The Big Bash t20 series.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:20 am

Loose halo wrote: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.


Strikers are going to be without all their key players due to international duty for the semi finals
expect another early exit

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Going South » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:03 pm

stupid of the board not to have a window for bigbash for players.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:35 pm

Going South wrote:stupid of the board not to have a window for bigbash for players.


the whole schedule is F'd up

what's also evident is the players who played BBL have done better on the ODI series while the guys that were busy playing test cricket were completely out of form for those one dayers...a couple of bowlers game good in game 4

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:18 pm

Katto wrote:
Going South wrote:stupid of the board not to have a window for bigbash for players.


the whole schedule is F'd up

what's also evident is the players who played BBL have done better on the ODI series while the guys that were busy playing test cricket were completely out of form for those one dayers...a couple of bowlers game good in game 4


True.

Australia bowled wide and short to the England batters in the first three games.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:23 pm

Stars win in an upset and when the Heat lost Lynn early they dropped their bundle.
That's twice Lynn has got out to a dazzling catch at midwicket.

Renegades played well without Finch again.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:32 am

First semi final.

Scorchers v Hurricanes.


For the Hurricanes to win they are going to have to post a big total in a short time away from home in an hostile environment.

Scorchers are hot favourites at as low as 1.53.
HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Perth Scorchers W5, Hobart Hurricanes W0
All-time meetings: Perth Scorchers W6, Hobart Hurricanes W2


PERTH SCORCHERS

Coach: Justin Langer

Captain: Adam Voges
•The Scorchers go into the final four as favourites to win the competition after sealing home advantage in the semis and the final by finishing top of the group and they will play their first match in their brand new Optus Stadium here.
•There is a chance that the Scorchers go with an all pace bowling attack here as Ashton Agar is unavailable after being called up by Australia, while Ashton Turner’s shoulder injury is preventing him from bowling so Mitchell Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Johnson, Tim Bresnan and Matthew Kelly may form their bowling strikeforce.
•Despite losing Ashton Agar, they are expected to welcome back Mitchell and Shaun Marsh after international duty and injury respectively so that gives them a huge timely boost for the remainder of this tournament.



HOBART HURRICANES

Coach: Gary Kirsten

Captain: George Bailey
•The Hurricanes scraped into the final four despite losing their last three matches so they come into this match in poor form with low confidence which is not helped by the fact that the Scorchers beat them twice in the groups.
•The success of the Hurricanes and star batsman D’Arcy Short has proved costly to them as his call-up to the Australian T20 side sees him ruled out of this semi-final and his absence is a huge loss to them following his 504 runs in the 10 group matches.
•They can count upon Tim Paine which is a boost for them but they will notice the absence of Short significantly for his batting and part-time bowling, while coach Gary Kirsten contemplates whether to drop Tymal Mills who went for 56 in the last group match and has conceded 389 runs in his 40 overs bowled at an economy rate of 9.72.

PREDICTION
The semi-finals kick off with the Scorchers making their debut in the brand new Optus Stadium which was opened with the fifth ODI between Australia and England. That game saw plenty in it for both bowlers and batsmen and the Scorchers are delighted with how it looked based on that game which should favour their bowlers. They should have the Marsh brothers back in their team which strengthens them, but the Hurricanes are hit by the loss of D’Arcy Short who has been a revelation for them in BBL07. Their poor form and that team news combined will make this a tough task for them and the Scorchers should make yet another Big Bash final.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:01 pm

This game reminded me of the first England Australia ODI in particular when England attacked and Australia bowled wide and loose playing to England's strength.

The Scorchers were abysmal in defeat by 75 runs.

Too cocky and they paid the price for their arrogance.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:35 pm

Second semifinal Strikers v Renegades.

I am hoping Peter Siddle returns to the Strikers with Travis Head released to play.Rashid Khan plays his last game for the Strikers and could be dangerous.

Renegades lose Hodge and are without Finch.

T20 being what it is attitude and luck will play a big part but I like Adelaide at home at the odds of 2.00.

Strikers.
Travis Head (c)
Harry Nielsen (wk)
Wes Agar
Jono Dean
Colin Ingram
Rashid Khan
Ben Laughlin
Jake Lehmann
Michael Neser
Liam O'Connor
Peter Siddle
Jon Wells
Jake Weatherald



Renegades squad
Cameron White (captain)
Dwayne Bravo
Tom Cooper
Marcus Harris
Mackenzie Harvey
Jon Holland
Tim Ludeman (wk)
Joe Mennie
Kieron Pollard
Matt Short
Chris Tremain
Beau Webster
Jack Wildermuth

Adelaide Oval.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:37 am

Strikers in to 1.77 with sportsbet and mostly 1.80 elsewhere from about 2.02 max this morning.

Yesterday Renegades were favourites.

In an opening equal market 20 points can equal a late omission or at least a plunge based on a toss win though Adelaide have been shortening all day.

If Adelaide win I reckon the Captain Travis Head will play in the home final.

CA like a full stadium.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:17 pm

The Strikers win by one run off the final ball.

Travis Head MOM and will return for the final.

The big question is will CA let Carey also play they did it with Cameron White.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby afghankhan » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:36 pm

Afghanistan called Rashid Khan back to play Zimbabwe on the 5th. Right decision although the Aussie commentators were hoping him to miss national duty. You don't want to become WI 2.0. Credit to Rashid as well for having his priorities right.
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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:40 pm

Yes he said that live on TV after the game that the long flight to Dubai was cutting it too fine for him to play in the final.

