Chris Lynn had a phenomenal season for Adelaide Heat © Getty Images
Chris Lynn had a phenomenal season for Adelaide Heat © Getty Images

Melbourne: Big hitting Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn was on Sunday named the Player of the Tournament for the Big Bash League (BBL).Throughout the season, Lynn scored 378 runs off 218 balls with a highest score of 101 and in the process became the tournament’s highest run-scorer in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 tournament. Lynn earned 22 votes, beating three Adelaide Strikers players for the title with Adil Rashid (17), Mahela Jayawardena (15) and Travis Head (14) finishing in the top-four most valuable players. Live Cricket Score, Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2015-16, Final at Melbourne

Votes are awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by the standing umpires at the end of each match — meaning a player can receive up to six votes per match. Lynn was recently selected in Australia’s Twenty20 International squad to play against India after his powerful BBL performances which saw him register 27 sixes and 23 fours during the campaign.

Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning was on Sunday named the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament after turning in consistently strong performances throughout the inaugural season of the competition. Lanning scored 560 runs off 492 balls during the event, including a high score of 90, becoming the highest run-scorer for the tournament. She won out over an impressive field of contenders with 36 votes, beating the likes of Perth Scorchers star and England captain Charlotte Edwards (31), fellow England player and Hobart Hurricanes captain Heather Knight (28), and Sydney Sixers captain Ellyse Perry (26) for the title.

Votes are awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by the standing umpires at the end of each match — meaning a player can receive up to six votes per match. Sydney Thunder won the inaugural edition of the tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday.