English Stars Making BBL Splash
English recruits having meaningful impact in BBL 13
- Few world T20 tournaments are as international as the BBL.
- The defending World T20 champions England have a large pool of star performers.
- With the BBL taking place in the English off-season, many Englishmen have travelled over to the other side of the world.
- Key men have been putting in match-winning performances for their franchises.
Part of the huge international appeal the BBL has within the cricketing fraternity is how international the tournament has always been.
Players from all over the world converge on Australia at the end of the year and their presence in the BBL created plenty of traction with many online betting sites.
Once again for BBL 13, big names from all over the world are participating and it has been the English players that have caught the eye the most so far.
Having played over 30 Big Bash games throughout his career and having represented 4 different franchises, few players understand the rigours of the BBL better than Chris Jordan.
The Englishman possesses the ability to change a game with both bat and ball in hand and he is now at his 5th BBL team in the Hobart Hurricanes.
Smashing an incredible 59 from just 20 balls for the Hurricanes last time out against the Perth Scorchers, Jordan instantly made his mark – despite his efforts coming in a losing cause.
A man that needs no introduction, Zak Crawley is well known in Australia – having caused the Test Match team so many problems in the Ashes Series of 2023.
Opening the batting, Crawley always looks to take the game to the opposition and his presence on a scorecard is always noted by BBL betting sites.
Joining defending champions Perth Scorchers, Crawley has instantly slotted into life in Western Australia and his unbeaten 65 in his opening game against the Hobart Hurricanes was a serious sign of things to come.
Brits in Brisbane
Whilst England are the reigning T20 World Cup champions, they endured a miserable 50-over World Cup in India and many betting apps are keeping tabs on the players on the periphery of their squad.
Wicket keeper batsman Sam Billings has long been on the edge of the England team, and he has been a part of the Brisbane Heat’s strong start to BBL 13, with both bat and gloves in hand.
He is joined in Brisbane by Paul Walter, a giant at 6 foot 7 inches tall, who can change the game with both bat and ball.
Walter has taken 6 wickets in 3 games and chipped in with the bat too, proving he could be a valuable asset for the Brisbane Heat in BBL 13.