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WBBL Winner List: Find Out Most Winners of Women Big Bash League (2023 Updated)

The Women’s Big Bash League – 2023 has already begun, and the BBL fever is set to captivate every cricket fan. WBBL 9 (Women’s Big Bash League) marks the ninth edition of this premier domestic T20 tournament for women cricketers. Over the next 50 days, the tournament will feature around 57 exciting T20 matches, with the final scheduled to be held on December 2nd, 2023.

Since its inception in 2015, this domestic T20 extravaganza has witnessed remarkable performances, introducing the world to a galaxy of female cricket stars capable of outwitting opponents at any moment during the match.

For your curiosity, here are the most prominent and successful WBBL teams to watch out for this season:

As far as WBBL is concerned, it has witnessed lots of fierce contests on the field, with each team trying to outperform the other in this coveted championship. Ever since this premier T20 Women’s domestic tournament started, it has mostly remained unpredictable. Any team could win the trophy because each team has a combination of great match winners and explosive hitters.

For the record, out of the eight tournaments held from 2015 to 2022, surprisingly, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, and Brisbane Heat won the tournament two times each, while Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers clinched WBBL once each.

WBBL Winners list 2015-2023

2022–23Adelaide Strikers10 runsSydney SixersSydney
2021–22Perth Scorchers12 runsAdelaide StrikersPerth
2020–21Sydney Thunder7 wicketsMelbourne StarsSydney
2019–20Brisbane Heat6 wicketsAdelaide StrikersBrisbane
2018–19Brisbane Heat3 wicketsSydney SixersSydney
2017–18Sydney Sixers9 wicketsPerth ScorchersAdelaide
2016–17Sydney Sixers7 runsPerth ScorchersPerth
2015–16Sydney Thunder3 wicketsSydney SixersMelbourne

Most Wins in Women’s Big Bash League

WBBL TeamWBBL TrophyWBBL Winner
Sydney Sixers2 times 2016–17, 2017–18
Sydney Thunder2 times 2015–16, 2020–21
Brisbane Heat2 times 2018–19, 2019–20
Perth Scorchers1 time 2021–22
Adelaide Strikers1 time2022–23

Winners of WBBL: Overview

Sydney Sixers

 Sydney Sixers, led by the enigmatic Ellyse Perry, have been one of the most consistent teams in the WBBL. The Sixers have won the tournament twice, consecutively, in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Ellyse-led team will certainly be one of the favorites to win WBBL 2023.

Ellyse has continued to maintain an impressive record (61%) by winning 67 matches out of 111 in which she captained Sydney Sixers.

Interestingly, Sydney Sixers have been embroiled in some unwanted controversies with other teams, including their sworn enemy, Melbourne Renegades. 

Do you remember how Melbourne Renegades (MR) secured a thrilling victory over Sixers, courtesy of Courteny Webb’s explosive 34*, including an impossible six on the last ball? The match proved to be a turning point as the Sixers settled at the fifth spot on the points table and narrowly missed out on reaching the final.

Sydney Sixers WBBL Season Summaries

WBBL SeasonCaptainTournament PositionMost RunsMost Wickets
2022-23Ellyse PerryRunners-UpEllyse Perry 403Ashleigh Gardner – 23
2021-22Ellyse Perry8thEllyse Perry  358Lauren Cheatle – 10
2020-21Ellyse Perry5thAlyssa Healy 402Marizanne Kapp 13
2019-20Ellyse Perry5thEllyse Perry 469Marizanne Kapp 15
2018-19Ellyse Perry1stEllyse Perry 778Marizanne Kapp 20
2017-2018Ellyse PerryChampionsEllyse Perry 552Sarah Aley 23
2016-17Ellyse PerryChampionsAlyssa Healy 479Sarah Aley 28
2015-2016Ellyse Perry3rdEllyse Perry 430Sarah Aley 19

Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat have been the WBBL champion twice, in 2018 and 2019, respectively. They are the much-loved team at WBBL championship. They maintain the best winning rate against Hobart Hurricanes, winning 12 matches out of the 17 they have played against each other so far. 

