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Let’s Talk Bat n Ball

Published by Trigger Happy on

It’s just not cricket! 

Are you Lynnsane? 

Would you prefer to drop short? 

Bravo, will we get a Tye? 

Or are you in the who Carey’s camp? 

Max might go well but make sure Joe doesn’t burn you 

There is sure to weather for all 

Will we have a white night or a Whiteman? 

A slam dunk? 

Ash might make a ton and turn the match. 

How will Matthew go on a green deck or will he need to wade through a swampy Marsh? 

BBL is here. 

Khan join the chat and cheer on your team! 

 

 

 

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Lekdog

Alright! I made a team, can someone explain to me how this thing works?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Lek in a nutshell.

Try to get a team on the park each week as at least one team generally has a bye and if you are lucky you might have a couple of blokes who play twice- normally a good capt choice who scores double points same as AFL

3 trades each week helps and DPP is your friend.

Other than that hope your players score a few runs or take a few wickets.

One is guaranteed to drop a turd on a regular basis.

Enjoy

BrownlowBoy

Tye bowled rubbish when playing for Australia
Back to BBL you'd think he'd be able to take at least one wicket per game but no… seems like he has been figured out and might not be as dangerous as he once was. Hopefully he can snare some wickets in his second game, otherwise my captain score is looking very poor.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Could be worse mate took a bit of gamble on qadir.

They would have to be two of the worst half trackers i have ever seen. Haven't seen him play b4 but he was ordinary.

One more game to redeem or it is tell ya story walking pal on sunday

Got wrong spinner on ground
Should have started sandeep

Sangha warming the pine at the other end..

Always the way …😬

JEL

Put the VC on Khan, and backed Tye as C. The way it's looking he will struggle to get in 2 games (doubled) what Khan did in one.

I've got so many spuds I'm looking to start a potato farm.

Russty_

Don't worry about it Jolly Jels, still 58 games to go mate…this one is really a marathon.

JEL

Yep, just trying to get to grips with it.

I am enjoying the 3 trades each and every week.
Some starters won't be making it to Rd2!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Patto is out Saturday

Russty_

Hey Trigga, Lek, great work getting this thread going cheers fellas, nice intro Trigga, this Sangha kid is something else ay?..why isn't he playing for australia already…I played him on the park luckily, had a few other turdy scores though.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Thanks Rust

Thought i better go with make sure Joe doesnt burn you instead of the Joe playing tonight. 🤣

Will be moving sangha on ground rd 2
What a waste a ton on the pine.

Sheesh but yeah kid can bat
Carey looked sharp straight out of the gate

Russty_

Hell yeah mate, Carey was unreal, and although you didn't get Sangha's score, you won't have to shell out extra for next time cause I think he'll go up a fair bit ay?…I had pattinson on the pine with 87

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Decided against patto as wanted to give him a couple of games to see how he pulled up.

As he is going to a wedding on Sat and will miss with the next two byes figure will just grab him rd 4.

Russty_

Hey Trig, if you select a Captain who's playing twice in a round do you get double points for both their games or not?

JEL

From the FAQ: You can change your captain and vice captain as often as you like, up until the time that your currently selected captain's (or vice captain's) FIRST match has started for the upcoming round. At this point, your selection is locked in for the round and cannot be changed.

As you can't change him, I'd expect to get double for both games.

Russty_

Cheers Jolly…thanks mate…guess I'll find out after this week 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yep * 2
Always a good idea to pick a bloke with the double

Russty_

How about this Sams guy?…will have to bring in this week, even at his higher price than week 1, he looks good.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I think he is part cat
Used all his 9 lives

NEIL demons delight

hI Russty /Trigg Sams was good BBL 7 that's why I got him in and you will need some Thunder players soon . wouldn't go super big on Adelaide this week as we will need sixers as well. Great intro TRIGG will sort out the problems Sangers a must now as is Labby cheers boys good luck tough gig BBL NDD

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Pretty even first 4 rounds got about 3 in each with the heat boys to be shown the door rd 2

AuroraBorealis?!

Is there a three round delay before prices change in this or is it immediate?

Russty_

Hey AB, it's from the first week in this game..it's all in the rules if you click on the question mark on the left.

Russty_

Hey Neil you're killing it this week mate, I'm doing ok, but have 3 dragging my score down, Whiteman who is a complete spud, 19 for 2 games, Qadir who scored 5 and then got dropped for the second game, my backup score for his game miss was Pope with 3 lol, and Henriques who made 2 with the bat and then didn't bowl or field because of injury.
Being a novice at this I'm not too unhappy, I still picked, Short, Sangha, Carey, Agar and Khan..and some half decent rookies..much to learn, it's fun though.

NEIL demons delight

Lot of luck mate but you have to stick to your game plan No good dumping Franklin after 2 games.Its the same here you nabbed some good ones bud. As you say lots of fun

Russty_

Hey Neil, do you have to do whatever it takes to get a full squad on the field each week, even if it means dumping a good player?
EG: Dumping a player with a bye coming up to get the cash to get another good player?

