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The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:32 pm

In an endeavour to promote interest in Australia's version of the IPL I will post a short preview of each match before each game.

Each team has imports who may or not be available throughout the season.Ex test players such as Mitchell Johnson Shane Watson McCullum etc will be playing.

This competion is a must view for those who enjoy the intricasies of the short game.

Each state has at least one team with Sydney and Melbourne having two teams.

Televising is first class as you go on a tour of Aussie Stadiums.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:10 am

Tonights game is a Sydney Derby with the Sixers facing up to the Thunder.

The Sixers squad.

Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (England), Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards (rookie), Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Roy (England), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Henry Thornton.


Players to watch are the English imports Sam Billings and Jason Roy both top class t20 players.

The Thunder squad.

The squad: Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Jos Buttler (OS), Pat Cummins, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Mitchell McClenaghan (OS), Clint McKay, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson.



Watson scored a lightning 114 for his club recently and is over his injury of last year.

Mitchell McClenaghan is the Kiwi import and has big wraps to take wickets for the Thunder this series.

Result

Sixers are slight favourites mainly because of Billings and Roy.

Venue Spotless Stadium.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Paddles » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:54 pm

McClenaghan is ordinary. Don't expect big things from him. He' ll bowl short n either get wickets or go for plenty or both. Its not a great mystery. He's Corey Anderson without as many 6's when batting
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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Mick180461 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:22 pm

Daniel Sams is an interesting one, 25yo born in Sydney but playing in NZ where he has played three 4 day matches scoring 241 runs off 233 balls including 11 sixes and taken 11 wkts. This was he's 1st ever T20 match at the top level. Nearly stole the show with 4/14 on the losing side.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:09 pm

Paddles wrote:McClenaghan is ordinary. Don't expect big things from him. He' ll bowl short n either get wickets or go for plenty or both. Its not a great mystery. He's Corey Anderson without as many 6's when batting



I watched him last night and wasn't overly impressed.

What a stuff up by Henriques to bring on a quick bowler with 16 runs required in the last over.Thunder with two new men at the crease gleefully swung the bat and hit three fours of three balls using the pace of Abbott. A slow bowler would have made it difficult to snick a boundary.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:12 pm

Mick180461 wrote:Daniel Sams is an interesting one, 25yo born in Sydney but playing in NZ where he has played three 4 day matches scoring 241 runs off 233 balls including 11 sixes and taken 11 wkts. This was he's 1st ever T20 match at the top level. Nearly stole the show with 4/14 on the losing side.



He was mightily impressive everything about the guy his style his confidence he has a presence about him.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Mick180461 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:10 pm

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Paddles wrote:McClenaghan is ordinary. Don't expect big things from him. He' ll bowl short n either get wickets or go for plenty or both. Its not a great mystery. He's Corey Anderson without as many 6's when batting



I watched him last night and wasn't overly impressed.

What a stuff up by Henriques to bring on a quick bowler with 16 runs required in the last over.Thunder with two new men at the crease gleefully swung the bat and hit three fours of three balls using the pace of Abbott. A slow bowler would have made it difficult to snick a boundary.

What slow Bowler? he only had 2 in the team O'Keefe and Botha and they had bowled there full quota, Maddinson can role his arm over but expecting him to bowl the 20th over is a bit much. 16 runs is defendable by any 1/2 decent bowler irrespective of whether they bowl pace or spin.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 pm

Botha should have been held back.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

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Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars.

This should be a cracker with nothing in the betting between the sides.


Brisbane Heat.

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Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (International), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (international, captain), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente.

Well we get to see the dynamic duo of Chris Lynn and Brendan McCullum in action the best pairing last season and the quickest scorers in the competition.

Chris says he feels fine and is over his injury.


Melbourne Stars.

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Michael Beer, Scott Boland, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, John Hastings (c), Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Dan Worrall, Luke Wright (ENG), Adam Zampa.


Tipped to win the competition.


Maxwell Pietersen Dunk Luke Wright all fast scorers.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Paddles » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:15 am

Brisbane score over 200 WITHOUT Lynn.
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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:41 pm

Good win by the Heat by 15 runs. The Stars rallied with a 100 partnership by Stoinis who was run out for 99 after being their best bowler and Faulkner.

