Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning was on Sunday named the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament after turning in consistently strong performances throughout the inaugural season of the competition.

Lanning scored 560 runs off 492 balls during the event, including a high score of 90, becoming the highest run-scorer for the tournament.

She won out over an impressive field of contenders with 36 votes, beating the likes of Perth Scorchers star and England captain Charlotte Edwards (31), fellow England player and Hobart Hurricanes captain Heather Knight (28), and Sydney Sixers captain Ellyse Perry (26) for the title.

Votes are awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by the standing umpires at the end of each match — meaning a player can receive up to six votes per match.

Sydney Thunder won the inaugural edition of the tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday.

  • SHARE
    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Here’s The Daily Sports Round Up From Around The Globe on 24th October, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 24th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting events, as...
    India Vs New Zealand, Virat Kohli 200th ODI, Wankhede Crowd, Rousing Welcome, Men in Blue

    IND vs NZ 2017, 2nd ODI: India’s Predicted XI

    New Zealand defeated India by six wickets in the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, courtesy a brilliant partnership between Ross Taylor...

    IPL: Scrapped Franchise Kochi Tuskers Wins Arbitration against BCCI

    Kochi Tuskers Kerala, who was one of the two teams alongside Pune Warriors India to play the 2011 franchise-based tournament Indian Premier League (IPL)...

    Kapil Dev to Deliver the Inaugural Dalmiya Lecture

    1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev will deliver the first Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial Lecture which will be held on November 14. The event...

    Branded Entertainment For Film On 1983 Cricket World Cup

    Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) In-film and co-marketing deals, strategic partnerships and creation of intellectual property and merchandise -- all this has been planned as part...