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“If you come in the middle order in those middle overs 11-40 against the good spinners, he has the hitting game late but does he have the rhythm and the rotation to work his way into a hitting situation against the better bowlers? That question will be answered.

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“Ashton Turner to me is a real finisher, who has got the rhythm.”

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Nevertheless, he fully expects Stoinis to make the trip over to the UK. While the all-rounder’s form was dire against Pakistan (16 runs 5.33, two wickets at 57.50) he has enjoyed an outstanding 12 months in 50-over cricket and is the country’s reigning male ODI player of the year.

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“I know they’re going to take Stoinis because he has enough credit points.”

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O’Keeffe concedes the lack of a seam-bowling all-rounder would also make his XI an unappetising prospect for selectors.

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“Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood, Zampa and the fifth (bowler) is a fiddle between Maxwell and Finch. If it’s seaming around a bit they (selectors) won’t like the fifth to be two spinners.”

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The Big Bash League is set for a significant shake-up next summer, with Cricket Australia weighing up two scenarios that will revamp the finals format.

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Club insiders are privy to various scenarios that Cricket Australia (CA) hopes will maximise interest across late December, January and early February.

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A scheduling transformation stems from consistent feedback via players, broadcasters and clubs regarding the length and strength of BBL 08.

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CA is working closely with key stakeholders on the BBL 09 fixture, though a concrete release of the schedule is not expected until June.

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Integral to the change of structure is a new and improved finals system, which foxsports.com.au understands has been whittled down to two scenarios.

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Option 1: Top 4 with a double chance.

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Under this alternative, the top placed team would play the second placed team in the first match of the finals series. It would take place seven days out from the Grand Final, giving the winner seven days to prepare for a home decider.

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The loser of 1 v 2 would play the winner of 3rd vs 4th. The victor in that encounter would then play in the Grand Final.

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This option would add one game to the season.

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Option 2: The McIntyre final five system

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As the name suggests, this system would give an extra club the chance to compete in finals. This finals make-up is favourable in the eyes of some BBL insiders because it will reduce the number of ‘dead rubbers’ towards the back end of the season.

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Theoretically, if more clubs can play finals deeper into the season then interest will remain strong in games that otherwise would have had no impact on the top four.

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The McIntyre final five system was used in VFL/AFL football for two decades last century – plus the NRL – and sees the minor premiers granted automatic entry into a semi-final, while teams 2 to 5 play-off.

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Teams ranked one, two and three are also granted double chances under this system, which would see finals extended to six matches. If this is introduced, the season would not be lengthened and the home and away fixture would have to be condensed. CA is working overtime to make sure the BBL is not any longer than it currently is.

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This year the final was on February 17, but next summer it’s believed CA is eager to bring it forward not just to shorten the total length of the season, but also so big games can take viewers away from the business end of the Australian Open.

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In BBL 08 the audience fell significantly during the second week of the Australian Open and key decision makers have been working hard to find a way to keep viewers engaged in this period.

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A reconfigured finals system is just one of several changes being weighed up by CA in conjunction with broadcasters and the eight BBL clubs.

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CA is acutely aware of the criticism emanating from BBL 08, which largely concerned the length of the tournament and the lack of star power.

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To address these issues, there are likely to be more double headers and even triple headers in the traditional holiday slot after the Sydney Test finishes.

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There will be five Tests next summer and none after the New Year’s Match.

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Then later in January, it’s understood the Australia Day period will be inundated with matches more-so than ever, while double headers Thursday through to Sunday are a strong chance to come into play. If that occurs, a scenario that is being discussed will see no BBL cricket from Monday to Wednesday, which supporters of the concept hope will build anticipation more towards a jam-packed weekend schedule.

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Christmas Day BBL remains up in the air, although three sources familiar with discussions said it is more likely to be introduced next summer than the upcoming season.

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CA is aware the issue is a divisive one and has received a largely unenthusiastic response from key stakeholders in recent times. The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has not slammed the door on the possibility, but would prefer a derby to mitigate travel if it is to eventuate. There is a sense of unknown as to whether a Christmas Day clash would rate well on television.

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Regardless of December 25 possibilities, Christmas Eve BBL is set for a return, with the Hobart Hurricanes set to host the Melbourne Renegades and not the Stars later this year. Although this is yet to be locked in.

