2018/2019 Big Bash

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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    BBL08 hits a new low.

    Gabba turns off the lights to save the Heat from an embarrassing flogging lol!!!!!! :angry:
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Womens final is on this Saturday between the Sixers and Heat

    2 great Semi Finals with one going down to the last ball and the other to a super over

    Ellyse Perry....What a star !!


    cricket.com.au WBBL Team of the Tournament


    Ellyse Perry
    (Sydney Sixers, captain)

    Mat: 15 | Inns: 17 | Runs: 744 | Best: 103no | Ave: 93.00 | SR 123.17 | 100s: 2 | 50s: 6 | Wickets: 10 | BBI: 2-11 | Ave: 25.00 | Econ: 7.10

    Who else but the leading WBBL run scorer, not only for this season but of all time? Perry has smashed the previous mark for most runs in a season, the 560 scored by Meg Lanning in WBBL|01, and has a remarkable two centuries and six fifties from her 15 innings to date. The 800-run mark is within her sights if she can go big again in the final. She also gets the nod as captain after leading the Sixers to their fourth final in as many seasons.

    Sophie Devine (Adelaide Strikers)

    Mat: 13 | Inns: 13 | Runs: 556 | Best: 99no | Ave: 46.33 | SR 136.60 | 50s: 4 | Wickets: 14 | BBI: 5-41 | Ave: 21.71 | Econ: 8.85

    The New Zealand allrounder has produced her most prolific Big Bash season to date. She fell just shy of a century on two occasions, finishing unbeaten on 99 and dismissed for 95 on another occasion, while she also proved handy with the ball. And the White Ferns veteran came out on top in the goodwill stakes for the season, after her Headband Challenge for charity went viral, raising thousands of dollars for a variety of different causes.

    Alyssa Healy (Sydney Sixers, wicketkeeper)


    Mat: 15 | Inns: 15 | Runs: 427 | Best: 112no | Ave: 32.84 | SR 141.86 | 100s: 1 50s: 2

    The Sixers 'keeper has almost flown under the radar this season thanks to the record-breaking antics of her opening partner, but Healy's also enjoyed a profitable season with the bat and behind the stumps. She hit her second WBBL century against Adelaide Strikers at Hurstville, while her direct hit run-out in the semi-final ensured the match went to a Super Over, and her team's hopes of a third-straight title remained alive. She opens for the Sixers, but sits behind Devine in this order purely due to the New Zealander's weight of runs.

    Meg Lanning (Perth Scorchers)

    Mat: 9 | Inns: 9 | Runs: 389 | Best: 76 | Ave: 48.62 | SR 137.45 | 50s:5

    The Australian skipper had a frustrating first half of the tournament, with a back injury sidelining Lanning for five matches. But when she returned she hit a rich run of form, striking scores of 75, 70, 76, 76 and 70no. Another opener, but the Scorchers skipper can bat anywhere - and does, at international level - and her form demands a place is found in this team.

    Grace Harris (Brisbane Heat)

    Mat: 15 | Inns: 15 | Runs: 373 | Best: 101no | Ave: 26.64 | SR 150.40 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 1 | Wickets: 13 | BBI: 3-23 | Ave: 19.07 | Econ: 5.90

    No one has been scoring runs faster than the big-hitting Heat opener this season, while she's also proved economical with her off-spin. She's pushed down the order in this XI due to the sheer consistency of those above her, but her strike rate of 150.40 is easily the season's best and she's played a major role in helping the Heat make the final.

    Stafanie Taylor (Sydney Thunder)

    Mat: 15 | Inns: 12 | Runs: 212 | Best: 55 | Ave: 35.33 | SR 108.71 | 50s: 1 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 3-23 | Ave: 15.89 | Econ: 6.91

    Taylor was damaging with her off-spin for the Thunder this summer. The Windies captain wasn't given the opportunities she might have liked with the bat, batting down a strong order featuring the likes of Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest and Harmanpreet Kaur, but she produced some handy knocks when called upon, most notably her 23-ball 43 against the Heat in Cairns.

    Sammy-Jo Johnson (Brisbane Heat)

    Mat: 15 | Inns: 14 | Runs: 256 | Best: 51 | Ave: 18.28 | SR 140.65 | 50s: 1 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 3-12 | Ave: 17.73 | Econ: 6.20

    One of the breakout stars of WBBL|03, Johnson's been one of the competition's best pace bowlers. She took 3-12 against the Stars and a match-winning 3-23 against Sydney Sixers, while she's also made an impact batting at No.3 for the Heat. She's been encouraged to go hard with the bat and has resulted in some inconsistent outputs, but when she comes off she's proved incredibly damaging - never more so than in her 51 against the Sixers.

