27/02/2024

The BBL|12 draft produced many shock selections with some superstars missing out and relatively unknown players getting selected. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

The Big Bash League (BBL) is approaching its twelfth season this upcoming summer. The Inner Sanctum has provided a guide to every international picked up in the first-ever draft in the competition.

Adelaide Strikers

After finishing the BBL|11 in fourth place and reaching the Challenger final, the Adelaide Strikers are hoping to go one better this season and reach the final.

During the inaugural Big Bash League draft, the Strikers retained spinner Rashid Khan, who was originally selected by the Melbourne Stars. They also picked up New Zealand international Colin de Grandhomme and unknown English batter Adam Hose.

Ins: Adam Hose (ENG), Colin de Grandhomme (NZ)

Outs: Danny Briggs (ENG), George Garton (ENG), Ian Cockbain (ENG), Phil Salt (ENG)

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

At only 23 years of age, Khan has cemented his spot on the international scene and across the world with his bowling ability.

The spinning technician showcased his ability in a 6/17 performance last season. This became the third-best figures in BBL history.

Khan will hope to lead the Strikers to the finals once again.

Rashid Khan has played with the Adelaide Strikers since the 2017/18 season. (Photo: YouTube)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly

Playing Role: Bowling All-Rounder

Teams Played For: Afghanistan, Adelaide Strikers, Guyana Amazon Warriors, ICC World XI, Lahore Qalandars, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sussex

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
195160612.35147.0656*112/105

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
792247217.866.3816.76/17

Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand)

Colin de Grandhomme has earned a reputation for being a heavy hitter in the middle and late overs. A mainstay of the New Zealand team in all formats since 2012, he will be looking to supply the team with the bat and ball.

An experienced veteran of the Twenty20 format, he will be relied upon when the pressure is at its highest.

Colin de Grandhomme has been a mainstay of the New Zealand side since his debut in 2012. (The SportsRush)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium-Fast

Playing Role: All-Rounder

Teams Played For: Kolkata Knight Riders, Jamaica Tallawahs, New Zealand, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Warwickshire

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
208381723.56157.9286272/228

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
17706940.469.4625.63/4

Adam Hose (England)

Adam Hose is one of the more unknown players picked up in the BBL draft. Representing the MCC Young Cricketers in 2015, Hose has become a common name among fans of England’s domestic competitions where he represents Somerset.

In his Twenty20 debut, he made 76 runs from just 43 balls. He will be hoping to have the same impactful debut in the BBL.

Adam Hose has made a name for himself in the England domestic competition. (Photo: OneCricket)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium-Fast

Playing Role: Middle Order Batter

Teams Played For: Birmingham, Northern Superchargers, Phoenix, Somerset, Wellington

T20 Batting:

MatchesRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
84237232.49149.37119219/102

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI

Brisbane Heat

The Brisbane Heat had high hopes in BBL|11 but it wasn’t meant to be, finishing the regular season second-last. Despite finishing near the bottom of the ladder, the Heat were unlucky not to receive a higher draft pick.

They picked up English wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings and Kiwi batter Colin Munro, both have proven themselves in the BBL. Englishman Ross Whiteley will join the side and hope to add more recognition to his name.

Ins: Colin Munro (NZ), Ross Whiteley (ENG), Sam Billings (ENG)

Outs: Ben Duckett (ENG), Fakhar Zaman (PAK), Mujeeb ur Rahman (AFG), Tom Abell (ENG), Tom Banton (ENG)

Sam Billings (England)

Sam Billings will play for his third BBL team this season, previously playing for the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

In nine matches last season, Billings averaged 40.57 runs with a strike rate of 153.51. His dominant batting included 40 boundaries (28 fours and 12 sixes) and two half-centuries.

Sam Billings is known as an innovative batter. (Photo: The Cricketer)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Fielding Position: Wicketkeeper

Playing Role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Teams Played For: Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, England, ICC World XI, Islamabad United, Kent, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
227460123.83130.1195*386/143

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI

Colin Munro (New Zealand)

Colin Munro was a big part of the Perth Scorchers winning the championship last year. The former number one T20I batter in the world has played three seasons in the BBL, playing for the Scorchers and Sydney Sixers previously.

