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Harmanpreet Kaur becomes first Indian to win WBBL’s Player of the Tournament

With 399 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 135.25 and 15 wickets in the same innings at an economy of 7.46, the team India right-hand batter has become the top scorer and leading wicket-taker for Melbourne Renegades in the tournament.

Melbourne Renegades star and Indian Women’s team T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur named the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, the 32-year-old Kaur was also named in the Team of the Tournament.

With 399 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 135.25 and 15 wickets in the same innings at an economy of 7.46, the team India right-hand batter has become the top scorer and leading wicket-taker for Melbourne Renegades in the tournament.

Melbourne Renegades has qualified for the WBBL playoffs after finishing second on the points table with 6 wins in 14 matches. It will take on the winner of Wednesday’s Brisbane Heat versus Adelaide Strikers Eliminator match in ‘the Challenger’ on Thursday for the right to take on the Perth Scorchers in the final on Saturday night.

Kaur joins New Zealand pair Devine (twice) and Amy Satterthwaite as international players to be awarded the competition’s top individual honour, with Mooney. Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry are also previous recipients.

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On the other hand, Sydney Thunder’s Phoebe Litchfield was named Weber WBBL|07’s Young Gun, the award is given to the best player under 21 years of age. Darcie Brown, Hannah Darlington, Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, Ashleigh Gardner and Lauren Cheatle were the previous winners of the Young Gun award.

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