Few nations have embraced the shift as passionately as Australia, even though T20 cricket has taken off worldwide. The BBL is a franchise competition that debuted in 2011 and is based on the Indian Premier League. One of the world's most famous cricket competitions is the Big Bash League, which involves the same eight teams yearly. Here are the leading ten scorers in the history of the BBL, which promises high-octane action with huge sixes and flying balls:
1. Chris Lynn – BRISBANE HEAT
There have been 2790 BBL runs of Chris Lynn overall. T20 expert Chris Lynn easily holds the all-time run-scorer standings. Big-hitting has always been essential to Lynn, and he was and continues to be a vital component of the Brisbane Heat side that won the BBL 02. Lynn's impressive 37.20 batting average is nothing compared to his incredible 151.05. Lynn is a ticket office draw and continues to be the star of the brilliant Brisbane Heat team.
2. Aaron Finch – MELBOURNE RENEGADES
Aaron Finch has 2431 runs in all for BBL. Aaron Finch has been an amulet for Australia for over a decade in ODI and T20 cricket, and his BBL record is spectacular. He is just a handful of players who scored two BBL hundreds, with his 2431 runs coming at a 34.23 average. Finch had a vital role in the Renegades winning the Big Bash League in 2008, and although his club struggled mightily in BBL 10, he will be trying to inspire them once more in BBL 11.
3. Glenn Maxwell – MELBOURNE STARS & MELBOURNE RENEGADES
There are 2205 BBL runs in all from Glenn Maxwell. Many players find it challenging to switch Melbourne teams, but Glenn Maxwell has been unscathed through the ordeal. Despite being one of the multiple proficient players ever to represent Australia, Maxwell has always felt dissatisfied despite having a stellar BBL record. The Melbourne Stars look to him as their talisman as they try to end their BBL losing streak. His 2205 runs have come in 87 games at an average of 32.42.
4. Shaun Marsh – MELBOURNE RENEGADES & PERTH SCORCHERS
There have been 2196 BBL runs by Shaun Marsh overall. Although Shaun Marsh's international career hasn't always gone according to plan, his domestic achievements have always been exceptional, and he is still one of the BBL cricket's top draws. He has scored 2196 runs in just 61 games, suitable for a 41.43 BBL average and 20 half-centuries. He persisted in playing a vital role for the Perth Scorchers and was a part of the 2021 BBL 10 side that finished as runners-up to the Sydney Sixers.
5. Marcus Stoinis – MELBOURNE STARS & PERTH SCORCHERS
There have been 2137 BBL runs overall by Marcus Stoinis. Marcus Stoinis, who has the most outstanding individual score in BBL cricket history, is rated top on this list for a reason. While Stoinis only has one BBL century—a remarkable 147* against the Sydney Sixers in 2020—he still has 14 half-centuries and a fantastic average of 36.84, and he still has a significant impact on every club he plays for. He plays a crucial role in the Melbourne Stars' machine when he gets the ball in his hands.
6. D'Arcy Short – HOBART HURRICANES
2109 BBL runs in total. Few players are in better demand than D'Arcy Short among the T20 cricket stars that franchise cricket has created. With only 57 Big Bash matches to his credit, he has amassed an astounding 2109 BBL runs, giving him a stellar 40.55 BBL lifetime average. Short is among the best T20 players in Australia (and beyond), contributing significantly to the Australian national T20 team with his two BBL hundreds and 18 BBL half-centuries.
7. Jonathan Wells – ADELAIDE STRIKERS & HOBART HURRICANES
There have been 2053 BBL runs overall by Jonathan Wells. In 2012, Jonathan Wells made his Big Bash League debut with the Hobart Hurricanes of his hometown, and he has since played an essential role in the competition. Wells participated in 84 games and tried to outplay his opponents at all times. He was a member of the Hurricanes side that lost to the Perth Scorchers in the BBL 03 final. Wells is a great, reliable player who averages 34.21 with the bat. He led the Adelaide Strikers to victory in the 2007 BBL, defeating his former employers in the championship game, and he continues to be an essential member of the Strikers team today.
8. Michael Klinger – PERTH SCORCHERS & ADELAIDE STRIKERS
There have been a total of 1947 runs of Michael Klinger in BBL. Michael Klinger's career ended when the BBL debuted in Australia, yet few players handled the change as well as he did. His average of 30.42 compares favourably to the bulk of the big names in BBL cricket, and he has amassed more than 2000 BBL runs in just 71 games. He was an inspiration during the BBL 06 championship win by the Perth Scorchers, and at the age of 36, his accomplishments won him a position in the Australian T20 team. To cultivate the upcoming crop of Australian T20 players, Klinger takes over as head coach of the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL 2019.
9. Callum Ferguson – MELBOURNE RENEGADES, SYDNEY THUNDER & ADELAIDE STRIKERS
Callum has a total of 351 runs in BBL. Another player who has participated in the BBL from the start of his T20 career is Callum Ferguson. Ferguson has had difficulty making a name for himself on the international stage and has been a consistent performer for all his Big Bash sides since 2011. His BBL career began with the Adelaide Strikers before moving on to the Melbourne Renegades and now the Sydney Thunder. He scored 1935 runs at a respectable average of 26.50 and continues to be one of the BBL cricket's most reliable performers.
10. Moises Henriques – SYDNEY SIXERS
Moises has a total of 1900 BBL runs. Since joining the Sydney Sixers in 2011, Moises Henriques has been a vital component of the team with both bat and the ball, ranking among the top ten BBL run scorers of all time. The Sixers, who have won the BBL championship three times, have been built on the steadiness of Henriques, who has averaged 27.94 points per game in 87 BBL games. Henriques' big hitting and T20 knowledge continue to influence others around him as he guided the club to back-to-back BBL victories in 2020 and 2021.