Best Players In The T20 Big Blast
The T20 Big Blast is bigger than ever this year, with new faces joining continuing to join the competition. With the English Vitality Blast just finishing a couple of months ago, many players are making the trip over to Australia for some more T20 cricket in the sun. To help you keep up to date with all the top players, Bet UK have a list of the best players in this years Big Blast. For the latest cricket betting odds for the Big Bash this season, head over to our online betting.
Rashid Khan - Adelaide Strikers
Rashid Khan is one of modern crickets top bowlers and has excelled in T20 matches throughout his short career. Khan has broke record after record on the international stage, becoming the youngest bowler to take 100 ODI wickets, and the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in T20Is. It’s no surprise to see that this form has carried onto the domestic T20 competitions. In the 2017/18 Big Bash League, Khan got the most wickets, with 18 wickets taken and an average of just 13.83 runs scored against him across 11 matches. For a 19 year old to produce those types of numbers, it’s scary to think how much he can still improve.
Brendon McCullum - Brisbane Heat
There are few players in the T20 Big Blast as experienced as 37 year old Brendon McCullum. The New Zealand international returns to the Brisbane Heat for his 7th year in a row, and has played in every edition of the Big Blast. In England, McCullum set a record for the highest amount of runs in a match, when hitting 158* for Birmingham Bears in 158, although he hasn’t hit those heights in Brisbane. In the build up to the new season, McCullum has been stripped of his captaincy and forced to accept a lesser role. Although, when called upon, he will surely be as dependable as ever.
D’Arcy Short - Hobart Hurricanes
Last year’s player of the series returns for the 2017/18 runners up. D’Arcy Short led the Hobart Hurricanes to last years Big Blast final, and led the league in scoring throughout the year. With 572 runs in just 11 matches, it's no surprise that Short led the Hurricanes in scoring in 7 of their 11 matches last season. It’ll be tough for Short to recreate that form this season, but expect the Hurricanes to perform well again with him in their lineup.
Cameron White - Melbourne Renegades
Cameron White moved from inter city rivals Melbourne Stars in 2015, but he has impressed for the Renegades ever since. Out of the 11 matches played last season, White missed 3 of them, but still competed with Marcus Harris for Renegades’ top runs scorer. In fact, White was only 20 runs off overtaking Harris, impressive stats for a 35 year old batsmen with 3 fewer matches. He has been Australian T20 captain in the past and will bring experience to his younger teammates.
Dwayne Bravo - Melbourne Stars
Last year’s joint top wicket taker joins the Melbourne Stars from the Renegade’s after an impressive season. The Trinidadian hit 18 wickets and only missed out on the top bowler because his run rate was slightly higher than Rashid Kahn’s. It’s not just in domestic cricket that Bravo has experience. He was one of the biggest reasons for the West Indies’ 2016 T20 World Cup success. With winning and experience and ability, Bravo could push the Melbourne Stars to at least the Big Bash knockout stage.
Andrew Tye - Perth Scorchers
The Perth Scorchers have won the Big Bash League on a record 3 occasions, and Andrew Tye has been part of the squad on all 3 occasions. In the 4th iteration of the Big Bash League, Andrew Tye put his stamp on the competition and was one of the most impressive players in the league. Since then, he has been included in the top 5 bowlers twice, including 11 wickets in just 6 games during an incredible 16/17 season.
Lloyd Pope - Sydney Sixers
Lloyd Pope is the latest cricketing prodigy to come out of Australia and is already a star at just 19 years old. This will be his T20 debut in any professional capacity, but he has already impressed domestically. In just his second professional match for South Australia, Pope became the youngest player to get 7 wickets in one match. At the U19 World Cup earlier this year, Pope recorded record numbers and was the leading tournament wicket taker. Although T20 is different to test or ODI cricket, there’s no denying that Pope is one of crickets brightest stars.
Joe Root - Sydney Thunder
Joe Root is a name that will certainly be familiar to English cricket fans. The Yorkshire batsman is taking his first step into the Big Bash with the Sydney Thunder this season. Root has plenty of international T20 experience, including batting for 90* on his debut for England. Root has already been confirmed as one of the greatest test batsmen of the modern era, and Thunder fans will be excited to see how he gets on in a domestic tournament.