P.S, what's usually a strong score for a week mate?

NEIL demons delight

that's right Russty but you should have a strategy and don't waiver regardless of good or bad scores Last year 50 per player which means 600 plus your DGP's i.e.BH and SCORCHERS .In my case 7 around 950 Unlike AFL more goes haywire .like rain ,last minute dumpings Test players and little time to fix it. It's a tough gig mate far harder than AFL cheers Russty

BrownlowBoy

What trades have people got planned?

I'm thinking gotta get Short in for his double game next week, do we go get him this week or wait until next week?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Trading qadir (5) yipee and lynn

Tale of the tape
7 and 5 on ground for two players 180 wasted on the bench for two players

Started darcy class is class…

BrownlowBoy

How many double gamers you got Trig?

Personally I'm thinking Tye, Lynn, McCullum to Abbott in preparation for next week, Sangha and Carey.

Will give me only 3 double gamers though… maybe should bring in Neser instead of Abbott?

BrownlowBoy

On second thought, going Tye, Lynn, McCullum to Carey, Short (Adel) and Neser/Laughlin

TRIGGA_HAPPY

4 traded in short for mccullum

NEIL demons delight

Hi B B Getting SHORT in for next week sounds good but he does have 2 byes round 4 and 7 I am opting for the Adelaide version.

BrownlowBoy

G'day NDD, yeah I've done the same! Adelaide Short also bowls a bit which will be handy!

What other inclusions are you making this week, and how many double gamers have you managed to get on the park?

I've managed to get 5 now.

NEIL demons delight

I got 7 this week and tossing up whether 3 or 4 then go big with sixers. Hurricanes are a trap but Short does offer captain s choice.

BrownlowBoy

How did you manage 7 strikers?

NEIL demons delight

Sorry B B 3 HEAT 4 scorchers Thought you mean't last week which we are still in so next week Strikers play the Gades which is tonite SUNDAY so we must be in next week already HELP

Finnius

im hoping he drops a bit in price and so can pick him up for a little bit cheaper next round. Even if he gets a 40 odd will drop 10-20k.

Finnius

I've started well fellas – 8 heat/scorchers players means I pumped out a 1107 and jumped to rank 316. Willey and Denly the villains for me. Lynn, Rahman, and burns to joffra, mcdermott, and Ingram (hurricanes for the double game in round 3). I have 4 strikers for the double (Captain Carey, Stanlake, Rashid and Ingram).

I think Matt Short could be a good option as well – bowling and batting in the top 4. Ingram is a bit cheaper though and goes at a good strike rate. I need the cash to bring in DARCY Short next round for the 'canes' double. Will then have 3 hurricanes and 4 sixers.

I'm planning ahead to make sure I always have as many players playing twice as possible. Having 36 trades helps as well!

I'm getting into the big bash fantasy this season. There's a little bit more luck in it than AFL though. Good luck everyone taking part 🙂

NEIL demons delight

Well done to you Finnius mighty score and to Russty Trgg TOPPA and Saint GATOR Gat and myself were complete rubbish last year but learn't a lot keep it up gator. I still think this game helps with the main one. It teaches discipline It would be so easy to grab Short but that doesn't fit my plan.. 1107 is tops mate and to have those 4 strikers and 7 sixers/canes is first class you will be right up there. I was 100 less and have 4 strikers also but SHORT in lieu of Stanlake The next week I have 5 sixers and 2 canes, my reason being the canes have 2 imminent byes. Keep it going son NDD

gator59

well done neil you're flying after round 1 but it does help to have some sort of plan in place and then it's all luck from there.. good luck mate

Russty_

Nice work from Weatherald running out Carey by 18 metres…thanks for that!..hopefully Carey can get a few catches and or stumpings, quite a few of us have the C on Carey…should've went with Kahn I think.

AuroraBorealis?!

Yeah looks like kahn might have been the better choice, although if Carey goes huge in the other game this round it'll be fine

Russty_

For sure AB, at least we have the chance of 10 points for the catch and 15 for a stumping still from Carey this game, and hopefully a buttload of runs in the second game 🙂

Finnius

i had the c on him rusty… Thought with the glovework he'd be slightly better than rashid. Ingram over short hurts as well.

NEIL demons delight

gedday fellas Thanks to White telling us they put an extra leftie in to combat Khan I changed to Carey Still that wont be the last time you back the wrong guy. Not going to deviate from the game plan hopefully will teach me about A F L game plan PRESERVE TRADES AT ALL COSTS Carey may still do O K feel a bit like Derek at present cant pick a captain NDD

TRIGGA_HAPPY

You are not alone there NDD though best thing about a capt with the double is he gets another shot

Trading system this year is start with a few players on the double in the first 4 weeks and trade bye or under performers 1, 2, 3.

