BBL The Challenger Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers @ the SCG Weds Jan 26 1855 ACDT

Who will win?


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juss

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Or Cartwright or Sams as a smoky that can bat down the order and clear the boundary from the outset
Kerr might not be a bad choice to develop too.

His bowling has been pretty good all season with 24 wickets, and first time batting up the order he does that.

With the last picked that probably won't play anyway, why not give him a go?
 

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I honestly hope more batsmen in T20's will retire themselves when they know their innings is a detriment on the team's efforts.
I would personally give each team a maximum of 2 tactical retirements for them to use (or not use) during their innings as they see fit.
 

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You are allowed to retire out it happens literally every tour game
Has anyone ever done it in this context though? Like I said, it’s fair according to the rules but it’s a bit of a shitty move to pull to win a game
 

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I would personally give each team a maximum of 2 tactical retirements for them to use (or not use) during their innings as they see fit.
Then you start getting into baseball pinch hitter type stuff.

I think Silk was injured clearly, they sent him out, but he then wasn't thought to be fit enough to do what was required which was run.

The retirement is eyebrow raising, but fair game in the circumstances.
 

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Happened on occasions it’s rare but sometimes
I don’t mind sending a bloke back out after he’s injured himself in his innings but I don’t reckon you should get the option if he’s already injured, that’s their fault for taking the gamble on him (hard to police obviously).
 

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If it wasn’t for international rules not allowing runners for injured batsmen, we wouldn’t be talking about this.
Silk would’ve been allowed a runner
CA is free to use their own playing conditions, which they do, hence the surge and other playing conditions unique to the BBL. imo CA have actually ended up with an even more insane rule than the straight up ban of them: "The umpires shall allow a runner for a batter if they are satisfied.......that the batting side has lost its 9th wicket". That is very silly imo.
 

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I don’t mind sending a bloke back out after he’s injured himself in his innings but I don’t reckon you should get the option if he’s already injured, that’s their fault for taking the gamble on him (hard to police obviously).

Duty of care will probably be the reason. You cant force an injured batsman to stay out there even if he was injured.

Joe Root retired ill in the SCG test 4 years ago come back on and batted. Then went off again and didn't come back.
 

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Anything that breaks up the orthodoxy is a good thing imo. We still see too many batters give up the strike to an inferior batter because they don't want to be seen as selfish (Kerr to an extent was guilt of this by taking the single on ball 2 of the last over). Silk had a purpose when on strike. He no longer had one when he was off-strike. I hope CA doesn't chicken out and put in a playing condition preventing it in the future.
 

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I don’t mind sending a bloke back out after he’s injured himself in his innings but I don’t reckon you should get the option if he’s already injured, that’s their fault for taking the gamble on him (hard to police obviously).

It is fine. Wouldn’t have made a difference anyway that last ball was pathetic