PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Josh Inglis of Western Australia takes a return throw during the Marsh One Day Cup match between Western Australia and Tasmania at the WACA on April 08, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Following a failed T20 World Cup campaign on home soil, Australia are in dire need of a reset.

The selectors retained the core of the 2021 side that won the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, but the group failed to replicate the success this year and were eliminated in the group stages.

As a result, several pundits and experts called to scrap the ageing side and blood youngsters.

While the Big Bash League hasn't been a strong breeding ground for Australia's T20 cricketers, it still remains the platform for developing T20 players.

Hence, an unsuccessful T20 World Cup campaign puts all the more pressure on the tournament to produce the right kind of talent for the national side.

We take a look at five players whose performances in BBL 2021-22 can catapult them to Australia's T20 side.


1. Josh Inglis - Perth Scorchers

A talented right-handed batter and a keeper, Josh Inglis earned his first international call-up for the 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE.

However, he didn't play in the tournament, with Matthew Wade cementing his spot.

The Leeds-born cricketer got his maiden international break after topping the run-charts in the 2021 Vitality Blast.

In nine T20Is since debuting in February this year, Inglis has managed 220 runs at 27.50, albeit with a promising strike rate of 141.02.

Having the prospect of batting at number three or four in the next T20 World Cup, the right-handed batter would need more consistency to be the first-choice pick in the Aussie line-up.