Australia-based Zimbabwe Women’s cricket star Anesu Mushangwe played a key role to help Adelaide Strikers side to back-to-back Australian Women’s Big Bash League titles following a three-run victory over Brisbane Heat on Saturday.
Mushangwe did not bat and was wicketless for her three overs, conceding 21 runs but played an important role for her team throughout the season.
The 27-year-old leg spinner played all 15 games for the Strikers in WBBL|09, taking 16 wickets at 18.12 and with economy rate of 6.44.
It was a major turnaround for Mushangwe, who last season played just one WBBL game in her debut year.
This season Mushangwe seized her chance to stake a claim in the Adelaide Strikers team which was missing fast bowler Darcie Brown.
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Mushangwe has represented Zimbabwe in T20Is only between 2019 and 2022 and is the second-highest wicket-taker for the Lady Chevrons.