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Dot ball to end the over.
11 from the first over, Hurricane’s best this year.
Wade takes a single.
Another FOUR, through field to the rope!
Crashed through cover for FOUR by Wade, Nabi tossed it up full and wide and Wade has hit through the field.
Nabi to Wright, single.
Nabi bowling to Wade, drives through midwicket for a single.
Well Sarah, based on your pre-game analysis I’ve just put $25 on the ‘Canes (happily with a double winnings …(more)
Wade and Wright are in the middle for Hobart, Nabi has the new ball f…(more)
Just a couple minutes away from this one getting underway, on Seven and Fox Cricket this evening.
Please join the conversation throughout the evening!
Renegades or Hurricanes, who are you tipping tonight?
The final teams are as follows:
Melbourne Renegades XI
Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (wk), Be…(more)
Melbourne has won the bat flip and will BOWL first at Marvel Stadium this evening.
Good evening and welcome to The Roar’s live coverage of the BBL, tonight we have the Melbourne Renegade(more)
That would the IPL.
Spot on. It’s *limited overs* cricket. Wickets are most useful to help with applying pressure, but they are not the be…(more)
And switching players around in the order depending on innings context is exactly the way Australia should be approachin…(more)
It’s obvious you don’t rate Maxwell in any format. I think the majority regard him a much better cricketer than the …(more)
And prior to his hitting after his century he was scoring at exactly the same rate Rohit Sharma did in his century.
` I suppose their acclimatisation consisted of eating Indian and watching Slumdog Millionaire on the flight over`－ heh…(more)
It must be pretty hard coming in during the late overs in India, and having to deal with bowlers like Bumrah though. Eas…(more)
Not a fan of this so-and-so can keep thinking. You’ve got to have a specialist keeper, especially in India.
Germans are all class Stuart. We could do with more of them in our game.
indeed, can’t say the Penrith or Blacktown lads having any affiliation whatsoever with Macarthur. It’d be almost as bad …(more)
At the very least, Babbel will need to leak details somehow or he’ll struggle to get his next decent-paying coaching job…(more)
While I was always concerned with their batting form (after poor shield and BBL seasons) if they were picked just becaus…(more)
They have failed in two of the four (QF vs Pakistan 2015, SF vs England 2019), but in the other two one of them has gone…(more)
He didn’t bat too well in India last series (averaging 23 at a strike rate of 99, though his 47 off 31 when Australia wa…(more)
Someone needs to go to Bangladesh with Lyon. If not Agar then who? Swepson, O’Keefe, Holland. I don’t think anyone knock…(more)
As I said last week the Warner and Finch combination have played 4 World Cup knockout games and failed everytime. Finch …(more)
That’s the kind of comment that needs some examples to back up the assertion. His average and strike rate against the to…(more)
I think Agar is a better batsman than bowler now. I wouldn’t say he has developed his bowling much, from when we first s…(more)
He’s the best bet of the five bowlers that were picked, but picking five genuine bowlers in 50-over cricket doesn&…(more)
He averaged 22 at 150 SR in the World Cup. Not good, but not terrible. The key here is the 150 SR. The top order crui…(more)
Hi Nick, does one of the other UK teams have a place for Skelton on their roster?
I hope he doesn’t go to France and und…(more)
It does seem to me that Wessells got more out of the Force than he got out of the Rebels. Having Hodgo as l…(more)
I can… but I’m prone to flights of fancy. Was I wrong?
Nice work Brett!
That u20 group does look like an outstanding pool of talent, I was looking at some of their games duri…(more)
8 of 15 teams make the finals. Given that, I don’t see how coming 9th/10th can really been seen as a success.
All fair questions Don.
I wish Thorn well but this season is crunch time.
Organisation for the future?!?!?!
What good will ever come of that?
“ I remember early in last year’s season the Reds did a number on a Kiwi team with QC , Petaia and Kere…(more)
All fair Train
If you buy a young team then they will almost certainly be closer to winning one after a couple of years, due simply to …(more)
My team is based on Toomua, Meakes, English being better than Deegan, Toomua, Meakes/English.
That may change.
RHP I …(more)
I’d say it’s more so people are happy to see Sarries fall, so nobody is going to care if the penalty actually may no…(more)
I don’t think so Jez, I think Ruaidhrí Murphy is the forwards coach now..
No doubt it’s to accommodate the North, TWAS, and particularly if the South insisted on full strength squads touring in …(more)
This is a decent explainer, Mach: (View comments to see link)
I’ll be curious to see if Shambeckler Vui can crack the 18.
I think he looks a good young prop and am hoping he blos…(more)
Paying $200k to a player to go somewhere else is better for their books than $750k for a player to stay on the roster.
