Grace Scrivens returns from South Africa this week, at the end of an exciting inaugural U19 T20 World Cup. Ultimately, India proved to be too strong for England, claiming victory by seven wickets in a low-scoring final, yet there are plenty of positives to come out of the tournament for the young English side.
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Grace shone throughout the World Cup, which led her to claiming several personal accolades and propel her profile to the forefront of a lot of cricket conversations in the past month.
She finished as the tournament’s second top run-scorer, hitting 293 runs in seven innings at an average of 41.85, and finishing just four runs behind India’s Shweta Sehrawat. This included the top score of the competition, when she hit 93 from 56 balls against Ireland.
Scrivens also shone with the ball, taking nine wickets with her off-spin. These came at a brilliant average of 7.11, and included a best of 4 wickets for just two runs in her side’s opener against Zimbabwe.
Grace has also flourished in her role as England captain, with her leadership skills impressing on and off the field. Remarkably, she won every coin toss until the final, and drove the fight back superbly against Australia in the semi-final.
After Sunday’s final she was named the ICC U19 T20 World Cup Most Valuable Player (MVP), as well as being named as captain in the ICC Team of the Tournament.
Danni Warren, Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket, said:
“For anyone who knows Grace, these last few weeks have been no surprise, she is not only an incredibly talented cricketer, she is a natural leader. Grace more than deserves the success this tournament has brought her, having worked incredibly hard in preparation for the competition. Everyone at Sunrisers is so proud of the way that Grace has performed, led and conducted herself in the lead-up, during and ultimately through the disappointment of losing the final. We now can’t wait to have Grace back with us and we ramp up Sunrisers pre-season.”
We look forward to welcoming Grace back into the group ahead of an exciting 2023 summer.