MOM went to the defeated side Stoinis getting the nod.

This bloke is all class.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:00 pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades.

Renegades are warm favourites for an away win.

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Aaron Finch (c), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Kieron Pollard (WI – international replacement), Kane Richardson, Matt Short, Will Sutherland (rookie), Chris Tremain, Guy Walker, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.

Led by Finch Bravo and Hodge and the key introduction of Kane Richardson the Renegades will be hard to beat.

Whether Pollard plays is in doubt.

Hobart Hurricanes.

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George Bailey (c), Jofra Archer (international), James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (international), David Moody, Tim Paine, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade.


There are wraps on England's Jofra Archer and I personally will be hoping for Ben McDermott a family friend and son of Craig.

Led by George Bailey I hope both spinners Boyce and Rose get a start they are great to watch.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:19 pm

Dwayne Bravo has to be the best t20 bowler in the Big Bash.

His performance last night was spellbinding taking 5 wickets with the batsmen struggling to read his amazing array of deliveries.

The Renegades will be hard to keep out of the finals though they lose Finch when the International short games against England begin.

Too good for the Hurricanes last night.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

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Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder.

Strikers.
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Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jono Dean, Travis Head, Colin Ingram (SAf), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Rashid Khan (Afg), Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells.

Colin Ingram and Peter Siddle are newcomers and the 18 year old Rajid Khan will be worth watching so will Jake Lehmann son of the Aussie coach.

Travis Head can score quickly and is key to their chances as is Watson for the Thunder.

Thunder.

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Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Jos Buttler (ENG), Pat Cummins, Andrew Fekete, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher (rookie), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ), Clint McKay, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson.


Callum Ferguson will debut and Buttler if he gets going will help Watson out.

Nair is an entertainer and fun to watch.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Yorkshire » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:44 am

D.Bravo become first bowler with 400 wickets in T20s.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:35 pm

Easy win to the Strikers when Thunders Captain Watson went cheaply it was all over.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

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Double header today.

Sixers v Scorchers first.

Perth Scorchers.
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Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Voges (c), Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)

With their test players out and doubts over Michael Klinger Coulter Nile and Behrendorff Perth are decimated.

Up to David Willey and Mitch Johnson and throw in Ashton Turner.

Sydney Sixers.

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Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (England), Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards (rookie), Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Roy (England), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Henry Thornton.

Sam Billings and Jason Roy the imports are key and Henriques is due.A watch on Maddinson who showed form despite his dreadful moustache in the first game.

Sixers slight favourites.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

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Renegades v Heat.

Melbourne Renegades.


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Aaron Finch (c), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Kieron Pollard (WI – international replacement), Kane Richardson, Matt Short, Will Sutherland (rookie), Chris Tremain, Guy Walker, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.

Finch won't fail again and this team bats down to Ludeman.

Brisbane Heat.

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Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (International), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (international, captain), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente.


I doubt Chris Lynn will play but the Heat still have Baz McCullum an ornament to the game.

Worth watching this one to see Bravo bowl.

Renegades warm favourites.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:15 am

Kids getting hit by balls is an issue that I can't see CA ignoring forever. We live in a litigious society and this will affect public liability insurance costs.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Paddles » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:48 am

Katto wrote:Kids getting hit by balls is an issue that I can't see CA ignoring forever. We live in a litigious society and this will affect public liability insurance costs.


Volenti non fit injuria means CA has little to worry about in any civil claim.

It is on state governments to intervene with new legislation and enforcement if deemed an issue to public safety. But I dont think people are ready for having to wear motorcycle or cricket helmets as fans attending the games just yet.

Then again, times are a changing:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/100151864/otagos-warren-barnes-wears-protective-helmet-while-bowling-in-twenty20-match
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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Boycs » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:43 am

I got hit by the ball in a t20 match once. The crowd went waaaaayyyy

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:44 am

Finch out cheaply followed by Harris and that's all she wrote. Graeme Swann debut as commentator did some impersonations.

The Renegades won well.