1 – plays this week
2 – plays next week
3 – plays in two weeks

Nailed em this week

Short – striker
Archer
Ferguson.

Sometimes you get a bit of luck and things turn out your way…

Sometimes. 😏

NEIL demons delight

Correct me if I am wrong Trigg but last year you won the cup and I won the VFL trophy and both were whitewashes where they virtually rolled over. Trouble is near the tail it starts to impinge on A F L and that's our main game JLT is thereabouts training rookies there is a lot to absorb and BBL suffers Pity cause I rather enjoy the challenge Another thing about the game is to nail the cash cows early NDD

Russty_

Hey Neil, yep picked the wrong one but dem's the breaks, Bravo has been a real spud for me too, he's gone next week for sure.

NEIL demons delight

The FLYING FINN is right maybe it applies to both shorts any way I came up a little short.

Finnius

Not starting with short looks like a mistake right about now…

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Class is class 🙂

AuroraBorealis?!

Ben Dunk is looking like a spud

BrownlowBoy

He is hot trash I dunno who I suggested it to but I told someone he wasn't good.

AuroraBorealis?!

I was hoping that he'd score decently because he would be high up the order this season

BrownlowBoy

He was opening last year as well and did nothing. Stars are useless.

Russty_

Hey guys, will you hold Carey next week or trade him out? (Strikers and Heat have a bye next week).
Could bring Butler in for him or attend to more important issues, Philippe could cover for Carey.
Don't know much about BBL…Is it better to trade good players to get a stronger team on the park that week or save them for the week after their bye?..that being said, I fully intend to field a full team.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hey mate. The way I roll in BBL is class is class.
So will keep (pun?) Carey till round 7 with phillippe to get first crack. If bombs will sub butler for carey.

I sorta work with the next level down with my trades so.will be looking at trading weatherald to huges.

As i told NDD my plan is 1,2,3 this year …

But that is just me.

Different strokes. Different strategies.

Russty_

Hi Trig thanks mate, yeah I think class is class too, agree with you on that one although trades don't seem to be as valuable in the BBL, guess I'll learn my lesson at the end of the season depending on where I end up, at the moment I don't know whether to go for it or hang onto my good ones, with the result of losing games…lol, it's a tough one this gig, thanks again.

Is it most important to have as many guys playing double games in the current week?

NEIL demons delight

You are right Russty Its a hard call but I think I will dump d short when he has his bye to get AHMED and Watson then get him back The trick is to get him back being nearly 300k must have a kitty Its a learning curve mate NDD

Lekdog

Update from Lekdog, I was ranked 315 after round 1…gonna be a long fall to earth after a terrible round 2. What are the 6ers blokes doing!?!?!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Here ya leka
Denly is killing me

Nice start 😄

Nathan

It looks like Mrs Cotchin is packing some blokes plumbing under the nightie https://www.instagram.com/p/BryrcKXgvqr/?utm_sour

Pauly

Heehee Mrs Cotch has more junk in front than Mr Cotch

TRIGGA_HAPPY

2 run outs as capt
Nice on Alex. 😬

NEIL demons delight

same here Trigg and got done by 6 by Gator IN the memory bank Gat Still…… cant complain –did Hussey by 5 Win some lose some

NEIL demons delight

anyone know when and how to reverse trades

neil demons delight

can I reverse my changes ?If so how . I pressed the reverse my changes then nothing thx

BrownlowBoy

Short, Abbott and Edwards in for me this week (can't afford anyone better than Edwards)

for Carey, Short (Adel) and Laughlin

Lekdog

Carey, Laughlin, Ingram for Phillipe, Curran, Sams.

Holding Khan

neil demons delight

Hey LEK thinking the same but like TRIGG Carey says he will be needed Curran a beauty NDD whats the team name

neil demons delight

my posts are not appearing and also cant reverse trades why?

BrownlowBoy

Did you have much in the bank Lek before trades?

cant Reverse trades

Is Carey a hold

Lekdog

A little but not heaps

Finnius

Carey, Rashid, and Stanlake for Short, SOK and Sams

Trading Khan in next week but it was the only way I could get Darcy in for his double.

neil demons delight

how do you reverse trades

cant Reverse trades

cant reverse trades what to do?

AuroraBorealis?!

I've traded dunk out this week, watch him score a century and take 4 catches tonight

Russty_

Haha I bet you didn't do as crap as me this week AB, Scorchers game killed my score dead.

cant Reverse trades

see if this makes it

AuroraBorealis?!

I have had a very rough time of it so far russty, definitely will come in next year with some lessons learnt

Russty_

Same mate..I've just been fodder so far..lol, ah well it's all a bit of fun.

neil demons delight

what is happening to the site my last 10 comments haven't appeared

AuroraBorealis?!

Denly is killing me

Finnius

I started with him at 180k!

Lekdog

6ers suck.

