Friday, January 20, 2012

Preview, Semi Final,Australian KFC Big Bash, Perth Scorchers versus Melburne Stars

The much hyped re-jigged Australia KFC Big Bash has reached its cutting edge with the first Semi Final between the table topping Perth Scorchers and the Shane Warne inspired Melbourne Stars. Both Teams are evenly matched, and the duel on Perth's home soil promises to be a knock down drag them out affair.

Lets get the surgeon scapula out and try to dissect the winner

Perth Scorchers
The Western Australian franchise has been lead by the extraordinary efforts of the South African import Herschelle Gibbs, who has hit 231 runs at an average of 46.20, and a strike rate of 151.97. He has resembled gold bullion in the safest of Swiss accounts in his bank ability.

The strength of the team has been embodied by one of the best performed top 3's in the competition with Gibbs opening partner Marcus North playing the sheet anchor to compliment the South Africans devastation. Then at number 3 is Mitchell Marsh, who has a real precocious genius about him as seen in his graceful hitting that sends the ball many a mile. 

When you add the potential return of Shaun Marsh to the top 4 you can see the batting has all the potential to make nightmares come true.

If the batting has been peerless, then the bowling is very refined as well.

Lead by the hyphenated debaucher of batting in Nathan Coulter-Nile and his able off sider in Ben Edmondson, the Team has a very respectable new ball attack. That strikes like a cobra from the outset rendering oppositions batting impotent with their early break throughs.

Then the seeds sowed by the pace men are reaped by a spin attack that have a Masters in batting strangulation. The 'Sheepdog' Brad Hogg leads this lynchmen part of the attack with Michael 'i'd love to have a Beer with Duncan his able offsider

Add the all round skills of Mitchell March and Paul Collingwood to the attack, and you see the completeness of the side

Melbourne Stars



Do we really need to mention anyone else in a Team that has the immortal Shane Warne in it?

LOL in honour of balanced journalism we are compelled too.

So the strength of the Team is apparent in its bowling highlighted by:


His able off siders are seen in the precocious talents of the left arm quick James Faulkner coupled with the very heady medium pace of Clint McKay

Then the Team is uplifted by having Dave Hussey, who whether with bat or ball is exceptional. If it was not for the man known as BOOM BOOM- Hussey would be regarded as the best T20 player in the game.

Focussing further on the batting that Hussey leads, he is able supported by Rob Quiney and Matthew 'Baggy Green in the Mail' Wade. Then throw in the likes of George Bailey and Adam Voges, and to lend the catch cry of the iconic Fred Trueman....

The batting is 'deadly dangerous'!



Against the odds, the Melbourne Stars will win!


  1. I think Perth are the favourites for this match and they should be winning. While you have repeated Warne's name over and over again, you've nearly ignored the weird Chinaman bowler Hogg. Besides, Perth batting is much stronger with the Marsh brothers and Gibbs backed up by Collingwood. However, if Luke Wright fires again, nothing can be done to stop the stars.

    My prediction - A close match, victory for the Scorchers.

    1. i mentioned Hogg- just not with the same fervour as Warne because he is not the same status as Warne. Plus the Warne worship was an attempt at humour

    2. Perth won the match in style..and what do u say for 2morro's match mr. andy and tim..i feel it can be an upset comment..cheers!!!

    3. @Bhupendra - I feel what Hobart have been doing all along are upsets. I don't see any reason why tomorrow has to be any different. Birt and Shah are in great form and they can continue the good work along with a solid batsman like Phil Jacques anchoring the innings.

    4. hey andy thanks for ur reply..appreciated..yeah even they have Hasan the pakistani bowler who is quite good and i believe BW Hilfenhaus might find a place in..lets see it should be a tight one.

    5. Agree with Andy, Bhupendra, unless Hilfenhaus plays. Then it changes the Team in a big way