It’s that time of year again with one of the biggest T20 tournaments in the world kicking off on December 19 when Sydney Thunder host local rivals the Sydney Sixers in the opening match of the 2017/18 Big Bash League.
Can the Scorchers defend their third title? Can a Melbourne team finally breakthrough for a maiden victory? Which international headliners will make a splash and which local talents will emerge? The Cricket Trader breaks down each team’s chances and highlights the best betting opportunities for the tournament.