Will regain favouritism with the bookies.

Chris Lynn obeyed the Doctor's orders and did not play but will be a starter next game for sure.

Heat should beat the Thunder at home on the 27th.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:28 am

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder.

The return of Chris Lynn brings the Bash Bros back together he and Baz McCullum can win or lose this game on their own.

The Thunder slow bowlers plus Watson are key to their chances.

Possible evening storm I will update later before the game.

The Heat are warm favourites.

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Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (International), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (international, captain), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente.


Thunder.

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Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Jos Buttler (ENG), Pat Cummins, Andrew Fekete, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher (rookie), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ), Clint McKay, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson.


Latest forecast we might get away with the game after all.

Brisbane area

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, becoming less likely in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:00 pm

Good win by the Heat amazing innings by Lynn.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:11 pm

Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers.

Got a feeling the Sixers are a good chance here.

Strikers.
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Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jono Dean, Travis Head, Colin Ingram (SAf), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Rashid Khan (Afg), Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells.

Travis Head and Colin Ingram must fire. Siddle was impressive last outing so was Khan.

The Sixers squad.

Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (England), Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards (rookie), Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Roy (England), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Henry Thornton.

Henriques is due.

Sam Billings was on Inside Cricket last week. A personable young man hoping for a start in the t20 series for England.

Jason Roy is running out of chances.

Sydney slight favourites.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:47 pm

Henriques didn't play Alex Carey was great again.

Narrow win to Adelaide.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

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Melbourne Renegades v Perth Strikers.

Dare I say it Finch to start batting sensibly and letting his ego have a day off.

Top of the table clash with Nye and Johnson bowling well.On paper possible finalists.

Renegades


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Aaron Finch (c), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Kieron Pollard (WI – international replacement), Kane Richardson, Matt Short, Will Sutherland (rookie), Chris Tremain, Guy Walker, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.


Perth Scorchers.
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Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Voges (c), Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)

Renegades warm favourites.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Boycs » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:51 pm

How are the England imports doing? I saw you say that Roy isn’t really contributing?

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:59 am

Not so good in the case of Roy and Billings keep doing silly things and getting out.

Jofra Archer looks OK I think he may make runs if he stays.
Jos Buttler has done nothing sorry to say.

David Willey has got a few wickets.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:14 pm

The Scorchers won mainly by bowling well early. Johnson took three for not many getting Finch White and Hodge hardly scoring.

Finch was a dumb enough to nick the sucker ball again for a duck. That's three failures on the trot.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:20 pm

Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes.

Thunder played well against the Heat and have a good attack.

Thunder.

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Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Jos Buttler (ENG), Pat Cummins, Andrew Fekete, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher (rookie), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ), Clint McKay, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson.

Hobart Hurricanes.

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George Bailey (c), Jofra Archer (international), James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (international), David Moody, Tim Paine, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade.

Thunder slight favourites.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:01 pm

Jos Buttler came good last night hitting four sixes in one over.

The Thunder has one of the best bowling attacks in the Big Bash and skittled the Hurricanes for an easy win.

McClenaghan continues to impress this guy is dynamite.

Jofra Archer will be in the England team soon he is a future Holding type speedster who can bat.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:10 pm

Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat.

Two of the most watchable teams in the comp meet tonight.

Heat are slight favourites.

looking forward to Chris Lynn Baz McCullum and Alex Carey.

The Heat.

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Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (International), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (international, captain), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente.


Strikers.
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Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jono Dean, Travis Head, Colin Ingram (SAf), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Rashid Khan (Afg), Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells.


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:50 pm

The Strikers won in a fiasco.

The pitch was far too tacky and wickets fell like ninepins.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:58 pm

Thunder v Hurricanes.

The Thunder are at home and their bowling is up there with the best. Should win this return bout.


Thunder.

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Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Jos Buttler (ENG), Pat Cummins, Andrew Fekete, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher (rookie), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ), Clint McKay, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson.

Hobart Hurricanes.

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George Bailey (c), Jofra Archer (international), James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (international), David Moody, Tim Paine, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade.


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:04 pm

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers.

The Sixers have been a joke this season and the Scorchers are on fire and warm favourites.

