White Ferns captain Sophie Devine has been named the player of the tournament in the Australian women’s Big Bash League.
Devine is an all-rounder who plays for the Perth Scorchers. She beat Australian star Meg Lanning for the top individual award.
During the regular season Devine scored 448 runs at an average of 56. She had a strike rate of 130.23 and took five wickets.
Votes are awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by each standing umpire at the end of every match, meaning a player can receive up to six votes per match.
Devine polled 31 votes, finishing ahead of the Melbourne Stars skipper Lanning (29 votes), Sydney Thunder’s Heather Knight (28), Brisbane Heat’s Grace Harris (22) and Sydney Sixers’ Alyssa Healy (22).
She also made the tournament team.