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eddiesmith

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Thank god someone else said this. Absolutely HATE when commentators talk to players MID GAME. I just wanna scream "stop talking and focus on the ball you moron".. it's utter garbage at pro level.

Imagine an AFL player talking to BT while waiting for a boundary throw in...

Best part of the game, it’s interesting and the results are meaningless so who cares? It’s a TV show, not a sporting competition.
 

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Is anyone going to remember any of the outcomes of these BBL games - perhaps McDermott getting 2 hundreds in 2 games?
Compare that with the results of the Test match at the SCG? Khawaja's twin tons on return from a prolonged absence. Bairstow's hundred. Broad and Anderson getting England home with a draw with 9 close fielders etc.

No comparison for mine. Sure, there are still great skills in the BBL, but it does not stir me the same way as Test Cricket does.

And now, for those trying to play BBL Supercoach, working out who is even playing in round 11, when both of the teams playing double headers have half their team out, and one of the matches starts at lunch time.

On Robert Craddock's ''Cricket Legends'' show, Mike Coward summed twenty20 up best by saying it's ''quickly forgotten''.

I probably remember the outcome of 2-3 games per season and that was the case before they went to a home and away format.
 

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Finch Stonis Maxwell Larkin Harper Cartwright Webster Nile Richardson Boyce Zampa
 

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Finch Stonis Maxwell Larkin Harper Cartwright Webster Nile Richardson Boyce Zampa
I reckon that is an XI that could compete against MI or CSK, but then we got club cricketers in there as well that are trash.
Less teams, and we get better quality cricket
 

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I reckon that is an XI that could compete against MI or CSK, but then we got club cricketers in there as well that are trash.
Less teams, and we get better quality cricket
Definitely but CA are about the money and getting Sydney/NSW more titles
 

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Bairstow, Stokes, Rauf as internationals
Yep got to replace Cartwright Larkin Webster Harper, would potentially look at a Wicket Keeper bat (Baristow), All rounder (Stokes), pure batsman (?)
 

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Why would the Victorian based CA want Sydney/NSW to get more titles?
did you see the way they gifted the shield to NSW a couple of years ago, or the way the big guns always return around finals time, or can't have Gayle but you can have druggo Hale
 

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did you see the way they gifted the shield to NSW a couple of years ago, or the way the big guns always return around finals time, or can't have Gayle but you can have druggo Hale
Gifted a shield as in were top of the table when a pandemic hit? A more appropriate comparison would be when Victoria were given full points v NSW when the SCG was deemed unacceptable but the same was not done when the MCG was deemed unsafe v WA.

The big guns as in the guys who are available to be signed by everyone but the Sixers are the only team willing to carry them in their salary cap and list for the whole season? And who are from NSW so aren't exactly being poached. If Victoria could produce some big guns they might come back to some of their sides.

Isn't it funny that they only get a gig for the Australian side because they're from NSW whilst simultaneously being so good that it is unfair to have them play domestic cricket?

One of the main people who said BBL teams shouldn't sign Gayle is the current Victorian coach.

Finally the questions still remains why would CA who are based in Victoria and whose vast majority of staff are Victorian want NSW sides to win?
 

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Haven't watched it for a few years but saw a bit when channel surfing the other night. I was surprised at the low crowd numbers (MCG game) as I always thought competition this attracted big crowds. Seems its popularity is definitely waning.
 

eddiesmith

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Yep got to replace Cartwright Larkin Webster Harper, would potentially look at a Wicket Keeper bat (Baristow), All rounder (Stokes), pure batsman (?)

That’s why I went Rauf as I think we need the international quick as the locals are too inconsistent and injury prone.
 

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They had 80,000 in 2016. That's just off the top of my head

That was an awesome game to be at, the atmosphere was electric.

Somehow in the following 6 years they've managed to fu** it up.

In saying that, covid hasn't helped.
 

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Scotty Boland was once a Grade Plodder.

Look at him now.

Players have to start out somewhere.

Or straight from Milo Cricket to the big time, you reckon?
People seem to forget that these blokes being called up are still around the 150th best cricketers in Australia. They're the equivalent of about the 10th best player on each AFL teams list. We just don't realise as there's no international comparison for the relative quality of the AFL.
 

Stan_Darsh72

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That was an awesome game to be at, the atmosphere was electric.

Somehow in the following 6 years they've managed to fu** it up.

In saying that, covid hasn't helped.
Too many games, plus it went from being on Channel 10 who did great job of broadcasting it to fox/7
 

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Willing to look beyond crowds due to Covid and the natural hestitation that most people have at the moment (not looking for an argument on this). One of the big issues outside of player talent (which is woeful) is the lack of competitive games. Have had a squizz most nights and there have been a lot of games that are over by the 8-12th overs.
 

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