Sleepers for BBL 2020-21

Sleepers for BBL 2020-21

The start of Australia's premier T20 competition—Big Bash League (BBL)—is less than a week away as fans are eagerly waiting to witness their favorite players battling it out for the league title.

The opening match will feature Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers on December 10 whereas the final will be played on February 6, 2021.

The Sixers will be defending their crown as they won the competition in 2019 with a win over Melbourne Stars.

Here are five players who might not be the most stylish or the biggest name taking part in the competition but surely possess the ability to produce the goods when it matters the most.

Dilbar Hussain (Melbourne Stars)

First in the list features Melbourne Stars' pacer Dilbar Hussain. The 27-year-old emerged on to the scene in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has since impressed everyone with his ability to read the game and produce the goods in testing times, especially in the shortest format of the game. The right-armer had a great game for Lahore Qalandars in the final of the PSL 2020 where he claimed figures of 2-28. Dilbar will be returning to the BBL after playing a solitary game in the 2019 edition.

Imad Wasim (Melbourne Renegades)

Melbourne Renegades' Imad Wasim is the second player on the list of sleepers for BBL 2020-21. The franchise signed Pakistan all-rounder for the second phase of the competition. Imad is an extremely underrated cricketer and is currently one of the most economical bowlers in

The start of Australia's premier T20 competition—Big Bash League (BBL)—is less than a week away as fans are eagerly waiting to witness their favorite players battling it out for the league title.

The opening match will feature Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers on December 10 whereas the final will be played on February 6, 2021.

The Sixers will be defending their crown as they won the competition in 2019 with a win over Melbourne Stars.

Here are five players who might not be the most stylish or the biggest name taking part in the competition but surely possess the ability to produce the goods when it matters the most.

Dilbar Hussain (Melbourne Stars)

First in the list features Melbourne Stars' pacer Dilbar Hussain. The 27-year-old emerged on to the scene in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has since impressed everyone with his ability to read the game and produce the goods in testing times, especially in the shortest format of the game. The right-armer had a great game for Lahore Qalandars in the final of the PSL 2020 where he claimed figures of 2-28. Dilbar will be returning to the BBL after playing a solitary game in the 2019 edition.

Imad Wasim (Melbourne Renegades)

Melbourne Renegades' Imad Wasim is the second player on the list of sleepers for BBL 2020-21. The franchise signed Pakistan all-rounder for the second phase of the competition. Imad is an extremely underrated cricketer and is currently one of the most economical bowlers in the shortest format of the game with an impressive economy-rate of just 6.46. That's not all, as Imad has also scored 1,787 runs with the bat in hand at a decent strike-rate of 126.20 which included three half-centuries. Therefore, Renegades will be hoping that signing a player of Imad's quality will help them go very far in the competition.

Chris Green (Sydney Thunder)

Second last on the list of sleepers feature Sydney Thunder's all-rounder Chris Green. The 27-year-old is slowly but surely becoming a successful T20 player after featuring in a number of top leagues in the world. Green has already played 94 T20s in his career where he has managed to score 529 runs and also has 74 wickets to his name.

Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)

Last in the list features Sydney Thunder's top-order batsman Alex Hales. The right-hander has been in great form with the bat in hand in T20 leagues all over the world where he is the fourth-highest scorer in the calendar year with 928 runs in 30 innings at an average of 33.14 along with a strike-rate of 150.64. Hales has played 271 T20s in his career where he has managed to score 7,384 runs—17th highest in the history of the format—at an average of 29.65 and along with a strike-rate of 143.18, which included three centuries and 48 fifties.

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Azeem Siddiqui
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