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since you have your finger on the pulse , what is the situation with the Sixers and that they only have 1 spot left ?

Hazlewood , Lyon , Smith & Starc can't all fit.

Must be the only T20 domestic league in the world that doesn't "encourage" our best players to actually play as much as possible.

Suspect Goat will take the last spot , does that mean Smith could be heading to the Stars ?
 
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great concept , if I have added up the players correctly Strikers & Renegades currently have full squads.

Brisbane Heat - 3 spots to fill
Hobart Hurricanes - 6 spots to fill
Melbourne Stars - 4
Perth Scorchers - 2
Sydney Sixers - 1 (suspect Goat)
Sydney Thunder - 4 (Warner probably + 3 leftover Sixers)
 
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great concept , if I have added up the players correctly Strikers & Renegades currently have full squads.

Brisbane Heat - 2 spots to fill
Hobart Hurricanes - 6 spots to fill
Melbourne Stars - 4
Perth Scorchers - 2
Sydney Sixers - 1 (suspect Goat)
Sydney Thunder - 4 (Cummins , Khawaja , Warner probably)
I must have missed two BRI signings ... all others line up so far ...
 
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I must have missed two BRI signings ... all others line up so far ...
Mujeeb & his friend Zakir Khan yesterday , although Boof has said they will share games which confuses me.

oops me bad , that makes 15 , 3 spots to fill
 

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@7/11

since you have your finger on the pulse , what is the situation with the Sixers and that they only have 1 spot left ?

Hazlewood , Lyon , Smith & Starc can't all fit.

Must be the only T20 domestic league in the world that doesn't "encourage" our best players to actually play as much as possible.

Suspect Goat will take the last spot , does that mean Smith could be heading to the Stars ?
Potentially means that the Thunder might pick up 1-2 of the test bowlers, considering they've picked just the 3 seamers from what I can see on the Cricket Australia website.

I think the Sixers are also leaving it as late as possible to pick up one of the 4 you mentioned as well. If we hear anything about Alyssa Healy's position in the BBL, that could also indicate Starc's potential franchise as well I'd say.
 
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Potentially means that the Thunder might pick up 1-2 of the test bowlers, considering they've picked just the 3 seamers from what I can see on the Cricket Australia website.

I think the Sixers are also leaving it as late as possible to pick up one of the 4 you mentioned as well. If we hear anything about Alyssa Healy's position in the BBL, that could also indicate Starc's potential franchise as well I'd say.
The season is about to start hahaha , can't you send your mate Henriques a message and see what is going on ? 😀

You would certainly hope that the 4 of them will play for someone.

Might make sense if Hazlewood goes to the Thunder then.

oops Cummins is already signed + Sams , Sandhu & Morris with their spinners.
 
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any truth in the whispers that Scorchers are signing Tom Banton ?

Faf is captaining the Test side against India so looks like he is not retiring , surely this season they sign 2 OS batsmen given who they have lost & their fast bowling strength even with Behrendorff out.
 
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Steyn at the Stars has gone quiet as well , the media might get one of these big South African signings right one of these days.

I suspect all the Windies "guns for hire" are all heading to Bangladesh again.
 

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@Goodie's Guns @7/11

any truth in the whispers that Scorchers are signing Tom Banton ?

Faf is captaining the Test side against India so looks like he is not retiring , surely this season they sign 2 OS batsmen given who they have lost & their fast bowling strength even with Behrendorff out.
Was looking at this as it struck a chord with me given they didn't utilise Kelly or Agar much last year .... maybe their perceived bowling depth aint as bad as it might seem even without the Dorf ... but they do seem to need some hitters IMO ...
 
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@Goodie's Guns @7/11

any truth in the whispers that Scorchers are signing Tom Banton ?

