Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian player to be named World Basketball League Player of the Tournament
Harmanpreet Kaur of the Melbourne Renegades became the first Indian woman to be crowned Women Big Bash League Player of the Tournament.
Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian player to be named World Basketball League Player of the Tournament. Harmanpreet Kaur of the Melbourne Renegades became the first Indian woman to be crowned Women Big Bash League Player of the Tournament. Asian News Network International November 24, 2021, 12:28 p.m. IST 2 minutes to read
Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian player to be named World Basketball League Player of the Tournament.
Harmanpreet Kaur shone with both bat and ball for the Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Highlights from Twitter
Announcing the @WBBL Player of the Tournament!
— Renegades WBBL (@RenegadesWBBL) November 24, 2021
WBBL Player of the Tournament is Harmanpreet Kaur. Harmanpreet Singh is the first Indian player to receive the award. She is the Melbourne Renegades’ leading run-scorer and wicket-taker.
Harmanpreet Kaur of the Melbourne Renegades became the first Indian player to be crowned Women Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament, while Phoebe Litchfield was named Weber WBBL|07 Young Gun. Harmanpreet Kaur had a dominant season in red, finishing as her team’s leading hitter with 399 runs and bowler with 15 wickets. Kaur was selected the competition’s top player by the standing umpires at each match, receiving 31 votes to finish three votes ahead of Perth Scorchers teammates Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine, who each received 28 votes.
The top six include Brisbane Heat’s Grace Harris (25 votes) and Georgia Redmayne (24 votes), as well as Hurricanes batter Mignon du Preez (24 votes).
Kaur follows New Zealand’s Devine (twice) and Amy Satterthwaite as international players to have received the competition’s top individual honour, with previous recipients being Mooney, Meg Lanning, and Ellyse Perry.
“I’m happy because I’ve accomplished something significant. I’m grateful to my team and all of the support workers for their help and support throughout this difficult period. It’s been a total team effort — I was simply doing the job that the team assigned to me “Harmanpreet Kaur stated in a press release.
“We’ve formed a cohesive team. That’s what we’ve been doing: we’ve been supporting each other. I’ve put no extra strain on myself; I’ve simply enjoyed being here and supporting my colleagues “She continued.
Sydney Thunder’s Phoebe Litchfield, on the other hand, was selected Weber WBBL|07’s ‘Young Gun.’ The Young Gun award is presented to the best player under the age of 21, as determined by Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel.
Throughout the season, the 18-year-old juggled her NSW Higher School Certificate duties while shining at number three for an injury-plagued Thunder team, amassing 263 runs.
Darcie Brown, Hannah Darlington, Georgia Wareham, Sophie Molineux, Ashleigh Gardner, and Lauren Cheatle have all previously won the prize.
“Being recognised with this honour means a lot to me. To be honest, it comes as a surprise. I can think of several other young players that would be deserving of this honour, which is very exciting for the future “Phoebe Litchfield stated
“Batting at No. 3 was a struggle, but it was also a fantastic opportunity. Trevor Griffin entrusted me with that position, and I hope I made the most of it “She continued.