WBBL: England’s Edwards & Knight Pipped by Lanning for Player of the Tournament

Following on from last night’s final, Meg Lanning has been named WBBL’s Player of the Tournament; with England’s Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight close behind in second and third places.

The adjudication was made on the basis of points awarded by the umpires in each game.

Lanning scored 560 runs in WBBL, topping the runs list ahead of Charlotte Edwards who scored 462. Knight was a little further down the runs list with 363, but also took 17 wickets.

Also making the top 10 was Danni Wyatt, who must surely now be given a proper run in England’s starting 11 in South Africa next month.

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4 thoughts on “WBBL: England’s Edwards & Knight Pipped by Lanning for Player of the Tournament

  1. Correct choice. Lanning is the best batsman in the world right now. Pity Edwards isn’t 10 years younger because as batsmen and captains it would have been a titanic battle between the two of them.

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  2. Stayed up to watch the final live. Well worth it. It was a memorable game but couldn’t help thinking it would have been even better with an English player or two in there! The only real downer in the match itself was of course Perry’s poor final ball down the legside and bad miss with the throw at the stumps. It was sloppy cricket to finish on, and as it gets the replays it reinforces the idea to those who don’t care to learn much about women’s cricket that the standards are bad. Let’s not forget it was largely Perry that demolished England with the ball in the Ashes test, and she has been consistent performer in the WBBL.

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  3. I’ve seen some negative comments on the way the fielding and running between wickets disintegrated during the last few overs – but a number of people also pointed out the men’s Sydney Sixers’ horrendous runout miss off the last ball of last year’s final!

    This article discusses what I thought was the single most important image from (or rather, after) the final: http://bmcsport.com.au/this-might-just-be-the-most-important-cricket-photo-taken-ever/

    Of course, the flip side of playing the two finals together is that a match between two Sydney teams ended up being played in Melbourne – but though the crowd was down, the TV figures were still very good.

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