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BBL 2016-17: 5 Batsmen to watch out for

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Glenn Maxwell. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Australian T20 extravaganza Big Bash League (BBL) is back with its latest season. This year promises more entertainment than the previous year which attracted a maximum crowd to the stadium. The T20 league has grown slowly into a massive event and has created a niche for itself. What IPL does for Indian cricketers, is exactly what BBL does for the Australian cricket.

This season, however, will be different if look at the scheme of things with a wider perspective. Last year the BBL saw many young talents prove their potentials. This time for a change, the focus shifts more to the veteran batsmen of the game who are either away from active cricket these days apart from promising youngsters. These men, some of them with a

These men, some of them with grey hair sprinkled on their head are still capable of pulling crowds and look in top notch form. Here in this piece, we try to list out five such batsmen who are sure to make an impact in this season’s BBL.

1. Brendon McCullum (Brisbane Heat)

Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum of the Heat. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Baz retired from all form of cricket earlier this year after the World T20. It was a sudden decision which shocked the cricketing world. But, the flag bearer of New Zealand cricket isn’t done playing competitive cricket though and will be making a return to his first BBL franchise Brisbane Heats as the leader of the side. It is sure that he will be one of the favourites in this tournament.

The earliest memory of Brendon McCullum playing in the BBL isn’t something any cricket fans would like to remember. A searing Brett Lee bouncer snuck into his helmet and left him with a broken crooked nose. This time around, it is expected that he would surely light up the Gabba with his blazing knocks.

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