Faf is captaining the Test side against India so looks like he is not retiring , surely this season they sign 2 OS batsmen given who they have lost & their fast bowling strength even with Behrendorff out.
Haven't heard anything in regards to an overseas for the Scorchers at this stage. However, have seen some of Banton's work in the T20 Blast and boy oh boy do I like the look of him. Would be a great pickup for a BBL side.
 
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Haven't heard anything in regards to an overseas for the Scorchers at this stage. However, have seen some of Banton's work in the T20 Blast and boy oh boy do I like the look of him. Would be a great pickup for a BBL side.
Cheers mate , has certainly hit the headlines in the last few days , England's new wonder batsmen......no pressure.

KP and McCullum rate him very highly.
 
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Was looking at this as it struck a chord with me given they didn't utilise Kelly or Agar much last year .... maybe their perceived bowling depth aint as bad as it might seem even without the Dorf ... but they do seem to need some hitters IMO ...
hopefully Voges & Katich know what they are doing.

Agar had finger surgery during the season , read a bit about Kelly destined for Australian honours , one of the better death bowlers.

so Jyhe , Tye , Kelly , Green (?) Paris (?) , M Marsh + Agar & Fawad

losing Klinger & S Marsh + Cartwright definitely opens up batting spots , not sure Kurtis Patterson is the saviour at T20.

love to see Turner unleash this season , Bancroft + M Marsh give them a solid 3 to build around

maybe a OS opener and middle order bat

Bancroft , Marsh , Patterson , Turner
Kelly , Richardson , Tye
Agar , Fawad Ahmed

wait and see
 
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https://www.bigbash.com.au/news/ab-...-big-bash-league-bbl-signing-bbl09/2019-10-01

The Brisbane Heat have pulled off a recruitment coup by securing the signature of South African legend AB de Villiers for the second half of this summer’s KFC BBL tournament.

It marks one of the biggest signings in the nine-year history of the tournament after the Heat won the race for the 35-year-old batting genius. He will replace the marquee void left by New Zealand great Brendon McCullum who retired from the T20 circuit earlier this year.

De Villiers played 420 matches of international cricket during a career that spanned more than 13 years, scoring more than 20,000 runs and 47 centuries, before calling time on his Proteas career shortly after the infamous Test series against Australia in 2018.The former South Africa skipper has shown no signs of slowing down in retirement by lighting up T20 competitions this year in India (442 runs at an average of 44.2 and a strike rate of 154 in the IPL) and England (348 runs at an average of 69.6 and a strike rate of 182.19 in the T20 Blast), making him the highest runscorer in the format in 2019.Reports emerged in April suggesting de Villiers had his sights set on joining Australia’s T20 competition, but seemingly cooled on the idea just weeks later.

However, the lure of playing at the Gabba - often spruiked by McCullum as the best T20 wicket in the world - and the attraction of joining a team whose instincts are to take the game head-on, led to a change of mind for the three-time one-day international ICC Player of the Year. Speaking from his Pretoria home base in South Africa’s north, de Villiers said playing in the BBL and for the Heat had always been on his radar, and it was the package of batting at the Gabba and the lifestyle that playing in Brisbane provides that proved the clincher in his decision to travel to Australia this summer. “You go through moments after retirement when you’re really keen to play, then you just want to be at home,” de Villiers said of his decision-making when it came to the BBL. “It’s really difficult to balance that out. Time spent at home and time away, so I’m very selective of where I play at the moment, and the body is getting a bit older so I can’t play too much.“I like to be at home over the Christmas and New year period, but I couldn’t say no to coming to Brisbane and joining in on the fun.


The BBL was criticised last summer after extending the length of the season to accommodate a full home-and-away fixture, with some suggestions it would negatively impact the willingness of the game’s biggest international stars to join the competition amid an increasingly crowded T20 landscape around the world. As a result, the League shortened the BBL|09 season and introduced new contracting rules that now allow every club to sign up to six overseas players across the season, two more than in previous years.

