Here are the players who are going to feature in the fourth season of Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19 Continue reading “List of Brisbane Heat Players WBBL T20- Brisbane Heat Squad Womens Big Bash League 2018-19”
Indian Women’s T-20 Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has extended her contract with the Sydney Thunder in the fourth edition of Women’s Big Bash League Continue reading “Harmanpreet Kaur extends her contract with Sydney Thunder-Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19”
Here are the list of Adelaide Strikers Women players who are going to feature in the Women’s Big Bash League beginning from December 1. The tournament, which lasts nearly two months, will conclude on January 26.
The team will be captained by New Zealand’s Suzie Bates. The 31 year-old is one of three foreign players in this squad- the others being compatriot Sophie Devine and England spinner Danielle Hazell. Devine was Adelaide’s leading run scorer last season, with 434 runs from 15 innings at an average of 31. Her performances had her in fifth on the overall runs chart, behind Ellyse Perry, Elyse Vilani, Nicole Bolton and Beth Mooney. Devine’s runs came at a fair clip as well- her eventual SR of 109.59 was higher than Perry, who finished the tournament as its leading run scorer. The Wellington born star was also worth her weight in gold with the ball- fourth on the overall list with 17 wickets at an economy rate of 6.20
The Adelaide Strikers will kick off their WBBL 2018 campaign on December 2 against Brisbane Heat Women in St.Kilda, followed by a clash six days later against the Melbourne Renegades at the very same venue. Their first away clash sees them square off against the Renegades again, but this time in Ballarat.
The Strikers had two very poor seasons at the beginning of the BBL, finishing second from bottom in the inaugural edition of the tournament back in 2015/16, and last in the 2016/17 tournament. 2017/18 was a major improvement as they finished fourth and qualified for the semifinals, only to go out the hands of eventual winners Sydney Sixers. They will be hoping for Devine to have another excellent tournament with both bat and ball to potentially reach the knockouts again.
Adelaide Strikers Women
Suzie Bates (c), Sam Betts, Sarah Coyte, Sophie Devine, Eliza Doddridge, Ellie Falconer, Danielle Hazell, Tahila McGrath, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Katelyn Pope, Alex Price, Tabatha Saville, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Hobart Hurricanes have signed Women’s T-20 vice captain Smriti Mandhana for the fourth edition of WBBL. Continue reading “Hobart Hurricanes sign Smriti Mandhana- Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19”
Here are the list of South African players who are going to feature in the forthcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League
The tournament will be played from 14 February to 17 March 2019, with a major part to be held in the United Arab Emirates and the end part of the tournament in Pakistan.
As seen below, four of the six teams have at least one South African player in their ranks. Only two (Peshwar Zalmi and the sixth Team) do not have them.
The league will also have its fair share of South African representation in the commentators’ box, with Jonty Rhodes, Kepler Wessels and Graeme Smith all expected to be involved.
Interestingly enough, bar De Villiers, all three batsmen who will be participating at PSL 2019 are southpaws (left handed). Ingram is a well known name on the T20 circuit, Rossouw represented the Proteas at the 2015 World Cup, and Parnell captained the Proteas U19 squad and has also represented them at youth level. The only South African player in this list without an international cap is Dolphins star Cameron Delport.
Karachi Kings-Colin Ingram
Lahore Qalandars-AB De Villiers
Quetta Gladiators-Rilee Rossouw
Islambad United– Wayne Parnell and Cameron Delport
The 2018 edition of the PSL also had several South Africans in it- Ingram and Delport played in it too, with the likes of JP Duminy, Kyle Abbott and Hardus Viljoen were also present at the tournament. Peshawar, who don’t have any South African player in their ranks this year, had Riki Wessels (the Australian born, Port Elizabeth raised son of Kepler) representing them in 2018.
Pakistan middle order batsman Babar Azam scored his maiden test century against New Zealand in the second test at Dubai. Continue reading “Babar Azam’s First Test Hundred- Pakistan vs New Zealand 2018”
Virat Kohli produced another chasing masterclass as his magnificent 61 helped India comfortably beat Australia by 6 wickets at Sydney on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Third T20 Match Report- SCG Attendance 37,339”
India will be looking to get the first win of their tour when they face hosts Australia in the third and final T-20 international at Sydney on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Third T20 Match Preview-2018”
Rain came to Australia’s rescue as the second T-20 international between the hosts and India at Melbourne was abandoned on Friday.
After winning the toss for the second consecutive time this series, Indian skipper Virat Kohli again elected to field first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar drew first blood for the visitors, by having Aaron Finch caught behind by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant for a duck Continue reading “India vs Australia Second T20 Match Report-MCG Attendance 63,439”
After Australia drew first blood in Brisbane, it’s India’s time in a must-win contest.
All the pre-tour talk about India being clear favourites Down under took a bit of a hit on Wednesday evening as an under fire Australian side came to the party in front of a 31,183 strong crowd at the Gabba.
Team India will be looking to turn the tables on Aaron Finch’s side as the two sides square off in the second T-20 in Melbourne on Friday. Continue reading “India vs Australia Second T-20 Match Preview-2018”