BBL|03: a busy period ahead!

BBL Really pleased to announce that I’ll be writing the official online previews for all 35 matches of this summer’s Big Bash League, starting with the Big Melbourne Derby at the MCG tonight.

BBLIt represents a busy time ahead, 35 games all told between tonight and the Final on Friday February 7. Each preview will run on the BBL site from mid-afternoon the day before the game, and will be heavily promoted through the CA and BBL social media channels. And, through a new sharing arrangement, the previews will also run on The Roar on match days, too. A win-win for all..

I won’t be posting the previews on BMcSport, however, as I don’t want to blow people’s Brett intake in such a short period. I’m sure you’ll get more than enough of ‘me’ with having 35 more articles between now and the end of summer. You’re welcome.

You can see the first efforts, though: here’s the Big Melbourne Derby preview, and here’s the Sydney Smash preview, too. No, they’re not my names, and yes, I have to use them…

4th Test: Australia v India, Adelaide, 24-28 January 2012

Australia claimed the Border-Gavaskar series in Adelaide, in a 4-0 clean-sweep. Image: ABC Grandstand

Heading to Adelaide with with tails respectively wagging and dragging, Australia and India had very similar looks about them during the Fourth Test: they were both bringing more of the same fortunes they’d shown in the series so far.

It was like deja vu “all over again”…

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3rd Test: Australia v India, Perth, 13-15 January 2012

David Warner reminded everyone of how his power game converts to Test Cricket, with a 69-ball century in Perth..

The Third Test, in Perth, always shaped as a danger game for India. Simply, they had to win it, otherwise would face the momentum-driven prospect of a 4-0 series whitewash.

Enter David Warner…


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2nd Test: Australia v India, Sydney, 3-6 January 2012

“He’d batted for so long that his name is now permanently burnt into the SCG scoreboards and plasma TVs around the country.” Image via ABC Grandstand Sport.

Having won fairly comfortably in Melbourne, the Australian side headed to Sydeny for the traditional New Year’s Test keen to push forward their advantage in the series.

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