Rebel WBBL|04

Our WBBL|04 team of the tournament

Cricket.com.au crunches the numbers and picks a star-studded Rebel WBBL XI

Laura Jolly

21 January 2019, 04:57 PM AEST

Ellyse Perry (Sydney Sixers, captain)

Mat: 15 | Inns: 17 | Runs: 744 | Best: 103no | Ave: 93.00 | SR 123.17 | 100s: 2 | 50s: 6 | Wickets: 10 | BBI: 2-11 | Ave: 25.00 | Econ: 7.10

Who else but the leading WBBL run scorer, not only for this season but of all time? Perry has smashed the previous mark for most runs in a season, the 560 scored by Meg Lanning in WBBL|01, and has a remarkable two centuries and six fifties from her 15 innings to date. The 800-run mark is within her sights if she can go big again in the final. She also gets the nod as captain after leading the Sixers to their fourth final in as many seasons.

Perry does it all in WBBL semi-final

Sophie Devine (Adelaide Strikers)

Mat: 13 | Inns: 13 | Runs: 556 | Best: 99no | Ave: 46.33 | SR 136.60 | 50s: 4 | Wickets: 14 | BBI: 5-41 | Ave: 21.71 | Econ: 8.85

The New Zealand allrounder has produced her most prolific Big Bash season to date. She fell just shy of a century on two occasions, finishing unbeaten on 99 and dismissed for 95 on another occasion, while she also proved handy with the ball. And the White Ferns veteran came out on top in the goodwill stakes for the season, after her Headband Challenge for charity went viral, raising thousands of dollars for a variety of different causes.

Sophie's Devine knock delights Strikers

Alyssa Healy (Sydney Sixers, wicketkeeper)

Mat: 15 | Inns: 15 | Runs: 427 | Best: 112no | Ave: 32.84 | SR 141.86 | 100s: 1 50s: 2

The Sixers 'keeper has almost flown under the radar this season thanks to the record-breaking antics of her opening partner, but Healy's also enjoyed a profitable season with the bat and behind the stumps. She hit her second WBBL century against Adelaide Strikers at Hurstville, while her direct hit run-out in the semi-final ensured the match went to a Super Over, and her team's hopes of a third-straight title remained alive. She opens for the Sixers, but sits behind Devine in this order purely due to the New Zealander's weight of runs.

Healy hammers Hurstville century

Meg Lanning (Perth Scorchers)

Mat: 9 | Inns: 9 | Runs: 389 | Best: 76 | Ave: 48.62 | SR 137.45 | 50s:5

The Australian skipper had a frustrating first half of the tournament, with a back injury sidelining Lanning for five matches. But when she returned she hit a rich run of form, striking scores of 75, 70, 76, 76 and 70no. Another opener, but the Scorchers skipper can bat anywhere - and does, at international level - and her form demands a place is found in this team.

Lanning smacks unbeaten 70

Grace Harris (Brisbane Heat)

Mat: 15 | Inns: 15 | Runs: 373 | Best: 101no | Ave: 26.64 | SR 150.40 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 1 | Wickets: 13 | BBI: 3-23 | Ave: 19.07 | Econ: 5.90

No one has been scoring runs faster than the big-hitting Heat opener this season, while she's also proved economical with her off-spin. She's pushed down the order in this XI due to the sheer consistency of those above her, but her strike rate of 150.40 is easily the season's best and she's played a major role in helping the Heat make the final.

Harris hits fastest ever WBBL ton

Stafanie Taylor (Sydney Thunder)

Mat: 15 | Inns: 12 | Runs: 212 | Best: 55 | Ave: 35.33 | SR 108.71 | 50s: 1 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 3-23 | Ave: 15.89 | Econ: 6.91

Taylor was damaging with her off-spin for the Thunder this summer. The Windies captain wasn't given the opportunities she might have liked with the bat, batting down a strong order featuring the likes of Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest and Harmanpreet Kaur, but she produced some handy knocks when called upon, most notably her 23-ball 43 against the Heat in Cairns.

Taylor thrashes Heat attack

Sammy-Jo Johnson (Brisbane Heat)

Mat: 15 | Inns: 14 | Runs: 256 | Best: 51 | Ave: 18.28 | SR 140.65 | 50s: 1 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 3-12 | Ave: 17.73 | Econ: 6.20

One of the breakout stars of WBBL|03, Johnson's been one of the competition's best pace bowlers. She took 3-12 against the Stars and a match-winning 3-23 against Sydney Sixers, while she's also made an impact batting at No.3 for the Heat. She's been encouraged to go hard with the bat and has resulted in some inconsistent outputs, but when she comes off she's proved incredibly damaging - never more so than in her 51 against the Sixers.

Brilliant Johnson stars with bat and ball

Heather Graham (Perth Scorchers)

Mat: 14 | Wickets: 22 | BBI: 3-25 | Ave: 16.95 | Econ: 7.36

The league's leading wicket taker, Graham was clutch with the ball on multiple occasions for the Scorchers. She rates herself as a batting allrounder and showed glimpses - notably in her unbeaten 44 - but was inconsistent and moved up and down the Perth order, which sees her selected in this side primarily for her pace bowling.

Graham stars with bat, then ball

Delissa Kimmince (Brisbane Heat)

Mat: 15 | Wickets: 20 | BBI: 4-18 | Ave: 18.10 | Econ: 6.85

The experienced allrounder has enjoyed an excellent season with the ball to help her team reach the final for the first time, including the 4-18 she picked up against the Stars at the Gabba.

Kimmince collects four for Heat

Marizanne Kapp (Sydney Sixers)

Mat: 15 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 4-27 | Ave: 17.57 | Econ: 5.85

The fiery South African has gotten better and better as the season has progressed. Given her outstanding record it's not surprising she's again made a team of the tournament and her ability to contain and remove top-order batters will be crucial against the Heat in the final.

Kapp collects two in stunning spell

Molly Strano (Melbourne Renegades)

Mat: 15 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 4-21 | Ave: 17.52 | Econ: 6.42

The off-spinner had an excellent season for the Melbourne Renegades, collecting 19 wickets including a four-wicket haul in Geelong against the Heat, as she helped her team make the WBBL finals for the first time.

Strano snares four in Geelong

Sophie Molineux (Melbourne Renegades, 12th)

Mat: 14 | Inns: 14 | Runs: 354 | Best: 78no | Ave: 29.50 | SR 114.56 | 50s: 3 | Wickets: 16 | BBI: 2-18 | Ave: 21.37 | Econ 6.97

Unlucky to miss out on a spot in this team after a strong season with both bat and ball, the 21-year-old Australian allrounder continues to improve and almost stole a spot in the final for her team.

Molineux mauls Stars at MCG