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Big Bash 2020/2021 (Mens and Womens)

TheParraboy

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Womens comp kicks of on NRL grand final Sunday - 25/10

4 matches from 10.20am, what a feast

Sydney Thunder v Sydney Stars match at 145pm

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Mens starts early December

WTF Ben Cutting at the Thunder????
I guess he is replacing Sandhu, so an upgrade

Dan Christian at the sixers , great pickup

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story?id=29783415&_slug_=all-bbl-squads-signings-2020-21-season

Sydney Sixers
Last season Champions

Coach Greg Shippard

Squad Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Tom Curran (Eng), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O'Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk

In Dan Christian (Renegades)
Out

Sydney Thunder
Last season Challenger

Coach Shane Bond

Squad Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Callum Ferguson, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain

In Ben Cutting (Heat)
Out Jay Lenton, Gurinder Sandhu
 

Eelectrica

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Is Brisbane Heat even fielding a team this year. Seems everone has left other than Chris Lynn.
Which kind of makes sense given they've been a one man team for a while now. Might as well make it official.
 

TheParraboy

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Is Brisbane Heat even fielding a team this year. Seems everone has left other than Chris Lynn.
Which kind of makes sense given they've been a one man team for a while now. Might as well make it official.

Tom Banton is a bit of a gun bat (not sure if he will be there all season) , keeper as well. Bryant needs to be more consistent as well
With Lynn at 3. Not much else after that

Be nice if AB came back


Brisbane Heat
Last season 7th

Coach Darren Lehmann

Squad Tom Banton (Eng), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Chris Lynn, Jimmy Peirson, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth

In Tom Cooper (Renegades), Jack Wildermuth (Renegades)
Out Ben Cutting (Thunder), Matt Renshaw (Strikers), James Pattinson (Renegades)
 

TheParraboy

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No AB in the BBL this summer

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...ts-bbl-mujeeb-ur-rahman-returns-brisbane-heat

AB de Villiers will not return to the BBL with the Brisbane Heat this season due to the imminent birth of his third child and the complexities created by Covid-19, although the club have re-signed Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

De Villiers' signing was announced to much fanfare last season as he played six matches for the Heat although his returns were middling with 146 runs at 24.33. He is currently enjoying an impressive IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Heat hope he can return in the future.
 

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https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...ia-canberra-hubs-talks-continue-perth-matches

BBL to begin in Tasmania and Canberra hubs, talks continue over Perth matches


Tasmania and Canberra will host the first batch of BBL games this summer from December 10, before the competition swings into Queensland and Adelaide late in the month.

Cricket Australia unveiled a long-delayed schedule for the first portion of the competition on Thursday, with 21 matches locked on up until New Year's Eve. The remaining fixtures will likely include Sydney and Melbourne, with negotiations also ongoing around holding some games in Perth. It is believed that Melbourne may be lined up to host the tournament finals.

The finals series begins with the Eliminator (January 29), followed by the Qualifier (January 30), the Knockout (January 31), the Challenger (February 4) with the Grand Final, which will have a reserve day in case of bad weather, on February 6.

Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers, Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers will all commence their campaigns in Hobart at Bellerive Oval, while Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat will begin their tilts for the title in matches at Canberra's Manuka Oval. Defending champions the Sixers will open the tournament against the Hurricanes.

"Our ambition and really strong hope is that we can get BBL matches to every market," Alistair Dobson, the head of the BBL, said. "As those border restrictions and movements become clearer almost daily that will allow us to lock that in with more confidence. If we can get games to every club's home market, that's certainly our desire."

On the prospect of a pre-determined location for the final, he added: "It comes up in our planning every year as to whether you lock in a venue and it allows you to do promotion and event planning. The flip side is that making sure you have passionate home fans in the stadium. BBL is known for its innovation and is prepared to take risks on those things so we are definitely open for it."

The 2021 fixtures for the tournament have been unveiled, but with their venues to be confirmed - there remains the possibility that these later rounds will revert to a more conventional home and away fixture should state borders and related restrictions be eased in the time of Covid-19.

To allow the tournament to continue while the Australia-India day-night Test is held in Adelaide from December 17-21, there will be two morning matches on December on 19 and 20 in Hobart leading into the start of play at the Test.

There will be no Christmas Eve fixture this year with the tournament resuming with a double-header on Boxing Day and there will also be a double header after the opening day of the Sydney Test on January 7. On December 26, the second of those matches at the Metricon Stadium will start at the relatively late local time of 8.20pm which means it could finish at close to midnight. Dobson indicated that some of these new timings may not be one-offs.




https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricke...s/news-story/4d42299ae0c4936fb3f8bcb89d7c44be


FIXTURES - All times AEDT

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, 7:15pm at Bellerive Oval

Friday, 11 December 2020

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, 7:15pm at Manuka Oval

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, 4:05pm at Manuka Oval*

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, 7:15pm at Bellerive Oval

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 2:15pm at Bellerive Oval

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, 7:15pm at Bellerive Oval

Monday, 14 December 2020

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, 7:15pm at Manuka Oval

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, 7:15pm at University of Tasmania Stadium

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, 7:15pm at University of Tasmania Stadium

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, 11:10am at Bellerive Oval

Sunday, 20 December 2020

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, 11:10am at Bellerive Oval

*Exclusively broadcast on Fox Cricket, Foxtel and Kayo Sports

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers, 7:15pm at Manuka Oval*

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 7:15pm at Gabba*

Saturday, 26 December 2020

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, 6:10pm at Manuka Oval

Sydney Sixers at Melbourne Stars, 9:20pm at Carrara Stadium

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 7:15pm at Gabba

Monday, 28 December 2020

Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, 7:15pm at Adelaide Oval

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, 6:10pm at Carrara Stadium*

