Big Bash 2020/2021




  • Kicks off tonight (Hurricanes v Sixers)

    Just a couple of kiwis in the squads this season:

    • Adam Milne (Thunder)
    • Colin Munro (Scorchers)


  • Cripes, how did Milne get a contract? The guy is always injured.



  • Great to see Milne still playing, (employed). Got a soft spot for those tearaway quicks that keep battling injuries. So much rehab for a body movement that's all kinds of damaging

    That kid was exciting and bloody useful when he was fit.



  • I always thought he just got picked because he could bowl "fast" and that he actually wasn't very good. His international and domestic records are pretty underwhelming:



  • Some big hits by this David bloke. One out of the ground at Bellerive



  • @NTA that was just a massive baseball swing. Huge hit



  • Faulkner still has the most punchable face in cricket



  • @NTA said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Faulkner still has the most punchable face in cricket

    Crowded field



  • @mariner4life said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    @NTA said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Faulkner still has the most punchable face in cricket

    Crowded field

    Stands out. Head and shoulders.



  • Are they piping in crowd applause and noise?

    Either that or the Hobart crowd are all politely clapping the opposition hitting singles 🤔 - something they've never done before



  • @NTA said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Faulkner still has the most punchable face in cricket

    Still a bloody effective player



  • Good win for Hobart. Their bowling attack looks very handy



  • @mariner4life that Meredith bloke slinging them down at 150 was a double-edged sword (Vincent leading edge into fine leg) but jeez you'd be putting a slip in every time.

    I missed the end as I'm old and had too many beers at a work function yesterday, leaving just at the point Pink Sydney went from "cruising home" to "shit the bed"



  • Coulter-Nile 4-10 off his 4. And this game is pretty one sided



  • Sixers belt the rebels in the most one sided affair ypu are ever likely to see

    Hurricanes won again as well.



  • oh the Heat, a choke job of epic epic proportions

    Post a decent total? check
    Get the chasing side 3 down almost instantly? check
    Keep the run rate down so the end is tough? check

    The Thunder needed 24 off the last 2 overs. Not impossible, but still pretty hard to do

    They got home with 7 balls to spare

    the 19th over was 6 (NB) . . 6 6 6



  • Game was lost (somewhat) due to terrible decisions in the middle of the game.

    Steketee batting the last 3 balls of the innings should never have happened with Pierson at the other end. No attempt from Pierson to run the bye.

    Kuhnneman bowling the second over against two excellent players of spin should never have happened when Wildermuth had just taken 2 for 1 and they had another excellent seam bowler in Steketee or even Laughlin.

    Yeah they (or more accurately Laughlin) choked, but they gave plenty away before that point that would have made an enormous difference in the latter stages of the game. And it was nothing to do with talent - purely decision-making.



  • Colin Munro is going ok. Currently 40 off 26



  • @mariner4life said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Sixers belt the rebels in the most one sided affair ypu are ever likely to see

    Hurricanes won again as well.

    Did you see that the run out in the Hurricanes game made the US Sportscenter Top 10 plays of the day - made number 4.



  • @Duluth said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Colin Munro is going ok. Currently 40 off 26

    then got out in a bad way at a bad time

    didn't matter as the game got rained out



  • A routine hammering of the Heat got very interesting last night

    chasing about 150 to win, the Heat were 68/8 after 13 and the game was done

    they lost by 2 runs.

    In the end being 9 down killed them, because the one set batsman couldn't take singles, and couldn't take huge risks. Good finish though. The Adelaide bowler who got the last over bowled a shit delivery first, and then 4 straight rippers in the perfect spot.



  • @mariner4life also this



  • @NTA Warnie is on a crusade. Unpiring mistakes happen and they are part of the game.

    but seriously, some of the edges being missed at the moment for these decisions are pretty bad. A case of DRS making umpires worse?



  • @mariner4life said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    A case of DRS making umpires worse?

    Potentially. On the other hand, cost of DRS is a factor:

    The idea of the Third Ump overruling a simple situation like that is appealing tho.



  • @NTA nah fuck it. He got sawn off, it happens

    i am pretty much off all video refs in all games. let the ref/umpire be the guy, live with the mistakes. Stop listening to whinging fans and excuse making coaches.



  • Yeah, well BBL seems popular this year ...

    Yuuuge crowds, and massive interest on this thread ...

    Anyways, just caught the end of the orange team's innings against the lime green team, and saw a couple of Kiwis playing:

    1. Colin Munro got 50 off about 40. Yay.

    2. Adam Milne was playing for lime. Wondered what happened to him. Was a huge fanboi. Assuming he succumbed to the curse of the Kiwi Quick (back injury?).

    Still bowling around 140. Probably slower than 2015. Such a shame he blew out. Had a better more sustainable action than Lochie Ferguson. Really thought he had a bug future in all forms.

    I think we really missed him in the 2015 final too.



  • @booboo said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    thought he had a bug future

    Yis



  • @booboo said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Yeah, well BBL seems popular this year ...

    Yuuuge crowds, and massive interest on this thread ...

