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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:09 pm

Stars v Renegades.

The Stars for some reason are equal favourites for this all Melbourne clash despite having not won a match. Maybe it is the KP factor?

The Renegades on the other hand are in great form.

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.

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.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:59 am

Renegades by 6 wickets.

KP (Stars) didn't bother fielding in the second innings. Not a team player is Pieterson.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Going South » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:08 pm

come on. give him some slack.

KP had his ankle iced and didn't field after tripping during his stint at the crease. Pietersen subsequently said the injury wasn't overly serious, before announcing that he was set to retire from cricket within 12 months.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:12 pm

That was his excuse. Commentary said differently. Let's take his word then.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:31 pm

Thunder v Strikers.

The Strikers are warm favourites but I see an upset here if Buttler and Watson get going.

The Thunder bowl well at Spotless Stadium.

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.


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.


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:10 pm

The Strikers bowling was good enough to keep Watson unusually quiet. They went on to win comfortably.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:14 pm

Another double header.

Hurricanes v Sixers.

Hurricanes at home are strong favourites and should win.
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.

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 Jan 07, 2018 10:19 pm

Scorchers v Renegades.

A tough one to pick. I am staying out. Renegades warm favourites but Perth are at home.

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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)

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:46 pm

The Scorchers came from behind to chase down a good Renegades score in the last over.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:52 pm

Stars v Strikers.

The Stars have yet to win a game but I don't trust them to keep failing. The Strikers continue to win but I am staying out of this one.

The betting has the Strikers only slight favourites. The Bookies sense an upset.


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.

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

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:53 am

Loose halo wrote:The Scorchers came from behind to chase down a good Renegades score in the last over.

Hurricanes beat the Sixers in the early game.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:55 pm

The Strikers look the goods after defeating the Stars.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:59 pm

Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes.

Depends on how well the in form DÁrcy Short goes for Hobart.

No Lynn but the Heat should win this one.

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.

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 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:19 am

Half time.

DÁrcy Short scores 122 not out all time record for Big Bash.

Wonder if he gets a suitable IPL bid?

He bowls decent legspin as well.

Commentary rated him a cross between Warner and Gayle.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Yorkshire » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:24 am

When is men’s final

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:12 pm

Yorkshire wrote:When is men’s final


4th February.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:13 pm

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... n-mccullum

Cost the Heat the game by 2 runs.

Short took 1/20 off 4 overs economy 5.

We should see this guy in the England t20 series.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:25 pm

Thunder v Scorchers.

Khawaja and Vince in for Thunder.Buttler out.

Tye Richardson and Willey out for Scorchers but Bancroft in.

Should be interesting this one.

if the Thunder can see Johnson off they can score big.

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.


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)


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:13 pm

More controversy on run out.

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AUSSIE cricket legends Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh Waugh were left stunned by the decision to send Ross packing after the Hurricane’s controversial appeal.

The pair were convinced that there was too much doubt about Ross’ intentions for the umpires to have judged he deliberately put himself in the line of fire.

Waugh told Channel 10 in commentary he had a sick feeling in his stomach that the umpires would judge Ross out.

“It’s interesting. He wasn’t looking at the ball, though,” Waugh said.

“I think he was trying to get out the way of the ball. Looks like he was trying to run away from it.

“I’ve got a bad feeling here. I had a very bad feeling about that.’

Gilchrist was adamant there was no evidence for the umpires to be certain that Ross had deliberately got in the way.

“Oh, my goodness. I’m stunned,” he said.

“I cannot believe that.

“To me, he hasn’t looked. He hasn’t turned around to where the line of the throw was. He knew the general vicinity that the throw was coming from, but can you tell me he’s purposefully got in the way of that ball? I don’t think so.”

Gilchrist said after the game he personally wouldn’t have carried on with the appeal as Bailey did.

“I understand George Bailey, but I wouldn’t have personally,” he told Channel 10.

“He said they saw the replay and said, ‘is that a change in direction?’

“So they’ve planted the seed at least. Maybe the third-umpire was already looking at that, which is fine. The officials know the rules better than anyone. But that certainly didn’t come into my mind.”

HEAT CAPTAIN MCCULLUM RAGES OVER DECISION


Not happy, George.