    Heather Graham (Perth Scorchers)

    Mat: 14 | Wickets: 22 | BBI: 3-25 | Ave: 16.95 | Econ: 7.36

    The league's leading wicket taker, Graham was clutch with the ball on multiple occasions for the Scorchers. She rates herself as a batting allrounder and showed glimpses - notably in her unbeaten 44 - but was inconsistent and moved up and down the Perth order, which sees her selected in this side primarily for her pace bowling.

    Delissa Kimmince (Brisbane Heat)

    Mat: 15 | Wickets: 20 | BBI: 4-18 | Ave: 18.10 | Econ: 6.85

    The experienced allrounder has enjoyed an excellent season with the ball to help her team reach the final for the first time, including the 4-18 she picked up against the Stars at the Gabba.

    Marizanne Kapp (Sydney Sixers)

    Mat: 15 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 4-27 | Ave: 17.57 | Econ: 5.85

    The fiery South African has gotten better and better as the season has progressed. Given her outstanding record it's not surprising she's again made a team of the tournament and her ability to contain and remove top-order batters will be crucial against the Heat in the final.

    Molly Strano (Melbourne Renegades)

    Mat: 15 | Wickets: 19 | BBI: 4-21 | Ave: 17.52 | Econ: 6.42

    The off-spinner had an excellent season for the Melbourne Renegades, collecting 19 wickets including a four-wicket haul in Geelong against the Heat, as she helped her team make the WBBL finals for the first time.

    Sophie Molineux (Melbourne Renegades, 12th)

    Mat: 14 | Inns: 14 | Runs: 354 | Best: 78no | Ave: 29.50 | SR 114.56 | 50s: 3 | Wickets: 16 | BBI: 2-18 | Ave: 21.37 | Econ 6.97

    Unlucky to miss out on a spot in this team after a strong season with both bat and ball, the 21-year-old Australian allrounder continues to improve and almost stole a spot in the final for her team.


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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    For mine the WBBL has been a far better competition than the gents.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    These girls seem to get better every year

    Lot's of tight games as well which was great to see, About 15 or 20 games went to the very last over or a super over
     
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    Massive choke from the Sixers, They only needed 107 to get a home semi and they come up with their worst ever batting performance and the 4th worst overall

    Finals are locked in

    Thursday 14th February

    Hobart Hurricanes (1st) vs Melbourne Stars (4th) @ Blundstone Arena, Hobart

    Friday 15th February

    Melbourne Renegades (2nd) vs Sydney Sixers (3rd) @ Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    The Stars putting their hand up for biggest chokers in Australian Sport

    They were 0/93 off 12.5 overs chasing just 146 to win, they lost 7/39 to finish on 7/132

    BBL01 - Lost Semi Final
    BBL02 - Lost Semi Final
    BBL03 - Lost Semi Final
    BBL04 - Lost Semi Final
    BBL05 - Lost Final
    BBL06 - Lost Semi Final
    BBL07 - Finished Last
    BBL08 - Lost Final
     
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    And if one wanted proof this BBL BS ruins a batsman's technique and concentration, the Stars were cruising at 0/93 chasing a very moderate 140 odd. Stoinis proved in my book his thickest muscle is between the ears played an absolute shocker to get bowled, and then Hanscombe, Dunk, Maxie, Madison and Bravo marched on, and off, in quick succession to finish at 7/132 with Adam Zampa hitting a few sixes to make the score look somewhat respectable.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yeah I switched it off with a couple of overs to go in disgust, was hilarious watching the Stars continue their march to be the Dragons of the NRL.

    Still better than the toilet that is the Sydney Thunder that I follow.

    LOL @ Brisbane Heat also who haven't evolved their game since the comp commenced, it is no longer nick and run.

    Well done to the Gades even come making the semi's I wrote them off totally.
     
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    I thought the renegades were in big trouble but kudos to them. Did the hard yards with the ball and got results. Been following them last few years and I actually wrote them off this year. Came up with the goods when it mattered. UP THE RENEGADES!
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    far too much luck involved in 20twenty for finals to work.
    It should be like most soccer competitions around the world - everyone plays everyone home and away - and the team who finishes on top is the best side and gets the trophy.
    any side can win any 1 game in 20twenty if they have a bit of luck and get the best 2 batsmen out cheap.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    I know there was chat about changing the finals series to this

    Semis

    1st vs 2nd (Winner straight through to final)
    3rd vs 4th (Winner advances to week 2, Loser is out)

    Elimination Final

    Loser of 1st vs 2nd plays winner of 3rd vs 4th

    Final

    Winner of 1st vs 2nd plays winner of Elimination Final
     
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    If they stick with the current format, they have to play four finals as noted above. Finishing first or second should give more advantage than a home knockout semi.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Agreed

    There has to be more reward, You can play 14 good games and 1 bad game and it's all over

    Home ground advantage is pretty much irrelevant in T20 anyway

    For example, Of the 59 games played in BBL08 (Including finals) the Home team won 34 times so that's a win rate of just 57% so just over half the time the home team wins
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    lol I would take 57% over 43% roughie! :applause:
     

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