Finnius

I picked 4 of them for the double… all my sticks barely got to double figures.

Russty_

Edwards started the rot with his rookie error stumping..not sure why they let him open.

neil demons delight

Pity you're not going to see this rusty but yeah rooky error

neil demons delight

THINKhe is a dud

Lekdog

I think I've fixed the problem?

neil demons delight

still not here

Lekdog

If you see this Neil, my advice is to make an IntenseDebate account and comment through that. For some reason the filters don't like you at the moment?!?!

neil demons delight

Think I am ok now and my supercoach account is back to normal Big thanks to Lek and Russty It's only a game but we enjoy it Russty I will delete those jokes as they come but for your interest I met the guy who sends them to me 20 years back having a punch up over a girl Silly me he is 200 cm but he seen my demon hat and we became great mates till this day. Turns out he played CHF in the 1964 Granny for Melbourne got dropped and never heard of again. He lives next to Harrison house opposite the G and the older players still communicate especially TODD V. the interesting thing is I was told Pruesse will be your next cox. He will take the forward ruck and has been killing Max Gawn at training. You can back it in Maxy will have a few holidays when they play interstate. Grundy and Nank for me thanks again fellas.NDD

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Had 5 this round
Sometimes the double chance isnt all its cracked up to be.

They do get another shot but they would need to improve one helluva lot.

Took a risk and whacked the VC on denly as he was due

That worked well 🙄

Darcy is da man.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Trigga. I am going Darcy Short captain as well. Picked two dud captains in the first two rounds so third time lucky. (Or else) Took a punt tonight and bought in Fawad Ahmed from the the Thunder. The Thunder have no byes and a double header next round. The Hurricanes chasing might get Fahwad into the game. Great start by you and Demons delight and you in the State of Origin league. There are a few amateurs in there but most coaches are dead serious. Should be a great battle. Cheers mate.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Cheers thanks for invite hawk.

Brought in wade at 6.30 tonight

Will replace carey as keeper rd 7.

U know me mate. Not worth doing unless it is done properly. 😁

TOPHAWK1

Love your work mate!

Russty_

Hey Trigs, get Darcy in the Aussie side opening the batting in the next test I say…Finch unfortunately just ain't up to it.

Big fact hunt

Just to help a little if you are organised correctly you can loophole your captain and vice captain. For this to work you need to keep two non players on the bench for one line preferable bye players.

neil demons delight

trying intense account here's hoping

Russty_

It's a shame the Australian Test Team doesn't have more guys like Pat Cummins in their squad, they are looking seriously not good enough at the moment, get some Big Bash players in there I say.

TOPHAWK1

Yeah. Australia's current batting line up is brittle as my grandmas's bones. I reckon Finch needs to go. Mathew Wade needs to come in and play as a batsman. Hughes and Khawaja to open, then S Marsh at 3, Wade (4), Head (5) Mitch Marsh (6) and Paine at 7.

Russty_

Agree Finch has to go Trigs…just doesn't have the technique necessary for Test Cricket…If he's a slogger he should've stayed a slogger, like Warner was when he first got into the Test squad. I don't think Paine should even be in there let alone Keeper, ( and especially Captain), his keeping and batting is a bit ordinary, he doesn't move his feet enough, dives too much..(keeping)..misses too many chances, and his batting isn't really good enough for national level.

Rick Grimes

Top order just not prepared to bat time. India showed how to do it, was boring but effective. Aus either unwilling, or unable to grind it out.

TOPHAWK1

Denly, Edwards, and Phillipe better pull their fingers out with the bat shortly. All 3 bloody pathetic in the first game. The same goes for owners of Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques. Another two passengers.

Russty_

Yeah I had Edwards and Philipe in from the start, Everyone keeps saying how talented Edwards is but he keeps getting out in dumb ways, hope the young fellas can turn it around tonight.

Russty_

Another dumb dismissal for Edwards…I've lost patience with him…he's gone next round.

TOPHAWK1

Yep. He Edwards is getting punted. No runs, not making cash. Fark off. Praying Denly can keep going.

Russty_

Bad luck mate, Denly's a gonner.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Putrid Sixers!

Russty_

I guess if a state has 2 teams one of them has to suck! 7 overs for 30…that's a bit sad.

Russty_

Pretty bad…smelly Renegades even worse!

Rick Grimes

Christian is worth having for catches alone. Looking forward to seeing Harvey bat. He's a talent.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Edwards harvey trade looks to be a good one.

Time for a sixers cull

Denly, edwards and henriques i reckon will all be shown the door.

Off with their heads … ⚔😖

WTFoxtrot_58

This game is doing my head in.

Russty_

Your'e doing alright this week in my league mate,..pretty solid side, maybe just get rid of dunk.

neil demons delight

bad luck mate probably wont see this

BrownlowBoy

Short, Wade, Edwards to Sams, Buttler and Sangha this week!