Last season in 13 games, Munro made 390 runs, with an average of 43.33. He was able to knock back 40 boundaries with a strike rate of 127.45 and a high score of 114 not out.

Colin Munro will be seen opening the batting for the Heat. (Photo: India TV News)

Batting Style: Left-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium-Fast

Playing Role: Opening Batter

Teams Played For: Auckland, Delhi Capitals, Hampshire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Worcestershire

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
329874330.89141.15114*739/436

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
6563132.489.2121.14/15

Ross Whiteley (England)

Ross Whiteley is one of the most dangerous middle-order batters in Twenty20 English county cricket. He first came to prominence making 91 runs off 35 balls which included 11 sixes.

The Englishman has undeniable talent but is unable to be consistent for a full domestic league season. If he can work on his consistency, Whiteley will be one of the best pick-ups in the inaugural BBL draft.

Ross Whiteley will be a player to watch when he gets the opportunity to perform. (Photo: ESPNcricinfo)

Batting Style: Left-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Left Arm Medium

Playing Role: Middle Order Batter

Teams Played For: Derbyshire, Multan Sultans, Sylhet Sixers, Worcestershire

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
158295524.62141.2591*196/164

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
102445.2510.6425.51/10

Hobart Hurricanes

Just making a finals spot in BBL|11, the Hobart Hurricanes were unable to go far in the finals losing to the Adelaide Strikers in The Eliminator.

Led by Ricky Ponting, the Hurricanes have decided to go all in with Pakistan national team players. The Hurricanes’ picks included middle-order batter Asif Ali, bowler Faheem Ashraf and all-rounder Shadab Khan, who has previously played for the Sydney Sixers.

Ins: Asif Ali (PAK), Faheem Ashraf (PAK), Shadab Khan (PAK)

Outs: Colin Ingram (RSA), Dawid Malan (ENG), Harry Brook (ENG), Jordan Cox (ENG), Jordan Thompson (ENG), Keemo Paul (WI), Sandeep Lamochhane (NEP), Tom Lammonby (ENG), Will Jacks (ENG)

Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

Shadab Khan will be a valuable player for the Hobart Hurricanes, having previously played for the Brisbane Heat in BBL|07 and BBL|11.

The young leg-spinner has shown his ability since bursting onto the scene in 2016. He is also comfortable with the bat lower down the order.

In his Big Bash career, he has taken seven wickets at an average of 22.29 and an economy rate of 7.43.

Shadab Khan has played two seasons in the Big Bash League for the Brisbane Heat. (Photo: The Cricketer)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Legbreak

Playing Role: All-Rounder

Teams Played For: Brisbane Heat, Edmonton Royals, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Pakistan, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders

T20 Batting:

MatchesRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
127183918.57136.2291123/91

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
428322622.917.2518.95/28

Asif Ali (Pakistan)

Known for his skill in the last five overs, Asif Ali has been a hero for his country on numerous occasions. The big power hitter has been the shining light in the limited overs format for Pakistan.

With a strike rate of 147.85 in Twenty20 matches, there is no doubt the fans will be hoping he can get the Hurricanes over the line.

Asif Ali has accomplished so much for Pakistan at only 26 years of age. (Photo: WISDEN)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Off break

Playing Role: Middle Order Batter

Teams Played For: Barbados Tridents, Edmonton Royals, Faisalabad, Islamabad United, Jamaica Tallawahs, Pakistan, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
212404123.91147.85100276/259

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
42413.257.5710.52/27

Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan)

Beginning his career as a fast bowler, Faheem Ashraf has transitioned into a pitch hitter and bowling slower, with more accuracy. His bowling ability can be seen with a best bowling performance of 6/19, while his explosive hitting has earned him a strike rate of 141.35.

He will be hoping to impress Pakistan selectors with his time in the BBL.

Faheem Ashraf has embodied himself as a great limited-overs all-rounder. (Photo: cricket.com.au)

Batting Style: Left-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium

Playing Role: Bowling All-Rounder

Teams Played For: Dhaka Platoon, Faisalabad, Islamabad United, Pakistan

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
101111015.41140.505583/63

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
280714626.168.1619.26/19

Melbourne Renegades

After a disappointing 2021-22 BBL season, the Melbourne Renegades are hoping to turn it around this season.

