2018-19 BBL ALL*Star Team of the Year


The results are in from the player survey for the ACA All Star 2018-19 Big Bash team.

And with an average 29 years of age, it is the more experienced players that dominated the votes; an outcome Hobart Hurricane George Bailey is not surprised about.

“One of the things that comes with age is consistency of performance and consistency of mindset including preparation, knowing your game and knowing what to do in pressure situations. And the better players are able to do that,” Bailey said

“Looking at the (All*Star) list, there are guys that have played a lot of T20 cricket and they have good clarity around their role and good clarity of how they want to play individually.”

Bailey has been nominated for ACA All*Star BBL team on three occasions and says the Hurricanes team this year was an outstanding group to be a part of.

“It is really pleasing to be nominated by your fellow players.

“This year I think I was the beneficiary of two outstanding openers and a number of guys taking the wickets, given they tend to be the ones who do a bulk of the work.

Bailey also praised a number of less-heralded teammates, especially the versatile Ben McDermott.

“I have been really impressed by the way Ben has held the batting together on a number of occasions.

“To have three of your top order having a really strong consistent year makes it so much easier on the rest of the team.

Being regarded as one of the best leaders in Australian cricket, Bailey was quick to point out the many on-field generals the Hurricanes boasted.

“With Wadey (Wade) at the top of the innings, Both’s (Johan Botha) with the bowling group, and Jimmy Faulkner as well; we had a nice spread of leadership and experience throughout key moments of games.

2018/19 ACA All Star BBL Team 

D'Arcy Short

Hobart Hurricanes

(14 games) 602 Runs @ 54.73 Ave, 10 Wkts @ 27.8 Ave 7.94 RPO

Matthew Wade (C & WK)

Hobart Hurricanes

(14) 590 Runs @ 45.38 Ave, 9 Catches

Marcus Stoinis

Melbourne Stars

(11) 476 Runs @ 59.5 Ave, 14 Wkts @ 14.07 Ave 8.21 RPO

Callum Ferguson

Sydney Thunder

(14) 442 Runs @ 34 Ave

George Bailey

Hobart Hurricanes

(14) 326 Runs @ 46.57 Ave

Jonathan Wells

Adelaide Strikers

(14) 350 Runs @ 44.8 Ave

Chris Lynn

Brisbane Heat

(14) 385 Runs @ 35 Ave

Dan Christian

Melbourne Renegades

(14) 13 Wkts  @ 21.15 Ave, 185 Runs @ 23.13 Ave 7.05 RPO

Tom Curran

Sydney Sixers

(14) 20 Wkts @ 19.85 Ave 7.66 RPO

Rashid Khan

Adelaide Strikers

(14) 19 Wkts @ 18.11 Ave 6.14 RPO

Kane Richardson

Melbourne Renegades

(12) 24 Wkts @ 14.92 Ave 7.64 RPO

Ashton Turner

Perth Scorchers

(14) 378 Runs @ 31.5 Ave,