The Perth Scorchers’ KFC BBL|06 triumph was a team effort meaning there’s no glaring favourite to claim the Simon Katich Medal at Friday’s Laurie Sawle Medal Night at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Top scorer Michael Klinger, big-hitting all-rounders Mitch Marsh and Ashton Turner, bowling duo Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye and returning tearaway Mitchell Johnson are the standout contenders.
The medal is voted by players and coaches on a 3-2-1 basis after every match.
Run machine Klinger made 334 runs at an average of 37.11 including three half-centuries at the top of the order.
Marsh, who only played five games due to international commitments, blasted 210 runs at 70, while he also took three wickets.
Turner contributed 123 runs in the middle order at a strike rate of 146.42, while he chipped with five wickets and took nine catches.
Player of the Final Richardson broke into the Australia T20 side after taking 11 wickets at an average of 20.18.
Tye claimed 10 wickets including a memorable 4-22 which included a hat-trick against the Brisbane Heat, going at 7.14 during the death overs.
Johnson took 13 wickets at 15.46 with an economy rate of 5.91, including the unbelievable 3-3 against the Melbourne Stars in the semi-final.