To add spice to the second edition of the T20 series, players have been rated on past Big Bash performances, weighted on a sliding scale.

The right-arm seamer took just 17 wickets for Sydney Sixers in WBBL 01, but her economy rate of 4.28 – the competition’s best – secured her spot on top of the bowling charts.

She sits a whopping 25.4 points clear of No 2-ranked Heat quick Holly Ferling (13.5), who is followed by Thunder all-rounder Nicola Carey (12.7).

Australia skipper and WBBL 01 player of the tournament Meg Lanning will start WBBL 02 at the top of the batting rankings.

Lanning scored 560 runs – 98 more than her nearest rival – at 56.00 during an outstanding run with the bat in WBBL 01, including five half-centuries.

Melbourne Renegades recruit Grace Harris, who scored the sole century of WBBL 01, will start the second edition of the tournament on top of the all-rounder rankings.

The rankings were devised by Bond University professor Steven Stern – the man who also lends his name to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method used for recalculating rain-affected run chase targets – for the men’s league, with the concept largely based around the comparative impacts of each individual player in a match.