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Ben Cutting
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Personal information
Full name
Benjamin Colin James Cutting
Born (1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 37)
Sunnybank, Queensland, Australia
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
Relations Erin Holland (wife)
International information
National sides
ODI debut 13 January 2013 
Australia v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 31 August 2014 
Australia v Zimbabwe
T20I debut 26 January 2013 
Australia v Sri Lanka
Last T20I 15 September 2017 
World XI v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007/08–2019/20 Queensland
2012/13–2019/20 Brisbane Heat
2014 Rajasthan Royals
2016–2017 Sunrisers Hyderabad (squad no. 30)
2018–2019 Mumbai Indians (squad no. 31)
2018 St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2018 Nangarhar Leopards
2020–2021 Quetta Gladiators (squad no. 31)
2020/21–present Sydney Thunder (squad no. 5)
2022 Peshawar Zalmi (squad no. 31)
2023 Karachi Kings
2024 Sylhet Strikers (squad no. 32)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 4 7 51 72
Runs scored 53 40 1,561 908
Batting average 26.50 10.00 23.65 19.73
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/7 0/2
Top score 27 29 109 98*
Balls bowled 216 126 8,597 3,640
Wickets 6 3 170 101
Bowling average 31.60 71.66 28.41 31.71
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/– 22/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 October 2021

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.

Domestic career

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, 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. 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.

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

International career

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.

T20 franchise cricket

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.

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

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. In July 2022, he was signed by the Dambulla Giants for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League.

Personal life

Cutting is married to Australian model Erin Holland.

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