The ‘epitome of entertainment’ is sometimes how the T20 format of the gentleman’s game is described. The American actor Zachary Levi once said ‘ Entertainment has this way of resetting itself ‘- he couldn’t be more spot on. Loads of T20 cricket is actually being played nowadays, the IPL, the CPL or the Ram Slam, but this league is somehow different. The KFC Big bash T20 league actually is a cult league. Reminiscent of the Kerry Packers’ world super series, the Big Bash puts on display some of the most entertaining T20 cricket of the year.
Having started out as league with the genuine Sheffield teams competing, the Big Bash league has a revamped format and brings out the best of T20. This season of Big Bash saw some great moments, with eye-catching performances and magnificent talent on display. Sydney Thunder emerged victorious but all the sides equally played their part to make this a mega event indeed.
5. Usman Khawaja on the charge
This Islamabad-born lad has lit up this season of the big bash with some special performances for the traditionally struggling Sydney Thunder, who eventually became the champions. Khawaja played a critical role in this second team from Sydney with some nonchalant performances, his scores reading 109,62, 104 and 70 with an astonishing average of 172.5. A stylish left-hander, Khawaja played T20 cricket with utmost composure, playing an array of traditional cricketing shots in his scintillating knocks in this season of the KFC big bash. His magnificent 104 against the Adelaide Strikers came in the Semi-Final of the league where he took on one of the strongest bowling line-ups of the tournament and dispatched them with utmost disdain. He also contributed in the final with a well-made 70 off just 40 balls.