When the Big Bash League changed to its current format before the commencement of the 2011/2012 Australian season, not much was certain.
There was a litany of changes – state teams became city-based teams, there were overseas imports, and a whole new ball game was born.
Perhaps the biggest story for BBL|04 is the Melbourne Stars signing former England batsman, and now gun-for-hire Kevin Pietersen. The 34-year-old caused a controversy after the news was revealed, with the England Cricket Board reluctant to release him until the release of his book earlier this month. Continue reading
The star of BBL|03 round 1, Chris Lynn (ESPN Cricinfo/Getty Images)
The entertainment started on Friday, December 20, and concluded two days later. It was not the smoothest opening round, with the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers match washed out in Hobart. Continue reading
Now titled the “Sydney Smash”, Saturday’s game between the two rivals gets an extra boost, with both Steve Smith (Sydney Sixers) and David Warner (Sydney Thunder) released from Australian duties. Continue reading
Stars v Renegades banner (Google Images)
In BBL|03, the Melbourne Stars slogan is: “all or nothing.” Across the city in Docklands, the Melbourne Renegades want you to “get on red.”