The Renegades had the first selection in the draft and picked up in-form batter and occasional spinner Liam Livingstone. Accompanying him in the red are two spinners Mujeeb ur Rahman from Afghanistan and Akeal Hosein from the West Indies. These players will help add depth to the team, especially in the bowling department.

Ins: Akeal Hosein (WI), Liam Livingstone (ENG), Mujeeb ur Rahman (AFG)

Outs: Mohammad Nabi (BAN), Reece Topley (ENG), Unmukt Chand (IND), Zahir Khan (AFG)

Liam Livingstone (England)

Selected with pick one in the inaugural BBL draft, Livingstone’s BBL form over the past two seasons saw him selected into the English Twenty20 national side.

During his two seasons with the Perth Scorchers, he accumulated 851 runs in 28 appearances, averaging 30.39 runs along with a strike rate of 138.15 and seven half-centuries to his name.

Liam Livingston has a BBL high score of 79. (Photo: ESPNcricinfo)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Offbreak / Legbreak

Playing Role: Batting All-Rounder

Teams Played For: Birmingham Phoenix, England, Karachi Kings, Lancashire, Perth Scorchers, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
190496728.87146.38103340/305

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
14858324.198.1117.84/17

Mujeeb ur Rahman (Afghanistan)

Mujeeb ur Rahman has proven himself as a reliable bowler for Afghanistan and in the BBL.

In four seasons with the Brisbane Heat, the innovative spinner has taken 37 wickets, with a low economy rate of 6.21.

Not only does he bowl traditional off-spin but he is also known to include a touch of leg spin or googlies into his overs.

Mujeeb ur Rahman has previously appeared 37 times for the Brisbane Heat. (Photo: ESPNcricinfo)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Off break

Playing Role: Bowler

Teams Played For: Afghanistan, Barbados Royals, Brisbane Heat, Hampshire, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kings XI Punjab, Northern Superchargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
572137.1098.612716/7

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
404819822.666.6520.45/15

Akeal Hosein (West Indies)

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Akeal Hosein has continually impressed in the white ball format with his slow left-arm orthodox and batting skill.

Like most West Indian cricketers, he can smash the ball over the ropes with ease and without hesitation. He will be a must-watch player this season and will deliver highlights every game.

Akeal Hosein was the only West Indies player picked up in the draft. (Photo: Time News)

Batting Style: Left-hand Bat

Bowling Style: Slow Left Arm Orthodox

Playing Role: Bowler

Teams Played For: Barbados Tridents, Dhaka Dynamites, Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
3528816.94112.9444*13/17

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
14005925.496.4423.74/30

Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne Stars were extremely unlucky with COVID-19 last season which ended up costing them a position in the finals. During the draft, the Stars tried to pick up Rashid Khan but his services were retained by the Adelaide Strikers.

Instead, they went on to choose New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult who has been a weapon in white ball cricket over the years. Their next two picks consisted of English teammates Luke Wood and Joe Clarke, who return to the Melbourne Stars after a season away.

Ins: Joe Clarke (ENG), Luke Wood (ENG), Trent Boult (NZ)

Outs: Ahmed Daniyal (PAK), Andre Fletcher (WI), Andre Russell (WI), Dilbar Hussain (PAK), Harris Rauf (PAK), Nicholas Pooran (WI), Qais Ahmad (AFG), Syed Faridoun (PAK)

Trent Boult (New Zealand)

Still currently playing for New Zealand, Trent Boult was one of the best players to nominate for the draft. The left-arm fast bowler will showcase his talents of swinging the ball both ways.

He has proved that he can bowl under pressure and will be relied upon in the death overs of an innings.

Trent Boult will swing the ball both ways in the opening overs. (Photo: ESPNcricinfo)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Left Arm Fast-Medium

Playing Role: Bowler

Teams Played For: Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand, Northern Districts, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
401078.2393.0417*4/3

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
369619325.968.1319.14/18

Joe Clarke (England)

Joe Clarke will return to the Melbourne Stars after spending the last two seasons with them. After a disappointing BBL|10 where he could only manage 44 runs, Clarke showed off his full potential in BBL|11.

Last season he made 419 runs, averaging 32.23 runs a game with a strike rate of 151.26. He would go on to score five half-centuries in only 13 innings.

