Rebooting Domestic T20 in England

Sure, they invented the format, but in a world where franchise-based T20 competitions are the new black, few would argue that the current English domestic T20 setup is ideal. This is how I would fix it.

BBL:04 Round 3 Picks

Not entirely sure it’s worth continuing with my tips after only having one correct after eight matches. Anyway, here are my tips. Probably better to not follow them. Heat v Stars (Gabba) – The Heat and Stars have never met at the MCG, which doesn’t say a lot for the balance of the BBL fixture. …

BBL:04 Round 2 Picks

So my tipping in Round 1 was abysmal, picking just one out of four, and that one being the Thunder. Round 2 doesn’t look any easier to pick given that we haven’t seen the Scorchers yet, and two teams have double headers, but here goes. Scorchers v Strikers (WACA) – The Scorchers will kick off…

BBL:04 Round 1 in review

The Big Bash is back, last year’s undefeated team has lost two in a row, the Thunder won something, and a bunch of guys made 90+ including some guy called Jacques Kallis.

BBL:04 Round 1 Picks

Somehow I managed to correctly pick the winner of 23 out of 32 matches last season, which I was pretty pleased with. Have my doubts that I can repeat that this year, but here goes anyway. Strikers v Stars (Adelaide Oval) – Brad Hodge will be facing off against his old team, Kieron Pollard will…

Hurricanes the team to beat

BBL:04 preview – part three

Then there were two, who will win BBL04? Who will be runner up? Australian representation within their respective best XIs is shaping to be the big deciding factor.

Perth Scorchers steal James Muirhead

It’s taken two years, but we’ve finally seen the first Big Bash League trade take place, and it is a trade that makes no immediate sense for either side.

Summer fashion

For BBL04 all teams will be getting new kits produced by Majestic Athletic. They are replacing Kooga who supplied kits for the first three seasons. None of them have been officially unveiled yet, but let’s have a look at what we do know.

No Warner, No Clarke, No worries

This past week two of the Sydney Thunder’s biggest names declared themselves unavailable for the fourth edition of the Big Bash League, but it won’t matter, in fact it should help them build a better team.

2014 BigBashBoard Awards

Unlike an actual awards ceremony I’m not going to keep the big award until the end. Let’s just jump right in, the winner of the BBB Medal for 2014 is Ben Dunk.

Flawed finals system

And a tournament that’s slightly too long.

Whether you love it or hate it, the Big Bash League gets a lot of things right. However it’s got two prominent issues, both of which can easily be solved. The tournament is (slightly) too long, and the finals system is flawed.

BBL:03 Round 8 Picks

Only two right last round, still my tipping is doing miles better than my fantasy team which is an utter shambles. Onward. Strikers v Renegades (Adelaide Oval) – The Strikers lost two from two last round and were very disappointing agains the Heat at home. The Renegades fell just short in their run chase, but…

BBL:03 Round 7 Picks

Three from four – again. This time it was the Thunder who spoilt my party, chalking up a win after 19 consecutive losses at the expense of the Renegades who’ve fallen in a bit of a hole lately. On to Round 7. Scorchers v Strikers (WACA) – Both had last ’round’ off, so they should…