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Ben Cutting (born 30 January 1987) is an Australian cricketer who plays as an all-rounder. Cutting represented Australia at the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. Cutting played first-class cricket for the Queensland Bulls between 2007 and 2018. He is currently contracted to the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. He currently plays First Grade for Souths.

Ben Cutting
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Personal information
Full nameBenjamin Colin James Cutting
Born (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 32)[1]
Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia
NicknameCutsy
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
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
YearsTeam
2007/08–2017/18Queensland
2012/13–Brisbane Heat
2014Rajasthan Royals
2016–2017Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 30)
2018–Mumbai Indians (squad no. 31)
2018St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2018/19Nangarhar Leopards
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

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 13 January 2013, Cutting made his ODI debut and on 26 January 2013 he made his T20 international debut. He currently plays for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League and for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

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

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.[5]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL auction.[6]

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.[7] In September 2018, he was named in the squad of Nangarhar Leopards in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[8] He was the joint-leading wicket-taker for the Nangarhar Leopards in the tournament, with twelve dismissals in nine matches.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ben Cutting". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  2. ^ Bulls brilliant, Tigers toothless
  3. ^ Ben Cutting on fast track to be Test fast bowler
  4. ^ Player Profile: Ben Cutting from CricInfo. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Faf du Plessis named captain of World XI to travel to Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  7. ^ "@cuttsy_31 photo". Instagram. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League, 2018/19 - Nangarhar Leopards: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.

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