Australia sealed their fifth T20 World Cup crown on Sunday with an emphatic win over India in the final. The hosts racked up 184-4 in front of a packed MCG crowd before bowling India out for just 99. There were plenty of memorable moments and standout displays during the competition down under, so we’ve taken a look at some of the best players from the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Beth Mooney ended the tournament as the leading run-scorer. The opener made a record-breaking 259 runs in six innings, with an unbeaten 78 in the final helping Australia to glory.
Natalie Sciver was one of England’s stand out performers. She ended on 202 runs from four innings, averaging more than any other player.
India spinner Poonam Yadav starred in the opening game of the tournament, with her 4-19 against Australia helping her country to a surprise win. That display alone earns her a place in our list.
Megan Schutt ended on 13 wickets for the tournament, more than any other bowler. The Aussie equalled Anya Shrubsole’s record for most wickets in the tournament by picking up four in the final.
England were dumped out of the tournament at the semi-final stage against India due to rain, but Heather Knight put in some captain displays during the group stage. The most memorable one was the devastating 100 against Thailand.
Shabnim Ismail helped South Africa to the semi-finals with some impressive displays with the ball. She took her 100th T20I wicket during the tournament, becoming just the fourth woman to surpass that mark.
Alyssa Healy’s opening partnership with Beth Mooney in the final was outstanding. The wicket-keeper had an exceptional individual tournament, scoring 236 runs and playing her part in seven dismissals.
New Zealand may have failed to advance past the group stages, but the performances of Amelia Kerr were impressive. She caught the eye with the bat and almost helped her country defeat India with a brilliant cameo.
England’s Sophie Ecclestone is now the best-ranked bowler in T20, and she showcased all her skills in Australia. The spinner took eight wickets at an impressive economy rate of 6.12.
Sophie Devine put in a captain’s performance for New Zealand in their opening win over Sri Lanka. She struck a brilliant 75* and was influential as they narrowly missed out on a place in the last four.
India batter Shafali Verma lit up the tournament at the age of 16. The teenager was labelled as one to watch ahead of the competition, and she kept up an impressive strike rate throughout to help her country to the final.
Powerful opener Lizelle Lee hit an excellent 101 from just 60 balls as South Africa broke the highest score in the history of the competition against Thailand. That display alone means she makes our list.
Anya Shrubsole has been England’s go-to pace bowler in recent years, and she impressed again at this major tournament. She took eight wickets, and if it wasn’t for the rain-affected semi-final, could have made it to double figures.
Meg Lanning used all her experience in some vital situations for Australia. The tense semi-final against South Africa stands out, where she made an unbeaten 49 with the bat and some excellent decisions in the field.
Laura Wolvaardt may only have made 94 runs for South Africa, but she impressed with the powerful nature of those runs that caught the eye. Her unbeaten 53 from 36 balls against Pakistan helped heer country qualify for the semi-finals.
Jess Jonassen proved to be Australia’s trump card throughout the tournament. The spin bowling all-rounder chipped in with some runs and also took an impressive 10 wickets.