Benjamin Colin James Cutting (born 30 January 1987 in Queensland, Australia) is an Australian all-round cricketer. Cutting is currently a member of the Brisbane Heat of the Big Bash League and Queensland’s first-class team.
In October 2007, Ben Cutting made his first-class cricket debut for Queensland against Tasmania, taking three wickets, including Michael Di Venuto.
He became the top wicket-taker the next season, with 46 wickets at an average of 23.91, paving the way for an international debut.
Cutting made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Adelaide on January 13, 2013. He scored 27 runs and claimed a wicket. A fortnight later, he made his T20I debut in Sydney against the same opposition. Sri Lanka was victorious on both occasions.
Domestic and club career
Ben has a lot of Queensland cricket experience. With his fast bouncers and lower-order knocks, he has established himself as a valuable all-rounder for Queensland. He scored 109 off 78 balls against South Australia for his first first-class century.
He has played 51 first-class matches in which he has scored 1561 runs and taken 170 wickets. Cutting produces a lot of bounce because of his height, and he also shocks the batsman with a quicker delivery.
In 2014, Cutting signed a lucrative contract with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. In 2016, he returned to the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Sunrisers Hyderabad, and for the 2018 season, he is with Mumbai Indians.
Cutting was called to a World XI for the 2017 Independence Cup in Lahore, where he played three Twenty20 International matches against Pakistan. Tim Paine and George Bailey, teammates, accompanied him.