BBL 13: Team by Team Analysis
Adelaide Strikers: Overachieved
Top Run Scorer: Matt Short- 541
Leading Wicket Taker: Jamie Overton- 16
Analysis: The Strikers didn’t have a strong squad, but they still managed to make the finals and win a final in Perth against the Scorchers. It was a pity Chris Lynn had to leave the BBL to play T20 in the UAE as he was in good form. Despite that, Jake Weatharald stepped up in his absence.
Brisbane Heat: Got it done, when the pressure was on!
Top Run Scorer: Josh Brown- 366
Leading Wicket: Taker: Xavier Bartlett- 20
Analysis: The Heat showed so much character and were deserved winners of the BBL 13 tournament. It was a team effort, as every player in the team played their part. They may have lost their first final against the Sixers, but they were resilient and went onto get revenge on the Sixers in the final!
Hobart Hurricanes: Failed to make finals
Top Run Scorer: Ben McDermott- 261
Leading Wicket Taker: Nathan Ellis- 12
Analysis: The Hurricanes would be disappointed with missing the finals, as they finished fifth. Despite that, Nathan Ellis captained the team well and let his bowling do the talking.
Melbourne Renegades: Not good enough
Top Run Scorer: Jake Fraser-McGurk- 257
Leading Wicket Taker: Will Sutherland, Majeeb Ur Rahman- 7
Analysis: The Renegades would be disappointed in the performance of the team, in particular, Adam Zampa who they would’ve had high hopes for, but only took 6 wickets.
Melbourne Stars: Only have themselves to blame
Top Run Scorer: Beau Webster- 262
Leading Wicket Taker: Glenn Maxwell- 7
Analysis: The Stars lost their first three games, then they won four games in a row, but lost their last three matches. They would be disappointed in their overall performance, as it was unfortunate that they faded away.
Perth Scorchers: Faded away due to poor displays!
Top Run Scorer: Aaron Hardie- 334
Leading Wicket Taker: Jason Behrendorff- 16
Analysis: The Scorchers missed their captain Ashton Turner got injured early in the tournament, which proved to be a massive loss. They lost to the Sixers, even though they made 197 runs! In the finals they couldn’t chase down 156 runs, against the Strikers, as the Scorchers collapsed and were all out for 105.
Sydney Sixers: A missed opportunity
Top Run Scorers: Moises Henriques, Josh Phillipe- 257
Leading Wicket: Taker: Ben Dwarshuis- 17
Analysis: The Sixers should view their BBL 13 as a failure; they had an opportunity to win the tournament, but they simply weren’t good enough when it mattered. There’s no disputing that they would’ve been aiming to win the tournament, as their squad had a good blend between youth and experience.
Sydney Thunder: They were disappointing
Top Run Scorer: Alex Hales- 258
Leading Wicket Taker: Daniel Sams 12
Analysis: The Thunder had one win and finished on the bottom of the table, but Daniel Sams and Alex Hales tried their best to win games, but to no avail, as they finished the tournament with one win.