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Hatzoglou & co's brutal display rock Adelaide in Adelaide

Arjun Bhalla ∙ 20 Jan 2023

Hatzoglou & co's brutal display rock Adelaide in Adelaide

T20 Cricket might be considered a sport that smashes gigantic sixes and scores tons of runs at berserk rates. However, once in a blue moon, bowlers get their tails.

BBL|12: Sixers beat Scorchers for the first time since 2021

Arjun Bhalla ∙ 15 Jan 2023

BBL|12: Sixers beat Scorchers for the first time since 2021

In what was a rollercoaster of a match, the Sydney Sixers have defeated Perth Scorchers by six runs.

BBL 2022-23 | Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers: Fantasy Tips

Arijit Kundu ∙ 22 Dec 2022

BBL 2022-23 | Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers: Fantasy Tips

The fantasy tips for match no. 12 of the BBL where Melbourne Stars square off against Perth Scorchers at the Junction Oval.

Abu Dhabi T10 2022 | Day 1 Round-up

Vishal Mehra ∙ 24 Nov 2022

Abu Dhabi T10 2022 | Day 1 Round-up

Bangla Tigers came out on top against New York Strikers, while Deccan Gladiators thumped Team Abu Dhabi on Day 1.

Sodhi and Hatzoglou sign up as replacement players in The Hundred

Arnav Chopra ∙ 18 Aug 2022

Sodhi and Hatzoglou sign up as replacement players in The Hundred

Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi has penned the deal with Welsh fire as a replacement for Adam Zampa in the Hundred.

BBL 11 | Covid-depleted Stars thrashed by Scorchers

Abhishek Singh ∙ 2 Jan 2022

BBL 11 | Covid-depleted Stars thrashed by Scorchers

With their 10 players having tested Covid positive, Melbourne Stars and its captain Glenn Maxwell didn’t really have much of a choice to field a playing xi. It was always going to be a tough battle for a below-par Stars side against Perth Scorchers one of the top-notch sides in the league. It turned out to be the same as they were thrashed by 50 runs to suffer their fourth loss of the tournament. The chase of 180 was started in great fashion by Stars openers Joe Clarke and Tom Rogers as they added 78 for the first wicket in only 51 balls. However as both of them fell in consecutive overs, it was difficult for the rest of the batters to keep up with the asking rate especially as Maxwell failed to make any significant contribution with the bat. Apart from Clarke’s 52 and Rogers’ 32, only Charlie Wakim and Hilton Cartwright could get into the double figures as the entire team got all out for 130 in the 19th over. For Scorchers, Tymal Mills, Andrew Tye and Peter Hatzoglou picked three, two and two wickets respectively. Leg spinner Hatzoglou was given the Player of the Match award for picking two crucial wickets of Maxwell and well set Rogers. Earlier in the evening, after winning the toss and choosing to bat first at the Junction Oval, Melbourne, Scorchers didn’t really have a good start as they lost Cameron Bancroft early on in the innings. However, two in-form batters in Colin Munro and Kurtis Patterson paired up to add 68 runs for the second wicket. While Munro was dismissed for 40 off just 20 balls, Patterson completed his fifty, scoring 54 off 39 balls. However, post that they lost quick wickets until skipper Ashton Turner scored 27 off 19 balls and Ashton Agar made 19 off 16 balls to take Scorchers to 180-8 in their 20 overs. With this win, the Scorchers have now reached the top of the table having accumulated seven wins out of eight games. They are 2.5 points ahead of second-placed Sydney Sixers.

BBL10 | Preview: Heat up against party spoilers Renegades to save their campaign

Abhishek Singh ∙ 22 Jan 2021

BBL10 | Preview: Heat up against party spoilers Renegades to save their campaign

Brisbane Heat after being humiliated by the Adelaide Strikers in their most important game of the season would now be up against a Melbourne Renegades side that defeated Stars in their last game to make sure that everyone notices their potential. It would be a tough game for the Heat as the Renegades team has nothing to lose, but the Blue Brigades are still in with a chance if they are able to win both of their remaining games and certain results of other teams, go their way. Heat bank on world-class batting lineup Chris Lynn the skipper Darren Lehmann the coach of the Heat would bank on their strong batting lineup to deliver at the time of crisis which they were unable to do in the last game. The likes of Joe Burns, Joe Denly, and Marnus Labuschagne alongside the captain Lynn are more than enough to send jitters down any bowling lineup. There however needs to be a change as to how things should go as too many similar kinds of batsmen are batting in the same team. Any one of the three among Marnus, Denly, and Burns would have to attack from the word as the team can’t afford to go into a shell as and when Lynn goes out. All-rounders like Lewis Gregory, Jack Wildermuth, and James Bazley also need to show character and stand for the team with both the bat and the ball to get a win and try to keep the campaign going. Renegades would like the young guns to keep going While all the experience guns of Renegades be it, Shaun Marsh, Riley Russow, or even skipper Aaron Finch hasn’t really been able to get going in this tournament, youngsters like Mackenzie Harvey, Peter Hatzoglou, Jack Prestwidge along with Jake Fraser-McGurk have really shown the world what they are made up of. It is these guys only who would be up against an experienced Heat lineup and try and execute their skills. They become even more dangerous because they don’t come with any baggage to prove to anyone and hence express themselves freely. Renegades vs Heat: Match Details Match Number- 49 Date and Time- Jan 22, 2021, 10:35:00 am IST, 04:05pm Local, 05.05 am GMT Venue- Dockland, Melbourne Broadcast- Sony LIV, Sony Sports Network Pitch Report In the two games that have so far been played at the docklands, it has been seen that the pitch is good for a batsman who gets his eye in and not for someone who starts hitting from the first ball without getting hang of the line and length and the pace of the wicket. It has so far produced two very good encounters so far and the same thing is expected from it going forward. Weather and Bat Flip The weather of Melbourne for tomorrow is going to be a bit cloudy and with the pitch so far assisting swing it would be a good wicket to bowl on early on and then it is going to get better with time. Hence the team winning the toss would look to field first. Renegades Strongest XI Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Jack Prestwidge, Josh Lalor, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou Heat Strongest XI Joe Burns, Chris Lynn (c), Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson, James Bazley

BBL10 | Match Report: Joe Burns take Heat to victory as Renegades run out of luck

Abhishek Singh ∙ 14 Jan 2021

BBL10 | Match Report: Joe Burns take Heat to victory as Renegades run out of luck

It was once again a matter of luck combined with a lack of application from the Melbourne Renegades as they were beaten by a struggling Brisbane Heat at Manuka Oval Canberra in a BBL10 encounter. Experienced Joe Burns guided the Heat to the victory by scoring a 15 ball 31. With this win, the Heat have now reached fifth place in a tightly contested points table where only one point separates four teams in the middle of the table. Burns to the rescue The Heat were going well as two experienced campaigners in Chris Lynn and Joe Denly had built a 59 runs partnership timing the chase of 150 to perfection. But as soon as skipper Lynn fell to Kane Richardson, there was chaos in the Heat camp and within a span of 12 runs and 14 balls, four Brisbane batsmen had been sent back to the pavilion. Denly, Lynn, James Bazely, and Lewis Gregory, all match winners were back in the hut and the Heat still needed 33 from 23 balls with two new men in Burns and wicket-keeper batsman Jimmy Pierson at the crease. Instead of backing down to the terrific spin bowling from the Renegades, the Australian Test opener decided to take the attack to the opposition and hit Peter Hatzoglou for 12 runs in the 17th over bringing down the equation to 22 from 18. He then hit Noor Ahmed the Afghan left-arm chinaman for another 12 runs, reducing the target to 10 from 12. Eventually, he hit Kane Richardson for a four to the third man to seal the deal on the fifth ball of the 19th over. It was Burns’ 31 off 15 in which he hit four boundaries and a six that got Heat over the line in what was a tight match, albeit the scorecard unable to suggest so. Luck quotient: Lynn had plenty, 'Gades kept searching for it Luck seems to have deserted Renegades in this year's BBL as Lynn, who scored 50 off 40 balls was dropped twice, once at 22 and another time (though the ball did not reach the fielder, it was a catch nonetheless) in his 40s. If this was not enough, even after getting caught, he remained alive as the ball was declared a no-ball, not a front foot no-ball but a back foot one as Jack Prestwidge’s back foot just cut the white line of the crease. Although they tried a lot to make a match out of it, then young Hatzoglou Bowled short of length to Burns just when the pressure was mounting on the Heat in the death overs. Similar was the case at the time of the Bash Boost point. The heat needed 13 from the last over to win the Boost point, Noor Ahmed who had dropped Lynn in the last over was given the opportunity to defend it and he got swanked for a six via a damaging slog sweep by Denly, before straying down the leg to give three leg byes to fine leg and losing the Boost and a single point that the Renegades might have got. Webster gets Renegades' bowlers a total to defend Renegades, much like their previous encounters were once again found to be lacking in the batting department as after being sent to bat first by the Heat, they lost their top scorer Shaun Marsh on the very first delivery that he faced. Youngsters Mackenzie Harvey and Sam Harper tried to build a partnership, but that couldn’t last long either. Skipper Aaron Finch, who was pushed into the middle order continued his miserable run in the tournament as he went down for 13 off 13 balls. The ‘Glades were struggling at 59-4 when Beau Webster joined Jake Fraser-McGurk at the crease in the 9th over. The two then stitched together a slow but needful 58 runs from 51 balls. But just as they were thinking to accelerate Fraser-McGurk was picked by Mark Steketee in the 17th over. Prestwidge followed him as well, as not a single run was added for the next five deliveries. At that moment, Webster was joined by Imad Wasim who fed him strike at regular intervals. Utilizing the opportunity, Webster smoked 28 runs in just 12 balls to get to his much deserved fifty and also pushed the total to 149. He hit three fours and two sixes in his 40 balls 50 not out. What's next? Renegades will now travel to the MCG to play the all-important Melbourne Derby on 17th January while Heat will face the Scorchers in a fight for the Playoffs at the Docklands on 19th January.

Match Preview: Renegades seek to regain poise against Hurricanes

Akshay Saraswat ∙ 18 Dec 2020

Match Preview: Renegades seek to regain poise against Hurricanes

Both Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades are coming off a loss in their previous game. For Hurricanes, the loss came after two good victories so isn't that big an issue presently. However, the Renegades suffered a humiliating defeat in their match against Sydney Sixers, going down by a massive 145 runs. Conceding 205 runs in T20 game isn't such a big setback in the current T20 cricket scenario. But getting bowled out for 60 must have shattered the morale of the Renegades unit. But T20 cricket is also very fickle and it wouldn't take an upset for the same team to bounce back. Hurricanes Look to Regain Winning Ways Despite their loss to Adelaide Strikers in the last game, there is no reason for Hobart to panic. Their batting line-up is in good shape with most of the key players showing good form. Openers D'Arcy Short and Will Jacks form a good opening pair with the former already having a fifty under his belt. The rest of the batting line-up is also able to get good starts. The foreign player that they have acquired - Colin Munro - has shown that he is a valuable import. The Kiwi batsman's hitting ability is well known but the question has always been about his consistency. His batting so far in the season has been good. The problem is currently with their captain Peter Handscomb's returns so far. He is supposed to play the role of a pivot in the innings. That hasn't happened yet. Lower-order batsman Tim David scored a fifty which adds some strength to that section of the line-up. Macalister Wright has also been sub-par while Ben McDermott's knock in the last match has given another batting option for the top order. The bowling also looks in reasonably good shape. James Faulkner has been brilliant. Some support has been there but not consistent enough from other bowlers. Scott Boland had a good spell in the last game. But the disappointment so far has been Nathan Ellis. After his brilliant efforts last season, more was expected of him. Renegades Need Morale-Booster When you get bowled out for 60, it must be a very bitter experience. But Renegades have the batting firepower to get over this setback. They possess, possibly, the best opening combination in the league - Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch. This opening pair would have to be dislodged early else, they can cause severe damage. The rest of the batting line-up is less high-profile. South African Rilee Rossouw should add some strength to the middle order. Wicketkeepr Sam Harper has been asked to bat at the no. 3 spot. Since not much has come out of this move, there may be a reshuffle on the cards. Kane Richardson is the leader of the pace attack in normal conditions and he has Josh Lalor for support. Tall leggie Peter Hatzoglou is the one to watch out for. As is often the case with leg-spinners, he can go for runs but he will also bring wickets. The team has a more regular spin bowling option in the form of Jon Holland but the team management seems to have picked Hatzoglou as their main weapon. Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades: Match Details Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart Date and Time: December 19, 5:40 AM IST, 11:10 AM Local, 12:10 AM GMT Broadcaster: Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV Pitch Report Two venues in Tasmania have been used in this season - Launceston and Hobart. Strangely, the two grounds have produced contrasting contests. At Launceston, the bowlers have found conditions very favourable while at Hobart, the batsmen have made merry. Not much is expected to be different for this match. A flat pitch with minimal help for bowlers is expected. Weather and Toss The skies are likely to be cloudy for this match. Usually such conditions in Hobart mean help for seamers. This may tempt the captain winning the toss to bowl first. Probable XIs Hobart Hurricanes: D'Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott (Wk), Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram, Macalister Wright, Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith Melbourne Renegades: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (C), Sam Harper (Wk), Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Jake Fraser McGurk, Benny Howell, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Peter Hatzoglou, Zak Evans