‘Cricketers quality higher in IPL compared to Big Bash’

Sydney: Australian cricketer Aiden Blizzard has reckoned that the quality of international players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is higher than of the Big Bash League (BBL) because the former has four international players, as compared to two in the Australian tournament.

“Look, I think the Aussies have got it going pretty well at the moment. The standard is quite high compared to the IPL, but obviously we’re only allowed 2 international players whereas the IPL have 4. So the quality of international player in the IPL is quite high with the Indians and also the 4 international players there. Look, it’s hard to compare, but it’s completely different countries. I like playing in both places and I think we’re getting it right here as well,” Pak Passion.net quoted Blizzard, as saying.

He said the restriction of allowing only two international players in the BBL is justified at this moment because the tournament is still in nascent stages and needs to generate enough funds before roping in more international players.

His comments came in the wake of the ongoing match between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

Blizzard, who is representing Adelaide Strikers in the BBL, said he is looking forward to his team winning the title.

“I’d love to win a championship here with the Strikers and then go over and represent Mumbai with the Mumbai Indians,” Blizzard said.

He rated the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars, as favourites to win the Big Bash title and picked bowler Rana Naved as the best performer among the Pakistani players.

Blizzard said he is focusing on playing cricket to the best of his potential rather than concentrating on becoming a T20 specialist.