Indian women’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur was the only player from India to make it to the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) team of the season. The 32-year-old is in fabulous form at the moment with both bat and ball and has been crucial in helping Melbourne Renegades enter the knockout stages.
Harmanpreet has scored 399 runs in 11 innings in the tournament, with an average of 66.5 and three half-centuries to go with it. If her contribution with the bat wasn’t stunning enough, she has also picked 15 wickets with the ball including a best of 3/22.
The team of the season was chosen by a panel that includes former women stars, Lisa Sthalekar and Mel Jones, Shawn Flegier, and journalist Laura Jolly. Harmanpreet and Sophie Devine are the only two overseas players in the team of the season.
The Renegades finished in second place with eight wins in fourteen matches and qualified for the ‘Challenger’ match. Devine’s Perth Scorchers topped the table with nine wins in fourteen games and entered the grand final directly.
Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers will play the ‘Eliminator’ on November 24, Wednesday, and the winner of the game will meet the Renegades in the ‘Challenge’ on November 25, Thursday. The final will be played in Perth on November 27, Saturday.
WBBL Team of The Tournament:
Sophie Devine (Perth Scorchers, captain, international), Beth Mooney (Perth Scorchers), Georgia Redmayne (Brisbane Heat, wicket-keeper), Harmanpreet Kaur (Melbourne Renegades, international), Grace Harris (Brisbane Heat), Tahlia McGrath (Adelaide Strikers), Jess Jonassen (Brisbane Heat), Amanda-Jade Wellington (Adelaide Strikers), Hannah Darlington (Sydney Thunder), Tayla Vlaeminck (Hobart Hurricanes), Darcie Brown (Adelaide Strikers)
Coach: Simon Helmot (Melbourne Renegades)