Following the recent article on the conclusion of the Big Bash (link below), Short Leg returns to the topic of the Aussie T20 league to hand out various awards and reflect and roundup the action that happened during our winter.
Batter of the Season: D’Arcy Short 637 runs @ 53.08 (Hobart Hurricanes) 50s: 6 HS: 96NO SR: 140.62
Bowler of the Season: Kane Richardson 24 wickets @ 17.71 (Melbourne Renegades) BB: 3-22 E: 7.75
Young Batter of the Season: Josh Philippe 304 runs @ 30.40 (Sydney Sixers) 50s: 2 HS: 86 SR: 158.33
Young Bowler of the Season: Rashid Khan 19 @ 18.11 (Adelaide Strikers) BB: 3-19 E: 6.14
Young Gun of the Season: Max Bryant 335 runs @ 27.92 (Brisbane Heat) 50s: 1 HS: 71NO SR: 150.22
All Rounder of the Season: Dan Christian 254 runs @ 31.75 + 15 wickets @ 23.13 (Melbourne Renegades) / Chris Green 8 wickets @ 31.88 + 172 runs @ 43 (Sydney Thunder)
Comeback Player of the Season: Steve O’Keefe 21 wickets @ 17.52 (Sydney Sixers) BB: 3-19 E: 6.57
Unsung Player of the Season: Sam Harper 341 runs @ 22.73 (Melbourne Renegades) 50s: 1 HS: 56 SR: 139.75
Overseas Player of the Season: Tom Curran 20 wickets @ 19.85 + 185 runs @ 30.83 (Sydney Sixers)
Match of the Season: Sydney Thunder 4-182 beat Perth Scorchers 4-181 – 96 from Shaun Marsh and 113NO by Callum Ferguson
Performance of the Season: Brisbane Heat’s opening duo of Ben Cutting and Max Bryant whacking 158 for the loss of 0 wickets to crush the Melbourne Stars inside 10 overs.
Underperformers of the Season: Perth Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers
Catch of the Season: The award goes to Nathan Coulter Nile (Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers) and Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder)
Wicket of the Season: Qais Ahmed to Marcus Stoinis
Shot of the Season: Glenn Maxwell six off the bowling of Clive Rose.
Fan Catch / Attempt of the Season: Actions speak louder than words!
Player Interaction/Banter of the Season: Melbourne Renegades Tim Ludeman channels his inner Richie Benaud and Tony Greig !
Short Leg’s Team of the Season
1- D’Arcy Short
2- Matthew Wade
3- Marcus Stoinis
4- Callum Ferguson
5- Ashton Turner
6- Jonathan Wells
7- Dan Christian
8- Rashid Khan
9- Kane Richardson
10- Josh Lalor
11- Steve O’Keefe
Thank you for reading and enjoying the second part to the BBL roundup of Season 8 down in Australia. Stay tuned for more Cricket content including the outcome of the 3rd Global Test Championship between England and West Indies as well as the tales of the Cricket Captain 2018 journey with Australia against Pakistan! Until next time.