Likewise, Out of the 16 matches between Brisbane Heat Vs Melbourne Renegades, Heat have secured 9 wins and conceded 7 defeats against them. However, Melbourne had an upper hand in the first five seasons. But that’s a completely different story. As for the record, in the last five clashes between these two foes, Heat secured four wins.

Heat’s fearless batting and knack for putting a big total on the board could make it difficult for any team to beat them when they are in full form. The team includes the talented players like Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, and Delissa Kimmince, among others.

Brisbane Heat: WBBL Season Summaries

WBBL SeasonCaptainTournament PositionMost RunsMost Wickets
2022-23Jess JonassenChallengerGeorgia ReadyMayne 354Jess Jonassen 25
2021-22Jess JonassenEliminatorGeorgia ReadyMayne 437Jess Jonassen 21
2020-21Jess JonassenSemi-FinalistsGeorgia ReadyMayne 357Konassen, Ker 17
2019-20Kirby ShortChampionsBeth Mooney 743Jess Jonassen 21
2018-19Kirby ShortChampionsBeth Mooney 486Delissa Kimmince 22
2017-18Kirby Short5thBeth Mooney 465Jemma Barsby 13
2016-17Delissa KimminceSemi-FinalistsBeth Mooney 482Jess Jonassen 17
2015-16Delissa Kimmince6thBeth Mooney 400Delissa Kimmince 17

Perth Scorchers

The Perth Scorchers have not only produced fantastic performances year after year in the WBBL but have also ensured their entry into the semi-finals (Playoffs) in almost each season, making them one of the most consistent contenders for the coveted T20 championship trophy. Out of the 8 WBBL tournaments held so far, Perth Scorchers have entered into the semis five times.

Under the captaincy of the magnificent Meg Lanning, the Scorchers flaunt a batting lineup spearheaded by the record-holder for the highest individual score in WBBL, Sophie Devine (105). Their bowling attack, led by Heather Graham and Taneale Peschel, adds depth to their formidable lineup.

Interestingly, the Scorchers have had over 6 captains in the last 8 editions of the tournament. However, they have found Sophie Devine to be the most successful captain of the Perth Scorchers. She has led the team in over 40 matches, winning 22 of them and registering a winning rate of around 60%.

Perth Scorchers: WBBL Season Summaries

WBBL SeasonCaptainTournament PositionMost RunsMost Wickets
2022-23Sophie Devine5thMeg Lanning 434Alana King 17
2021-22Sophie DevineChampionMeg Lanning 547Heather Graham 18
2020-21Sophie DevineSemi-finalistsBeth Mooney 551Sarah Glenn 17
2019-20Meg LanningSemi-finalistsMeg Lanning 531Heather Graham 15
2018-19Meg Lanning5thElyse Villani 403Heather Graham 22
2017-18Elyse VillaniRunners-UpElyse Villani 535Katherine Brunt 23
2016-17Suzie BatesRunners-UpElyse Villani 442Emma King 17
2015-16Nicole BoltonSemi-finalistsCharlotte Edwards 462Brunt, Shaw 16

Sydney Thunder

The Sydney Thunder had a rather ignoble campaign in WBBL 8, winning just a single match and finishing at the last spot on the points table. However, a couple of years ago, Sydney Thunder were a team to reckon with, clinching WBBL 2020 in style under the captaincy of Rachael Haynes. With Rachael’s retirement, Sydney Thunder have to start from scratch this season. This time, Heather Knight will be leading the team from the front.

Some key players to watch out for this season are Marizanne Kapp, Lauren Bell, and Chamari Athapaththu, among others. The Thunders are capable of enthralling spectators with their power shots down the ground. 

Samantha Bates will be a trump card this season. If she performs well under pressure, the Thunders are likely to move up the points table.

