The Big Bash League is the global T20 tournament contested in Australia in December and January every year. The tournament is in its ninth edition in 2019/20. So far, the tournament has been mostly dominated by batsmen as the pitches Down Under provide an edge to the batters.
This year can be expected to be the same and a few batting records like BBL Most runs might be in danger. The Australian national team will be playing a Test series against New Zealand during the BBL. Therefore, some of the international stars might not feature in any of the games this season.
However, the players that occupy the top spots in the Big Bash Most runs table, will not be a part of the national squad and are expected to take their stats to the next level. Michael Klinger (Perth Scorchers), Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat) and Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades) have scored 1947, 1945 and 1889 runs in all seasons combined and are ranked at the top.
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While Klinger has played just 3 T20Is in 2017 and has not been a part of the Australian set up anytime other than that, he is definitely not going to play the Tests. Chris Lynn has been never looked at for the longer formats and Aaron Finch has not been able to prove himself as a Test player. Therefore, these three are almost likely to be participating in the T20 competition.
With some more talented batsmen from all over the world taking part in the competition, the fans can expect fireworks and some new names scoring a lot of runs. The global stars like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and DJ Bravo to name a few, are always up for a tough battle when it comes to T20 competitions.
It will be interesting to see who will find his name at the top of the list of Big Bash League most runs 2019.