ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Ben Laughlin of the Strikers reacts after bowling out Joel Paris of the Scorchers during the Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers at Adelaide Oval on January 5, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

After looking at some of the BBL’s big hitters yesterday, today we turn our attentions to those who can make even the best batsman in the world looked scared.

Bowlers.

Plenty have come and gone since to beginning of the first BBL season in 2011, but a lot of Australia’s best have certainly made their mark on the competition.

One man in particular strikes fear into opposition players, as Adelaide Strikers fast bowler Ben Laughlin is a clear leading wicket-taker over the course of BBL history.

The 34-year-old has taken 60 wickets to date, 14 more than Perth Scorchers veteran Brad Hogg (who recently signed with the Melbourne Renegades).

There’s no surprise that Perth have been such a dominant team over the course of the BBL when you look at this week’s lists, as Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh topped the batting list, while Hogg is joined by Jason Behrendorff at the top of the bowling charts.

Most wickets

Teams represented Matches Wickets
1. Ben Laughlin Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide Strikers 43 60
2. Brad Hogg Perth Scorchers 44 46
3. Jason Behrendorff Perth Scorchers 32 45
4. Shaun Tait Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades 31 42
4= Clint McKay Melbourne Stars, Sydney Thunder 33 42
6. John Hastings Melbourne Stars 28 40
7. Cameron Boyce Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes 28 37
7= James Faulkner Melbourne Stars 31 37
7= Nathan Rimmington Melbourne Renegades, Perth Scorchers 39 37
10. Kane Richardson Adelaide Strikers 34 35
10= Brett Lee Sydney Sixers 36 35

 

Best averages (minimum 250 balls)

Teams represented Matches Wickets Average
1. Lasith Malinga Melbourne Stars 13 18 15
2. Yasir Arafat Perth Scorchers 16 27 17.37
3. Muttiah Muralitharan Melbourne Renegades 16 19 18.31
4. Nathan Lyon Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers 16 22 19
5. Jason Behrendorff Perth Scorchers 32 45 19.02
6. John Hastings Melbourne Stars 28 40 19.37
7. Cameron Boyce Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes 28 37 19.59
8. Andrew Tye Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder 22 29 19.65
9. Ben Laughlin Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes 43 60 19.66
10. Andre Russell Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder 14 20 19.8