He said he felt he was a better player after the BBL so Zimbabwe better watch out.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:51 pm

Loose halo wrote:The Strikers win by one run off the final ball.

Travis Head MOM and will return for the final.

The big question is will CA let Carey also play they did it with Cameron White.


Australia have a gap until Wednesday so Darcy Short would also be released if Carey is.

Travis Head still has to return to Sydney and back after viewing the NZ game so it's a quick turn around for him in any case.

Teams are mostly equal favourites ATM.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:57 am

Loose halo wrote:
Loose halo wrote:The Strikers win by one run off the final ball.

Travis Head MOM and will return for the final.

The big question is will CA let Carey also play they did it with Cameron White.


Australia have a gap until Wednesday so Darcy Short would also be released if Carey is.

Travis Head still has to return to Sydney and back after viewing the NZ game so it's a quick turn around for him in any case.

Teams are mostly equal favourites ATM.



Common sense prevails.

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D'Arcy Short, Alex Carey and Travis Head will be released from Australia's Twenty20 squad to take part in Sunday's Big Bash League final between Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide Oval. All three will fly from Sydney to Adelaide on Sunday morning after Saturday night's first triangular series match.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:15 pm

BBL Final Strikers v Hurricanes.

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The Hurricanes have received a significant boost for the final, with D’Arcy Short released from the Australian T20 international squad, with Nathan Reardon making way. The Strikers have also received a timely boost, with Alex Carey and Travis Head also being made available after initial Australian selection.

Afghan star leg-spinner Rashid Khan is a significant out, however, due to requirements with the Afghanistan national team, with Nick Winter taking his place, while Harry Nielsen has made way for Carey.

Adelaide Strikers

Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jono Dean, Colin Ingram, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Nick Winter

In: Alex Carey, Nick Winter

Out: Rashid Khan, Harry Nielsen



Hobart Hurricanes:

George Bailey (C), Jofra Archer, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Tim Paine, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D'Arcy Short, Matthew Wade

In: D’Arcy Short

Out: Nathan Reardon





Run scoring has become a habit of the Hurricanes, with the stunning 4/210 effort in the semi-final the equal third-highest total in BBL history, with the Hurricanes now holding five of the eight highest scores in BBL history.





The Strikers have a strong Hurricanes flavor, with Ben Laughlin and Jono Wells both moving to the Strikers after successful stints in purple.



The X-Factors:

Alex Carey (Strikers)

The second-highest run scorer for BBL|07 with 425, Carey will be a significant boost for the Strikers after playing a part in Australia’s ODI campaign against England. Carey was influential in the Strikers’ last win over the Hurricanes, powering a dynamic century, and will be a key wicket for the Hurricanes.

D’Arcy Short (Hurricanes)

The man of the summer. Short has struck 504 runs from his 10 innings in BBL|07, and despite the impressive Hurricanes innings in the semi-final, Short’s return will be a significant boost for the Hurricanes.







Players to watch:

Travis Head (Strikers)

Head has hit 330 runs in BBL|07, placing him fifth for the tournament. With more than handy skills with the ball, the Strikers’ captain is the all-round package, and will play a key role for the hosts.

Jofra Archer (Hurricanes)

One of the stars of BBL|07, Archer has taken Australia by storm with 15 wickets with an economy rate of just 7.62. Capable of bowling well at crucial moments with genuine pace, Archer will be looking to finish his campaign on the best possible note ahead of his next two years as a Hurricane.







Ben Laughlin (Strikers)

The leading wicket-taker in BBL history, and former Hurricane, has had another impressive campaign with 11 wickets at an average of 20 and economy rate of 8. Bowled the final over under immense pressure to steer the Strikers into the final.

Ben McDermott (Hurricanes)

Fresh off the back of a swashbuckling half century in the semi-final, McDermott is primed for another big performance on the biggest stage. With the ability to play patiently and to clear the rope with ease, McDermott is a crucial cog in this Hurricanes batting order.






Match Details

BBL07 Final

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes – 4.15pm AEDT, Sunday February 4, Adelaide Oval



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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:41 am

Adelaide Strikers win the BBL by 25 runs with a century to Jake Weatherald and Peter Siddle taking 3/17 in his four overs.

The Strikers did South Australia proud with their attitude throughout the entire season.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Going South » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 am

any of the winner performers in IPL?

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:49 am

what absolute moron came up with the idea to stage this final in the middle of the day during searing heat?

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:37 am

Going South wrote:any of the winner performers in IPL?



Travis Head
Colin Ingram
Billy Stanlake DNP Grand Final
Rashid Khan. DNP Grand Final

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Going South » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:48 am

hmmm
but IPL is tougher bigger competition than BBL. let’s see how they fare in couple of months.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Loose halo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:29 am

Yes it is but the first tier and many second tier auction players successfully perform in the IPL.

The IPL get's the best BBL players.

Look how they have performed in past years.

Rashid and Stanlake will perform well in the IPL I am sure. If you didn't see the Australia NZ first t20 take a look at Billy tomorrow (Wed) you will be pleasantly surprised at his pace and accuracy if you have missed him so far.

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Re: The Big Bash t20 series.

Postby Katto » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:05 am

Going South wrote:India India India rah rah rah