Following on from my NRL Punting thread, here is a new thread for the Big Bash League for the Summer of 2016-17. I'm not going to be nearly as active here as I was for the NRL, but I do usually take a decent position in the Futures markets so will post it up here and see if anyone wants to throw in any other tips. Brisbane Heat To Win Competition : 20 units @ 9.00 Brisbane Heat to Make The Top 4 : 20 units @ 2.20 A team that performed fairly poorly in recent times and were written off early last season due to losing the first 5 games. They did win thier last 3 to finish the season with a bit of momentum, but it was too little too late to make the finals. This season they've brought back Brendan McCullum to take a full time role as captain. A huge signing as not only an explosive experienced hitter in the T20 format, but a highly respected and successful international cricketer and captain that the team can really rally behind. Joe Burns is also out of the Australian team this year so he is likely to get a full season in the BBL and is good quality in this format at this level too. Add in guys like Chris Lynn, Nathan Reardon, Jimmy Pearson and Ben Cutting - All this guys are big hitters if not outright flat track bullies. Alex Ross and Alex Doolan are quality bats too so plenty of depth in the batting and I'd expect some very high scores from this team - especially at home where 200+ is not that uncommon. In the bowling department they have Samuel Badree, who is an international West Indian spinner that displaced the enigma Sunil Narine. Badree did well last year and I'd expect him to go better this year too. Ben Cutting is a solid bowling option and then there is Luke Feldman, Andrew Fekete and Mark Steketee - hardly world beaters but decent enough at this level to hold thier own. The market has rated Brisbane the 2nd worst team, but it looks wrong to me and I expect it is recency bias showing from the last couple of years dissappointment. It genuinely would not surprise me to see them go undefeated at home this season and finish Top 2 for a home finals berth. Good luck if you're having a punt. Don't bet over your head.