5 non-Australians who are performing well in the 2015/16 BBL
The popularity meter of the Big Bash League, Australia’s premier domestic T20 competition, has been growing with every passing year. What has also gone up is the count of international players from outside Australia taking part in the tournament.The current edition of the BBL has already seen some breathtaking performances with both bat and ball, most of which have come from the local players. However, there have been a few non-Australians too who have held their own in the tournament and played good cricket for their respective teams.Let’s take a look at 5 non-Australians who are doing well at the BBL:
#5 Mahela Jayawardene (Adelaide Strikers)
Legendary Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene may have retired from the international game, but his hunger for runs does not seem to have subsided yet. Jayawardene’s exploits during the ongoing BBL provide us the greatest proof of this fact.
The iconic batsman has scored 184 runs at a 30 plus average and this includes 2 half-centuries in consecutive half centuries. Alongside Australians Travis Head and Brad Hodge, Mahela Jayawardene has been one of the mainstays of the Strikers’ batting line-up.
In a match against Brisbane Heat recently, Mahela received the Player of the Match award for a blistering 53 from just 30 deliveries which helped Adelaide chase down a target of 176.