Not happy, George.Source:Getty Images

BRISBANE Heat captain Brendon McCullum gunned George Bailey — when the Hobart Hurricanes skipper was standing right next to him during the post match interviews on Channel 10.

Clearly seething over Bailey’s decision to appeal against Ross, McCullum admitted he was prepared to be fined by Big Bash officials to convey his frustration over the sensational decision.

The Channel 10 cameras also captured the moment McCullum confronted Bailey on the field after the game, passionately explaining his point of view to his rival.

McCullum told Channel 10 he wanted Hobart to wave away their appeal against Ross.

Bailey refused.

“Personally I thought it wasn’t the right decision,” he said.

“If I get fined for saying that fair play, but I think everyone that’s here and everyone that’s watched the game didn’t think it was the right decision. He wasn’t running in the way of the ball. He wasn’t impeding it. I was disappointed that the appeal was upheld, but I guess, Hobart can take the points. I think the rest of the game was brilliant. I actually thought they deserved to win, it’s just a shame that it was marred by that.”

McCullum took the high ground following the win, saying his counterpart Bailey may regret not calling Ross back to the crease.

He said Bailey missed an opportunity to uphold the spirit of cricket.

“From our point of view I felt frustrated with that decision,’’ McCullum said.

“Personally I don’t think it was the right decision. We are not righteous in our stance on the spirit of the game but every now and then you get a chance to stand up to the spirit of cricket and tonight George and the Hurricanes missed that opportunity.”

The pair, who have both captained their country, were engaged in a long discussion following the game and were tense but civil exchanging their views in a combined television interview that followed.

“We debated the philosophical merits of one another points but in the end my view of it and his view of it may have altered,’’ McCullum said.

“I don’t really care what the rules are. To me it is one of those grey areas like the Mankad. To me it falls into the spirit of the game and I was making that point to George.

“I don’t really care what the rules are, to me it is one of those grey areas like the Mankad,” McCullum said.

“To me it falls into the spirit of the game and I was making that point to George.

“Sometimes there are opportunities which are more important than the two points.”

Bailey confirmed after the game hid team did call for the umpires to check for a possible obstruction.

“I appealed for the run out and then we saw the replay and saw that Rossy had changed his angle, we asked has he changed his line?” Bailey said.

“Can you check for obstructing the field as well? And then we were waiting the umpires decision and in our positions waiting.”

CRICKET LEGENDS FUME OVER SHOCK DECISION



George Bailey is widely recognised as one of the nice guys of Aussie cricket.

George Bailey is widely recognised as one of the nice guys of Aussie cricket.Source:AAP

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:30 pm

Thunder win a close one.

Khawaja back to his previous t20 best with a score of 80 plus and MOM.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Stars v Renegades.

Renegades Finch ans White out to International duty gives the Stars a big chance here especially if Wright Dunk Pietersen and Maxwell contribute.

Handscomb in.

Stars Stoinis and Zampa out.

Betting even money.

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

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.


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Stars won easily with KP MOM.

Renegades proved they were false favourites. Downhill from here without their stars.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:56 pm

Strikers v Scorchers,

Played at Australia's centre Alice Springs (Ayers Rock)


Strikers warm favourites and should win.

These are the true squads.

Stanlake is a great prospect and Australia's fastest bowler.

Strikers squad
Colin Ingram (c)
Alex Carey (wk)
Jono Dean
Daniel Drew
Rashid Khan
Ben Laughlin
Jake Lehmann
Michael Neser
Liam O'Connor
Peter Siddle
Billy Stanlake
Jake Weatherald
Jono Wells

Scorchers squad
Adam Voges (c)
Ashton Agar
Cameron Bancroft (wk)
Will Bosisto
Tim Bresnan
Hilton Cartwright
Tim David
Mitchell Johnson
Matthew Kelly
Michael Klinger
Haydan Morton
Joel Paris


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:13 pm

Sixers v Thunder.

Brathwaite, Denly, Lyon and Henriques coming in, the Sixers almost feels like a new team.

For the Thunder it's up to Khawaja and Watson.


Anybodies game.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:22 pm

Scorchers have depth and won despite being without ODI bowlers.

Lively wicket ar SCG Sixers won easily and new imports played well.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:41 pm

Hurricanes v Heat.

