||94*||52||180.76||11||5|
Best Batting Average
Odisha’s Sarita Meher had the best batting average at the end of the tournament. The right handed top order batter muscled 163 runs in six innings at a breathtaking average of 163. She remained not out in five out of her six innings. She registered one half-century and had the best score of 61 not out against Tamil Nadu.
Haryana’s Shafali Verma scored five half-centuries which was the highest in this tournament. The right handed opening batter was the leading run getter for her team with 303 runs. She had the best score of 75 not out against Bengal in the competition.
Nagaland’s Kiran Navgire and Himachal Pradesh’s Harleen Deol were the only centurions in the tournament. Navgire and Deol struck one century each. While Navgire plundered 525 runs, Deol accumulated 235 in their respective seven matches.
|2||Harleen Deol||Himachal Pradesh||7||7||235||112*||1|
Best Strike Rate
With a scintillating strike rate of 179.24, Andhra’s S Hima Bindu had the best strike rate in this tournament. The attacking middle order batter pummeled 95 runs in two innings, including the best of 82 against Meghalaya.
|1||S Hima Bindu||Andhra||2||2||95||47.50||179.24|
Maharashtra’s Aarati Kedar was the leading wicket-taker in this tournament. She scalped 13 wickets in eight matches at an average of 10.30 and an economy of 4.78.
Best Bowling Average
Andhra’s A Sireesha had the best bowling average in this tournament. She bowled just the one over and picked up three wickets conceding just a solitary run, averaging 0.33.
Best Bowling Economy
Delhi’s Riti Tomar had the best bowling economy in this tournament. She bowled four overs and picked up three wickets at an average of 2.66. She conceded just eight runs at an economy of 2.00 and strike rate of 8.00.
|Position||Bowler||Team||Matches||Overs||Innings||Wickets||Economy Rate||Average||Strike Rate|
|4||KN Ramyashri||Tamil Nadu||5||17.0||5||4||3.41||14.50||25.50|
Best Bowling Strike Rate
Bengal’s Jhumia Khatun had the best bowling strike rate in this tournament. The right arm off spinner bowled in just the two innings. In her 4.5 overs, she conceded 34 runs and claimed four wickets at an economy of 7.03 and strike rate of 7.25 which was the best in the competition.
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