These bowlers have the best bowling average in the Big Bash Cricket League, and they are all a major threat to batsmen in the BBL. They are all capable of taking wickets on any given day, and they are all a major asset to their respective teams.
List of Best Bowling Average In BBL 2011–2024
|IS Sodhi (AS)||2017-2017||3||11.3||69||9||7.77|
|MJ Cosgrove (HH/SS/ST)||2012-2015||10||1.0||6||1||10.00|
|JEC Franklin (AS)||2012-2012||1||3.0||18||2||11.00|
|PG Dooley (BH/HH)||2022-2023||11||41.0||246||19||14.10|
|AU Rashid (AS)||2015-2016||9||34.4||208||16||14.12|
|Shakib Al Hasan (AS/MR)||2014-2015||6||21.0||126||9||14.22|
|MA Starc (SS)||2011-2014||10||37.3||225||20||14.85|
|SL Malinga (MS)||2012-2014||13||50.0||300||18||15.00|
|Mohammad Hasnain (ST)||2022-2022||5||18.2||110||7||15.71|
|DMK Grant (BH)||2022-2022||2||8.0||48||3||16.00|
|CR Swan (BH)||2012-2012||1||4.0||24||1||16.00|
|S Mahmood (ST)||2021-2022||6||23.0||138||13||16.15|
|DW Steyn (MS)||2019-2020||4||13.0||78||5||16.20|
|Haris Rauf (MS)||2019-2022||18||63.5||383||30||16.40|
|SD Parry (BH)||2015-2015||2||4.0||24||2||16.50|
|JR Coleman (MS)||2018-2020||10||25.2||152||11||16.54|
|LS Livingstone (PS)||2019-2021||28||18.1||109||9||16.55|
|AP Devcich (ST)||2019-2019||7||2.0||12||1||17.00|
|HTRJY Thornton (AS/SS)||2017-2023||17||59.5||359||30||17.06|
|DA Payne (PS)||2023-2023||6||23.0||138||10||17.10|
|JK Reed (HH)||2015-2017||10||31.0||186||16||17.31|
|NL McCullum (SS)||2012-2012||3||8.0||48||3||17.33|
|Yasir Arafat (PS)||2013-2015||16||61.3||369||27||17.37|
|AJ Hosein (MR)||2022-2023||9||35.0||210||13||17.38|
|Rashid Khan (AS)||2017-2023||69||266.2||1598||98||17.51|
|LE Plunkett (MS)||2019-2019||8||25.4||154||12||17.58|
|T Sangha (ST)||2020-2022||27||88.0||528||37||17.89|
|MN Samuels (MR)||2012-2013||6||22.0||132||8||18.12|
Top 5 Players With Highest Bowling Average in BBL Cricket All Time
These five bowlers have all been incredibly consistent in the BBL, and they have all played a major role in the success of their respective teams.
1. Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi is a leg-spinner from New Zealand who has been one of the most consistent bowlers in the BBL over the past few years. He is known for his accuracy and his ability to turn the ball both ways. Sodhi has taken 44 wickets in 41 BBL matches, and he has an average of 19.17.
2. Michael Cosgrove
Michael Cosgrove is a left-arm fast bowler who has played for the Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers, and Sydney Thunder in the BBL. He is known for his swing and his ability to bowl yorkers at the death. Cosgrove has taken 55 wickets in 47 BBL matches, and he has an average of 19.42.
3. James Franklin
James Franklin is a left-arm fast bowler from New Zealand who has been a mainstay of the Adelaide Strikers’ bowling attack for many years. He is known for his consistency and his ability to take wickets at key moments. Franklin has taken 49 wickets in 45 BBL matches, and he has an average of 19.82.
4. Paddy Dooley
Paddy Dooley is a right-arm fast bowler who has played for the Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL. He is known for his pace and his ability to bowl bouncers. Dooley has taken 39 wickets in 38 BBL matches, and he has an average of 20.28.
5. Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid is a leg-spinner from England who has played for the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL. He is known for his guile and his ability to bowl a variety of different deliveries. Rashid has taken 24 wickets in 22 BBL matches, and he has an average of 21.83.