Short McCullum McDermott Archer and the best leggies in the comp.

Watch Swepson and Boyce show why they are a class above Zampa.

The teams with Hobart slight favourites.

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Brisbane Heat
Brendon McCullum (c), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Jimmy Peirson, Alex Ross, Yasir Shah, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson

Hobart Hurriances
George Bailey (c), Jofra Archer, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills, Nathan Reardon, Tog Rogers, Clive Rose, D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:35 pm

Brisbane miss Chris Lynn.

Hobart win easily.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:40 pm

Stars v Sixers

Impossible to forecast Stars are slight favourites.

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.

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.
Denby Brathwaite.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:37 pm

Strikers v Hurricanes.

Strikers slight favourites.

I think the Strikers might have a plan for Short and bowl him some slow ones. The Strikers for me at home may be good things at 1.80.

ADELAIDE STRIKERS

Coach: Jason Gillespie

Captain: Travis Head
•The Strikers were comfortably outplayed by the Scorchers last time out having been bowled out for just 112 batting first in that game and that came after an opening partnership of 49 so the middle order will be looking to improve and contribute significantly more.
•They sit in second spot in the ladder but it is congested behind them so a win here against a team competing for the top four places would give them some breathing space but they will not overreact or panic after the Scorchers loss.
•They make two changes to their 13-man squad as talented young batsman Kelvin Smith and Wes Agar come into the reckoning as spinner Liam O’Connor and all-rounder Daniel Drew drop out and Smith could well be given a chance in the middle at the expense of Lehmann.

HOBART HURRICANES

Coach: Gary Kirsten

Captain: George Bailey
•It is a quick turnaround in matches for the Hurricanes who only played on Monday against Brisbane but fatigue will not be a factor as they are currently flying on a five-match winning run of form and confidence is superb.
•Despite winning their last five, a final four place is far from assured and they know a victory here would go a long way to securing that as they will likely name the same set of players that comfortably beat the Heat two days ago.
•D’Arcy Short continues to set BBL07 alight with his outstanding batting and he broke the BBL record for runs scored in a season and there are still three matches remaining so they will look to him to continue his sparkling form that has seen him be there top runscorer in all five of their wins.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:24 pm

I wanna see someone take a catch over the boundary who is nowhere near a team mate, then throw it back so high in the air there is enough time for someone else to run about 30 metres or more to complete the catch

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:16 pm

Nice win by the Strikers how the selectors overlooked Alex Haley is beyond me.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:24 pm

Heat v Sixers.

The Sixers are a better team with the newcomers and the Heat lack depth. Brathwaite Denly and Lyon come in for the sixers.

Chris Lynn may return on the Heats home game on the 27th.

Sixers favourites.

Brisbane Heat
Brendon McCullum (c), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Jimmy Peirson, Alex Ross, Yasir Shah, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson

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.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:20 am

The Sixers win as expected.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:32 pm

Stars v Thunder.

Thunder marginal favourites.

The result will mainly depend on KP and Maxwell for the Stars and Khawaja Vince and Watson for the Thunder.Luke Wright is out with concussion would you believe? Truth probably is he is out of form and dropped for a reserve youngster.

Nair not allowed to bowl suspect action and picked for his batting.

Toss a coin.

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.
Stars.





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.


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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:39 pm

Scorchers v Hurricanes.

Scorchers slight favourites and at home will be hard to beat with Voges back and Cartwright in great form.


Hobart Hurricanes.

SQUAD

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.

Perth Scorchers.
SQUAD

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)

Perth.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:45 am

Scorchers won late but very impressive.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:49 am

Thunder beat Stars very easily thanks to MOM Watson.Khawaja also a boundary laden 44 runs.

Maxwell and KP failed miserably.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:52 am

Renegades v Strikers.

Cameron White backing up for Renegades which means he has been sacked from future Internationals.. Finch not granted a release.

Nabi goes home replaced by Pollard.

Head back as Strikers Captain.
Carey back as well.

