Jarrod Kimber

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Ben Dunk ambles in for a bowl

BBL 2017-18

Ben Dunk's search for star quality

Ben Dunk's form lurches from devastating to disastrous but no matter what he does the media can't be bothered to work itself up into a frenzy

James Faulkner struggled to get going

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, BBL 2017-18, SCG

The new vocabulary of T20

Forget about averages and economy - T20 analysts are now measuring 'true strike rates', percentage 'activity rate', and the phenomenon of 'unconsolidating'

Brad Hogg wheels away after taking a wicket

Big Bash League 2017-18

Is this the end for old man Hogg?

In his 47th year, Brad Hogg is leaking runs like he never used to, despite no obvious drop in his accuracy or consistency. He will keep going on forever if he can, but he's in the last year of his BBL contract, and the fairytale might just be winding down

Kevin Pietersen hangs onto a diving catch

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2017-18, MCG

Melbourne Stars' endless struggle

With several players misfiring and a few released for national duty, Melbourne Stars have lurched from one defeat to another this season

D'Arcy Short struck another fifty

Big Bash League 2017-18

Tracing Australian cricket's indigenous past until the BBL

Cricket Australia is trying to rectify the mistakes of the past; they know they're playing catch up to sports like Australian rules football. But for the first time they are trying to find indigenous players

Yasir Shah celebrates a wicket

Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat, Hobart, January 15, 2018

Wristspin becomes BBL must-have

The success of legspinners in this year's Big Bash, from part-timers to franchise veterans, means that everyone wants one in their side

Usman Khawaja played his first BBL match of the season

Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers, BBL 2017-18, Sydney

Khawaja covers for Thunder's fumbles

Despite another creaky performance that highlighted the weaknesses in their side, Usman Khawaja just about proved the difference against Perth Scorchers

D'Arcy Short was in imperious form again

Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League 2017-18

Showbiz Short roars into T20 spotlight

For a few years, D'Arcy Short had lost his way. Western Australia coach Justin Langer had even told him to lose weight and take cricket seriously. His cricket looks pretty damn serious now