BBL 2019-20: 5 Lesser-known players who can make an impact this season
These players can take the oppositions by surprise with the skills they possess.
Updated - Dec 16, 2019 7:00 pm
The Big Bash League (BBL), after its eight successful seasons, would be back for its ninth season from the 17th of December. Melbourne Renegades are the defending champions, having won their first title in the last season by beating Melbourne Stars by 13 runs. The Australian T20 carnival originated in the year 2011-12, dissolving the previous system of having six state-based teams. Instead, it was revolutionized to have eight-city based franchises.
Not only the BBL but franchise cricket as a whole has handed opportunities to relatively lesser-known faces ever since its inception. Several young guns or new faces have been impactful enough over the years that they have earned an international cap through their performances in this T20 blockbuster. The forthcoming season of the extravaganza would be no different as several franchises have roped in some marginally known faces who could bring a lot on the table.
We take a look at five lesser-known famous who could create surprises with their performances:
Former Australian Test cricketer Kerry O’Keefe spoke highly of leg-spin bowler Tanveer Sangha by naming him as one of the spinners in the Australian circuit to watch out for. O’ Keefe described him as “He’s in the Australian under-19s, fizzes it, bowls it into the shoebox five or six out of six and he’s temperamentally strong”.
The 18-year old has been making rapid strides in Sydney Grade Cricket, picking up figures of 6-33 against the University of NSW in only his second first-grade match. He followed it up with 5-70 against Sutherland. At Sydney Thunder, he will join the likes of other young guns in Chris Green and Arjun Nair and could prove as real surprise package for an inexperienced side.
With the team playing its most of the matches at the SCG where the ball is expected to turn, Sangha, if given a chance, will hope to make an impact.