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Cricket World Player of the Week - Heather Knight & Lizelle Lee

 

For their breathtaking tons in the ongoing ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Heather Knight and Lizelle Lee share the Cricket World Player of the Week.

Heather Knight is currently the second-highest run-scorer in ICC Women's T20 World Cup with 193 runs from 4 innings at an average of almost 65 and stunning strike rate of 135 +.

Knight hogged the limelight with a 108-run score against Thailand which came off just 66 deliveries, including 13 fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 163.64 as England romped home to a 98-run victory against Thailand.

Lizelle Lee was also sensational for South Africa in the game against Thailand as the opener raced her way to a 60-ball 101, adorned with 16 fours and 3 sixes, played at a strike rate of close to 170. Her century helped South Africa post a 195-run total as South Africa registered a 113-run victory.

Heather Knight and Lizelle Lee are the only two centurions of this edition T20 World Cup till now and have ensured that England and South Africa make it to the semis. This is what the two had to say after they were declared Player of the Match for their respective performances:

Lizelle Lee - It was one of those days where everything went my way. We struggled a little bit in the powerplay but me and Luus had a partnership and that set us up. It gives me confidence for the next few games.

Heather Knight - I don't often score quicker than Natt, she usually takes on the game. The partnership was the key I think. I caught up and hogged the strike a little bit, and I think that helped us come back into the game and put a decent total on the board.

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