After a last-ditch effort to score 15 runs in the final over of their innings, the Stars finished 4/150 – equalling the Sixers 6/150 earlier in the night. The 22,098 fans in the stands made the noise of 50,000, such was the intensity of the Super Over. 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
International cricket takes people all over the world, to some amazing places. Jim Maxwell recounted some of his experiences, and working with some commentary big names, to Davis Harrigan
Not many Australian sports commentators could say they have quite the resume that Jim Maxwell has.
From a trainee to sports commentator, and more than 270 test matches to his name, Maxwell has seen Australia and the world from the commentary box, microphone in hand. Continue reading
They both play for the same Big Bash League team, the Hobart Hurricanes. When it comes to the two longer forms of the domestic game, the left-arm and right-arm quick respectively are on opposing sides.
Even with the quality of cricket on show for the better part of six weeks, it will be a welcome switch for a lot of the traditional cricket fans out there. State cricket is by no means dwindling, and seriously needs to be the platform from where the next generation of cricketers are selected.
Now, I have nothing against the Big Bash; it’s fun, allows a whole heap of players to get a taste of top level cricket, and can draw some big crowds and new faces. 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
Demonstrating a balance of excellent batting, bowling and fielding, the Sixershave displayed the mantra that is needed to succeed in the shortest form of the game.
The Sixers have signed a squad for BBL|02 that is full of young talent and experienced players. After their two tournament wins, can they raise the Big Bash League silverware again? We will find out, starting December 8.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the players that will be donning Sixers pink this summer: Continue reading