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Harmanpreet Kaur first Indian to win WBBL Player of the Tournament

Harmanpreet Kaur, Six Sports

Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Women National team of India played for Melbourne Renegades in WBBL 7. Kaur won the Player of the Tournament award of WBBL 7. Meanwhile, Phoebe Litchfield was named the Young Gun of Weber WBBL 7.

Kaur had an excellent season with the reds. She was the side’s leading run-scorer with 399 runs and leading wicket-taker as well with 15 wickets. The standing umpires of the matches voted for the prize and selected Kaur as their winner. 31 votes were given to Kaur whereas Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine were both from Perth Scorchers and had the same votes with 28 votes each.

The other players who complete the top six are Grace Harris with 25 votes, Georgia Redmayne with 24 votes both of them are from the Brisbane Heat team. Meanwhile, Mignon Du Preez of Hurricanes got 24 votes to finish off the list. 

Harmanpreet Kaur wins the award

Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian to win the individual honor. Before her, Devine of New Zealand won it two times, Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand was the only other overseas player to win the award. Meanwhile, Meg Lanning, Mooney, Ellyse Perry have also won the award.

After winning the award Harmanpreet Kaur said,

” I’m extremely delighted, it’s something very big that I have achieved. I’m very thankful to my team and all the support staff, they have been great during this time and have supported me a lot. It’s been a team effort — I was just doing the job the team required from me.”

Kaur also said that as a team they support each other and have gelled up well. She always wanted to help her teammates and wanted to be pressure-free. 

Phoebe Litchfield, of Sydney Thunders, won the Weber WBBL 7 ‘young gun ‘ award. The award is given to players below the age of 21. The player is selected by the Cricket Australia Selection Panel. 

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