BBL Weekend Preview
Crucial games over the weekend will help the decide the make-up of the finals contenders. Expect to see some of these players feature in the IPL auction in March. Who would you like to see in your franchise? Share your opinion with us!
SATURDAY 20/01/2018 – 5.10PM
MELBOURNE STARS V SYDNEY THUNDER
The Stars will be looking to rediscover their mojo against the Thunder. With a single win this season, the BBL heavyweights will be looking to give their fans something to cheer about. The Thunder are still a chance of featuring in the finals if results go their way. Shane Watson will need to carry the innings with the bat. The spin of Clint Green will be key to restricting the Stars big names. Green picked up the man of the match in a losing performance against the Sixers. Glenn Maxwell has been striking the ball nicely for the Stars. If the big show gets some support then the Stars are every chance of causing an upset.
SATURDAY 20/01/2018 -8.20PM
PERTH SCORCHERS V HOBART HURRICANES
The Hurricanes will start this clash as favourites. The Hurricanes boast one of the strongest line-ups at this stage of the competition. D’Arcy Short continues to break BBL records and playing at the Furnace will hold no fear. The bounce of the WACA should suit the likes of Mills and Archer. In Cameron Boyce, the Hurricanes have one of the form spinners of the competition. The Scorchers coach Justin Langer would have done his homework. The Scorchers haven’t lost a game at home this season. Adam Voges returns after serving a one-game suspension and Shaun Marsh will bolster the batting at the top of the order. The Scorchers have the goods to keep their winning run at home intact.
MONDAY 22/01/2018 – 6.40PM
MELBOURNE RENEGADES V ADELAIDE STRIKERS
The Strikers will be without Rashid Khan and Travis Head as they chase the top spot on the ladder. Khan has dazzled in his first season of the competition with 11 wickets. Colin Ingram takes over the captaincy in the absence of Travis Head. Alex Carey has continued his good run with the bat smashing 44 in his last outing against the Scorchers. The Renegades will welcome Kieron Pollard into their line-up for the first time. Pollard comes in as a replacement for Nabi, who has been called up to the national side. Pollard spent three years at the Strikers and will be looking to make an impact against his old side. The Renegades have the firepower to grab the win.