A brief analysis of 6th edition of Big Bash League (BBL).
At end of 22nd game two teams are at top of the table assured of a place in last four. They are Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers. They are also leading run scorer and wicket taker in this tournament.
So far(not surprisingly) batsmen have dominated this tournament but not in pairs or at the top, but individually and in mostly in the middle order. So far only three teams(The Heat, The Sixers and Stars) top order batting have been consistently scoring runs in this tournament.
Interestingly the list of top performers consists of players who are experienced and some looking for second chance at Int. level!.
The leading run scorer are the experienced batsmen such as Lynn, Marsh, Dunk, Paine and Hodge. These players have score more than 200 runs in 5/6 games and have excellent boundary rate. However nobody has scored a century so far the highest score is unbeaten 98 scored by Chris Lynn, he also has the most sixes hit in this tournament -26.
They all have played Int cricket before, and some are back at International reckoning.
Almost similarly bowling is lead by Sean Abbott(13 wkts) who has represented Australia in limited over cricket. He is followed by English import Chris Jordan, Dan Christian, Ben Hilfenhaus, Scot Bolland, and David Willey, all played Int cricket. The Int spinners have done extremely well, led by West Indies spin pair of Sunil Narine, and Samuel Badree conceded under 6.50/over. Almost every spinner is conceded less than 7 runs/over.
Surprisingly last year’s champion Sydney Thunder are at the bottom the table with 2 win in 6 games.
Here is a top run scorer’s contribution.
Here is list of contribution from various batting order.