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BBL fixture to be release tomorrow is my mail...
spot on

looks like it has been increased so that each team plays a full H&A season (each team has 14 matches).

Hopefully this won't "dilute" the product , too much could be overkill especially if their is no "window" for the Test/ODI players too play a reasonable amount of games.

Don't think our playing base is strong enough to support 8 teams without the Internationals , would love to go back to a 6 team comp and then invite Hong Kong and PNG as the 2 extra sides and get the BCCI to release the Indians and allow them to play.

Apparently TV ratings have been declining in the last 3 years so be interesting to see how the change of broadcaster affects things also will crowds suffer with fans having a extra 3 home games to budget for.

With the Big Bash now mid Dec to mid Feb where does leave Shield matches , will the time come where it will be only a 5 round shield season and more focus on the Big Bash.

Interesting times ahead.
 
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2019 Ashes Schedule Announced

Edgbaston, August 1-5, 1st Test, Australia
Lord's, August 14-18, 2nd Test, Australia
Headingley, August 22-26, 3rd Test, Australia
Old Trafford, Sept 4-8, 4th Test, Australia
The Oval, Sept 12-16, 5th Test, Australia

England will also play a 4 day test against Ireland at Lord's from July 24 - 27
 
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Australia A Tour of India

Australia A four-day squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Matthew Renshaw, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain

Australia A one-day squad: Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Jhye Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth
Schedule

One-day fixtures in Vijayawada
17 August v India A
19 August v South Africa A
23 August v India A
25 August v South Africa A
29 August – Tri-Series Final

Four-day fixtures in Vizag
2 – 5 September v India A
8 – 11 September v India A
 
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Cummins and Hazlewood ruled out of the Pakistan series in the UAE.

Starc should be right.

I guess it could be out of Bird , J Richardson , Sayers , Tremain (?) to tour , suspect we will play Lyon and Agar
 
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Dates confirmed for the Pakistan series in UAE

1st Test Oct 7 - 11 , Dubai
2nd Test Oct 16 - 20 , Abu Dhabi

T20's Oct 24, 26 , 28

no Bancroft , Cummins , Hazlewood , Smith , Warner
 
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Irfan attains near-perfect figures

4-3-1-2. It's a bowling performance that's unlikely to be repeated any time soon, as Tridents' Mohammad Irfan delivered 23 dot balls in a row, before eventually conceding a run off his final delivery to finish with the most economical T20 bowling figures of all time. Like Guptill's fifty, it came in a losing cause against Patriots on Saturday, but Irfan toyed with the opposition batsmen in a spell of bowling that comes once in a lifetime.
Irfan bowled four overs on the trot, dismissing the dangerous pair of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in his first two overs, before the middle-order batsmen simply failed to get bat to ball for most of the last two overs. Nothing worked for the Patriots, up until the final delivery of Irfan's spell, when a Brandon King mis-hit to mid-off spoiled Irfan's chance of achieving bowling nirvana.
 
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Australia A v India A 4 day "Test" starts tomorrow.

Renshaw out injured

Handsomb , Head , Khawaja , M Marsh , Patterson all on trial for the Test series against Pakistan.

Hope a few succeed because aside from Burns , S Marsh , Maxwell (?) the batting cupboard looks extremely bare.

Be our worse batting line up in about 25-30 years.
 

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may have been missed by some :)

Irfan attains near-perfect figures

4-3-1-2. It's a bowling performance that's unlikely to be repeated any time soon, as Tridents' Mohammad Irfan delivered 23 dot balls in a row, before eventually conceding a run off his final delivery to finish with the most economical T20 bowling figures of all time. Like Guptill's fifty, it came in a losing cause against Patriots on Saturday, but Irfan toyed with the opposition batsmen in a spell of bowling that comes once in a lifetime.
Irfan bowled four overs on the trot, dismissing the dangerous pair of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis in his first two overs, before the middle-order batsmen simply failed to get bat to ball for most of the last two overs. Nothing worked for the Patriots, up until the final delivery of Irfan's spell, when a Brandon King mis-hit to mid-off spoiled Irfan's chance of achieving bowling nirvana.
Amazing!
 
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Australia A v India A 4 day "Test" starts tomorrow.

Renshaw out injured

Handsomb , Head , Khawaja , M Marsh , Patterson all on trial for the Test series against Pakistan.

Hope a few succeed because aside from Burns , S Marsh , Maxwell (?) the batting cupboard looks extremely bare.

Be our worse batting line up in about 25-30 years.
FAC Mitch Marsh won the toss and decided to bat

Khawaja, Patterson , Head , Handscomb , Marsh , Carey , Neser , Labuschagne , Tremain , Doggett , Holland

Agar , Paris , Renshaw & Swepaon miss out
 
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Khawaja 127 (last out) , Labuschagne 60 , Patterson 31 , Holland 12* , Carey 4 , Head 4

and the other 5 made the Olympic rings between them
 
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Alastair Cook has announced that he will retire after the 5th Test.

160 Tests , 12254 (6th highest all time) , 32 centuries

certainly a stalwart of England cricket , not sure where history will rank him.

Congrats on a very successful career.
 
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Carey to miss second India A match; Renshaw in line for return

Australia A vice-captain Alex Carey is set to miss the second unofficial Test against India A starting Saturday as he has returned home for the birth of his child. Peter Handscomb will keep wicket in his place. Meanwhile, opening batsman Matt Renshaw is on track for selection for the second Test, having missed the first with a hamstring strain.

Australia A squad for the second Test: Usman Khawaja, Matthew Renshaw, Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (capt), Peter Handscomb (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Jon Holland, Michael Neser, Joel Paris, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain
 
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Hong Kong defeat UAE in the final of the Asia Cup Qualifier.

Their reward :) is being grouped with India & Pakistan.

The other group consists of Afghanistan , Bangladesh & Sri Lanka.

Still wish CA had the vision to invite Hong Kong & PNG to play in our JLT 1 day series and the Big Bash.

Imagine in the future a full round of Big Bash in Hong Kong.

Now the ICC need to develop these second tier countries and give them more meaningful regular cricket.
 
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Mitchell Marsh 113* in the 2nd "Test" v India A.

Test Squad announced on Tuesday for the Pakistan series in UAE.
 
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wow

where did that come from ?

1 season of grade cricket , unbelievable

do you know anything more about him ?

I thought they may have gone for a International Batsmen for sure.

Makes you wonder if they will play both him and Agar in the same side when Agar is available.

Massive gamble.

Geez his father was good.
 
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Qadir has played 13 T20 Domestic Matches.
11 wickets @ 21.00
ER 5.77
played for SA in the 2012/13 Future Leagues
last played in the PSL 4 seasons ago
 
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A few whispers getting around that Aaron Finch will be named in the Test squad.

There is picture doing the rounds of him doing a photoshoot for promo/TV graphics use in a Test uniform.
 
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