Sydney Thunders: WBBL Season Summaries

WBBL SeasonCaptainTournament PositionMost RunsMost Wickets
2022-23Rachael Haynes8thPhoebe Litchfield 280Samantha Bates 22
2021-22Rachael Haynes7thSmriti Mandhana 377Hannah Darlington 16
2020-21Rachael HaynesChampionsHeather Knight 446Sammy Jo Johnson 22
2019-20Rachael Haynes6thAlex Blackwell 317Hannah Darlington 16
2018-19Alex BlackwellSemi FinalistsRachael Haynes  376Stefanie Taylor 19
2017-18Alex BlackwellSemi FinalistsRachael Haynes 426Carey, Farrell 17
2016-17Alex Blackwell6thAlex Blackwell 386Nicola Carey 14
2015-16Alex BlackwellChampionsAlex Blackwell 410Renew Farell 26

 The Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers are one of the most disciplined WBBL teams. They are the incumbent WBBL champions after their momentous campaign in WBBL 8, beating Sydney Sixers in the final by 10 runs in Sydney. 

The inclusion of star all-rounders Georgia Adams and Danielle Gibson has made the team quite strong. The performance of Adelaide opener Wolvaardt will be key, as the defending champions will be looking forward to a good start from the right-hand batter. Captain Tahlia McGrath at number 3 will be crucial for the team. She couldn’t meet expectations last season, but it’s anticipated that she will perform much better this season.

Adelaide’s bowling spearhead, Megan Schutt, had an outstanding tournament during WBBL 8, picking up 27 wickets in the tournament. If she continues with her glorious form, even small targets can become defendable and difficult to chase for the opponents!

Adelaide Strikers: WBBL Season Summaries

WBBL SeasonCaptainTournament PositionMost RunsMost Wickets
2022-23Tahlia McGrathChampionLaura Wolvaardt 403Megan Schutt 27
2021-22Tahlia McGrathRunners-upKatie Mack 513Amanda Jade Wellington 23
2020-21Suzie Bates6thLaura Wolvaardt 347Sarah Coyte 18
2019-20Suzie BatesRunners-upSophie Devine 769Coyte, Devine 19
2018-19Suzie Bates6thSophie Devine 556Sophie Devine 14
2017-18Suzie BatesSemi FinalistsSuzie Bates 434Devine, Wellington 17
2016-17Tegan McPharlin8thSophie Devine 270Megan Schutt 13
2015-16Lauren Ebsary7thSarah Taylor 393Sarah Coyte 14

Top 3 Contenders To Watch Out For At WBBL 9

Adelaide Strikers

Under the meticulous captaincy of Tahlia McGrath, the pumped up Adelaide Strikers are likely to defend the tournament with all gusto. They are one of the most balanced WBBL teams with capable bowlers, batswomen, and all-rounders. They are ready to take on any challenges head-on. 

Just for the record, Adelaide Strikers have reached the WBBL final thrice at WBBL, out of which they clinched the trophy last year while finishing as runners-up in both WBBL 5 and WBBL 7, respectively. Despite trying with five captains at WBBL, Adelaide now look formidable and a force to reckon with at this tournament with Tahlia at the helm, leading from the front and delivering consistent leadership to help her team move forward. 

Perth Scorchers:

Despite winning WBBL 7 in 2020, the Perth Scorchers looked completely out of sync last year. Inevitably, they will try to come back stronger this year.

The team will depend a lot on its batting star, Beth Mooney, who amassed 434 runs at an average of 43.4 last season, including the blistering 99 against Sydney Sixers. Second on the list is Sophie Devine. Amy Edgar and Alana King are two other reliable batters the team will look up to in case they lose two or three quick wickets.

Sydney Thunder:

Can you believe it? Sydney Thunder won just one match last season, securing an undesirable 8th position in the WBBL 8 points table. But this year, the Thunder are likely to perform well and would like to secure their entry into the playoffs! The Thunder won the tournament in 2020, but their last two seasons have mostly been forgettable ones!

Tahlia Wilson and Litchfield are likely to open the innings, while experienced Knight and Kapp will add depth to their batting order. In terms of bowling, the team will heavily rely on the spin duo of Samantha Bates and Lauren Smith, who shared 23 wickets between them in WBBL 8, despite the Thunder’s overall lackluster campaign in WBBL 2022-23.

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