TOPHAWK1

I have Buttler and Sangha already. Just need Sams. I punted Willey, Faulkner, and Wade and had just enough cash to grab Sams, Zampa, and Mc Kenzie Harvey. These trades enabled me to keep Darcy Short on the bench.

Russty_

I'm bringing wade in this week..lol, wanted to secure him before he increases too much, also brought Mckenzie Harvey in, looks like he has potential to be a cow.

TOPHAWK1

Who are we going for as captain this week? Buttler or Sams? Bloody tough call. Buttler could go big at the Adelaide oval with those short offside and square leg boundaries. Thoughts?

Russty_

Hey Hawk, Yeah Buttler looks in blistering form…hope Sangha does some good things this week too.

gator59

What if Sams runs through the Strikers and they need feck all to win … Butler goes cheaply for 5

Russty_

Hey Gat….then Buttler will get 3 catches lol, plus a stumping… points and still make runs.
I reckon Buttler or Sams would be good Caps.

gator59

Yep either one russty

Russty_

Hey Neil, nice work keeping the faith with Ingram, he really came through for you tonight 🙂

neil demons delight

wish I could reply

neil demons delight

Hey Russty revived an intense debate account from way back Lets see if it works My comments only last a few mins 11 32 now

Lekdog

Hey mate, I can see your comment, it is still getting hit by the spam filter which is frustrating…might be the device you're on? I'll keep an eye on things and unspam you each time!

BrownlowBoy

Sams as C worked a treat.

My opinion – always go a bowler over a batsmen, if the batsmen won't bowl at all.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL!!

2019 MAY JUST BE MIGHTY FINE.

Russty_

Happy New Year Trigg..and everyone else, good day to just chill and watch a few games of Cricket:)

Lekdog

Happy New Year mate!

neil demons delight

Happy new year boys Having a great tussle with both Tophawk and DBB might come down to captains choice

TOPHAWK1

Happy new year mate! Chasing Demons delight in the BBL State of Origin 2 League round 4 match up tonight. A nice fight but he will prevail. I just like to keep him honest for the 2019 AFL Supercoach season. Bring it on!
TH

neil demons delight

You certainly are keeping me honest Down to the wire tophawk

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ahhhhh! Coulda, shoulda but didnt 😖

Plan was simple.
VC on butler if goes alright first game C on wade with carey on the bench. Part 2 worked perfect.
But i blame bbl for putting a game on new years eve.

After a few sherbies who has time to concentrate on BBL?
VC was on butler but the C remained on khan!
First game locked in.

First and last time i start sanga.
2 and 4 on ground. Henriques and turner on the pine. 6 on ground 170 on bench.

Just cant pick it this year.

Oh well trade, Reload and have another crack.

Kudos if you brought lynn straight back in.

Do we reckon khan will miss at least the next 2-3?

neil demons delight

Interesting trigg Who was going to get the c

Russty_

News reports say he's lining up against the renegades, and might not return home at all. Thought he would've at least missed one game for the funeral, but maybe things are different in his culture.
P.S, you still beat me even with the bunged Captain choice lol, well done, that Fawad dude really came through for ya…and that Cartright is getting booted for me.

TOPHAWK1

Congrats Neil! A well deserved victory. I threw everything at you and the kitchen sink to boot. Not even Ashton Turner could have saved me tonight. Still have Darcy Short. May we meet again at the pointy end of the BBL season. Cheers mate.

neil demons delight

thanks mate great contest short/shin/harper for khan phillipe/ Lam

Russty_

Hey Hawk, I'm sure he'd answer you if he could but he keeps getting locked out of here and can't post, been happening for weeks now.

BrownlowBoy

Interesting week this week with no double games – means the VC and C loophole will be vital.

Probably means my trades will be centred around next weeks double gamers.

OUT: Khan (if he goes home), Willey, Sandeep (has left to play in a different comp) for Lynn, McCullum and Nabi.

Russty_

Hey BB, are you purposefully having 2 non playing players on the bench so you can do the loophole thing?..cause it's only the lowest score you get on the bench. is it better to have non playing players on the bench?… cause all mine are playing bar 1, I thought it was better to try and make money off the rookies.cheers.

BrownlowBoy

Every one of my players is playing. I decided to go Sandeep and Sams to Nabi and Christian. VC on Khan. If Khan scored well (which he did), I'll trade Willey to a guy named Devcich who plays for the Thunder who will be playing from round 7 onwards when Root and Buttler leave for international duties. Then that gives me a loophole for this week to get Khan's score, whilst also saving me a trade in round 7 to bring someone else in instead as I will already have Devcich.

