BIG!! Very big! And not coming back…

Dan Christian's reaction after his epic six landed on the 'Gabba roof last night. Click the image to see the massive six properly..

Dan Christian’s reaction after his epic six landed on the ‘Gabba roof last night. Click the image to see the massive six properly..

CLICK IMAGE FOR VIDEO: There’s no two ways about it, Hobart Hurricanes’ allrounder Dan Christian’s six onto the roof of the ‘Gabba in Brisbane last night was… HUGE!!!

117 metres huge, in fact, and Christian’s reaction says it all..

BBL opening week: break out the dreadlocks

Gayle leads the charge of the expat Windies; Watson needs an amazing BBL; Bailey's Hobart my early favourites, and Hodge's Adelaide my Tip of the Week..

Gayle leads the charge of the expat Windies; Watson needs an amazing BBL; Bailey’s Hobart my early favourites, and Hodge’s Adelaide my Tip of the Week..

The Roar: If you found yourself watching the West Indies getting pumped a tad depressing – and who didn’t – then tonight and onwards for the next six weeks is the time to put some cricketing colour in your life.

Whether your colour is purple, red, green, a different green, just-bloody-call-it-pink, whatever colour Brisbane wear, orange, or blue, the big Bash League has you covered.

Here’s what to look forward to over the first round of the tournament..

Perth host Hobart in the unlikely BBL Final

Perth's Craig Simmons (left), and Hobart's George Bailey shape as the big wickets in tonight's final. Image via the BBL

Perth’s Craig Simmons (left), and Hobart’s George Bailey shape as the big wickets in tonight’s final…

The Roar: The Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes got to Final over the top of more fancied rivals, and either would be deserving Champions. Perth will be hoping to go one better, having lost both the previous BBL Finals, and both of them at ‘the WACA’ as tonight’s game will also be.

Hobart are on a bit of a roll at the moment, having won two cut-throat games to get here.

It’s fair to say this isn’t the decider that too many Big Bash league fans and observers expected – it may not even be the decider the Big Bash League themselves expected – but regardless of it being the unlikely BBL Final, it still shapes as an intriguing contest..