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Broadly, the ACA and CA are working collaboratively on the fixture. The players union does not believe adding another marquee player will be the silver bullet for the BBL. It’s understood their contention has been that adding AB De Villiers or Ben Stokes is not reliant on allowing three overseas players.

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Instead, the length of the season and scheduling as many meaningful matches as possible have been high on the radar in healthy and robust discussions between CA and the ACA.

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Another point of discussion relating to the finals series has been the date of the BBL 09 final.

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Given it is almost certain to be played on a Sunday, this leaves February 2, 9 and 16 as the dates available in that period.

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But a February 2 conclusion would clash with the 2020 Australian Open Men’s Final, which would be a monumental risk for CA. This leaves February 9 as the most plausible date for the decider, potentially even at a neutral venue.

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“It’s one of the possibilities that we will consider (having BBL final at neutral ground). The merits of the higher placed team hosting the final, versus being able to plan for it. There’s a trade-off,” Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said on SEN in February.

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“You’ve got that passion of the home teams’ fans being in their home town, but that makes it really hard to plan for it. On the other side of the coin you’ve got a neutral venue that can be very well planned. So we’re going to throw that into the mix and consider both of those options as we go forward.”

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THE MCINTYRE FINAL FIVE SYSTEM

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Match 1: Fourth v fifth (loser eliminated)

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Match 2: Second v third

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Match 3: Winner of match one v loser of match two (loser eliminated)

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Match 4: First vs winner of match two (winner into final)

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Match 5: Winner of match three v loser of match four (winner into final, loser eliminated)

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Final: Winner of match four v winner of match five

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A quickfire 48 by England’s Jonny Bairstow and disciplined bowling helped Sunrisers Hyderabad climb to the top of the Indian Premier League table after a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals on Thursday.

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Chasing a modest 130 for victory, Hyderabad depended on Bairstow’s 28-ball blitz to achieve the target with nine balls to spare in Delhi and register their third straight win in this edition of the Twenty20 tournament.

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Bairstow, who is likely to open the batting for England at the World Cup, has been a revelation in his first IPL. He sits second on this year’s run-scoring charts (246 at 61.50, strike rate of 167.34) behind opening partner David Warner (264 at 88.00, strike rate of 161.96), who suffered his first blip of the season.

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Having posted scores of 85, 69 and 100 not out in his past three IPL innings, the Australian was out for 10 against Kagiso Rabada in Delhi. He still helped Sunrisers get off to another brilliant start however, outting on a 64-run opening stand with Bairstow.

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Earlier skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi and Siddarth Kaul took two wickets each to set up the win for Hyderabad after they restricted Delhi to 129-8 in 20 overs.

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“Really pleased with the start, just going to try and keep going,” wicketkeeper-batsman Bairstow said after receiving the man of the match award.

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“We have three games in quick succession now and hopefully we keep playing the same brand of cricket. We have a great bunch of guys and we hope to keep going.”

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Bairstow, who was involved in a record 185-run opening stand with Warner in Sunday’s win, took the attack to the opposition with nine fours and one six before being trapped lbw off leg-spinner Rahul Tewatia.

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“Jonny is obviously in red-hot form coming on the back of a hundred. When you are confident like that, you don’t think about the negative result,” Australian great and Delhi coach Ricky Ponting told reporters after his team’s third loss in five matches.

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“Running down the wicket, he is not even thinking that he is going to miss the ball, always thinking about that he is going to hit it in the middle for a six.”

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Left-handed Australian star Warner, who has also been in top form to boost his return from a ball-tampering scandal, looked out of sorts before falling to paceman Kagiso Rabada for 10 off 18 deliveries.

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Delhi struck back with three more wickets but Yusuf Pathan, on nine, and Nabi, with 17, completed the chase as Hyderabad celebrated a third win in four games.

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Indian women’s football team post 2-0 win over Indonesia in Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 opener | football

The Indian women’s national team Wednesday registered a 2-0 win over Indonesia in its opening match of the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, going a step closer to making it to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Dangmei Grace’s brace (27 & 67 minutes) proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Maymol Rocky’s wards largely dominated the match in terms of both possession and chances created.

“We wanted to start our qualifying campaign on a winning note and we have done so. Indonesia proved to be tough opponents that committed bodies in defence but we found a way to gather three points,” Maymol said after the match.

