Scott Hazebroek

Perth Scorchers v Sdney Sixers, Big Bash League final, Perth

Cricket is OK

The game is supposed to be in all sorts of trouble. But you wouldn't know that from watching the BBL final

Scott Hazebroek

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League, Perth

Where's the fire?

Plenty of boundaries and wickets. But the entertainment was questionable

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Chris Gayle in Twenty20 matches in last 12 months

The Gayle phenomenon

Although Chris Gayle was already a much-feared batsman in the Twenty20 format even before 2011, his record since the beginning of 2011 is scarcely believable

Patrick Kennedy

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Sydney

The stars shine brightly

The most hyped match of the BBL lived up to its expectations, but the entertainment didn't

Alex Malcolm

Big Bash League 2011-12

Talk us through it Shane

Shane Warne is back on the cricket field and back demonstrating his mastery

Alex Malcolm

Big Bash League 2011-12

Show about 'nothing' gets record ratings

The teams are mixed, the crowds underwhelming, inter-state rivalries absent, and yet, the BBL has generated a record TV audience in its opening round