With the Big Bash taking a short break during the second Ashes Test between England and Australia, now is a great time to evaluate the progress of the Surrey players featuring down under.
We have seen 10 days of BBL cricket so far, with five Surrey men playing around Australia. They will return to action on Sunday morning UK time but after a few matches for each of our players, how have they performed?
This year’s competition will run through the new year period and we will highlight any special performances throughout right here.
Now a Sydney Sixers regular and a fan favourite at one of the most successful domestic T20 sides anywhere around the world, TC is enjoying his latest stint in magenta.
His four appearances so far have yielded five wickets and 33 runs with a stand-out performance against Hobart Hurricanes including 27 runs from 21 balls and 3/27 with the ball. Sixers sit top of the table with 11 points from four matches.
A relatively late addition for last year’s beaten finalists, Evans has started well for Perth. With just two innings under his belt from three matches, he has hit a 40 and a 33* in a middle order role below some of the biggest hitters in the game.
His 33 from 33 balls dragged Scorchers to a match winning total against Brisbane Heat before 40 from 24 against Hobart, while Mitch Marsh hammered a century at the other end, have both been crucial in helping his side to second place in the table as it stands.
TC’s teammate at Sixers, our new T20 captain has bowled 14 of a possible 16 overs so far in the competition. As usual, he has taken the bulk of the work at the back end of innings. He has three wickets to his name from his four matches so far while in his only innings he managed nine runs.
Topley’s Renegades may be struggling for early form with one win from their first three matches but he has been dangerous with the ball.
Our left-arm seamer has four wickets from 10.5 overs so far including a brilliant 3/32 against Adelaide Strikers that included the scalps of Rashid Khan and fellow Surrey man Dan Worrall.
Our new seamer is in his second term with the Strikers after moving from Melbourne Stars and has proved to be both economical and threatening with the ball so far. He has four wickets from his 11.4 overs and has an economy rate of just 6.17.
His best performance so far was the 2/18 as Strikers beat Topley’s Renegades by 49 runs.