BBL 2021-22: Playing XI of Last Week in Big Bash League
Two weeks of the BBL Score are over and the league made headlines with some of its brilliant performances in the last week. Crictips.com is back again with a collection of best Playing XI from last week. Without wasting any time, let’s look at the best Playing XI players who made it to our team from the last week.
Opening Partnership – Last Week in BBL
1) Mackenzie Harvey
On number one, Mackenzie Harvey has again made it to the list. He has been a brilliant performer in the first week and has been consistent in the last week as well. On Monday, December 13th, Harvey played an exceptional for Renegades against Brisbane Heat. He knocked off 71 runs on 56 balls with a strike rate of 126. His strong opening gave a brilliant start to Renegades but Harvey didn’t get any support from the other end. Sam Harper and Nick Maddinson tried to rotate strikes and but the rest of the team fell like a House of Cards. Melbourne Renegades finished their innings at 141 for 6 wickets but Harvey remained not out. In the end, Renegades lost the match but Mackenzie Harvey left an unforgettable impact last week as an opener.
2) Josh Philippe
Sydney Sixers will be happy to know that they have cracked a good combination of wicket-keeper batsmen in the form of Josh Philippe. His performance on Wednesday against Melbourne Stars was impeccable and unforgettable. He has been consistent for the last two weeks doing a great job as an opener, and is one of the frontmen of our cricket betting tips this week. Against Melbourne Stars, Philippe scored 99 runs on 61 balls with a strike rate of 162. Philippe’s giant score included eleven fours and two sixes. He was supported by Sydney Sixer’s captain Moises Henriques and by the end Jorden Silk. Unfortunately, Phillippe was not able to reach the mark of 100 as Sydney Sixers won the match and his score was 99. Philippe has raised the bar and he is a brilliant wicketkeeper as well.
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3) Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh has turned out to be a golden boy for Perth Scorchers. On Tuesday, Marsh marked his arrival to BBL in style by scoring 100 runs on 60 balls against Hobart Hurricans. His strike recorded on the day was 167. His brilliant performance helped Scorchers to score a win against Hobart Hurricans. Coming down at number 3, Marsh is trained to give a push to the opening start of the team in the T20 format. His advantage to play some big knocks and rotate the strike is very helpful ease of the pressure from the middle order. On Tuesday, Marsh started slow, he took his time to understand the pitch and the bowlers. Once he was sure, Marsh started his super sonic jet of runs and Scorchers ended up scoring 182 for 5 wickets. However, Marsh remained not out till the end, presenting a real opportunity for fans that use these cricket betting apps.
Middle Order Line Up – Last Week in BBL
4) Glenn Maxwell
Whenver Glenn Maxwell makes his way to the pitch, viewers expect things to change with a rapid speed. This is what happened on Wednesday in a game between Sydney Sixers and Melcourne Stars. Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke, and Nick Larkin were send back to the pavallion as soon as the made their way to the pitch. After Larkin, it was Maxwell’s turn and fans had high expectations from him. Maxxy turned out to be a massive bear who was almost impossible to cross for Sydney Sixers. He scored 103 runs on 57 balls with a strike rate of 180. This was an immensely needed innings from Maxwell’s end to give a boost to Stars’ mindset and their cricket betting odds. However, Melbourne Stars lost the match with the help of Josh Philippe’s century but Maxwell’s impact will unforgettable for a long time. He is an all riunder which makes him more deadly for the opposition.
5) Sam Billings
Sam Billings is the perfect candidate for number 5 position. The start of the week was not good for Billings but the end of the week, he has outshined himself with his performance. On Sunday, in a match against Brisbane Heat, Billings played a brilliant knock of 64 runs on just 27 balls. His strike rate recorded on the day was 237. Billings has a crucial contribution to dessimate Brisbane Heat and score a win for his team. He suits at number 5 as he has the ability to play some big knocks which might affect the confidence of the bowlers and force them to make wrong decisions. Sydney Thunder had a good start on the day as their openers did a fair job. It defiantly took off the pressure from Billings and hence he focused more on big shots.
6) Alex Ross
Alex Ross’s innings on Monday against Melbourne Stars makes him the perfect contender for number 6 position, and a favourite at the betting site Parimatch. After a disappointing start of Sydney Thunder on Monday, the pressure was on the middle order line up. Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Mathew Gikes were all out for a very small score 40 runs. Alexx Ross made his way to the pitch and completely changed the things for his team. He scored 77 runs on 49 balls with a strike rate of 157. He remained not out till the end of the innings of Sydney Thunder. Unfortunatly, Stars lost the match by 6 wickets. Ross’ performance was overshadowed by the performance of the opposite players.
7) Xavier Bartlett
Xavier Bartlett has turned to be the best all rounder of the last week. A week before that it was Rashid Khan with his magical spells. on Sunday, in a match between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat, Bartlett played a magical innings for the team. He was not only good with bowl but also with his bat as he scored 42 runs on 29 balls with a strike rate of 145. When it comes to bowling, he bowled 4 overs and took 2 wickets at an economy rate of 11.25. Looking at the economy rate it sounds too much but as an opening bowler it is a good performance as compared to other opening pacers in the league last week. His quality of pace and disciplined bowling makes him a crucial member of this week’s playing XI.
Bowling Attack – Last Week in BBL
8) Saqib Mahmood
24-Year old English pacer made an impact in BBL with just one appearance on Sunday. Saqib Mahmood is a young English right arm fast bowler who has a lot of things to prove and has bright future ahead. He will be hoping for some brilliant international opportunities with the England team after BBL season 11. On Sunday, against Brisbane Heat, he proved out to be the only bowler who can control run rate of the opposite team with his pace and disciplined swing bowling. In 3 overs, he gave away 22 runs and took 4 wickets with an economy rate of 7.33. He can be very useful as an opening pacer with Bartlett. This is a special talent and if everything goes as per the plan, Mahmood has a bright future ahead and may be IPL fans might see him in the next season of IPL.
9) Mujeeb Ur Rahman
A young talent from Afghan national team, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, has taken away BBL with a storm. He showed his brilliant off break abilities last week with Brisbane Heat. 20 year old Rahman played two matches in the last week with Brisbane Heat and his economy rate was 6.5. He has not taken any wickets till date but has made difficult for the batsman to score runs and hit big shots in the middle overs. BBL matches are easy to win if a team has a bolwer who can control the run rate of the opposition.
10) Tanveer Sangha
One of the discovery from Australian cricket recent times, which has happened through BBL, is Tanveer Sangha. He has been consistent with his spin variations in the second week as well. Sangha is crucial member of Sydney Thunder who is not only a wicket taker but also a spin attack who can control the big shots of the opposition in the middle overs and during the death overs as well. He played two matches last week with Thunder and had an economy rate of 6 and picked up two wickets. As the BBL progress in its third week, it will be interesting to see his stunning ability to surprise the batsmen.
11) Tymal Mills
Perth Scorchers’s English pacer Tymal Mills has made it to the list of Playing XI. His innings against Hibert Hurricans made headlines on Tuesday. With an economy rate of 5.75, Mills gave away 23 runs in four overs and picked up 3 wickets. His pace attack and disciplined line length can be useful for the team in the middle overs.Mills has the ability to provide variations on the pitch with any of the spinner or even with another pacer in the team. Mills has played on one match last week but Scorchers have high expectations from him in BBL.