Hayley Matthews Head T20 Cricketers In 2023

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Hayley Matthews, the captain of the West Indies women’s cricket, has been named the Wisden Leading Twenty20 Cricketer in 2023.

The award comes after Matthews won a record eight consecutive T20I match awards across three different continents. The previous best was four in a row.

According to an ESPN report, Matthews averaged 88 with the bat, at a strike-rate of 144, and 12 with the ball during that sequence.

Matthews was a WPL title-winner with Mumbai Indians and captained Barbados Royals to victory in the Caribbean Premier League, the report said. She was also a high-profile pick in The Hundred and the Big Bash, it added.

According to the report, her overall T20I record for the year read 700 runs from 14 matches at 63 (strike-rate 132) and 19 wickets at 16 (economy 6.84). Across men’s and women’s T20 – domestic and international – her tally of 1,551 runs was topped only by Jos Buttler, the report added.

Matthews is currently leading the West Indies team in Karachi, where they will face Pakistan in three ODIs and five T20Is.