Sydney Sixers and Aussie Women’s cricket star Ellyse Perry has been announced as the side’s first ever captain ahead of this year’s WBBL campaign.
Sydney Sixers bowlers Jackson Bird and Stephen O’Keefe have put rival BBL batsman on red alert with the pair showing their quality in the Sixers disappointing loss on Sunday.
Sydney Sixers captain Brad Haddin believes the side’s top order needs improving if the side is to knock of the Thunder, as the Sixers were downed by the Brisbane Heat by 6-runs on Sunday.
The Wests Tigers are looking to lock up their junior talent and have sighted young rake Daniel Peck as a successor to veteran Robbie Farah in a few years’ time.
Wests Tigers SG Ball coach Mathew Head, who had stints at St George Illawarra, Wests and Hull in his playing career, has had his eye on Peck since day one and thinks the teenager’s maturity on the field defies his age.
The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) recently developed a ‘Premier Cricket Program’ to keep former first-class players involved with cricket clubs in coaching and development roles.
The program aims to close the gap between State and Premier (Grade) cricket and provide a future of more developed cricketers with higher competition at State and International level.
One club attempting to bring through these future stars is Sydney based Manly Cricket Club.
Many have not been able to answer the question over how Australia can be rolled for 136 at Edgbaston and 60 at Trent Bridge while the POMs pile on the runs.
It all comes down to Australian batsmen adopting a foreign tactic in unfamiliar conditions, and its ramifications were severe.
Australian captain Steve Smith echoed predecessors by declaring his new-look side, which will take on New Zealand and West Indies this summer, is an ongoing part of a process of ‘generational change’.
But when will the change cease?