3 exciting things about the Big Bash League
The T20 format has taken the world by storm and its admirers are increasing day by day. It’s clear that T20 leagues don’t disappoint fans in many aspects since people still obsess over them. Almost every prominent cricket playing nation has introduced its league. The Australian addition, Big Bash League, is also an event of spellbinding beauty. The league is in it’s 8th edition this month and the following are some things that attract the viewers.
(1) Quality, Pace and Young guns
Big Bash has been providing a high quality cricket watching experience for fans of this amazing sport. It has presented games of a good caliber throughout its fine run. BBL has showcased some good matches since its establishment in 2011. The quality and skill-level of cricket in BBL is impeccable and improving every year.
The BBL has always been crowded by some raw pace to go along. Be it the fierce experienced pacers like Shaun Tait, Mitch Jhonson, Dirk Nannes or new sensations like Jhye Richardson, I always expect a young blood having ability to click 150.
Not to forget that the young leggie who went through England at U-19 World Cup is gonna be there too.
Young batsmen are not behind by any means. Jack Edwards is ready to make his mark in BBL and Ben McDermott, the unlucky lad who's been runout 5 times in a space of a month or so, has already made quite a fan following with his powerful hitting and short-arm jabs. It will be interesting to see how this young lot bats in this season of the Big Bash.
(2) Innovations, Novelty or Distinction: whatever you wanna call it but it's amazing
Big Bash League has stuck out a mile with the addition of some good features. From in-game interviews to helmet cams, you should always expect something new from the BBL.
This year, something new has been introduced in BBL: the bat toss. The 'hills' and 'flats'. It's funny and interesting at the same time but sometimes you require change, a transition from the routine, something cool or new. Leave it to the BBl to experiment with such interesting concepts like this.
We might see the boundary line interviews of openers (like in the Aus-Ind T20s earlier) too.
Yeah! Call me crazy but BBL has the most unique, eye-catching, and lush colour-codes for the franchises amongst any T20 league. An English poet once said,
Be it teal, lime-green or purple, they are all inviting and invoke curiosity. Those colours in the night matches look conspicuous like the moon and just give you a bit more than just some cricket match.
Written by Abdul Shakoor
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