BBL T20 Most Entertaining Awards: Round 2, Season 7

Chris Stead 28 December 2017 NEWS

Round 2 of BBL Season 7 is over, and it’s time to see how the teams compared on the Big Bash Entertainment Index.

T20 fans enjoyed a rollicking start to the T20 BBL season, with two cracking games. But since then, the entertainment value began to drop off somewhat. Regular readers will know that, a sponsor of Network Ten’s Big Bash coverage, has been following the BBL closely. Our unique Big Bash Entertainment Index (BBEI) allows us to score every performance for its entertainment value.

You can read more details on how the BBEI works here, but needless to say, Season 7 set off at a mind-blowing pace. The opening gambit between the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixes registered a BBEI of 2862. To put that in perspective, that score would have been enough to place it third in the ranking for the most entertaining games of the whole of Season 6.

However, it wasn't our Round 1 winner. The most entertaining game of the round would follow, with the Brisbane Heat and the Melbourne Stars producing a T20 classic. The game’s BBEI of 3151 is higher than any single game from the whole of Season 6. It's no surprise then that the Brisbane Heat won the award for the most entertaining team of the round. Its team BBEI of 4002 shows its performance to be the most entertaining of any Australian team in the last 22 months.

So who wins the most entertaining BBL T20 awards for Round 2?

For the second round in a row, the Melbourne Stars were involved in the most entertaining game of the round. With a BBEI of 2334, the Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars game at the W.A.C.A proved to be the most entertaining experience. Congratulations to the W.A.C.A. for picking up the Most Entertaining Stadium award for Round 2.

As for the Most Entertaining Team, that goes to the Perth Scorchers. With a BBEI of 3,630, the team didn’t quite reach the heights of the Heat the week before, but the Perth Scorchers still provided great value for money.

This week’s lowest ranked team went to the Sydney Sixes. Last year’s finalists didn’t give the fans that much to cheer about, with its performance against the Scorchers only earning a BBEI of 752. The game itself, held at the SCG, was the lowest scoring of the round and the year so far, registering a BBEI of 1252.

Tune in next time to see who got up, and who didn’t, in Round 3. In the meantime, check out these amazing Big Bash statistics.

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