Ben Cutting

Benjamin Colin James Cutting (born 30 January 1987) is an Australian cricketer who plays as an all-rounder. Cutting represented Australia in one-day internationals and T20 matches, and at the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. Cutting played first-class cricket for the Queensland between 2007 and 2018 before opting to play only white-ball cricket.

Ben Cutting
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Personal information
Full nameBenjamin Colin James Cutting
Born (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 34)[1]
Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National sides
ODI debut13 January 2013 
Australia v Sri Lanka
Last ODI31 August 2014 
Australia v Zimbabwe
T20I debut26 January 2013 
Australia v Sri Lanka
Last T20I15 September 2017 
World XI v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2012/13–2019/20Brisbane Heat
2014Rajasthan Royals
2016–2017Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 30)
2018–2019Mumbai Indians (squad no. 31)
2018St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2018/19Nangarhar Leopards
2020Quetta Gladiators (squad no. 31)
2020/21Sydney Thunder (squad no. 31)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 4 7 51 68
Runs scored 53 40 1,561 843
Batting average 26.50 10.00 23.65 20.07
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/7 0/2
Top score 27 29 109 98*
Balls bowled 216 126 8,597 3,448
Wickets 6 3 170 98
Bowling average 31.60 71.66 28.41 30.97
5 wickets in innings 0 0 6 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/45 1/18 6/37 4/27
Catches/stumpings 1/– 5/– 15/– 21/–
Source: Cricinfo, 30 April 2019

Domestic careerEdit

Cutting made his first-class cricket debut for the Queensland Bulls against Tasmania in the first Pura Cup game of the 2007/08 season and despite his first ball going for five wides,[2] ended up taking three wickets including that of Michael Di Venuto. In 2009–10 Cutting was one of the competition's leading wicket takers, with 25 wickets from his first six matches, raising hopes that he may be selected to represent Australia in Test cricket.[3] He finished the season as the leading wicket taker – 46 wickets at 23.91. This included a career best 6/37 against Tasmania, and led to speculation of a future international debut.[4]

On 3 April 2018, Cutting announced his retirement from first-class and List A cricket after a 12-year career in order to focus on his Twenty20 game and develop his new business.[5] In September 2018, he was named in the squad of Nangarhar Leopards in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[6] He was the joint-leading wicket-taker for the Nangarhar Leopards in the tournament, with twelve dismissals in nine matches.[7]

International careerEdit

On 13 January 2013, Cutting made his One Day International (ODI) debut and on 26 January 2013 he made his T20 international debut.

In August 2017, he was named in a World XI side to play three Twenty20 International matches against Pakistan in the 2017 Independence Cup in Lahore.[8]

T20 franchise cricketEdit

He first made a mark in Indian Premier League 2016 by finishing off the finals match in favour of the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

In January 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction.[9]

In June 2019, he was selected to play for the Edmonton Royals franchise team in the 2019 Global T20 Canada tournament.[10] In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Amsterdam Knights in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[11][12] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[13] He was released by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[14]

In 2020 he was picked by the Quetta Gladiators in the draft for the Pakistan Super League 5. In February 2021, Cutting was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.[15]

Personal LifeEdit

Cutting is married to Australian model Erin Holland.


  1. ^ "Ben Cutting". Cricket Australia. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Bulls brilliant, Tigers toothless". Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^ Ben Cutting on fast track to be Test fast bowler
  4. ^ Player Profile: Ben Cutting from CricInfo. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  5. ^ "@cuttsy_31 photo". Instagram. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League, 2018/19 - Nangarhar Leopards: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Faf du Plessis named captain of World XI to travel to Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  9. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Global T20 draft streamed live". Canada Cricket Online. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  15. ^ "IPL 2021 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2021.

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