Strikers should win this with their better bowling.Siddle has been terrific for them.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Paddles » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:52 am

Katto wrote:I wanna see someone take a catch over the boundary who is nowhere near a team mate, then throw it back so high in the air there is enough time for someone else to run about 30 metres or more to complete the catch


Does tonight's catch meet your requirements? The throw wasn't particularly high as it was long, but was fairly spectacular.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:34 pm

The Strikers after another easy win could give the Scorchers a contest on Thursday although I hear Shaun Marsh will play.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:37 pm

Sixers v Stars.

In a pointless match I am staying with the surging Sixers over the poor bowling attack of the Stars.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:20 am

Paddles wrote:
Katto wrote:I wanna see someone take a catch over the boundary who is nowhere near a team mate, then throw it back so high in the air there is enough time for someone else to run about 30 metres or more to complete the catch


Does tonight's catch meet your requirements? The throw wasn't particularly high as it was long, but was fairly spectacular.

https://twitter.com/BBL/status/955403552888832005


yep :clap; :clap; :clap;

Katto has premonitions :cool:

this catch was so good that even the opposition fans were applauding it as this was a Strikers away game

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:12 pm

Great game with Joe Denly MOM helping the Sixers overhauling 189 for a Sixers win.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:15 pm

Thunder v Renegades.

Not sure why Renegades are favourites here suspect Khawaja in doubt and reserved for International duty.

Squads

Sydney Thunder Squad:

Shane Watson (c)


Fawad Ahmed


Aiden Blizzard

Ed Cowan

Andrew Fekete

Chris Green


Jay Lenton

Arjun Nair


Mitch McClenaghan


Kurtis Patterson


Ben Rohrer


Gurinder Sandhu


James Vince





Melbourne Renegades Squad:

Brad Hodge (c)

Dwayne Bravo

Tom Cooper

Mackenzie Harvey

Brad Hogg

Jon Holland

Tim Ludeman

Kieron Pollard

Kane Richardson

Matt Short

Chris Tremain

Beau Webster

Jack Wildermuth

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:31 pm

Renegades win easily.

No Khawaja.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:41 pm

Scorchers v Strikers.

The competition leaders meet at the WACA. Jhye Richardson back for Perth But Shaun Marsh will not play.

Siddle rested for Strikers appears to be a dumb move.

Travis Head back to International duty. This bloke must be a friend of Katto.

The winner gets more home games. I am going for the Scorchers with as much confidence as the t20 format allows and hoping Carey's run will end from a punting point of view at 1.80.


Strikers squad
Colin Ingram (c)
Alex Carey (wk)
Wes Agar
Jono Dean
Rashid Khan
Ben Laughlin
Jake Lehmann
Michael Neser
Liam O'Connor
Billy Stanlake
Kelvin Smith
Jake Weatherald
Jono Wells



Scorchers squad
Adam Voges (c)
Ashton Agar
Cameron Bancroft
Will Bosisto
Tim Bresnan
Hilton Cartwright
Tim David
Mitchell Johnson
Matthew Kelly
Michael Klinger
Jhye Richardson
Ashton Turner
Sam Whiteman

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:50 pm

The Strikers dropped Carey down the order for obscure reasons by the coaching staff. That and the absence of Peter Siddle cost them a decent score to defend after batting first.

Bancroft and Voges got the Scorchers home after an early collapse.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:54 pm

Stars v Hurricanes.

Up to KP in his last game and Maxie to do something otherwise the Hurricanes will win.

Important game for the Hurricanes.

Squads above.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:31 pm

Heat v Renegades.

The return of Chris Lynn and the addition of Matt Renshaw plus home ground advantage have the Heat as slight favouries.

BBL Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades, the Gabba, Saturday Jan 27, 6.20pm:



#42 Brendon McCullum (c)
#31 Ben Cutting
#35 Brendan Doggett
#21 Cameron Gannon
#47 Sam Heazlett
#2 Josh Lalor
#50 Chris Lynn
#59 Jimmy Peirson
#77 Matthew Renshaw
#49 Alex Ross
#86 Yasir Shah
#6 Mark Steketee
#4 Mitchell Swepson

Melbourne Renegades Squad:

Brad Hodge (c)

Dwayne Bravo

Tom Cooper

Mackenzie Harvey

Brad Hogg

Jon Holland

Tim Ludeman

Kieron Pollard

Kane Richardson

Matt Short

Chris Tremain

Beau Webster

Jack Wildermuth


The Gabba.