Only two overseas players can be in a club’s core 18-man roster at any one time, but the new guidelines allow for greater flexibility with short-term deals to work around other playing commitments in the busy December – February window. With the addition of de Villiers for the latter half of the season, the Heat now have three internationals on their list after the recent announcement that Mujeeb Ur Rahman would return for another campaign and will this time be joined by fellow Afghan spinner Zahir Khan.
Current Heat squad: Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Mitch Swepson, Jack Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG), Zahir Khan (AFG), AB de Villiers (SA).
Expectations on the Heat will now rise significantly on the back of the de Villiers signing, as he gets set to bolster a batting order already loaded with firepower in young gun Max Bryant and superstar Chris Lynn.
The Heat’s aggressive approach is something that has been moulded from McCullum’s leadership, brought to the fore by Lynn, and soon to be promoted under the guidance of new coach Darren Lehmann.
And it was the opportunity to work with the latter two that helped seal his move to Brisbane.
“I was in close contact with Darren over email and that was a big part of the reason why I am coming over (to the BBL),” de Villiers said.

“He certainly pushed me over the edge. He’s a great guy and I am sure we will get to know each other well over the tournament.
“I’ve always had a lot of respect for the way he played his game and the way he handled everything when he was with the Aussie team, and I am sure I can learn a bit from him with my batting.”
As an experienced campaigner of the international T20 circuit, de Villiers has experienced first-hand through the Indian Premier League the impact that his future teammate Lynn can have on a game.

Understandably, he’s looking forward to being at the non-striker's end, not the receiving end, when Lynnsanity takes aim this summer.
“He’s one hell of a player,” de Villiers says of his soon-to-be captain Lynn.
“You have a sleepless night or two before you play against him. He’s a destructive batter who can take the game away from you in a couple of overs, so it’s great to have him on our team.
“I’ve spoken to him a few times after games in the IPL and I’ve always enjoyed the way he plays the game. He really goes after the bowling, he attacks the game, and he seems like a good teammate.
“I’m looking forward to spending some time in the middle with him – it will be a lot of fun. We’ve got the ability to win some games for the team and hopefully it pays off.”
De Villiers is set to make his BBL debut when the Heat host the Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba on January 14.
 
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massive recruitment coup for the Heat.

ABD probably ranks as one of the best white ball batsmen of all time.

Still doing well in the IPL and Vitality Blast this year so hopefully he gets to play 2-3 cameos.
 
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SYDNEY THUNDER LAND ENGLAND STAR FOR BBL|09

England opener returns to Big Bash after previous stints with Renegades, Strikers and Hurricanes

Sydney Thunder have added big-hitting English opener Alex Hales to their KFC Big Bash League line-up on a one-year deal.

The 30-year-old has played 11 Tests, 70 one-day Internationals and 60 Twenty20 internationals for England.

Hales joins the Thunder after a prosperous series in England's T20 Blast in which he amassed 418 runs - which included five half centuries - at an average of 38.

He joins South African all-rounder Chris Morris as the Thunder's two overseas players, with Jos Buttler unavailable due to England's tour of South Africa.

"We're obviously disappointed to lose Jos because he's brilliant, but to be able to bring in someone of Alex's quality is huge for us," Thunder coach Shane Bond said.

"He's one of the most destructive batters, is an outstanding fielder and is also obviously a highly experienced player."

Apart from his previous ranking as the ICC's world No.1 T20 batsman, Hales is also the only English batsman to have scored a T20 international century.

Hales is excited to return to the BBL after previous stints with Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes, and hopes to play a key role at the top of Thunder's batting order.

"I really can't wait to return to the Big Bash," he said.

"It's such a hugely respected tournament around the world.

"The standard of cricket is amazing and any chance you get to visit Australia and play over there is amazing, so I'm really looking forward to it."
The Thunder will open their campaign against Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on December 17.
 
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Was 18+ when I went to Moe , remember a Chinese restaurant and a couple of pubs
I grew up in the Latrobe Valley ... I’m trying to forget the pubs ... no banana, but seen some benders!
 
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