IPL Form Guide: Which BBL players scored well & why, low-high & averages

The 2021 Indian Premier League finished over the weekend, with Josh Hazlewood’s Chennai Super Kings triumphing, but from a SuperCoach BBL perspective there were a few players to monitor.


We’ll have a full form guide of global leagues (including T20 World Cup, IPL, CPL, T20 Blast) in the Honeyball 2021-22 BBL magazine, due out in mid-November, but we wanted to offer a little teaser with some numbers and summaries from the UAE leg of the IPL.

If you’re not fully across it, the IPL was split this year, with the first half played in India in April-May before it was abandoned amid the rising COVID-19 issues, with the second half played in UAE in September-October.

Thus we’ve only looked at form from the UAE leg, given its timely relevance to BBL. We’ve also only looked at contracted BBL players, or imports who may re-sign (*denoted by asterisk).

Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers)

Average: 79.00, Total Points: 79, Games Played: 1, Low-High: 79

The English all-rounder only played three games across the whole IPL, one coming during the UAE leg in the playoffs where he impressed with 3-29 from 3.4 overs bowling at the death. His lack of opportunities was surprising as the Delhi Capitals often didn’t have four overseas players on field (the permitted quota) once Marcus Stoinis was out injured.

Nathan Coulter-Nile (Melbourne Stars)

Average: 71.00, Total Points: 284, Games Played: 4, Low-High: 30-131

Coulter-Nile excelled for the Mumbai Indians, finishing with the best economy rate of any their bowlers. He only played five games all season, four in the UAE leg, which included a Player of the Match 4-14 which resulted in a mammoth 131 BBL SC points. Barely batted, so you’d hope his BBL scoring output would be higher.

Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars)

Average: 69.88, Total Points: 559, Games Played: 8, Low-High: 10-158

Enjoyed an excellent UAE leg for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), helping them reach the playoffs with a run of four half-centuries in five games during the back-end batting in the middle-order. He bowled regularly, usually economically, and picked up BBL SC points in the field too. Appears to be in top form.

Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers)

Average: 61.50, Total Points: 123, Games Played: 2, Low-High: 3-120

Played five games for the season and got two during the UAE leg as the Punjab Kings played around with their overseas players. Dominated one game, taking 3-12 from four overs with 13 dots, posting a BBL SC score of 120. Battled in his other game.

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Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades*)

Average: 56.00, Total Points: 56, Games Played: 1, Low-High: 56

Afghan all-rounder played three games for the whole season and only one during the UAE leg where he remarkably took five catches. Also bowled four overs and batted at four for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, so he had a good role in that game.

Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers)

Average: 49.57, Total Points: 347, Games Played: 7, Low-High: 31-60

Afghan spinner was pretty good, although he arguably didn’t take as many wickets as usual during the UAE leg, where he only took more than one in a game once. Rashid was economical but sides tended to see him off. Had five 50+ BBL SC scores and never dipped below 31.

Jason Roy (Perth Scorchers*)

Average: 46.00, Total Points: 230, Games Played: 5, Low-High: 2-95

Scorchers BBL|10 import played five during the UAE leg, hitting 60 from 42 balls in a Player of the Match display worth 95 BBL SC points, upon his first chance with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Used as an opener to replace David Warner, he was steady otherwise.

Nathan Ellis (Hobart Hurricanes)

Average: 30.00, Total Points: 90, Games Played: 3, Low-High: 3-61

Played all three of his games during the UAE leg for the Punjab Kings, impressing with an economical 1-12 from three overs including 10 dots, before an expensive 0-46 where he lost his spot in the side. Showed a glimpse.

Dan Christian (Sydney Sixers)

Average: 29.83, Total Points: 179, Games Played: 6, Low-High: 3-89

Played nine games for the season with RCB, including six in the UAE leg where he struggled with the bat, but was handy with the ball.

George Garton (Adelaide Strikers)

Average: 23.40, Total Points: 117, Games Played: 5, Low-High: 4-37

All five of the Strikers’ new import’s games came during the UAE leg for RCB, where he often opened the bowling. Only bowled out his full four overs once and only took three wickets. Didn’t get much of a chance with the bat in a middle-lower order role.

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Liam Livingstone (Perth Scorchers*)

Average: 17.40, Total Points: 87, Games Played: 5, Low-High: 4-50

Englishman endured a rough time, playing all five of his games during the UAE leg where he only scored 42 runs, 25 coming in one game. Used in a few different batting roles for the Rajasthan Royals and did not bowl. Unclear if he’s returning for the Scorchers, having signed up for the T10 League on the eve of the BBL season.

Nicholas Pooran (Melbourne Stars*)

Average: 14.40, Total Points: 72, Games Played: 5, Low-High: 2-47

The Stars BBL|10 import was below his usual standards across the entire season and battled during the UAE leg. Batted in the middle order and did not keep.

Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars)

Average: 9.50, Total Points: 19, Games Played: 2, Low-High: 1-18

Played eight games for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian leg, before injuring his hamstring in their first game upon the resumption in UAE. Returned in the playoffs as a batsman, where he scored a slow 18 from 23 balls.

Tim David (Hobart Hurricanes)

Average: 1.00, Total Points: 1, Games Played: 1, Low-High: 1

Only got one opportunity for RCB, where he batted at five, coming in at the 17-over mark, scoring 1 from 3 balls. Wouldn’t worry, probably a good learning experience for him, more than anything.


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