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, 7:15pm at Manuka Oval

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, 7:15pm at Gabba

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, 7:15pm at Adelaide Oval

Friday, 1 January 2021

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, 7:15pm*

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, 5:05pm*

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, 8:15pm*

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades, 4:05pm*

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, 7:15pm

Monday, 4 January 2021

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 7:15pm

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, 4:05pm*

Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, 7:15pm

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, 7:15pm

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, 6:10pm

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 9:20pm

Friday, 8 January 2021

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 6:10pm*

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder, 7:15pm

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat at 7:15pm

Monday, 11 January 2021

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 7:15pm

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 7:15pm

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, 7:15pm

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, 7:15pm

Friday, 15 January 2021

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 7:15pm

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, 6:40pm*

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 7:15pm

Monday, 18 January 2021

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 7:15pm

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, 7:15pm

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, 7:15pm

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 7:15pm

Friday, 22 January 2021

Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, 4:05pm*

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunders, 7:15pm*

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 4:05pm*

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 7:15pm

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, 4:05pm*

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 7:15pm

Monday, 25 January 2021

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 7:15pm

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, 1:05pm*

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, 4:15pm

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, 7:50pm

Friday, 29 January 2021

Eliminator

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Qualifier

Sunday, 31 January 2021

Knockout

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Challenger

Saturday, 6 February 2021

The Final


 

TheParraboy

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4 womens BBL games on today starting 1215pm
(3 matches at Sydney Showground, one at Drummoyne)

Top of the table clash at 715pm
Thunder v Stars

Stars only side undefeated after 8 matches, choke coming soon enough
 

AlwaysGreen

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Still no electric wicky or one hand one bounce but we're getting there.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/crick...t/news-story/2f3aa785b50fe020d626953eea772d24

Forget everything you knew about T20 cricket.

Cricket Australia has unveiled three new playing conditions for the upcoming Big Bash League, which are set to dramatically reinvent the 20-over format.

Earlier this year, CA set about rejuvenating the BBL for spectators, with ticket sales steadily declining for several years.

Rather than reduce the number of group stage matches, former CA chief executive Kevin Roberts said in March the organisation were planning to increase fan engagement by developing a series of “exciting innovations” for BBL10.

CA recruited former Melbourne Stars list manager Trent Woodhill to help overlook the process, mirroring a previous role where he advised the English Cricket Board on The Hundred.

The three new rule changes — the Power Surge, X-Factor and Bash Boost — are designed to help teams gain an advantage through strategy and decision-making.

“T20 needs to be adjusted continuously,” Woodhill told news.com.au. “It’s a game where you want as much fun and as much excitement as possible, but you also want strategy.

“Strategy brings out the best in elite performers, but it also brings out the best in elite leadership.

“With these innovations, captains and coaches will have to adjust the chess pieces on the board throughout the match, rather than setting their game plan at the start.

“It gives them a chance to get back into matches if they’re behind, or get further ahead if they’re in front.”

BBL coaches and captains will take on more paramount roles this summer, their mid-match choices now pivotal to the game’s final outcome.

“Once (franchises) see the rules in front of them, they’ll work on their own strategy to deal with that,” Woodhill said.

“You see that in rugby league and AFL this year. Coaches and senior players have had to make decisions around how they formulate their game plans.

“Some have done it with great success, and others have struggled. That’s the beauty of change.”

POWER SURGE

The Powerplay at the start of an innings, in which only two fielders are permitted outside the ring, will be reduced to four overs, two less than previous seasons. Batting teams will then choose when to enforce the remaining two overs of fielding restrictions after the 10th over.

“It’ll give an opportunity for middle-order players to pick a two-over period in the second 10 overs where they can target a moment in the game or a bowler they think they can take down,” Woodhill said.

“It may force the bowling team to bring on their better bowlers earlier.”

X-FACTOR

After the 10th over of each innings, both teams will be able to substitute a player for either the 12th or 13th name on their team sheet. The departing player must have batted or bowled less than one over.

“The captain and coach can stay with the 11 they’ve selected, or they can sub one of their players out,” Woodhill said.

“Teams are going to have to think on their feet, which is what high-performance sport’s all about.”

BASH BOOST

Four competition points will be up for grabs in each match, three of which will be awarded to the winning team. However, the additional point will be assigned halfway through the second innings to whichever side had the most runs after 10 overs.

Woodhill said: “You’ve got two chases, so that’s exciting for fans and the team batting second.

“How are they going to go about that? Is it to try and achieve both totals, or is it only achieving one depending on the target they’re chasing?”

These innovations will inevitably frustrate some cricket traditionalists — fans from any sporting code are habitually opposed to drastic change.

But the new playing conditions will undeniably encourage debate and discussion, altering how viewers conventionally engage with T20 cricket.

CA’s Head of Big Bash Leagues Alistair Dobson said in a statement: “The Power Surge, X-Factor and Bash Boost promote high-scoring, exciting cricket and ensure there’s always something to play for throughout the entire match.

“We’re confident our fans will love what these innovations bring to the game as many of the world’s top T20 players, plus our next generation of Australian stars, bring them to life on field.”

The 2020/21 Big Bash will commence on Thursday, December 10 when the Hobart Hurricanes host the Sydney Sixes at Blundstone Arena.
 

Vozzy

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What happens when there is a first innings of 20 overs then it raIns and becomes a 10 over match. You cant make it a bonus point after 5 overs because first team would have paced themselves more.
 
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