Are You A Big Bash League Expert?

Have you kept an eye on the Big Bash League? It’s like T20 cricket in England, but the weather’s better and there are loads of kids in the stands.

If it has been catching your attention, why not have a little go at our Big Bash League quiz? The winner gets a contract with the Sydney Thunder*.

*You don’t, you just win our love and respect

  1. Going into the 2016/17 Big Bash, who was the leading run-scorer in the history of the Big Bash League?

    Easy one to start you off, right…?

    • Chris Lynn
    • Brad Hodge
    • Michael Klinger
    • Aaron Finch

    CorrectWrong

    Michael Klinger!

    Chris Lynn’s superb form means he’s HOT on his heels, though.

  2. Who’s scored the most runs in the Women’s Big Bash League?

    You’re walking this, now.

    • Meg Lanning
    • Ellyse Perry
    • Charlotte Edwards
    • Sophie Devine

    CorrectWrong

    Meg Lanning!

    Naturally. She’s on another planet. Just the 893 runs at 81 for her, as you do.

  3. Who’s taken the most wickets in the BBL?

    More poles than anyone else.

    • Brad Hogg
    • Jason Behrendorff
    • Shaun Tait
    • Ben Laughlin

    CorrectWrong

    Ben Laughlin!

    The man with all the variations has 62 Big Bash wickets. Hogg has 51, Tait 46 and Behrendorff has 45 (joint with Clint McKay).

  4. Identify the colour of the Brisbane Heat…

    Tricky one for those in the UK who may not have been watching.

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4

    CorrectWrong

    No.1!

    Because nothing says ‘Heat’ like teal.

  5. Who’s got the best economy-rate in the history of the Big Bash League?

    (Of bowlers who’ve bowled more than 250 deliveries)

    • Michael Beer
    • Samuel Badree
    • Lasith Malinga
    • Muttiah Muralitharan

    CorrectWrong

    Lasith Malinga!

    Just 5.40 an over. Parsimonious.

  6. Who is, so far, the only Englishman to have scored a BBL ton?

    He has two, in fact.

    • Luke Wright
    • Eoin Morgan
    • Kevin Pietersen
    • Owais Shah

    CorrectWrong

    Luke Wright!

    Two Melbourne Stars tons for cricket’s nicest man, 117 in 2012 and 109* at the beginning of last year.

  7. Which of these blokes is Aussie everyman Craig Simmons?

    Click on his friendly face.

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4

    CorrectWrong

    No.4!

    He’s got two BBL tons does big Craig.

  8. Which side won the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League?

    2015/16 was the tournament’s first incarnation, but where did the trophy go?

    • Hobart Hurricanes
    • Sydney Thunder
    • Perth Scorchers
    • Sydney Sixers

    CorrectWrong

    Sydney Thunder!

    Alex Blackwell’s side beat Ellyse Perry’s Sydney Sixers in the final.

  9. Seeing as it’s all about sixes, who’s hit the most in the history of the BBL?

    Boom.

    • Chris Gayle
    • Chris Lynn
    • Aaron Finch
    • Brad Hodge

    CorrectWrong

    Chris Lynn!

    And he’s miles out in front, as well.

  10. And who has the highest strike-rate?

    (Of batsmen who have faced at least 125 balls)

    • Chris Lynn
    • Brendon McCullum
    • Glenn Maxwell
    • Andre Russell

    CorrectWrong

    Andre Russell!

    Dre-Russ scores at 166.29. Impatient.

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