Hitting the Etihad Stadium roof is a rip off! For a start it’s a dead ball instead of a 6. If we were fair dinkum, it’d be worth 12!

Regardless, it’s become a novelty of the game and online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is expecting to see it come under fire again in this summer’s Big Bash League, offering $6.00 for any player to smack one 38 metres above the playing surface.

Aaron Finch has done it twice before so it’s no surprise to see he’s the $2.75 favourite to do it, ahead of West Indian Dwayne Bravo at $5.00.

Finch is also the top pick to hit the most sixes in the tournament but he’ll have plenty of competition in the shape of imports Alex Hales and Jesse Ryder (both $11) as well as Aussie sluggers Ben Dunk ($11) and the Big Show Glenn Maxwell ($12).

Sportsbet has dozens of quirky markets on the Big Bash including $4.60 for a hat trick to be taken, $1.95 for a Super-over to decide a game, and $1.34 for a batsman to score a century.

“Players should be rewarded for being good enough to hit the Etihad Stadium roof. As for the fielders, maybe we need to introduce the old one handed catch off the roof rule for the Big Bash League,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

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Big Bash League

$6.00 Any Batsman to hit the Etihad Stadium Roof

Which batsman will hit the Etihad Stadium Roof?

$2.75 Aaron Finch

$5.00 Dwayne Bravo

$7.00 Jesse Ryder

$10 Matthew Wade

$10 Tom Cooper

$16 Alex Hales

$16 Ben Cutting

$16 Glenn Maxwell

$16 Ben Dunk

$16 Cameron White

Will a Century be scored?

$1.34 Yes

$3.10 No

$29 Any batsman to hit 6 sixes in one over

Player to hit most sixes in Tournament

$10 Aaron Finch

$11 Alex Hales

$11 Jesse Ryder

$11 Ben Dunk

$12 Glenn Maxwell

$12 Ben Cutting

$12 Craig Simmons

$13 Luke Wright


$21 Kevin Pietersen

Will there be a hat trick?

$1.17 No

$4.60 Yes

Will there be a Super Over?

$1.80 No

$1.95 Yes

Big Bash Winner

$4.33 Melbourne Stars

$6.50 Hobart Hurricanes

$6.50 Perth Scorchers

$7.00 Melbourne Renegades

$7.00 Brisbane Heat

$7.50 Sydney Sixers

$10 Sydney Thunder

$10 Adelaide Strikers