Perhaps unsurprisingly after becoming only the second woman to make two T20 hundreds, England’s new T20 opener Danni Wyatt tops the batting rankings for the T20 Tri-Series, with 213 runs in total. Although over half her runs came in that century innings of 124, she only had one real failure – 6 in the penultimate group game versus Australia – and even then she maintained a Strike Rate of over 150, finishing the tournament with the leading Strike Rate of 182.
It has to be said though that although the numbers (just) favour Wyatt, second-placed Smriti Mandhana was actually the most impressive batsman in the tournament – playing just 4 innings to Wyatt’s 5 due to India not making the final, she too had one failure (3 against Australia) but she passed 50 in each of the other 3 innings she batted, making 67, 76 and 62* at a Strike Rate of 165.
Despite having sat out of one game, Meg Lanning makes the list at No. 3, after her explosive performance in the final, scoring 88* at a Strike Rate of 196 as Australia made their record total of 209. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of that innings is that she did it mostly in 4s – 16 of them, to just the 1 six.
|1. Danni Wyatt (England)||5||213||182.05|
|2. Smriti Mandhana (India)||4||208||165.07|
|3. Meg Lanning (Australia)||4||175||162.03|
|4. Elyse Villani (Australia)||5||157||134.18|
|5. Nat Sciver (England)||5||155||134.78|
|6. Beth Mooney (Australia)||4||120||136.36|
|7. Tammy Beaumont (England)||5||120||134.83|
|8. Ashleigh Gardner (Australia)||5||93||172.22|
|9. Rachel Haynes (Australia)||5||88||149.15|
|10. Anuja Patil (India)||4||75||156.25|
Batting Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate