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Tesla    8,103

How woeful is the BBL

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It's decent entertainment, I just don't understand how you can actually follow a team when at least half the squad changes between seasons. The franchise system could work, but they need to feel less like franchises. It's 100 times worse than the A-League franchise model.

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kingofhearts    3,335

 

 

How woeful is the BBL

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It's decent entertainment, I just don't understand how you can actually follow a team when at least half the squad changes between seasons. The franchise system could work, but they need to feel less like franchises. It's 100 times worse than the A-League franchise model.

 

Its just so plastic though, test and one day cricket is so much more interesting.  I guess its alright if you have kids or want to take the missus to a sporting event but you couldn't even give me free tickets with my mates to go see this shit. Will always just be 'hit n giggle' circket.

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drewmelbcity    449

 

 

 

How woeful is the BBL

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It's decent entertainment, I just don't understand how you can actually follow a team when at least half the squad changes between seasons. The franchise system could work, but they need to feel less like franchises. It's 100 times worse than the A-League franchise model.

 

Its just so plastic though, test and one day cricket is so much more interesting.  I guess its alright if you have kids or want to take the missus to a sporting event but you couldn't even give me free tickets with my mates to go see this shit. Will always just be 'hit n giggle' circket.

 

 

Hate 20/ 20 cricket, BBL kits are also horrendous, give me test cricket any day. All these unorthodox cricket shots made up by these specialists 20/ 20 cricket players are cringe worthy to watch.  

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Tesla    8,103

The most retarded thing about t20 is they put in all these retarded rules, limit the game to 20 overs, etc. to make it faster and more exciting. But there is still way too much time between balls and overs. If you want to make cricket faster and more exciting, restrict the time wasting batsmen can do (by no being ready, etc.) and then give the bowling team a tight time frame to get through the overs.

I'd rather watch a ball going through to the keeper or being blocked than watching people standing around.

On another note I reckon I'm the only person that likes one day cricket more than test cricket. OD > test > t20.

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Tesla    8,103

t20 will always cop a lot of shit,probably rightfully so, but how can you beat that?

Most incredible last couple of overs.

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Shahanga    3,624

We all know him as the doyen of commentators but what many might not realise is that he was one of the best captains Australia ever had and a world class cricketer. Held the wickets record till Lillee broke it, but he was an allrounder.

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Shahanga    3,624

Vale Arthur Morris. Legend cricketer. formed a legendary opening  partnership with Syd Barnes, 3 centuries on the '48 tour of England, named in the Aussie team of the century. 

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bt50    3,329

red line for you

dont go too early ! Good start, don't think the kiwis have the depth to seriously challenge us this series.

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Shahanga    3,624

dont go too early ! Good start, don't think the kiwis have the depth to seriously challenge us this series.

I wasn't going early, 71 for Burns was a good knock.

Anyway now it's Kiwi on toast at the Gabba.

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Tesla    8,103

I wasn't going early, 71 for Burns was a good knock.

Anyway now it's Kiwi on toast at the Gabba.

Not really given what the other batsmen achieved. NZ bowling is just shit.

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Shahanga    3,624

Not really given what the other batsmen achieved. NZ bowling is just shit.

there is some truth to that, but there is a huge difference between opening on the first morning of a test and coming in at 1/150+. Life was easy for 3 to 6 because of the work of the openers.

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Shahanga    3,624

14 off that Neesham over. Bring him on at both ends.

4&20s like that are meat  and drink to inform test cricketers. Club cricket standard.

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Shahanga    3,624

I can't believe how poor the kiwis have been, particularly their bowling. Coming into the series I thought they had one of their best ever sides (not that's saying a lot, they've always had a few good players, but not a good side) and would be competitive at least. How wrong I've been.

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Tesla    8,103

Lol I dun fucked up but he helped win me the 2 live bets I placed on this so it's all good (over like 125 runs or something session 2 day 1, it was really more Warner and khawaja but he helped a bit, and over 75 before 1st wicket in 2nd innings)

TBH I didn't realise his first class average was higher than khawaja and I always rated khawaja. Also didn't expect him to score so quickly, that's what really impressed me about Burns. 

Still I maintain NZ bowlers are shit. 

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Shahanga    3,624

Congratulations to Mitch Johnson on his fabulous career. 300 wickets & 2000 runs, including a comeback when a lot thought he was done.

Oh and #Queenslander!

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Shahanga    3,624

As someone who grew up watching the West Indies as the best team in the world, this collection of club cricketer imposters is very hard to watch (thank goodness for Darren Bravo).

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