Big Bash League (BBL) 2020 Preview

Big Bash League (BBL) 2020 Preview

The 2019 season of the Big Bash League (BBL) is set to begin on December 17 with the match between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunders. Melbourne Renegades will be defending their title this time around under the leadership of opening batsman Aaron Finch.

The tournament will consist of 61 matches in total whereas the final of the competition will be played on February 08, 2020. In this preview, we will be discuss one potential star performer for each of the eight teams in the competition.

Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers):

Rashid Khan is arguably the best leg-spinner currently playing in white-ball cricket. The-right arm leggie has played 193 matches in his T20 career where he has 272 wickets to his name at an impressive strike-rate of 16.3, which included five four-wicket and two five-wicket hauls.

Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat):

Chris Lynn is one of the hardest-hitting batsman currently playing in the shortest format of the game. The right-hander has played 163 matches in T20 format where he has scored 3,126 runs at a strike-rate of 32.36 along with an impressive strike-rate of 141.84, which included one century and 31 half-centuries.

D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes):

D'Arcy Short is one of the most prolific batsman in the history of BBL, finishing as the top-scorer in each of the last two editions. The left-handed opener has played 74 T20s in his career where he has scored 2,597 runs at an average of 38.76 along with a strike-rate of 136.82, which included one century

The 2019 season of the Big Bash League (BBL) is set to begin on December 17 with the match between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunders. Melbourne Renegades will be defending their title this time around under the leadership of opening batsman Aaron Finch.

The tournament will consist of 61 matches in total whereas the final of the competition will be played on February 08, 2020. In this preview, we will be discuss one potential star performer for each of the eight teams in the competition.

Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers):

Rashid Khan is arguably the best leg-spinner currently playing in white-ball cricket. The-right arm leggie has played 193 matches in his T20 career where he has 272 wickets to his name at an impressive strike-rate of 16.3, which included five four-wicket and two five-wicket hauls.

Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat):

Chris Lynn is one of the hardest-hitting batsman currently playing in the shortest format of the game. The right-hander has played 163 matches in T20 format where he has scored 3,126 runs at a strike-rate of 32.36 along with an impressive strike-rate of 141.84, which included one century and 31 half-centuries.

D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes):

D'Arcy Short is one of the most prolific batsman in the history of BBL, finishing as the top-scorer in each of the last two editions. The left-handed opener has played 74 T20s in his career where he has scored 2,597 runs at an average of 38.76 along with a strike-rate of 136.82, which included one century and 20 half-centuries.

Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades):

Aaron Finch is one of the most destructive batsmen in white-ball cricket in the world. The 33-year-old led Melbourne Renegades to their first-ever BBL title in the 2018-19 season. The right-hander has played 272 matches in his T20 career where he has scored 8,440 runs at an impressive average of 35.76 along with a strike-rate of 143.92, which included seven centuries and 56 half-centuries.  

Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars):

Marcus Stoinis is now an established player in the white-ball format. The 30-year-old had an exceptional tournament for the Melbourne Stars in the 2018-19 season where he ended as the highest run-getter with 533 runs in 13 innings at an average of 53.30 along with the strike-rate of 130.63, which included four half-centuries. Stoinis has played 97 T20s in his career, scoring 1,725 runs and also has 61 wickets to his name.

Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers):

Ashton Turner had a really good 2018-19 season for the Perth Scorchers where he ended as the highest run-getter for the franchise after managing to score 378 runs in 14 innings at an average of 31.50 along with a strike-rate of 132.63, which included three half-centuries.

Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers):

Moises Henriques is an established all-rounder in white-ball cricket. The 32-year-old has been associated with the Sydney Sixers since the first edition and has represented the franchise in 74 matches, scoring 1,564 runs at an average of 27.92 and also has 26 wickets to his name. In the previous campaign, Henriques scored 289 runs in 13 innings at an average of 26.27 along with a strike-rate of 128.44 and claimed a solitary wicket with the ball in hand.

Alex Hales (Sydney Thunders):

Alex Hales is an established white-ball cricketer, playing 235 T20s in his career where he has managed to score 6,341 runs at an average of 29.08 along with the strike-rate of 141.95, which included three centuries and 40 half-centuries.

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Azeem Siddiqui
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