Big Bash League Best Bowlers: The Top 5 Of All-Time

In the Big Bash League, Rashid Khan and Peter SIddle are amongst the best bowlers of all-time.
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Big Bash League Best Bowlers

Batsmen win you matches, bowlers win your tournaments. A line believed by many experts globally. Despite the Big Bash League missing the best Australian bowlers – the likes of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood on a consistent basis, other players have performed exceptionally and hauled their sides to the title.

The BBL has provided a solid platform for the best domestic bowlers to launch their career with the Australian National Team. The likes of Daniel Sams and James Pattinson have benefited from this. Plus, such players have also been scouted by other leagues worldwide due to their performances in the BBL.

So, with all that in mind, in the BBL who are the top 5 best bowlers of all-time?

Ben Laughlin

In the Big Bash League, Ben Laughlin has used his variations beautifully to become the best bowler of all-time in the tournament.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 25: Ben Laughlin of the Brisbane Heat bowls during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Brisbane Heat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 25, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Ben Laughlin is the highest wicket-taker in the history of the Big Bash League. In just 91 games, he has taken 110 wickets at a bowling average of 23.27 and at an economy rate of 8.10.

Flying Laughlin takes a screamer off his own bowling

He has represented the Adelaide Strikers, the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes. He won the 2017/18 Big Bash League season with the Adelaide Strikers, picking up 16 wickets in just 12 games.

Ben Laughlin is number one on our list of “Big Bash League top 5 best bowlers.”

James Faulkner

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 27: James Faulkner of the Hurricanes bowls the ball during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba, on December 27, 2020, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

James Faulkner has played 70 matches in the BBL and picked up 80 wickets at a bowling average of 21.67 and at an economy rate of 7.76. He is known for his back of the hand slower balls and change of pace at the death overs. Being a left-arm bowler of quality, he also brings that variety.

Siddle warns Faulkner for mankading during hilarious BBL clash

He has not won the Big Bash League yet but he has been an instrumental player for both the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars.

James Faulkner is number two on our list of “Big Bash League top 5 best bowlers.”

Sean Abbott

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 28: Sydney Sixers player Sean Abbott bowls during the Big Bash League Cricket match between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder at The Sydney Cricket Ground on December 28, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Sean Abbott has played 76 games in the BBL and taken 99 wickets at a bowling average of 21.21 and at an economy rate of 8.47. He has represented the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder. He picked up 14 wickets in just 7 games in the 2019/20 BBL season to help the Sydney Sixers win their second title.

Sean Abbott added to Australia’s test squad

Sean Abbott is number three on our list of “Big Bash League top 5 best bowlers.”

AJ Tye

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 28: Andrew Tye of the Perth Scorchers celebrates during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval, on December 28, 2020, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Andrew Tye has played 57 matches in the Big Bash League and picked up 75 wickets at a bowling average of 20.81 and at an economy rate of 7.68. He has represented both the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Thunder. He is predominantly known for his knuckleball and his variety of slower balls.

Scorcher AJ Tye set to sizzle this summer

AJ Tye is number four on our list of “Big Bash League top 5 best bowlers.”

Rashid Khan

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 28: Rashid Khan of the Strikers celebrates the wicket of Chris Munro of the Scorchers during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval, on December 28, 2020, in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Perhaps the best spinner in the Big Bash League. Rashid Khan has been sensational in T20 leagues across the world and the BBL has been no different for him. He has been able to spin the ball both ways even on Australian surfaces. His economy rate of 6.53 and bowling average of 18.20 are both the best on this list.

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In 46 games, Rashid Khan has picked up 64 wickets. He has represented the Adelaide Strikers throughout his career. He just edges ahead of both Adam Zampa and Cameron Boyce in the pecking order, due to his prolific stats.

Rashid Khan is number five on our list of “Big Bash League top 5 best bowlers.”

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