Joe Clarke will return to the Melbourne Stars. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Fielding Position: Wicketkeeper

Playing Role: Top Order Batter

Teams Played For: England Lions, Karachi Kings, Melbourne Stars, Nottinghamshire, Perth Scorchers, Worcestershire

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
133335326.61149.28136331/146

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI

Luke Wood (England)

Luke Wood is most useful when bowling to right-handed batters, using his in-swingers in the opening overs of the game.

The county cricket star has won the T20 Blast championship twice with Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire. An unknown player to the rest of the world he could provide plenty of surprises this season.

Luke Wood will be relatively unknown to the Melbourne Stars fans. (Photo: The Cricketer)

Batting Style: Left-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Left Arm Fast-Medium

Playing Role: Bowling All-Rounder

Teams Played For: England, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Quetta Gladiators, Worcestershire

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
271439.53107.5133*8/3

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
13697027.318.3719.54/20

Perth Scorchers

After winning the 2021-22 BBL tournament, the Perth Scorchers are looking to go back-to-back. They were able to finish first in the regular season winning 11 games and kept their winning ways in the finals.

During the draft, Perth kept English teammates Laurie Evans and Tymal Mills in its squad. The Scorchers also added compatriot Phil Salt to their batting line-up.

Ins: Phil Salt (ENG)

Outs: Brydon Carse (ENG), Colin Munro (NZ)

Laurie Evans (England)

Picked by the Perth Scorchers with their platinum pick, Laurie Evans returns to the furnace. The Player of the Match in the final will be looking to continue his form from last season.

In BBL|11, the batter averaged 40.11 runs with a strike rate of 144.40. He will be looking to help the Scorchers win back-to-back titles.

Laurie Evans was the Player of the Match in the final against the Sydney Sixers. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Off break

Playing Role: Batter

Teams Played For: Colombo Kings, Dhaka Platoon, Kabul Zwanan, Multan Sultans, Perth Scorchers, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Surrey, Sussex

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
202507233.15134.71108*431/175

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
22135.009.5422.01/5

Phil Salt (England)

Playing for the Adelaide Strikers in BBL|09 and BBL|10, Phil Salt will return to the BBL. However this time he will be playing for the defending champions.

In his 30 innings with the Strikers, he totalled 671 runs, achieving six half-centuries. His batting skill also included a strike rate of 146.51 and an average of 23.14 runs a game.

Phil Salt already has six half-centuries in his BBL career. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Off break

Fielding Position: Wicketkeeper

Playing Role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Teams Played For: Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, England, Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars, Sussex

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
150358125.57150.3978*385/125

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI

Tymal Mills (England)

In three seasons playing in the BBL, Tymal Mills has represented the Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, and Perth Scorchers. He will return to the Scorchers after taking 12 wickets last season with an average of 15.83 and strike rate of 12.93.

Mills was a big reason for Perth winning the title, delivering wickets when they were needed.

Tymal Mills was a big reason behind the Scorchers’ success last season. (Photo: ESPNcricinfo)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Left Arm Fast

Playing Role: Bowler

Teams Played For: Auckland, Brisbane Heat, England, Essex, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Mumbai Indians, Perth Scorchers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sussex

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
391316.5591.602711/6

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
354919824.038.0417.94/22

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Sydney Sixers

The Sydney Sixers were able to make the final last season but were unable to make a decent effort losing by 79 runs. Missing most of their players due to COVID-19, they are hoping to rely more on their international signings.

The Sixers welcome back James Vince for the seventh consecutive time, along with compatriot Chris Jordan and unknown spinner Izharullhaq Naveed from Afghanistan.

Ins: Izharulhaq Naveed (AFG)

Outs: Carlos Brathwaite (WI), Shadab Khan (PAK), Tom Curran (ENG)

Chris Jordan (England)

Chris Jordan will return to play in the magenta. He had a disappointing BBL|11 season, only taking three wickets in five innings. He conceded 140 runs over the length of the season.

Despite this, he has shown how good he can be in previous BBL seasons. In 30 innings, he has taken 32 wickets at a strike rate of 18.66 and has a low economy rate of 8.69.