    Anyways, just caught the end of the orange team's innings against the lime green team, and saw a couple of Kiwis playing:

    1. Colin Munro got 50 off about 40. Yay.

    2. Adam Milne was playing for lime. Wondered what happened to him. Was a huge fanboi. Assuming he succumbed to the curse of the Kiwi Quick (back injury?).

    Still bowling around 140. Probably slower than 2015. Such a shame he blew out. Had a better more sustainable action than Lochie Ferguson. Really thought he had a bug future in all forms.

    I think we really missed him in the 2015 final too.

    Milne is very overrated, check his stats, even his domestic stats aren't that good. He was just able to bowl fast.

    Ferguson can bowl fast but he is actually a very good bowler as well. He was NZ's best bowler at the last world cup.



  • @LABCAT said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    @booboo said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Yeah, well BBL seems popular this year ...

    Yuuuge crowds, and massive interest on this thread ...

    Anyways, just caught the end of the orange team's innings against the lime green team, and saw a couple of Kiwis playing:

    1. Colin Munro got 50 off about 40. Yay.

    2. Adam Milne was playing for lime. Wondered what happened to him. Was a huge fanboi. Assuming he succumbed to the curse of the Kiwi Quick (back injury?).

    Still bowling around 140. Probably slower than 2015. Such a shame he blew out. Had a better more sustainable action than Lochie Ferguson. Really thought he had a bug future in all forms.

    I think we really missed him in the 2015 final too.

    Milne is very overrated, check his stats, even his domestic stats aren't that good. He was just able to bowl fast.

    Ferguson can bowl fast but he is actually a very good bowler as well. He was NZ's best bowler at the last world cup.

    Yeah - Milne seemed to fall off the grid post 2015 CWC and is obviously nowhere in the frame anymore. I had wondered what had happened to him (I don't follow NZ domestic cricket from here, nor am I interested in any of the T20 leagues - I only see the BBL for about an over or two at a time) so his appearance here was of interest to me.

    Regardless of how "good" he was or wasn't (I checked the 2015 WCW stats and his record was mediocre) I was a fan as I liked the fact that we could send down a bowler as quick or in fact quicker than any anything the Aussies could manage.



  • @booboo Milne has ended up at the Thunder because of Bond.



  • @booboo First Game in for the thunder Milne clocked over 150 k with his quickest at 153km. He has dropped pace since as he is not attacking the crease but holding back a bit more plus the wkts they are playing on as they move around in their bubbles from one state to another.



  • Geez what a superb finish to the big bash tonite. Kept watching because Dan Christian came in. And once again he was spellbinding. What a way to bring up his 5000 runs with an amazing stretch for second run when it was needed then last ball boundary to win. I am enjoying sky cricket so much.



  • @ARHS said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    Geez what a superb finish to the big bash tonite. Kept watching because Dan Christian came in. And once again he was spellbinding. What a way to bring up his 5000 runs with an amazing stretch for second run when it was needed then last ball boundary to win. I am enjoying sky cricket so much.

    Dan Christian is 37 and still appearing in winning teams quite a lot.

    Perfect format for him.



  • The most Village start to a match possible from Aaron Finch - a huge wild swing has him bowled by Glen Maxwell on the first ball of the match.

    It is now getting to that timeless stage of the Big Bash where the games are still on at the same time every night, the table feels meaningless, and the competition seems like it will end at Easter...



  • @Donsteppa bah humbug🙂. It's great to have a decent tv viewing option every night of summer and if you catch a spectacular finish it's quite a luxury. I hear you about longevity but then again what sport's comp doesn't over egg the pudding?

    They're great games to go to too.



  • @Siam yep, can't go wrong with guaranteed sport each night. Subconsciously I somehow manage to watch most of every game of each season till about now, but for some reason I haven't watched many of the finals series.



  • @Donsteppa said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    The most Village start to a match possible from Aaron Finch - a huge wild swing has him bowled by Glen Maxwell on the first ball of the match.

    Second ball 🙂



  • @Hooroo said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    @Donsteppa said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    The most Village start to a match possible from Aaron Finch - a huge wild swing has him bowled by Glen Maxwell on the first ball of the match.

    Second ball 🙂

    Yep, realised that later but was too lazy to correct it. Was the first ball I looked up at and such a horrible shot 🙂



  • I've enjoyed having the big bash on every night. I've seen some incredible cricket. Some good finishes. But as a competition, i have no idea what's happening (i guess because i don't have a team to follow?). I couldn't tell you what the table looks like. Or how many rounds have been played.

    It's very much like masturbation. It's pretty much always fun. Sometimes you do it because you need it. sometimes you do it because you're bored. But it still comes a distant 2nd to the real thing



  • @mariner4life said in Big Bash 2020/2021:

    I've enjoyed having the big bash on every night. I've seen some incredible cricket. Some good finishes. But as a competition, i have no idea what's happening (i guess because i don't have a team to follow?). I couldn't tell you what the table looks like. Or how many rounds have been played.

    It's very much like masturbation. It's pretty much always fun. Sometimes you do it because you need it. sometimes you do it because you're bored. But it still comes a distant 2nd to the real thing

    This analogy is so spot on it's not even funny.

    Let's face it, the Black Caps recent test form has been fucken orgasmic.


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