Russty_

Sounds like you've thought it through mate, too complicated for me…I'm just trying to learn the ropes this year 🙂

BrownlowBoy

It is complicated but I just spend a bit of time trying to plan ahead! Hopefully helps in the long run! I'm set up nicely this week for the Heat and Gades double, with Christian, Nabi, Harvey, Bryant, Patto already in my side and looking to bring in Lynn, Ur Rahman and whoever else I can snare

Russty_

I know this might seem overly critical to some people but after watching the Test match today, I don't think the Aussie Bowlers bowled very well at all today, all the quicks bowled too short and wide, all day and Lyon bowler mostly a legside line, that new guy Marnus, was just all over the place, probably due to nerves.
Hazelwood got the first wicket with a good length ball, one of the few bowled for the whole day.
His second wicket was a rank short legside ball, resulting in Kohli getting caught behind.
Lyon got his only wicket after getting slogged and then it was one slog too many…caught at long on.
Starc had an unusually rearing ball after bowling short yet again…lucky I think.
Marnus, was all over the shop, dragging them down and bowling full tosses.

In a game where the Aussies had to win to prevent India winning the series, it seems like a really undisciplined, lame effort.
Why didn't the Captain or Coach intervene during the day and tell the bowlers to tighten up their lines, or change them completely?

I think the selectors should've changed up their pace attack and tried some new blood, keep Cummins in, but maybe try Pattinson and Meredith …couldn't have done any worse than the old guard did today.
At 4 for 304, India are in a very strong position…we will lose or draw this Test match if we're lucky, which means we lose the series.

The Bowler's discipline today was shoddy, like they didn't care all that much…pretty sad to witness.

Changes need to be made.

Russty_

Beuller?..Beuller?…ah I give up…no one cares about Cricket…lol

neil demons delight

Once again posting to see if I am out of solitary lonely here with 66.Told Russty that BBL involves more luck than talent If Billings misses from a metre out early doors he has time to kick 5 but if Short with the C is bowled by Lehmann with a rank hop then good bye . As there are only 11 players you cannot carry 3 BAD LUCK calls It puts you off by 2 -3 hundred and adios league games and a slide by thousands in rank.. Contrary to opinion luck plays a huge part in BBL. cheers boys NDD

neil demons delight

The Doc reckons he will be back stronger next year Maybe he should play a year for the mighty Phillip island doggies NDD

neil demons delight

mummy done a hammy

TRIGGA_HAPPY

This round will sort out our teams and how we r travelling.

No byes, no doubles how it should be!

Traded short to sams last round which worked out ok.

Took a gamble and brought in curran and bravo rather than short and a $100k player.

Will see who scores more tonight. 🙈😱

Also going wade as capt. He is in career form and is striking them as clean as anyone

And of course i traded huges this week – 😤
Never fails…..

Russty_

Hey Trigg, yeah I hear ya…not knowing a lot about this BBL game, I find myself chasing points lol, but that's ok, just busting my cherry, Curran did ok with the bat, if he takes 3 for, you've got a damn good score tonight.
BTW I traded Bravo out just before he started scoring points haha

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Whoops.

Someone once said class is class

Wise man. Shoulda listened.
Though if Bravo scores well might break even.

Russty_

Pretty happy with Darcy as Captain tonight though…he came through again.

neil demons delight

GOOD ONE RUSSTY am I in

neil demons delight

Denley the dud

neil demons delight

happy new year russty

neil demons delight

hello russty

neil demons delight

dees for flag

Russty_

Can't believe Darcy Short didn't make the One Day International squad to play India …Finch and the 2 Marsh's get selected ahead of him..3 batsmen out of form, oh well, may as well top off the season with a loss in that as well lol.

WTFoxtrot_58

I heard Finch is buying into Krispy Kremes…

Russty_

Bummer mate, any way you can live stream it?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I dropped him from my team as I thought he would be a cert to play for Aust.

Now have to work out a way to bring him back in tomorrow as wont miss any bbl now.

Russty_

Unreal isn't it Trig?…I would've thought he'd be a lock, but Finch is in…and Captain?…wtf

WTFoxtrot_58

Round 7 bye for the Canes

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nice one WT.

didn't take that into account as thought darcy would be playing the one dayers.

Something to think about now.
On the double round 8.

neil demons delight

And he is a decent bowler too

WTFoxtrot_58

No Big Bash on free to air in country SA….disappointing.

Russty_

Hey WTF, could you get the Foxtel app to live stream?…much cheaper than a monthly Foxtel subscription, same with the AFL.

WTFoxtrot_58

Thanks Russty
But give Rupert nothing…that's my motto.
I'll take the night off.

Russty_

Fair enough mate, understand your passion, unfortunately, that fat phuck has the stranglehold on all foxtel hd and 4K sport now. Footy and Cricket.

Russty_

Glad I got rid or shitewright last week.

Russty_

Kudos to Mitchell Johnson for having a go at commentating but wow, his on air personality is totally different to what his bowling personality was…lol.
I thought he was gonna bore me to death, lucky Heals and Mel Smith were there to keep it half interesting.
Mitch is just a soft spoken teddy bear…with a moustache.

