Big Bash League 2018-19 in numbers
Here are all the stats and numbers recorded during the 8th edition of the Big Bash League.
Published - Feb 18, 2019 10:14 am
Updated - Feb 18, 2019 10:14 am
The 2018/19 edition of the Big Bash League came to an end with the Melbourne Renegades claiming the title for the first time. The Renegades, led by Aaron Finch, brought an end to their 8-year wait after winning the final against the Melbourne Stars in a dramatic fashion. The season witnessed a total of 59 matches; the longest of all the eight BBL seasons. This edition of the BBL was heavily criticized for producing slower tracks and witnessed one-sided affairs.
Here are all the stats and numbers recorded during the 8th edition of the Big Bash League:
D’Arcy breaks own record:
637 – D’Arcy Short became the first player to score 600 runs in a Big Bash League edition. He scored 637 runs from 15 innings with help of six fifties.
3 – Number of players who scored 500+ runs in this BBL edition – D’Arcy Short (637), Matthew Wade (592) and Marcus Stoinis (533). In the 2017/18 edition, D’Arcy aggregated 572 runs from 11 games which was the only other instance of a player scoring over 500 runs in a BBL edition season.
8 – Marcus Stoinis scored 30+ runs in eight consecutive innings in this BBL. He is only the 2nd player to have 30+ scores in eight consecutive BBL innings. Shaun Marsh achieved this feat by playing eight matches across 3rd, 4th and 5th editions of the league.
The table-topper jinx:
6 – In six out of eight editions of the BBL, the team finishing as the table topper in the league phase got knocked out in the semi-final. Hobart Hurricanes lost to Melbourne Stars in the semis after finishing as the table toppers with ten wins from 14 matches. Scorchers made it to the final in the inaugural edition of the league where they lost and in the 2016/17 edition, they ended up as the winners.
Renegades lack big innings:
3 – The BBL champions Melbourne Renegades had only three fifty-plus scores in this season while the remaining seven teams had at least ten such scores.
One of the three 50+ scores for the Renegades came from the bat of Cameron Boyce who batted at No.8 which is the only fifty in the BBL history by a player batting at No.8 or a lower position.
Not the season of big totals:
196/3 – Hobart Hurricanes’ total of 196/3 against the Sydney Thunder in this season is the highest total. The Thunder scored 193/6 while batting first in the same game which is the 2nd highest. This is only the 2nd BBL season without a 200+ total. The 2012/13 edition witnessed the highest total of 189/4.
A new benchmark for the bowlers:
24 – Kane Richardson’s 24 wickets in this season are the most by any player in a BBL edition. The Melbourne Renegades’ bowler featured in 14 matches this season and picked wickets at an average of 17.7 and an S/R of 13.7.
5 – As many as five bowlers bagged 20 and more wickets in this BBL season – Kane Richardson (24), Sean Abbott (22), Steve O’Keefe (21), Jason Lalor (20) and Tom Curran (20).
In the 2016/17 season, Sean Abbott picked up 20 wickets which was the only other instance of a bowler bagging 20+ wickets in a BBL season.
Klinger finishes on high:
1947 – Michael Klinger finished his BBL career as the leading run-getter with 1947 runs from 71 games. Klinger scored his runs at an average of 30.42 with a century and 12 fifties.
A new catches record:
16 – Number of catches Glenn Maxwell claimed in this season; the most by any player in a single BBL edition. Five players including Maxwell have taken ten catches in this BBL season which never happened in the previous seven seasons of the league.
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