Deegan lacks super rugby experience but he is not a kid anymore so he should be mentally up for it if he is physically u…(more)
Because they don’t have to be, they’re not a national union. Their existence is about making the Premiership better and …(more)
Well, I don’t really gun for coaches to be sacked, so it won’t be a matter of defending him or not for me…
Good to see you back, Brett, and hope you had a good break from all this writing for us. Lot of interesting comments/ar…(more)
Fionn you’d have to think that unless they just miss out, still in contention the last week or two, then it would have t…(more)
Looks about right, James. Maybe Campbell for Stewart, on the bench? Depends if we want to strengthen the attack or defen…(more)
“QC was easily the best 10 in OZ” Need to put imo in there Scott.
“the other will be back over the dutch in 6 mont…(more)
Fair enough. As I said elsewhere, I hope he reverses his results, but I’m deeply concerned that Thorn won’t be up to…(more)
Carlos, to continue your movie reference, I’m sure the players thought that “this could be the start of a beautiful …(more)
Well Adsa, Fraser McReight didn’t play the trial and remains injured at this point as I understand, so I’d suggest respe…(more)
There’s one on one development, Fionn, there’s the individual skills development, there’s leadership development, there’…(more)
That sounds like plausible deniability only.
Wax I don’t know about this Robinson fella. I have a gut feeling this is going to end in tears, but my comment abo…(more)
When will the FFA select owners that are serious about the club they are taking on. The word about Newy is that the Chin…(more)
Apart from Robinson, the other five on the shortlist are a closely guarded secret…sorry but Mori could be next to sit …(more)
Good to consider but NO. Mostly. Rock star entrances – no 189 in the world comes out to “simply the best”??? Defini…(more)
One thing thats not hot. Tony Jones, Andy Lee. What are CH 9 thinking.
I agree with all six points especially re the doubles malarchy. And yes i to like Nick, he is the most interesting perso…(more)
Randwick, Waratahs, Shute Shield. All the same thing aren’t they?
“the powerhouse of rugby in Australia”… lol
Don’t bother reading any further. This extremely boring article doesn’t g…(more)
Like any employer RA should use a merit process and choose then most suitably qualified and experienced coach, regardles…(more)
Patriotism over competence isn’t the wisest way to go.
Selecting any player, coach or administrator should only be on …(more)
Take the power base out of Victoria to allow more invested people to have a say on direction.
Always been that way, they nearly lost Canberra and it didn’t alter thinking.
WA pales into significant’s to the East Coast problems with Land management and Green Policies. Hence the major problems…(more)
Last time they tried stopping them or doing less In WA it was a LNP govt in charge.
if jp turns it around then id keep him but if he cant then bye bye.
where are the goals going to come from? on paper there back 4 and GK look really good, but wanderers dont look like the…(more)
To each their own opinion I guess. The ABs will still be the bookies favourites versus any team they play next year (inc…(more)
Wanderers were never the same after their antipodean relocation.
Well if it doesn’t serve any other purpose, Liverpool winning the title will stop fans of the club constantly talking …(more)
Paul, I’m guessing that Eddie may have a trick up his sleeve, and he’s looking for a league style of defence. OZ NRL…(more)
Pickett, not looking for trouble here but I’m hoping that you are not in the ‘union players can’t tackle club’.
Ryles perfected the third man in flop. Working at the Storm and under Bellamy you’d have to think Jones is looking at …(more)
Brad Arthur could be well advised to take some tips from his Canterbury Cup coach who took them from 8 th to grand final…(more)
Brad Arthur hasn’t collected two spoons. He has one, 2018. In 2012 he was caretaker coach for the last four games of the…(more)
I’ll put it like this. I’d rather not make the finals than have him help us get there.
Stephen Kearney, Paul McGregor, Ivan Cleary, Nathan Brown. There’s four for you, and none of them had to put up with any…(more)
You have whinged for years that a club could not sign 3 high profile players in one off season?
Agree that none would have been top dollar players but nor were any of them unknowns. They were all junior rep players i…(more)
I also think Maguire has done a great job at the Tigers, and it is an example of what a Titans fan should be expecting/h…(more)
Great article but have to disagree on one thing. Keegan Hipgrave is not a genuine first grade option. He deadset offers …(more)
Excellent news. An outstanding young man and a genuinely world class tighthead prop. Great to see him rewarded with the …(more)
Obviously it is disappointing, but the way the team is playing and how the FFA have handled them over the past few years…(more)
Didn’t they use Arjun Nair at 4 last night to hide Ross from the spinners?
He has been playing well in the BBL but very unlikely that he’ll get a chance. Similar situation to Jono Wells. Both are…(more)
Here is my idea.
If team A wins after 80 mins they get 2 points, team B gets 0 points.
If its a draw after 80 mins both…(more)
I stopped shorted of looking that deep into the schedule but certainly valid points.
Regarding the test p…(more)
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