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.
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.
|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)
|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|