Big Bash League has been one of the most vibrant franchise frays throughout the world. Built in the same spectrum of Indian Premier League, BBL has captured the essence of T20 cricket in its raw and crude potential and still continues to be one of the most exuberant cricketing galas of the world.
Ever since India lifted their maiden T20 World Cup, that eclectic bunch of cricketers flourished in the shortest format of the game in the most stunning fashions and they evolved as the most sought-after cricketers in the world. With franchise cricket slowly making its infringement in the cricket world, Big Bash League has evolved into a cricketing blockbuster. However, due to the obligations placed on the Indian cricketers which state that they won’t be able to particulate in a foreign league as that would debar them from competing in IPL, irrespective of their previous heroics.
Hence, you can only fantasize about the fact that how impressive would it be if the retired Indian cricketers would have been given a shot and who would have been the most important picks of BBL.
Who would not want an opener in their side who could warble the sweetest of melodies while whacking the bowler for a massive six? Who would not want the man who was always fearless in even playing the best of fast bowlers? Sehwag was a confluence of aggression and ultra aggression. He was nothing short of these two terms. He never backed out, neither did he fumble. He loved to play his strokes and ensured that the scoreboard kept on ticking and the audience was always entertained.
The fact that he could play destructive shots without even hesitating for a solitary moment even when his team was wobbling, was a brazen trait that underlined his brilliance.
One of India’s best fast bowlers, Zaheer Khan who paved the way for several youngsters, would probably be an amazing choice for BBL.
With the swing and the bounce on the Australian tracks, this veteran Indian express bowlers could touch up to almost 150 clicks regularly.
He also has a very simple bowling action and that is what makes him extremely special. His knack for wickets and the timely breakthrough of several partnerships that he could have wrung out with consummate ease is exactly why he should be a part of BBL.
A man who exhibited steely character to conquer a T20 World Cup, one 50-over-World cup, and most importantly cancer, would have been a match made in heaven for this format. This is exactly why Yuvraj’s inclusion to the League could have been a spectacle brighter than the sun to witness.
He is a middle-order batsman and a beacon of reliability. He can stabilize the innings if needed and can also introduce the belligerence whenever the situations want him to do so. He is an adept game reader and makes good use of his sensations. If he would have been picked by BBL, that would have been like an absolute cracker.
If you are making a T-20 team and this man is not there, you should probably get your cricket knowledge checked. A dynamic T20 batsman with an extraordinary array of shots in his repertoire can change the force of any given games. He is also a great leader and presence in the teams make him the most suitable choice for the captaincy of the team. Though his batting figures in Australia aren’t something to be very impressed with, yet Dhoni can be a hero on any given day.
5. Javagal Srinath:
Srinath was one of India’s most amazing fast bowlers. He could swing the ball either way and could very easily clock 150 clicks.
He would have been an absolute hit in BBL, considering the fact that he had a knack for wickets, squeezing at least a couple of them in the powerplay and coming back later to claim the rest.