The role of a bowler is equally important as the role of a batter in cricket. Especially in the T20 format, the role of bowlers becomes more important when the opposition tries to score quick runs. The job of a specialist bowler is not only about taking a wicket in the T20 format. He also has to stop the run-scoring as well.
That is why only specialist bowlers can change the scenario of the game. And we have seen many times when the bowler ends up making the difference between winning and losing. Well, the next edition of the Big Bash League will start after the T20 World Cup in December. So, more exciting matches will be there for the fans. The BBL started in 2011 and has hosted 11 successful editions so far. In this article, we will cover the list of bowlers with the most wickets in the BBL.
5. Ben Dwarshuis (102 wickets) in 83 games
At No. 5, Australian left-arm pacer Ben Dwarshuis is on the list. Dwarshuis made his BBL debut in 2014 for Sydney Sixes, and he has played for the same franchise since then. The left-armer has played 83 BBL matches in his career and has picked up 102 wickets at an economy rate of 8.16 and an average of 22.96. He has one fifer and one four-wicket haul with a best figure of 5/26.
4. Ben Laughlin (111 wickets) in 96 games
The former Australian pacer, Ben Laughlin, is fourth on the list of the highest wicket-takers in the BBL. In 2011, he made his BBL debut with the Adelaide Strikers. Later, he also played for Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes till the 2021 season. He didn’t feature in the 2021–22 season. Laughlin has played 96 matches and has taken 111 wickets at an average and economy rate of 24.26 and 8.08 respectively. He also has two four-wicket hauls to his name, with a best figure of 4/26.
3. Kane Richardson (117 wickets) in 90 games
Another Australian pacer makes the list, and he is none other than veteran pacer Kane Richardson. The 31-year-old regularly features in the Australian white-ball setup as well. He made his BBL debut for the Adelaide Strikers in 2011 and also played for the Melbourne Renegades. Richardson has played 90 matches in the tournament and picked up 117 wickets at an economy rate of 7.87 and a strike rate of 16.6 with a best bowling figure of 4/22.
2. Andrew Tye (118 wickets) in 85 games
The veteran Australian pacer, Andrew Tye, makes it to second on the list. The 35-year-old has been part of the league since 2011 and has represented the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder in his BBL career. Tye has played a total of 85 BBL games and has 118 wickets to his name in the competition at an economy of 7.70 and a strike rate of 15. He also has one fifer and five four-wicket hauls with a best figure of 5/23.
1. Sean Abbott (125 wickets) in 94 BBL games
At the top, Australian bowling all-rounder Sean Abbott is there. Abbott has performed exceptionally well and is the most consistent of all the other players. The 30-year-old has played for the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder in his BBL career since 2011. He has played 94 games and taken 125 wickets at an average of 20.87 and an economy rate of 8.47. Abbott has one fifer and three four-wicket-hauls to his name with a best bowling figure of 5/16.
Most Wickets in BBL History