Among so many T20 leagues around the world, the Big Bash League has certainly made its name in the game. The BBL has successfully hosted 11 seasons so far, and the 12th edition will start at the end of the year. BBL 2022-23 will kick off on December 13 and will conclude on February 4. Eight teams will play 61 games, with the Perth Scorchers defending their title.
Perth won the last edition mainly because Kurtis Patterson and Colin Munro performed brilliantly with the bat. Both batters were among the top run-getters in the last edition. Thus, here in this article, we will cover the list of batters with the most runs in one single BBL edition ever.
5. Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder) – 576 runs in 2019 season
Alex Hales is a dangerous English opener who is known for playing aggressive cricket. He has shown his talent everywhere he has played and is a big name in the T20 leagues. Hales is fifth on the list, and he was the second highest run-getter in the 2019-20 edition of Sydney Thunder. He played 17 games and scored 576 runs at an average and strike rate of 38.40 and 146.93, respectively, along with 6 half-centuries.
4. Ben McDermott (Hobart Hurricanes) – 577 in 2021-22 season
Ben McDermott had an amazing performance in the last edition of the BBL in 2021-22. He ended up as the highest run-getter and played some really good innings. McDermott helped the Hobart Hurricanes reach the playoffs and became the only player to score two centuries in one season. He played 13 games and scored 577 runs at an average of 48.08 and a strike rate of 153.86, including two centuries and three fifties.
3. Mathew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes) – 592 runs in 2018/19 BBL
Mathew Wade, the veteran wicket-keeper batter, is third on this list. Along with D’arcy Short, Wade had a brilliant 2018/19 season. He was one of the reasons that the Hobart Hurricanes made it to the top four in that season. Wade played 15 games and made 592 runs at an average of 42.28 and a strike rate of 146.89. He also scored 6 half-centuries in the tournament.
2. D’Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes) – 637 runs in 2018/19 BBL
Wade’s opening partner, D’Arcy Short, is second on this list. Short ended up as the highest run-getter in the 2018/19 season. It was his performance that became one of the reasons the Hobart Hurricanes made it to the top four. He played 15 games in the season and scored 637 runs at an average and strike rate of 53.08 and 140.61, respectively. Short also scored 6 half-centuries in that season.
1. Marcu Stoinis (Melbourne Stars) – 705 runs in 2019/20
Melbourne Stars won their third edition in the 2019/20 season. And one prime reason for them to lift the BBL title was Marcus Stoinis, who delivered a record-breaking performance throughout the season. He ended up as the highest ever run-getter in one single edition of the BBL ever. Stoinis made 705 runs in 17 games at an average of 54.23 and a strike rate of 136.62, with one century and six half-centuries.
Most Runs in Single BBL Edition
|Marcus Stoinis||2019/20||Melbourne Stars||17||705||54.23||136.62||1/6|
|D’Arcy Short||2018/19||Hobart Hurricanes||15||637||53.08||140.61||0/6|
|Mathew Wade||2018/19||Hobart Hurricanes||15||592||42.28||146.81||0/6|
|Ben McDermott||2021/22||Hobart Hurricanes||13||577||48.08||153.86||2/3|
|Alex Hales||2019/20||Sydney Thunder||17||576||38.40||146.93||0/6|
|D’Arcy Short||2017/18||Hobart Hurricanes||11||572||57.20||148.57||1/4|
|Alex Hales||2021/22||Sydney Thunder||15||543||38.78||161.60||1/3|
|James Vince||2020/21||Sydney Sixers||16||537||38.35||143.58||0/4|
|Marcus Stoinis||2018/19||Melbourne Stars||13||533||53.30||130.63||0/4|
|Josh Philippe||2020/21||Sydney Sixers||16||508||31.75||149.41||0/3|