Chris Jordan will be back in the Sydney Sixers uniform. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast-Medium

Playing Role: Bowler

Teams Played For: Adelaide Strikers, Barbados, Chennai Super Kings, England, Kings XI Punjab, Perth Scorchers, Sussex, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
173157115.10127.0073118/62

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
583230527.288.5619.14/6

James Vince (England)

James Vince will return to the Sydney Sixers for the seventh consecutive season.

Beginning his tenure in the magenta uniform in BBL|06, he has amassed 1427 runs in 53 innings. This includes seven half-centuries at the top of the order with a high score of 98 not out in BBL|10.

After a disappointing BBL|11 where he averaged 18.62 runs, he will be looking to rekindle his good form.

This will be James Vince’s seventh year in the BBL. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium

Playing Role: Batter

Teams Played For: Auckland, England, Hampshire, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, Northamptonshire, Quetta Gladiators, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
300832630.72134.31129*939/205

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
78329.006.6926.01/5

Izharulhaq Naveed (Afghanistan)

Teenage sensation Izharulhaq Naveed was a surprising pick in the inaugural BBL draft. Only 18 years old, he will be looking to prove doubters wrong whenever he gets the chance to perform in front of the Sydney crowd.

Being selected in the Afghanistan Under-16 and Under-19s, he will be looking to impress selectors to cement a spot in the Afghanistan national team.

Izharulhaq Naveed is an unknown to all BBL fans. (Photo: ESPNcricinfo)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Legbreak

Playing Role: Bowler

Teams Played For: Afghanistan Under-16s, Afghanistan Under-18s, Kabul Province, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
24133.332*0/0

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
2011218.336.5616.74/23

Sydney Thunder

After finishing third in the regular season, the Sydney Thunder were unable to make it far in the finals losing to the Striker in the Knockout final.

In the draft, the Thunder took David Willey with their first pick who was surprisingly not retained by the Perth Scorchers. Willey joins English opener Alex Hales who will return once again for the Thunder and South African Rilee Rossouw who will start in the middle order.

Ins: David Willey (ENG), Rilee Rossouw (RSA)

Outs: Mohammad Hasnain (PAK), Sam Billings (ENG), Saqib Mahmood (ENG)

David Willey (England)

David Willey will return to the BBL after three seasons away from it.

Playing four seasons with the Perth Scorchers, he has shown his ability with bat and ball. He will be looking to add to his 26 wickets while keeping the runs conceded to a minimum.

With the bat, he can be either a pinch hitter or solidify an innings, batting anywhere from number three to 10.

David Willey playing for the Perth Scorchers. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

Batting Style: Left-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Left Arm Fast-Medium

Playing Role: Bowling All-Rounder

Teams Played For: Auckland, Chennai Super Kings, England, Northamptonshire, Perth Scorchers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Yorkshire

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
174333624.17138.36118253/174

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
399523222.697.9017.24/7

Alex Hales (England)

The top run scorer in the 2020-21 BBL season, Alex Hales has been a mainstay in the BBL playing for four different teams.

Over his career in the BBL, the opener has made 1857 runs, with 12 half-centuries and a high score of 110. He will be looking to continue his form from last season where he scored 383 runs, averaging 31.92 runs per game.

Alex Hales will open the batting for the Thunder with David Warner. (Photo: Cricket Australia)

Batting Style: Right-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium

Playing Role: Opening Batter

Teams Played For: Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, England, Hobart Hurricanes, Karachi Kings, Melbourne Renegades, Mumbai Indians, Sydney Thunder, Worcestershire

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
3551009630.78147.64116*1120/401

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
3014.00

Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)

Rilee Rossouw will bring skill, innovation, elegance, and flair to the Sydney Thunder. His batting ability has helped him secure many records in the Twenty20 format and has seen him score a total of 6616 runs.

The dominant hitter has been a part of the South African limited overs set-up since 2008 and will be able to perform under pressure.

(Photo: Twitter- @rileerr)

Batting Style: Left-Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Off break

Playing Role: Top Order Batter

Teams Played For: Dambulla Giants, Hampshire, Melbourne Renegades, Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa

T20 Batting:

InningsRunsAverageStrike RateHigh Score4s/6s
251661631.06142.34112*643/252

T20 Bowling:

BallsWicketsAverageEconomyStrike RateBBI
28214.506.2114.01/3

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