Just 161 runs total were scored at Etihad Stadium on Monday night, where the bowlers dominated and only three sixes were hit across both innings.
The Melbourne Renegades started in the best way possible; two wickets off the first two balls to have James Peirson and Joe Burns walking back to the bench for first ball ducks, thanks to James Pattinson. Continue reading
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
When the Big Bash League changed to its current format before the commencement of the 2011/2012 Australian season, not much was certain.
There was a litany of changes – state teams became city-based teams, there were overseas imports, and a whole new ball game was born.
Perhaps the biggest story for BBL|04 is the Melbourne Stars signing former England batsman, and now gun-for-hire Kevin Pietersen. The 34-year-old caused a controversy after the news was revealed, with the England Cricket Board reluctant to release him until the release of his book earlier this month. Continue reading
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
The Big Bash League (and a full-on summer of cricket) is ready to grab our attention once again. Seven weeks of action include 32 group stage matches and three finals, from December 20 2013 to February 7 2014.
Reigning champions the Brisbane Heat have compiled another strong squad; the Melbourne Renegades continue to attract fans after a surprise BBL|02, and the Sydney Thunder have recruited batting superstar Mike Hussey. 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
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