England star wins Player of the Tournament at U19 Women's T20 World Cup
England captain and stellar all-rounder Grace Scrivens has been named Player of the Tournament after a run of outstanding performances with bat and ball.
Scrivens and her side missed out on the title, losing to India in the final. But it was an incredible tournament for a player who seems destined to play at the top senior level.
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The England skipper finished the tournament as the second-highest run-scorer, hitting 293 runs across seven innings, fewer than just India’s opener Shweta Sehrawat.
Her magnificent 93 was the highest individual score of the World Cup, and the left-hander passed 50 three times in total during the campaign.
With the ball Scrivens was superb too, taking 9 wickets and going for just 64 runs, proving a pivotal spin option for England.
Her standout moment with the ball came as she completed the remarkable recovery in the semi-final to bowl out Australia, finishing that match with figures of 2/8.
The 19-year-old Scrivens, who plays for Kent and London Spirit in the domestic game, has yet to be capped by England at senior level. But her first call-up is unlikely to be far away.