A comfortable eight wicket win against the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday night at the Docklands gave the red army its first victory for BBL|04. Having lost the toss and being asked to bowl by the Thunder, the Renegades looked hungry in the field, and with the ball. Continue reading
The resurgence of the former Victorian skipper – first at state, and now at national level – over the last two years has been nothing short of sensational.
His last two domestic one-day competitions (accumulated) have seen him pile on 741 runs at an average above 67. In the Big Bash League (past two seasons), he has 385 runs at an average above 25. Continue reading
Of course, this is not the case, and it is proving to be beneficial for a few of the Australian players. Steve Smith registered his first one-day international century with some superb shots in the first of three matches in the series. Continue reading
Australian Twenty20 captain George Bailey had big shoes to fill, after the national side won an astonishing 12 of 13 games against England during the recent summer.
There can be no denying that the depth of talent in Australian cricket is at an all-time high.
From the miserly all-rounders to the top order aggressors, it is hard to miss someone who racks up runs or takes lots of wickets. Continue reading
Matthew Wade has copped more proverbial bouncers at the throat recently than you could poke a stick at. All through it he’s pressed on, despite being rested for the first part of the one-day series this summer against Sri Lanka.
Since moving to Victoria from the island state of Tasmania, Wade’s career has blossomed beautifully. Culminating in test and ODI debuts last year for the national squad, Wade is continuing to build on the criticism he is receiving and his experience. Continue reading
It was a competition full of surprises, monster sixes, and above all, some great cricket (even if there was a bit of controversy, but hey, that’s normal!)
In this review I’ll take a look at all eight teams during their ‘home & away’ campaign during their eight matches. There was a whole lot of mayhem throughout. On the upside, TV ratings for the Big Bash were fantastic. The crowds were also very engaged, especially at the two Melbourne Derby clashes.
I am simply amazed at the consistency of the Melbourne Renegades. From the out of whack team of last season’s Big Bash League, to the in form and red hot favourites this time around, the Renegades are doing it very smartly.
Without fuss, the Renegades have built up a list that is made up of players who are good cricketers that simply play well. Ben Rohrer, Peter Nevill, and Darren Pattinson are just a few of those. Continue reading
Some massive sixes and exciting chases brought round one of the 2012/13 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League to a close.
Stars v Renegades:
It started with the Melbourne Derby-Stars v Renegades at Etihad Stadium. I was at the game, and the 23,584 fans there weren’t disappointed. After a well-made 53 to English import Luke Wright, as well as 42 and 28 respectively to veterans David Hussey and Brad Hodge, the Stars set the Renegades a total of 168 to win.
After a poor BBL|01, the Renegades have assembled a workhorse team, with only the one real big name; Muttiah Muralitharan. Nathan Rimmington and Darren Pattinson, despite some low-wicket figures, displayed great composure and bowled a consistent line and length. The Stars batted without any real trouble, but the score didn’t seem to be enough. Continue reading