Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur has become the first Indian player to be named the Women Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament. She had a dominant season in red and ended the regular season as her side's leading batter with 399 runs and bowler with 15 wickets.
She was voted as the competition's top player by the standing umpires at each match, polling 31 votes to finish three clear of Perth Scorchers pair Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine on 28 votes each.
She said in a statement that she is "extremely delighted" and "it is a very big achievement". She thanked her team and support staff. "It has been a team effort. I was just doing the job the team required from me," said the plater.
The Indian cricketer joins New Zealand pair Devine (twice) and Amy Satterthwaite as international players to be awarded the competition's top individual honour.