The Big Bash proved successful last season and continues this season, about it some big names from aussie cricket will likely miss most if not all of it which is a pity, dosage as this is a much classier version of the IPL with less mug bowling or fielding from the domestic players this is probably the highest standard of T20.
The Sixer also winners f the recent Champions League seeing off the threat of the IPL sides will be keen to defend their tittle, there with the Melbourne Stars led by Warne seen as their biggest rival
So here are some suggested bets on the outright markets:
This is pretty open as always with t20, but despite some changes from the CLT20 winning side I like the Sixers to and and repeat. Their team looks pretty strong with good bowling and batting side. Sydney Sixers @6/1 betfred.
Top Team Batsmen:
D,Christian Top Brisbane Heat bat 7/1 william hill
A good batsman on his day on fringes of breaking the aussie squad and has bit to prove to himself might bat down the order but could do his bit if allowed to push up the order and get runs.
O.Shah top Hobart Hurricanes bat 5/1 bet365
A big favourite of mine Shah, who proved a great bat last year and once again will be key to Hobart doing well, has more talent that the aussie bats and 5/1 is too big to ignore.
M.Samuels Top Melbourne Renegades Bat 10/3 WilliamHill
Top Batter for the t20 World Cup and coming off a big knock in test cricket and another big knock in the odi, Samuels is the man to side with likely to bat well and for long time to build up scores.Wright proved his quality in last seasons big bash
L.Wright Top Melbourne Stars Bat 4/1 Paddypower
Yes Hussey should do well but he may be called away. Wright loved his time in last years Big Bash, he built on that playing well for England in Sri Lanka he can hit big and is able to play spin in these conditions. He batted well last season and has a good summer under his belt now and he plays like he cares he iss not your average t20 touring batter.
Steven Smith top Sydney Sixers Bat 13/2 SKybet
Should be batting up the order has proven he is much more than a bowler but also a great batsman who often can come in back against the wall and get the scoreboard ticking.
Botha Top Adelaide Strikers Bowler 4/1 Skybet
A good spinner and amongst best spinners to put on scoreboard pressure, captain so will play all the games to get his wicket counts up.
L.Malinga Top Melbourne Stars Bowler 9/4 Paddy Power
A great t20 strike bowler who really should take to playing in the big bash and likely to have more success in this again like he has in all forms of t20.Narine has proven t20 form from the IPL
Narine top Sixers Bowler 11/4 Paddy Power
Yes he hasnt been as useful at times in test format but in t20 he excels, he loves a batsman who has to play him and look to score, his wrong un catches many batsmen out and expect success from him again. The fact he restricts batsmen so well makes them panic and just bowling good line and length will get him wickets as the poor shoots come with the pressure building.
Top Batsmen: M.Samuels 22/1 williamhill, L.Wright 25/1 paddypower, o.shah 28/1 bet365
Top Bowler: Narine 12/1 skybet, Botha 25/1 betvictor
All these just gives a view on some possible value bets for the big bash which will be shown live on Sky Sports this year. The season opens with the Renegades v Stars.