Women's cricket in 2021 (now playing: Zim v Ire)

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Why not? Your brain does it all the time.
Because:

4 INTERPRETATION OF PLAYING CONDITIONS
4.1 When using a replay to determine the moment at which the wicket has been put down (as per clause 29.1), the third umpire shall deem this to be the first frame in which one of the bails is shown (or can be deduced) to have lost all contact with the top of the stumps and subsequent frames show the bail permanently removed from the top of the stumps
 

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Jess Kerr looks like a very good bowler, not fast, but line and length is good and control of the swing is very good. Healy and Haynes couldn’t get her away at all.
 
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That was a disappointing and uncharacteristic end to Meg's innings, to say the least. Gifted a life on 49, just about instantly threw it away.

Perhaps there were no better circumstances to see how far she could up the rate in the middle overs. But I've disliked the emphasis on her outstanding record in 2nd innings (almost presenting her as a run chase 'specialist') because if you buy into that narrative too much then you're likely to leave lots of 1st innings runs out there.

Not sure if that is actually the case, but today's knock didn't do anything to disprove it.
 

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Interesting stat came up during the Australian innings, Ash Gardner has the best strike rate in Women's ODI, and by a fair margin. Gardner has a SR of 123.75 and the only other player over 100 is Healy at 102.28.

Below is a list of all players with a SR over 75, minimum of 10 innings.

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Most of the players listed above have been plying their trade over the last 10-15 years showing the professionalism of the women's game has had a massive impact on how the game is played
 

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Poor runout for the Kiwis. Halliday was lazy and didn't stretch out when sliding the bat and Haynes direct hit sends her packing.
And that run out also showed a lack of awareness in terms of which fielder you've hit it to - the ball went straight to Haynes left hand, and considering how good we already know she is in the field, being able to run to the ball, pick up & release with the left hand gave her the little bit of additional advantage she needed to execute the runout
 

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And that run out also showed a lack of awareness in terms of which fielder you've hit it to - the ball went straight to Haynes left hand, and considering how good we already know she is in the field, being able to run to the ball, pick up & release with the left hand gave her the little bit of additional advantage she needed to execute the runout
Exactly, it was a risky run against any Australian fielder, but Haynes is probably our best infielder, and as you said she hit it straight to her preferred hand. Haynes had only one and half stumps to aim at, but she does it time and time again, so it wasn't a fluke.
 
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That pitch will be a barren wasteland come Saturday. I don't care what anybody says about it quickening up under lights, it's nuts to choose to bowl first this late in the season on a tired-looking deck.
 

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no...I and dude next to me s bored..board///my level of perception is diluted..
level of interest counteracts my sa,, vision.. cash cow is a thng
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Yesterday's article on cricket.com.au didn't really state it clearly, but Delissa Kimmince has retired from international and domestic cricket:

And D-Bag consequently slots into the nationally contracted players list:

Notable implications for the WBBL as the Strikers will have to cut down from 3 overseas players to 2. And the Heat, having lost the crafty medium pace of DK, would possibly be even more keen (than what I initially predicted back in November) to retain Nadine de Klerk while swapping out Maddy Green for Jess Kerr.

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Hoorah, I will look on the positive side rather than lamenting the obvious lost opportunity to have an Aus-Ind Test three months ago. This scheduling announcement got me thinking about a couple things:

1) South Africa were reportedly due to tour England this year, looks like things have changed. I know an Australia v Aus A series in Brisbane was the original plan for ~Sep 2021, though I'd be reconsidering that if the Saffers' schedule has opened up.

2) Where oh where will the 21/22 Ashes Test be played? Other than my default answer (the WACA, being the ideal ground for all of women's cricket), I think it's about time for a return to the Junction Oval. I mean, when was the last time Victoria last hosted a women's Test? Well I'll tell you: it was in Feb 1996 against New Zealand at Arden Street Oval, and 7.5 overs were bowled for the whole match!
 

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Seems like the situation in India might force the BCCI's hand to be less selective with their No-Objection Certificates, and we'll see some decent representation at the next few major domestic comps starting with the Hundred.

Still expect them to do something counter-productive at the last minute, but at this stage it also looks like there'll be a few good signings for the Bash. I'm happy to wait until some movements and fixtures are officially announced before starting a WBBL|07 thread, not bothered if anybody else wants to get it going first though.

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Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes v England

Jan 27-30:
Test match, Manuka Oval

Feb 4: First T20, North Sydney Oval

Feb 6: Second T20, North Sydney Oval

Feb 10: Third T20, Adelaide Oval

Feb 13: First ODI, Adelaide Oval

Feb 16: Second ODI, Junction Oval

Feb 19: Third ODI, Junction Oval

Great to see the Test match moved back to the start of the Ashes--something I've been wanting for a while now, with the play in the last two editions too heavily affected by the series ledger.

Canberra is a bit of a dodgy outcome, albeit the best one possible for late January. Presumably the WACA and AB Field for India's tour in September, and maybe Nth Queensland as well.
 

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