WTFoxtrot_58

When do the one day squad disappear R6 or R7?

TOPHAWK1

Hi guys. I own Stoinis and Maxwell. Both have been selected in the national ODI side. Does anybody know if both players will be pulled out of the Stars Wednesday game? 9-1-2018. Stars play again on Friday 11-1 which is the day before the first ODI against India. If they are both pulled for Wednesday game, both will have to be punted this round. If they play Wednesday, it would only give them 2 full recovery days before the first ODI, so my instinct says they will miss both games. Be great to find out today if possible as I need to trade in Heat and Renegade players who play before the Stars game. Season defining stuff!!! Any intel would be greatly appreciated.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Go with your gut hawk.

I have the opposite problem as i punted short and lynn thinking it was a given they would be selected as also have carey and butler so didnt want too many outs in the one round.

Now have to find a wsy to bring them in.

At least carey plays tonight so early enough to be selected b4 odi duties.

TOPHAWK1

Thanks Trigga. I reckon they will not play on Wednesday. The Stars are playing in Perth too. Maxwell and Stoinis will not travel west and will join the Australian ODI team in Sydney instead. That is what I think will happen. So my issue is Denly, and Buttler playing their last game this round before departing for England duties and Maxwell and Stoinis most likely gone as of now. I think I might punt Denly today, and Stoinis, and Maxwell tomorrow before the Renegades and Heat games. Good luck this round Trigga!

Russty_

Hey Hawk, haven't found out conclusively cause they don't really say, but i had Stoinis and punted him, with the first ODI on the 12th I'd think they wouldn't want their selected squad to risk any injury in a BBL game.

TOPHAWK1

I agree mate. The fact that they have to travel to Perth is even more reason the selectors will say no way hose. Maxy and Marcus, you are going to Sydney instead!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hawk.
I read today that the odi players in the bbl wont play in the bbl after the 8th.

So if u havent already trade, trade the stars.

gator59

Does anyone know if Rashid Khan is playing for the Strikers tonight or has he gone home to be with his family

Russty_

Hey Col, he's going to stay here and play every game at the request of his family, he's going to try and get back home during their round 8 bye week.

gator59

Thanks Russty … Great that I don't have to trade out any players this round

Russty_

No probs mate, good luck for this round.

BrownlowBoy

Carey gone for 1… another run out. Anyone unlucky to have him?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

How many is that so far for Carey ?
3? 4?

Must hate batting with weatharld

TOPHAWK1

Dont have Carey. But I think that is 3 run outs for Carey now. Poor bugger. I had him when he was run out the first time and had the C on him. Glad I am not suffering this time!

Russty_

punted him for Buttler before the rd 3 bye, glad i didn't get him back in..very unlucky, Guy I'm playing this week has him bad luck there jolly.

AuroraBorealis?!

Yeah i have him, unlucky

Russty_

Was tossing up between getting Weatherald in today, he's still cheap and seems to be in great form…probs should've but only want to target mostly DPPs…lol already on 70 points.
Sucks a bit how they don't award any bonus points to batsmen who score a 50…that should be worth an extra 10 points I reckon.

Russty_

Sixers won that easily, I reckon Khan should've come on way earlier, to get some quick wickets, and slow the scoring, pressure was largely off by the time he had his spell..Shitey captaincy.

neil demons delight

Testing Its a grand old flag that one with 2019 premiers demons

Russty_

The Saints will be right there with your Demons Neil, acting as a bookend to the ladder, 1st and 18th lol 🙂

neil demons delight

YES I AM BACK Thanks for your efforts LEK and I agree the sites welfare comes first Happy new year folks Russty and GAT must be sick of me and my emails and texts Thanks fellas. It was getting a bit too much in solitary— .66 is bad company. I was worried the real stuff might not even happen The forum's help and banter in a big part in AFL supercoach Whilst BBL fills a void AFL is better and rewards skill and research more Some great games being played out and TRIGG you and me are going to go to the wire Shame about SHORT though That happens a lot in BBL GOOD TO BE BACK NDD woo haa

gator59

Great to see you back mate and hope your dreams come true in 2019

neil demons delight

Better chance than the Saints mate Remember this time 2 years back ,we were saying how they would play for a finals berth.Your team is annoying with the constant bad calls Big Boy was bad enough but why isn't Pruese there or Kelly . though you do have a few Ned Kellys on the board. good luck to your mob mate NDD

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I reckon you have me covered NDD

Good to have u back mate

Try not to p1ss off the sensors again. 😝

neil demons delight

Thanks great to be back mate Believe me when this site functions well it kills the one I went to .except in that short period there were no trolls or spam. One thing that was good and has been brought up here recently is they had all the squads as they dropped . No more Gator asking if KHAN was to be included .or Toppa with Maxwell . good luck no hang on I am playing you see you in the finals cheers NDD

Russty_

Hey big Neil, good to see you mate, yeah I agree, supercoach isn't much fun without a bunch of knowledgeable like minded people to talk about it with, makes it much more fun and helps out with your team if you don't have time for research or need some wise opinions from long time players.
Cheers to Lek too for sorting it out and the new format looks great. 🙂

neil demons delight

thanks for your efforts too interacting with LEK Looks great give credit there has mummy done his hammy?

