|Ben Cutting Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1987|
Ben Cutting is an Australian professional cricketer who had represented his country in the limited-overs formats (ODIs and T20Is), in the mid-2010s, as an all-rounder. He had also represented Australia at the 2006 ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup, helping the team reach the semi-final. Between 2007 and 2018, he had played for his home state of Queensland in all 3 formats of the sport; but in April 2018, he had announced that he would be retiring from first-class and List A cricket to focus his energies on the T20 format.
Benjamin Colin James Cutting
Sunnybank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Hawthorne, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Ben had attended the Sunnybank Hills State School in his hometown of Sunnybank, Brisbane. He had later studied at the Brisbane Grammar School, an independent, day and boarding boys’ school in Spring Hill, Brisbane.
- Father – Colin Cutting
- Mother – Wendy Cutting
- Others – Anne Cutting (Step-Sister), Mark Holland (Father-in-Law), Trish Holland (Mother-in-Law)
- 31 – Brisbane Heat (Big Bash League), Mumbai Indians (Indian Premier League), Quetta Gladiators (Pakistan Super League), Sydney Thunder (Big Bash League), St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots (Caribbean Premier League), Nangarhar Leopards (Afghanistan Premier League)
- 30 – Sunrisers Hyderabad (Indian Premier League)
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ben has dated –
- Erin Holland (2015–Present) – Ben had started dating Australian model, singer, dancer, actress, and TV presenter Erin Holland in February 2015. The couple got married in February 2021, in a ceremony in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Australian descent.
- Toned physique
- Affable smile
- Short-cropped hair
- Sports a rugged beard
Ben has served as the ambassador for the car dealership chain Downtown Toyota in Australia.
Ben Cutting Facts
- Ben had made his first-class cricket debut, for Queensland, in the opening match of the 2007-08 season of the Sheffield Shield. His start was not highly auspicious as his very first delivery had gone for 5 wides. However, he had recovered well enough to pick 3 wickets.
- In both the 2009-10 and the 2010-11 seasons of the Sheffield Shield, he was the leading wicket-taker for Queensland. In the first of those seasons, he was also the leading wicket-taker in the entire competition with 46 dismissals.
- In August 2017, he had been selected in a ‘World XI’ squad to play a series of T20I matches against Pakistan, as part of an effort to bring international cricket back to Pakistan which had been stalled after the dastardly 2009 terrorist attacks against the Sri Lankan national team in Lahore.
- A valuable all-rounder who can attack with the bat in the lower middle order, he has featured for several franchises around the world in the shortest format of the sport including the Brisbane Heat (2012-13–2019-20) and the Sydney Thunder (2020-21) in the BBL (Big Bash League); Rajasthan Royals (2014), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016-2017), Mumbai Indians (2018-2019), and Kolkata Knight Riders (2021-Present) in the IPL (Indian Premier League); St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (2018) in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League); Nangarhar Leopards (2018-19) in the APL (Afghanistan Premier League); and Quetta Gladiators (2020) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League).
- He was named the ‘Player of the Match’ in the final of the 2016 edition of the IPL for his game-defining performances with both bat and ball – 39 not out off just 15 balls in the first innings of the match to set up a daunting total of 208 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad which was followed by a critical spell of 2/35 that included the big wickets of Chris Gayle and K L Rahul that helped his team limit Royal Challengers Bangalore, their opponents, to 200 runs in a high-scoring match – that had resulted in a win by a slender margin of 8 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad, giving the franchise their first IPL title.
Featured Image by Ben Cutting / Instagram