The ninth edition of Big Bash League (BBL) is set get underway from December 17. The tournament spans almost two months with eight teams of exciting squads participating. The franchise T20 tournament is one of the biggest of its kind in the world. It has always attracted players from different countries. It is not going to be any different this time with quite a few exciting players set to be on the show.
Here is a list of five players that would be worth a watch in BBL 2019/20-
Undoubtedly one of the most innovative strikers of the cricket ball, AB de Villiers’s presence will grace any tournament and contribute to its viewership. Such has been the image around him. Having retired from international cricket now, he is playing T20 leagues around the world and his popularity seems to be going only in one direction. Although his availability for the full length of the tournament is unknown, he is a player worth watching for whenever he plays.
The No. 1 T20 bowler in international cricket, Rashid Khan, has done it before in BBL and should do it again. From a young spinner bowling in the streets and refugee camps, Rashid Khan is now the face of Afghanistan cricket on the global platform. He played 25 matches in BBL and has picked up 37 wickets at a miserly economy of 5.3. Rashid Khan , with his bag of tricks with ball in hand, is certainly on of the players to watch out in the Big Bash League 2019/20 season.
Ahead of the start of the 2019/20 BBL season, Chris Lynn is just three runs short of becoming the highest scorer in the tournament history. Lynn has always entertained the BBL crowd and earned himself a name as one of the most destructive openers in T20 cricket. However, he has not become regular in the Australian setup. With the T20 World Cup set to be held in Australia in 2020, Lynn will have one eye on the national team selection while batting in the Big Bash Lwague.
One of the most skillful bowlers to have in T20 cricket, Chris Jordan doesn’t usually get the applause that he deserves. The wide variety of balls that he can bowl makes him a difficult bowler to face, and an exciting player to watch- not tom mention the athletic fielding off his own bowling.
20-year old Tom Banton has set the stage alight playing for Somerset in the Vitality T20 Blast. His performances also earned him a place in the national team. Just over a month after his 21st birthday, it will be interesting to see his performance in the Australian T20 league.