Women’s cricket is on the rise all over the world. While India has integrated a few women’s matches in the IPL, England has its own Women’s Cricket Super League. Nevertheless, the benchmark for this is the Women’s Big Bash League or the WBBL. WBBL 2019 is the first stand-alone event featuring some of the best talents. With almost a quarter of the tournament completed, Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers are well poised in the points table.
The beauty of such a tournament is the duration. Anything can happen with WBBL 2019 being a very competitive league. While defending champions Brisbane Heat has experienced inconsistent form, they are also on track for a knockout spot. While some big names have done well, the others are yet to fire. Although teams have identified their best possible line-ups, there is much more to play for in the coming days. Nevertheless, here are the top performers in WBBL 2019, courtesy of SuperFantasyLobby’s Line-Up Optimizer.
1 Beth Mooney – 346 runs in 6 matches
Australian opener, Beth Mooney leads the run-scoring charts with 346 runs. She is one of the most consistent openers this year with her numbers speaking for themselves. While her teammates haven’t done much, Mooney has four fifties in six games so far. Her strike-rate of 126.28 also stands out as she consistently puts up a good performance for Heat. Although she is in top form right now, Brisbane Heat hopes for more of the same. If the defending champions are to repeat their exploits, Mooney remains key.
2 Ellyse Perry – 279 runs in five matches
Another Australian International, Ellyse Perry finds herself in the top run-scorers charts. With 279 runs, Perry is in fine form for the Sydney Sixers. Along with Healy, she is crucial to their fortunes. While she has an average of 139.5 and strike rate in excess of 110, Perry is also an able bowler. While she doubles up with wickets, it is her batting that is of more value to the Sixers. Her exploits have ensured the Sixers position in the top four after five games. With the crucial middle phase beginning this Saturday, Perry is one to watch out for.
3 Lizelle Lee – 239 runs in six matches
Lizelle Lee rounds up the top list for most runs in WBBL 2019. While she didn’t have the best of starts, Lee’s sensational hundred against Perth Scorchers sees her in the third spot. With 239 runs in six games, Lee also has a strike-rate of 135.80. The burly South African remains key for Stars, whose bowling unit isn’t firing. Along with Ellyse Villani and Mignon du Preez, Lee represents Melbourne Stars’ best bet with the bat. Nevertheless, one can expect more fireworks from Lizelle Lee.