Russty_

Yeah low grade Hammy strain, returns to training late January…missing the 1st 2 games anyway so should be right…are you starting him?

neil demons delight

no GRUNDY/GOLDY

BrownlowBoy

Hopefully Nabi performs this week! Been a bit inconsistent so fingers crossed. Brought him in last week and he crapped himself so hopefully this week?

How many double gamers do people have this week?
I've currently got 8 onfield, so hoping for a big week, even though double gamers doesn't always ensure big points!

Took a risk, brought in Baz McCullum. Horribly out of form but super cheap – thought it was worth the punt.

Lynn (C), McCullum, Ur Rahman, Patto, Bryant, Christian, Nabi, Shinwari

TRIGGA_HAPPY

8 BB that's large.
Ive gone the other way filling my team with proven performers as tried the loading for byes method but sometimes they score single digits both games so the proven would have been the better option.

BrownlowBoy

Yeah could pay off or could bite me, just reckon 2 bites at the cherry is better than 1!

neil demons delight

whats your team name BB

BrownlowBoy

Jesus Gilchrist

Russty_

Hey BB, got 5 here but leaving 1 out this week..so just the 4 onfield.

neil demons delight

couldn't agree more about Baz. At the very least a bargain benchie and must be remembered he has played fewer games and is a fallen prem,not a rising avo type who may or may not get there Good call B B Hope I am not playing you NDD

BrownlowBoy

G'day Neil!

Yeah I looked and was surprised to see how cheap he is. His break even is around 30 so hoping the double game round gets him into some form. For someone with his credentials, thought it would be a crime to not bring him in.

neil demons delight

Shh BB though I think it sticks out Your maths is spot on I thought high 20's as a cut off

Russty_

No probs mate and good to see you back!…liking the new format, looks good 🙂

Russty_

Onya Wade!…hope short can do something.
UUUrgh!…this week's a bust for me already.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Was always gonna happen

Cant take a trick this season

Hurricanes are cane toads in the gades

AuroraBorealis?!

When you trade in Lynn for his double and forget to captain him. It's ok though, i've got the C on Short, he's bound to make at least 50 against a hapless renegades side! ……oh sorry whats that? He's out for 2…. great

Russty_

That's rough AB, hey what's your Team name btw? You won't be the only one who chose the wrong Captain this week, mine's not looking too good either.

AuroraBorealis?!

Mines Scorpions Russty, and i agree, this week looks like a rough one for a lot of teams.

Russty_

I'm sitting on Cutting as captain, 6 so far with a washed out game, no runs and no bowling, hoping he has a blinder in the second game haha.
I was this far — away from whacking the C on Lynn too. doh.

neil demons delight

Only my opinion but both Wade and Short are proven guns at the short form Wouldn't be to concerned ,after all Canes are the best team in it

Russty_

Hey mate, yeah I won't be trading em but they sure wrecked my score this week..can be a bit of a yoyo this game lol.

neil demons delight

would you trade Billings if he ever played a bad game

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Wouldn't have him in my team 🙉

Russty_

Didn't have a problem with that last year haha

neil demons delight

Lynn is the key to all my leagues .like TRIGG in ORIGIN He plays well I lose Surprised no one has Sams

Russty_

Mate, just out of interest…why didn't you put the C on a double gamer this week?

neil demons delight

I had Cristian 5 min before the bounce Checked who was captain in my leagues and only Trigg didn't have Short so I went with Short`Second time I have done that.. Seperates the corn from the chaff

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Musta been 3 minutes b4 game.
I brought in short. 🙄

Was going to go nabi, lynn and murjeeeb
But after watching short destroy my team rd 5, thought had to have him.

Only saving grace – had the vc on him. Phew.

neil demons delight

Sorry mate should have clarified it. All my leagues except your good self had short as CAPTAIN. I doubt changing from Christian will be the difference but it has cost me 50 points so far How the hell did you get him anyway

TRIGGA HAPPY

Ahh I see.

Had to trade ahmed which really didnt want to do but needed to find some cash.

Figured patto could move off the bench at b4-5 and traded in green.

With some key bowlers on odi duties for the scorchers may get a gig.

If not can use as vc loop as scorchers play late next couple of weeks.

Butler to short as he leaves bbl.next week anyways.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I got him mate.

Reckon i got about 7-8 keepers from here on in.
Will back them in to outscore rookies on a double.

Will trade and mix and match the bye players with the doubles moving forward.

Nice work bringing in Baz.

Russty_

Good move if you brought Baz Mcullum in this week..looking like a big one.

TRIGGA_HAPPY