BBL 2021-22: Australia’s very own franchise cricket league called the Big Bash League is one of the popular tournaments in the world. BBL has completed 10 seasons since its inaugural season.
It is worth mentioning here that Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers are the most successful teams in the Big Bash League. Both the teams were dominant since the start of the first season.
As a result, they won three titles apiece respectively. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat won a title apiece.
Sydney Sixers defeated Perth Scorchers by 28 runs in the last season’s BBL 10 final to win the third title and matched Perth Scorchers’ trophy cabinet. Well, it remains to be seen which team has all the might to go on and win the title.
Meanwhile, the 11th edition of the Big Bash League will kick off on December 5 2021 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The defending champions Sydney Sixers will lock horns with Melbourne Stars in the tournament’s opener.
Leading run-scorer and leading wicket-taker in the last season
Alex Hales played a substantial role for Sydney Thunder with the bat. The right-handed batsman chipped in with 543 runs and finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer of the last season.
Fans showered praise on the England international for his impressive batting performance. On the other hand, Jhye Richardson bowled really well in the last season. In fact, he has been an important asset to Perth Scorchers.
The 25-year-old right-arm fast bowler finished as the leading wicket-taker with 29 wickets at an economy of 7.69. The BBL has witnessed several talented players over the years. This time too, we can expect players to go about their business.
However, the ultimate aim of the players is to do well in the BBL so that they can get an opportunity to represent Australia in the future.
BBL 2021-22: Best possible Playing XI of eight BBL teams
Joe Clarke, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Burns, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake
James Vince, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Chris Jordan, Ben Dwarshius, Steve O’Keefe
Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper, Nic Maddinson, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan.
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Oliver Davies, Sam Billings, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, Saqib Mahmood, Nathan McAndrew
Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis, Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills
D’arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott, Harry Brook, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Jordan Thompson, Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane
Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head, Matt Renshaw, Ryan Gibson, Jon Wells, George Garton, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle
Max Bryant, Ben Duckett, Chris Lynn, Marnus Labuschagne, Tom Abell, Jimmy Pierson, Jack Wildermuth, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mitchell Swepson