The WBBL 2023 is in its vibrant form, while only 10 days have passed. The teams are playing to secure their table positions, while each player is giving her level best, helping the team secure as many runs as possible.
While individual records are only a microscopic view of the team’s top-level performances, here we bring to you the top most wicket takers and run scorers of WBBL season 09’s first week (i.e. 19th October to 28th October 2023). While the updates span for 10 days, given below are brief descriptions of the top batters and bowlers of WBBL so far.
WBBL 2023: Top Run Scorers After Week 1
|Sr. No||Player||Total Runs||Strike Rate|
Grace Harris of the Brisbane Heats has been leading the table since the beginning. Her century against Perth Scorchers in the 5th match of the season has led her to contribute a total of 242 runs so far. Playing at a strike rate of 200, Harris has played a kind game in 4 matches.
Adelaide Striker’s Katie Mack is a star and stands second on the top-scorers list. Her half-century and the strike rate of 134 have helped her secure 169 runs in 4 games so far.
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The Sri Lankan captain and a Sydney Thunder star, Chamari Athapaththu stands third on the table, with 2 half centuries playing at a steady strike rate of 141. Athapaththu’s game is quick and all will await her future contributions.
Melbourne Renegades’ Tammy Beaumont, who played her recent game against Sydney Sixers stands 4th among the top-scorers. She shares her statistics with the global favourite, Ellyse Perry so far, as they both have secured 130 runs as of now.
WBBL 2023: Top Wicket Takers After Week 1
|Sr. No||Player||Total Wickets||Economy|
Among the top wicket-takers, we have Lauren Cheatle who led the table with her 2 wickets against Melbourne Renegades today. The fact is the first position is shared between herself and Melbourne Renegades’ Hayley Matthews as they both have picked 8 wickets so far. While Hayley has bowled 15 overs so far, her economy is much better in comparison to Cheatle, but Cheatle tops the table as she has bowled a surplus over (16 overs) over Hayley Matthews (15 overs).
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Following down the list, we have Chloe Ainsworth, Jess Jonassen and Georgia Wareham, all picking 7 wickets each. Bowlers have won matches for teams so far, making it a cut-throat competition among all. Each bowler has been mindful of the wickets, but at the same time, they have kept a keen eye on the economy rates, making it a matter of fewer runs for maximum wickets among all.
While the statistics are sure to change in the coming week, the standard, ambition and passion with which each player is willing to give her all in the chase for the title is made clear through the statistics mentioned above. The statistics so far are too close among different players, making it a matter of shrewd competition and merciless win of one over the other.
The statistics for the first week prove that the game has begun on a high note, the vibrant colours of WBBL are only inevitable and brutality is the only acceptable mindset.