The 5th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will kick start on Friday at the North Sydney Oval which hosts the Sydney derby between the Sixers Women and Thunder Women. All the previous four WBBL editions began in the 2nd week of December. But an October start this time ensured the 2019 edition becomes the first-ever standalone WBBL tournament. The competition will conclude on December 8th which is 10 days prior to the Men’s BBL tournament.
All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the Women’s Big Bash League 2019:
0 – The Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes have not defeated Sydney Sixers even once in the Women’s BBL. The Hurricanes lost all the 10 games they played against the Sixers while the Strikers have a 0-9 record over them. No other side has won more than seven matches against a single opposition in the WBBL.
4 – Sydney Sixers made it to the finals of the Women’s Big Bash League in all the four editions. No other team has even qualified to the semi-finals in all four editions.
The Sixers clinched the titles in 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons by defeating Perth Scorchers in the finals. During the inaugural edition in 2015/16, Sydney Thunder thumped Sixers in the final while the Brisbane Heat got their first title last season also by defeating the Sixers.
74 – Sarah Aley of Sydney Sixers (74), Molly Strano of Melbourne Renegades (72) and Rene Farrell of Sydney Thunder (68) are in a race to become the first player with 100 wickets in Big Bash League.
Sarah’s 28 wickets in 2016/17 and Farrell’s 26 wickets in 2015/16 are the most in a BBL season. Such performances in this upcoming season will help one of them to reach 100 by end of the competition.
777 – Ellyse Perry aggregated a total of 777 runs in 16 innings during the previous edition which is 217 runs more than any other player in a WBBL. In fact, Perry’s tally in 2018/19 season tops the most runs in a BBL chart across men’s and women’s tournaments. D’Arcy Short (637 also in 2018/19) is the other player to have scored 600+ runs in a BBL edition but is still 140 runs behind Perry’s total.
1062 – Danielle Wyatt is the only player with over 1000 runs in Women’s Twenty20 cricket in 2019. She amassed 1062 runs across 31 innings this year at an average of 35.4 with a century and 8 fifties. Wyatt represents Melbourne Renegades in the WBBL.
1560 – Runs Alyssa Healy has amassed in the T20 format since the start of September 2018. In 47 T20s during this period, Healy scored 1560 runs at an average of 38.05 with two hundreds and 10 fifties at an impressive strike rate of 149.
Prior to this golden run, the Australian keeper scored 3572 in 176 innings with a century and 20 fifties. She had an average of 23.04 and a batting strike rate of 119.26.
2143 – The Sydney Sixers’ all-rounder Ellyse Perry stands as the only player with 2000+ runs in the Big Bash League across Men’s and Women’s competitions. She has scored 2143 runs across 61 WBBL games with two tons and 13 fifties. The next most in WBBL are 1833 runs by Beth Mooney while the highest in Men’s is 1947 runs by Michael Klinger.
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