Who were Top Performers in Women’s T20 Challenge 2022?

The fourth edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge concluded on May 28 with Supernovas winning their third title. A total of three teams, namely, Trailblazers, Velocity and Supernovas participated in the competition that was played from May 23 in Pune. There were some stellar performances across the tournament. Let’s look at the top performers.

 

Supernovas - Winners of Women's T20 Challenge 2022. PC: Twitter
Supernovas – Winners of Women’s T20 Challenge 2022. PC: Twitter

Batting Performance

Most Runs 

Supernovas’ captain Harmanpreet Kaur top-scored with 151 runs in three matches. The right-handed middle-order batter from India averaged 50.33 and scored at a strike rate of 138.53. The swashbuckling batter hit 12 boundaries and half a dozen sixes in total. 

Top 5 run getters

Position Player Team Matches Innings Runs  Average Strike Rate  4s 6s
1 Harmanpreet Kaur Supernovas 3 3 151 50.33 138.53 12 6
2 Laura Wolvaardt Velocity 3 3 133 133.00 146.15 14 4
3 Deandra Dottin Supernovas 3 3 100 33.33 142.85 7 5
4 Shafali Verma Velocity 3 3 95 31.66 169.64 17 1
5 Jemimah Rodrigues Trailblazers 2 2 90 45.00 138.46 11 1

Highest Score

Trailblazers’ Sabbhineni Meghana registered the highest score in the competition with a blistering 73 off 47 balls, including seven boundaries and four sixes, against Velocity. She completed the tournament as the fifth highest run getter. The right-handed opening batter from India featured in just the one match.

Top 5 scores in an innings

Position Batter  Team Opposition Runs Balls Strike Rate 4s 6s
1 Sabbineni Meghana Trailblazers Velocity 73 47 155.31 7 4
2 Harmanpreet Kaur Supernovas Velocity 71 51 139.21 7 3
3 Kiran Navgire Velocity Trailblazers 69 34 202.94 5 5
4 Jemimah Rodrigues Trailblazers Velocity 66 44 150.00 7 1
5 Laura Wolvaardt Velocity Supernovas 65* 40 162.50 5 3

Best Batting Average

Velocity’s Laura Wolvaardt had the best batting average at the end of the tournament. The right-handed batter, though opens the batting for South Africa, she batted in the middle order for Velocity. She muscled 133 runs in three innings at a breathtaking average of 133. She remained not out in two out of the three innings. She registered a couple of half-centuries as well.

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Top 5 batting averages

Position Batter  Team Matches  Innings  Runs Average  Not Outs 
1 Laura Wolvaardt Velocity 3 3 133 133.00 2
2 Sabbhineni Meghana Trailblazers 1 1 73 73.00
3 Harmanpreet Kaur Supernovas 3 3 151 50.33
4 Jemimah Rodrigues Trailblazers 2 2 90 45.00
5 Taniya Bhatia Supernovas 3 2 37 37.00 1

 

Best Strike Rate

With a stellar strike rate of 200, Trailblazers’ Sophia Dunkley had the best strike rate in this tournament. The attacking right-handed batter from England pummeled 20 runs in two innings, remaining not out in both. 

Top 5 batting strike rates

Position Batter  Team Matches  Innings  Runs Strike Rate
1 Sophia Dunkley Trailblazers 2 2 20 200.00
2 Alana King Supernovas 3 2 11 183.33
3 Shafali Verma Velocity 3 3 95 169.64
4 Simran Dil Bahadur Velocity 2 2 32 160.00
5 Sabbhineni Meghana Trailblazers 1 1 73 155.31

Bowling Performance

Most wickets and best performance in an innings 

Supernovas’ Pooja Vastrakar was the leading wicket-taker in this tournament. The right arm seamer from India scalped six wickets in three matches, including a four-wicket haul. She had an average of 11.83 and an economy of 7.10. She also registered the best bowling figures in an innings when she claimed 4-12 in four overs against Trailblazers in the tournament opener.

Top 5 wicket-takers

Position Bowler  Team Matches  Overs  Wickets Average Runs Conceded 4-fers 5-fers
1 Pooja Vastrakar Supernovas 3 10.0 6 11.83 71 1
2 Kate Cross Velocity 3 11.0 5 16.00 80
3 Alana King Supernovas 3 12.0 5 16.40 82
4 Hayley Matthews Trailblazers 2 6.0 4 12.25 49
5 Deandra Dottin Supernovas 3 9.2 4 14.00 56

Best Bowling Average and Best Bowling Economy

Trailblazers’ Sophia Dunkley had the best bowling average and the best bowling economy in this tournament. The right arm leg spinner from England bowled two overs in as many matches and picked up one wicket conceding eight runs at an average of eight and economy of four runs per over.

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Best Bowling Average

Position Bowler Team Matches Overs Wickets Average
1 Sophia Dunkley Trailblazers 2 2.0 1 8.00
2 Pooja Vastrakar Supernovas 3 10.0 6 11.83
3 Hayley Matthews Trailblazers 2 6.0 4 12.25
4 Deandra Dottin Supernovas 3 9.2 4 14.00
5 Simran Dil Bahadur Velocity 2 7.0 4 15.25

Best Bowling Strike Rate

Trailblazers’ Hayley Matthews had the best bowling strike rate in the tournament. The right arm off spinner from West Indies had a strike rate of nine in two matches. She bowled six overs, conceded 49 runs and scalped four wickets.

Best Bowling Strike Rate

Position Bowler Team Matches Overs Wickets Strike Rate
1 Hayley Matthews Trailblazers 2 6.0 4 9.00
2 Pooja Vastrakar Supernovas 3 10.0 6 10.00
3 Simran Dil Bahadur Velocity 2 7.0 4 10.50
4 Salma Khatun Trailblazers 2 6.0 3 12.00
5 Sophia Dunkley Trailblazers 2 2.0 1 12.00

Best Bowling Economy

Position Bowler Team Matches Overs Wickets Economy Rate
1 Sophia Dunkley Trailblazers 2 2.0 1 4.00
2 Rashi Kanojiya Supernovas 1 4.0 5.50
3 Deandra Dottin Supernovas 3 9.2 4 6.00
4 Sophie Ecclestone Supernovas 3 12.0 4 6.58
5 Alana King Supernovas 3 12.0 5 6.83

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I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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