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BBL 10: The uncapped English players signed up for the 2020/21 Big Bash

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Sides in the BBL have taken a strong liking to English talent ahead of the 2020/21 season.

There are 10 England internationals signed up for the tournament so far, but the interest doesn’t end there; a number of English players yet to play international cricket have also landed coveted deals.

Here’s a quick guide as to where these county stars will be playing:

Updated as of November 13, 2020

Will Jacks (Hobart Hurricanes)

Surrey’s Jacks has been signed up for the whole competition by Hobart following an excellent T20 Blast season at home. The 21-year-old was named the tournament MVP as Surrey finished runners-up, with Jacks establishing himself as a genuine white-ball all-rounder: his 309 runs at a strike rate of 149.27 came alongside 13 wickets at an average of 16.07.

Joe Clarke (Perth Scorchers)

With Jason Roy part of England’s touring party for the series against South Africa, Nottinghamshire’s Clarke has been called upon as a replacement player for the opening exchanges of the season, on the back of a stellar T20 Blast campaign. In a batting line-up including the likes of Alex Hales and Ben Duckett, Clarke was the star man in Notts’ title-winning campaign, striking 371 runs at an average of 37.10 and an exhilarating strike rate of 175.

Dan Lawrence (Brisbane Heat)

Lawrence has been signed up as an early-season replacement for Tom Banton, another Englishman away in South Africa. The 22-year-old Essex batsman, who spent time in England’s Test bubble over the summer, will surely be looking to follow on from his exploits last winter when he hit 493 runs across six innings on England Lions’ tour of Australia. His eccentric off-spin adds to his value in the white-ball arena.

Phil Salt (Adelaide Strikers)

Salt, who was in and around England’s white-ball plans this summer without landing an international debut, has been signed up for his second consecutive season with Adelaide Strikers. The 24-year-old enjoyed a strong BBL campaign last time round, striking 361 runs at a strike rate of 164.09; no-one with as many runs in the tournament went about their work quicker.

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