The Big Bash League is definitely one of the much-awaited leagues in cricket today. Being a few weeks away from the action, fans are definitely way too excited to witness intense matches among their favourite Australian teams.
Scheduled to start on December 10, cricket fans are indeed ready to watch the resumption of one of their favourite leagues as it pushes through despite the pandemic.
Despite postponements and other problems encountered, the different teams have now completed their player lineups. Once the matches start, tune in to websites like Sportsadda to learn the latest updates about how your favourite teams or players are doing.
Let us take a quick look at the players who happen to have the highest salaries for this season…
5 Most Expensive Players of BBL 2020
1) D’Arcy Short
Team: Hobart Hurricanes
D’Arcy Short may be considered as one of the most experienced and most aggressive players when it comes to the limited-overs format of the sport. He was named the man of the tournament in the 2017-2018 season of the BBL.
The next season, he scored 257 and really became one of the best players of the Hobart Hurricanes. In 2019, he also won man of the match twice. This makes Short deserving to be the highest-paid player of the season.
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2) Andrew Tye
Team: Perth Scorchers
After playing impressively for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, Andrew Tye will also be seen playing for the Perth Scorchers this season. Working as a specialized bowler for the team, he has already been counted as a regular contributor to great performances that are helpful for the team.
The 33-year-old Aussie will also represent his country both in ODI and T20I matches.
3) Marcus Stoinis
Team: Melbourne Stars
Known as a popular all-rounder in the BBL, Stoinis ranks as the fourth-best batsman in the league. Before signing up with the Melbourne Stars, Stoinis formerly played for Victoria and the Perth Scorchers. He made his international cricket debut in 2015 as well, playing a T20I match against England on August 31.
4) Chris Lynn
Team: Brisbane Heat
Aside from being a top-order batsman in the Australian team, Chris Lynn is also known as one of the best players in the Big Bash League after having played for the league since it started. Having penned a five-year contract with the Brisbane Heat, his fans can really expect to see him playing for the team until season 12. His records show that he has also been named as player of the tournament twice.
5) Joe Root
Team: Sydney Thunder
English team captain Joe Root also plays for the BBL and is considered to be one of the highest-paid players in the league. He has played 7 matches in the BBL, scoring 93 runs and has a strike rate of 114.81
Root may not be available for the whole season but he is expected to start attending in the second half. The right-hand batter was also a key part of the recent England and West Indies Test series, as reported by various cricket news sites like Sportsadda.
A few More Expensive Players of BBL 2020
Here are other players who have been included in the list of the highest-paid players of the season:
⦁ Alex Carey (Adelaide Strikers)
⦁ Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers)
⦁ Ashton Agar (Perth Scorchers)
⦁ Nathan Lyon (Sydney Sixers)
⦁ Dan Christian (Hobart Hurricanes)
Some of Australia’s big names were not included in the list. This may be because of the fact that there are a lot of unavailable players because of the upcoming India vs Australia tour this December 2020.
With cricket seeing a great resumption as the year ends, we highly suggest that you check the latest updates on sites like Sportsadda.
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