Yep, I love leg spin. Maybe it’s an obsession. But on every off week I’ll be rating the form and performances of Australia’s exponents of cricket’s finest art. The stats included are from the current tournament each bowler is in.
It’s been a mixed week for our Aussie leggies, beginning with:
The current leading wicket taker in the Matador Cup with eight from three games, Boycie has taken to his new state like a Tasmanian duck to water. His 4-55 against NSW was a match-winning performance given the Tigers’ only had a small target to defend. Took a very handy boundary-line catch, too. He has an Australian spot to win back off Adam Zampa, so expect a big summer.
M: 3 W: 8 Ave: 16 Econ: 5.37 SR: 17.8 BB: 4-55 v NSW
Just the two wickets so far this tournament for the new Queensland number one, but he boasts the impressive economy rate of 4.40. His 1-31 against WA came from eight overs and included the scalp of the ever-impressive Michael Klinger.
M: 4 W:2 Ave: 48.5 Econ: 4.4 SR: 66 BB: 1-31 v WA
Fuzz has been missing selection for the Bushrangers because the slow left arm duo Michael Beer and Jon Holland have been preferred. Yes, Beer claimed a hat-trick, but really? The Vics don’t deserve to win the Cup with that sort of selection.
M: 1 W: 0 Ave: – Econ: 5.4 SR: – BB: –
And across the Indian Ocean:
Our one national leggie at the moment is currently having a tough time on the South African pitches. Just three wickets from the four matches so far and a shocking dropped catch in the fourth ODI means it’s been a series to forget for the South Australia. Let’s hope the selectors don’t discard him after just one poor set of matches.
M: 4 W: 3 Ave: 61.66 Econ: 6.89 SR: 53.6 BB: 1-32 v SAf
Googly Leg Spin rankings:
- Adam Zampa
- Fawad Ahmed
- Cameron Boyce
- Mitch Swepson
- Kyle Gardiner
- James Muirhead