“It is important to keep the winning momentum alive and we were able to do so. We are taking one match at a time and our focus shifts on our next opponents Nepal (on April 06),” she added.

Maintaining the winning momentum after the success of their fifth consecutive SAFF title triumph, the Indian women applied pressure on the opponents from the opening minute.

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Some crafty work down the wings by Sanju and Ratanbala Devi wreaked havoc on the opposition defence, which failed to counter the Indians between the lines.

Sanju’s cross in the 24th minute caused chaos in the Indonesian defence with one defender almost turning it into an own goal, before clearing the lines.

Sandhiya’s run in the 26th minute, after she was found by Sanju left a trail of Indonesian defenders in her wake – sidestepping one and casually rolling the ball into the space to create a shot, beating another.

Her stinger of a shot from inside the box was saved by the Indonesian custodian Riska Julianti but Dangmei Grace applied the finishing touches from close range to give India the lead in the 27th minute.

The India defence made quick work of any Indonesian counter-attacks to equalise deficits with goalkeeper Linthoingambi Devi not being tested even once. India led 1-0 at half-time.

India continued with their attacking tempo in the second half as well.

Ratanbala Devi’s shot from distance in the 56th minute earned an uncanny save from the Indonesian goalkeeper as she fluffed a routine collection. Three minutes later Dangmei Grace failed to score from close range after Sanju found her with a rasping cross that bewildered the Indonesian defence line.

In the 67th minute, India doubled their lead when Dangmei Grace once again applied the finishing touches to a shot from Sumithra Kamaraj, which was haphazardly parried away by Riska Julianti.


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Apr 03, 2019 18:20 IST

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CSK don’t have team meetings – Bravo

Add this to the legend of MS Dhoni. If Dwayne Bravo is to be believed, there are no team meetings at Chennai Super Kings. They don’t plan beforehand; they just rock up and rely on their experience to devise plans on the go.

A good example of it was how Bravo recovered from a poor start with the ball. He was brought on in the 14th over of Delhi Capitals’ innings, which meant the unenviable task of bowling overs 14, 16, 18 and 20. It leaves no room for error, but Bravo made errors in his first over. The first ball was a slower one. Edged for four. Next one a wide down the leg side. Fourth ball was slower, and put away again, followed by a missed yorker that went for another four. Seventeen runs in the over.

Dhoni, though, persisted with Bravo, who ended up with the wickets of Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan and Colin Ingram. A chat between overs helped Bravo. “Seventeen runs in the first over,” Bravo said. “The first one was an edge. The second one was a low full toss. It was just a matter of poor execution on my part. I learnt from my previous over. The conditions were helping me in terms of not to use much variations but try to bowl a lot more seam-up. So, that was the game-plan and MS definitely wanted me to bowl a lot straighter with no slower balls. Just straight, on to the wicket, with good pace – and that’s what I did in the second over.

“If you look at it today, I bowled a lot more effort balls than in other games. Normally I bowl slower balls, a lot of variations, yorkers. But today the wicket wasn’t suitable for those type of deliveries. Again, MS knew exactly what is required, and he also knew he can count on me any time to deliver for him.”

Surely batting with Dhoni, who is unlike other batsmen and takes games deeper than others, requires different planning for batsmen? “We don’t plan,” Bravo said, without any discernible hint of mirth. “We don’t have team meetings. We don’t plan. We just turn up, go with the flow on any given day. So yeah we just watch the situation and adjust and adapt quickly. That’s where the experience comes in.”

That experience wasn’t spoken of kindly last year by many, but now everybody is crediting that experience for their wins. For example, Super Kings just knew they had to cause the damage with the new ball when they were batting because this was a slow pitch. Shane Watson carried out that damage and broke the back of the chase within the Powerplay.

“We proved last season, you know, age is just a number,” Bravo said. “Whenever people talked about the CSK team, they brought in the age factor. We are not 60 years old, yeah. We are 35, 30, 32… We are still young; we look after ourselves, we look after our body, and we have a lot of experience, and don’t matter what, you can’t beat experience in any sport, in any tournament. In anything you just cannot beat experience.

“We know we are not the fastest team on the field. We play within our strengths, we know our weaknesses. We play smart. That is the most important thing. And we are well led by the best captain in the world, and he keeps reminding us that we’re not the fastest team, but we can be the smartest team.” (ESPNCricinfo)