We get to see more leggies than usual in the BBL, which is always a good thing.
Brad Hogg – 3 matches, 5 wickets, average 15, econ 6.25
The evergreen Hogg sits on top of the leg-spinners’ wickets table with five at an average of just 15. His set of four overs, in conjunction with West Indian star Sunil Narine, won the Melbourne Derby for his Renegades. You just can’t slow him down, even at 45 years of age.
Samuel Badree – 3 matches, 3 wickets, average 22.66, econ 5.66
The West Indian wizard has been typically very solid and extremely economical. His spell of 2-20 against the Thunder swung the match in the Heat’s favour, which they went on to win. Clearly Brisbane’s best bowler and their fortunes this summer rely on more good performances from Badree.Embed from Getty Images
Cameron Boyce – 3 matches, 3 wickets, average 33.3, econ 8.33
Boycie has copped a bit more stick than the past few BBLs, proving extremely expensive in the loss to the Melbourne Stars. However, coming off BBL|05 where he captured 11 scalps, he’s due to hit the back half of the tournament with wickets on the horizon.
Fawad Ahmed – 4 matches, 3 wickets, average 33.66, econ 7.21
After winning the title with the Thunder last season, it’s been a tough tournament for Ahmed and his team so far. However, despite the Thunder’s poor form, Ahmed has been a consistent performer and has kept his economy rate at a handy 7.21.
Mitch Swepson – 3 matches, 3 wickets, average 35.66, econ 10.7
It must be hard to follow in the footsteps of fellow leggie Badree at the Heat, and Swepson so far hasn’t been able to make an impression. He’s captured three wickets but has been too expensive, giving away 10.7 runs per over.
Liam O’Connor – 3 matches, 2 wickets, average 31, econ 6.2
The 23-year-old has been a surprise packet for the Strikers following Adil Rashid’s unavailability, and he’s taken his opportunity with both hands. As at January 2, he’s Adelaide’s most economical bowler, and was outstanding against the Sixers, finishing with 2-12 from three overs. He has a Western Australia contract, so let’s hope we see more of him in other formats.
Adam Zampa – 2 matches, 1 wicket, average 67, econ 9.57
A slow start for the Australian ODI and T20 spinner, but the Stars have only played two matches thus far. Has bowled very fast in the two games he’s played, so if he calms himself and manages to slow up the bowling a little bit, he’s sure to have more success.
D’Arcy Short – 3 matches, 1 wicket, average 41, econ 12.3
Only a part-timer, but it’s good to see another leggie in the league, and a chinaman bowler at that. Has copped it but has also claimed a wicket for himself. Hopefully we see him bowl more often.
BBL|06 Leg Spin Rankings
- Brad Hogg [MELR]
- Samuel Badree [BRS]
- Liam O’Connor [ADL]
- Fawad Ahmed [SYDT]
- Cameron Boyce [HOB]
- Adam Zampa [MELS]
- Mitch Swepson [BRS]
- D’Arcy Short [HOB]