BBL 15: Team of the Tournament
This year’s Big Bash League has seen several players who have performed exceedingly well in conditions with are pacy, bouncy etc. There have been some explicit and memorable showcases of batting and bowling abilities.Chris Lynn’s five sixes in a row or Chris Gayle’s fastest fifty record or even the team hat-trick that Sydney Thunder produced during the Melbourne Stars' innings in the final. There have been several players though, who have topped the charts and made themselves a major mark in the tournament. These players have sent out a strong message to the viewers by showcasing their talent and cricketing skills at the cash-rich league.Here’s a look into the team of the tournament, who have been chosen based on their stunning overall stats in the tournaments and individual performances.
#1 Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja had to miss a majority of this year’s BBL due to some injuries. However, his presence in the Sydney Thunder squad took the team to great heights and also managed to make it to the finals, where he scored a fantastic 70 of just 40 balls to help the Thunder to a fantastic victory. In the 4 matches Khawaja played, he amassed a stunning 345 runs in 4 matches, with two hundreds in addition to carrying his bat through in two innings.
With these stellar record this year, and earning the ‘man of the final award’, Khawaja will be an obvious choice to take up the first opener’s slot in this team of the tournament, with him holding the record for the highest average held by any player in the history of BBL.
Khawaja’s stats this season:
Strike rate: 163.50