She played WNCL and had the 2nd most wickets at an average of 22 with only Strano above and Wareham equal, 2 proven performers. And I'm not arguing for her to be above Sutherland on this list because as you said, Sutherland is young and has heaps of promise (I am with Tahlia McGrath, she should most definitely be above her) but as of right now, she should be playing in both our ODI and Test sides this summer above Sutherland & McGrath. I personally feel Sutherland is currently overrated due to her potential as her output is nothing warranting national team selection as of yet.I think I've already explained that, especially in the Grace Harris blurb.
Again, I've already shared the view that reliable top-order batsmen are the most valuable players in women's cricket. Only got her so high on the list because I see her possessing, and gradually harnessing, the potential to become that.
Top of what?
An awesome first season for Dandenong*, given she didn't even play WBBL. So if I'm off by 50, it's in the other direction.
And the national selectors should definitely not be, and never will be, giving a fringe spot in the squad to a 25yo bowling all-rounder ahead of a 19yo identified as their next no.3 bat.
*as accurate as saying it was her first season in Australia