Henriques stood himself down?

There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.


Perth Scorchers.
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Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Voges (c), Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)

The Sixers squad.

Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (England), Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards (rookie), Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Roy (England), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Henry Thornton.

Venue WA Association Stadium.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:45 pm

Dárcy Short showed why he is being considered for theT20 squad with a brilliant 97 to win it for the Hurricanes. He bowls leggies as well and Warnie is tweeting him to the selectors.

Jos Buttler showed why he is world class with some staggering shots to every part of the ground.

In the second game the Scorchers got up late with Michael Klinger starring again.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:55 pm

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat.


Stars slight favourites in what should be a great game. Impossible to pick.

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Michael Beer, Scott Boland, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, John Hastings (c), Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Dan Worrall, Luke Wright (ENG), Adam Zampa.

The Heat.

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Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (International), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (international, captain), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente.

Chris Lynn was wrongly given out for a duck last time but the Heat need to improve their fielding.

Venue MCG.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:39 am

new $1b Optus Stadium test event

Scorchers will fill this place for the semi finals. MJ still has some pace. Could've used him in Melbourne.

Reminds me of Etihad/Docklands inside - bit boring but should have a noisy atmosphere for AFL games.
I could imagine it being a furnace for test matches.


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:14 am

Canned acoustics included. :P

It is one serious Stadium Paddles will love it.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Paddles » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:46 am

Loose halo wrote:Canned acoustics included. :P

It is one serious Stadium Paddles will love it.


I'll be sure to let you know whether I do when I watch a game played there.

I might love it as much as I love the MCG, or love it as as much as I love Galle and Dharamsala.
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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:22 am

Destroyation was a word used in commentary to describe the slaughter at the MCG.

The Bash Bros reached a 100 in 10 overs and made the Stars attack look like C Graders.

Over five overs to spare winning by nine wickets.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:51 pm

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers.

Aaron Finch should star here as the match is played at his former homeground Geelong.

Everything points to an easy Renegades win.

Renegades 1.55 favourites.

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Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (England), Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards (rookie), Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Roy (England), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Henry Thornton.


Renegades


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Aaron Finch (c), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Kieron Pollard (WI – international replacement), Kane Richardson, Matt Short, Will Sutherland (rookie), Chris Tremain, Guy Walker, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.

Venue Geelong Cricket Ground.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:51 am

Easy win to the Renegades.

Finch and Cameron Smith got most of the runs.

Bravo got three wickets.

The Heat have let another prospect escape in Jack Wildermuth.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:36 pm

Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes.

Even though the Strikers are strong favourites Hobart could cause an upset here.

A lot depends on Dárcy Short who bats like a young Warner or Alex Carey scoring runs.

Jofra Archer is a problem for the Strikers as well.

I am staying out of this one.

Hobart Hurricanes.

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George Bailey (c), Jofra Archer (international), James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (international), David Moody, Tim Paine, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade.



Strikers.
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Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jono Dean, Travis Head, Colin Ingram (SAf), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Rashid Khan (Afg), Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells.


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:39 am

Hard to keep track of who is playing for who.
Half the squads seem to swap shirts from one season to the next.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:50 pm

DÁrcy Short at age 27 has been playing first grade for only two years what a waste!.

His 96 last night won it for the Hurricanes. The best innings in the Big Bash so far I can't wait till he faces the likes of Johnson to see how he goes.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Heat v Scorchers.

Top of the table clash with the Heat slight favourites.

Should be a cracker.Can Johnson stop the bash bros?

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Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (International), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (international, captain), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente.

Perth Scorchers.
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Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Voges (c), Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)


Venue Woolloongabba Stadium.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:04 pm

Katto wrote:Hard to keep track of who is playing for who.
Half the squads seem to swap shirts from one season to the next.


It is a fairly stable competition nevertheless.The Heat for example is unchanged.

Newcomers soon blend in to be part of the furniture and play hard for their new team.

In a lot of cases they are playing for an IPL bid Jofra Archer will fetch a lot more now having been seen by the IPL scouting fraternity.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:25 am

Another great win to the Heat beating the ladder leading Scorchers very easily.