BBL|08 Discussion

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Unbreakable, Oct 12, 2018.

    The Brisbane Heat have swooped to sign teenage Afghanistan spin prodigy Mujeeb Ur Rahman for this summer’s KFC Big Bash League.

    The 17-year-old became the first male player born in the 21st century to play international cricket when he made his senior Afghanistan debut last year and has since represented his country at Test, ODI and T20 level.

    A wrist spinner who also bowls conventional spin, Mujeeb is the second International signed by the Heat and joins New Zealand legend Brendon McCullum on the Brisbane books for BBL|08.

    Mujeeb said, ”Once I played for my country I dreamed of playing in the IPL, county cricket and the Big Bash. I have been able to achieve the first two so this is very exciting for me. I am looking forward to meeting up with everyone at the Heat and playing in Australia.”

    As was the case in BBL|07, clubs are entitled to have a maximum of two Overseas Players on their eighteen-man rosters and can also nominate an additional two Overseas Players as potential replacements throughout the course of the BBL|08 season.

    Mujeeb, who is currently playing in the same team in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League as his future Heat teammate Ben Cutting, is expected to be available for the entire BBL tournament.

    Cutting, who took a hat-trick as captain in the opening game for the Nangarhar Leopards in Shajah last week, played against Mujeeb during this year’s Indian Premier League where the young spinner caught the eye for King’s XI Punjab with 14 wickets at an economy rate of 6.99.

    Vettori said it was exciting for the Heat to introduce another precocious young talent to the BBL.
    “We were very pleased to have Shadab Khan play for us last season and the impression he and Yasir Shah made on the competition was very encouraging,’’ he said.

    “Mujeeb is a rare talent and we’re delighted he is going to play in the BBL for the first time. From what we have seen so far at International level and in competitions like the IPL and the Vitality t20 Blast in England, he has the skills and maturity to adapt and excel in a variety of conditions.”

    “He has been successful in the power play and closing out an innings, so we will have options to explore depending on the state of the game. At this stage we anticipate having him for the entire BBL which is a bonus,’’ Vettori said.

    We have one more spot to fill on their 18-player roster, with Vettori expecting to finalise the line-up shortly.

    We have announced the following contracted players for BBL|08:

    Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (int), James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (int).
  1. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    Hopefully the bowling is better than last year's, that was almost unwatchable.
  2. Allo

    Allo NRL Captain

    Cutting getting a hatty in the Afghan League ... I hope he’s signed purely to bat this season
  3. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    Death bowling specialist like last year.
  4. Nah, I'm pretty confident Cutting won't be bowling a single over in the final 4 overs of any games. It should be Steketee & Mujeeb opening the bowling & finishing the game, they're our 2 most accomplished T20 bowlers.

    Pattinson, Cutting & Swepson to bowl overs 5-16

  5. Any word on this kid? @1910@1910
  6. 1910

    1910 State of Origin Rep

    He played for the Bulls this season, made his debut against SA, considering small grounds and rookie spinner I thought he had a real crack. Even in the Short massacre three wickets for 50.
  7. That time of year again, here are the current rosters of each team.

    Adelaide Strikers -

    Wes Agar
    Alex Carey
    Michael Cormack
    David Grant
    Travis Head
    Colin Ingram (OS)
    Rashid Khan (OS)
    Ben Laughlin
    Jake Lehmann
    Michael Neser
    Liam O’Connor
    Matthew Short
    Peter Siddle
    Billy Stanlake
    Jake Weatherald
    Jon Wells
    Nick Winter

    Brisbane Heat -

    Max Bryant
    Joe Burns
    Ben Cutting
    Brendan Doggett
    Sam Heazlett
    Matt Kuhnemann
    Marnus Labuschagne
    Josh Lalor
    Chris Lynn
    Brendon McCullum (OS)
    James Pattinson
    James Peirson
    Jack Prestwidge
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman (OS)
    Matthew Renshaw
    Alex Ross
    Mark Steketee
    Mitchell Swepson

    Hobart Hurricanes -

    Jofra Archer (OS)
    George Bailey
    Johan Botha
    Jake Doran
    James Faulkner
    Caleb Jewell
    Ben McDermott
    Riley Meredith
    Simon Milenko
    Tymal Mills (OS)
    David Moody
    Tim Paine
    Tom Rogers
    Clive Rose
    D’Arcy Short
    Matthew Wade

    Melbourne Renegades -

    Cameron Boyce
    Dan Christian
    Tom Cooper
    Zak Evans
    Aaron Finch
    Harry Gurney (late season replacement for Shinwari)
    Marcus Harris
    Mackenzie Harvey
    Jon Holland
    Tim Ludeman
    Joe Mennie
    Mohammad Nabi (OS)
    Kane Richardson
    Usman Khan Shinwari (OS)
    Will Sutherland
    Christopher Tremain
    Beau Webster
    Cameron White
    Jack Wildermuth

    Melbourne Stars -

    Michael Beer
    Scott Boland
    Liam Bowe
    Jackson Coleman
    Travis Dean
    Ben Dunk
    Sebastian Gotch
    Evan Gulbis
    Peter Handscomb
    Sandeep Lamichhane (OS)
    Nic Maddison
    Glenn Maxwell
    Jonathan Merlo
    Matt Parkinson (late season replacement for Lamichhane)
    Marcus Stoinis
    Daniel Worrall
    Adam Zampa

    Perth Scorchers -

    Ashton Agar
    Cameron Bancroft (available from 29 Dec)
    Jason Behrendorff
    Hilton Cartwright
    Nathan Coulter-Nile
    Cameron Green
    Josh Inglis
    Matthew Kelly
    Michael Klinger
    Shaun Marsh
    Mitch Marsh
    Joel Paris
    Usman Qadir (OS)
    Jhye Richardson
    Ashton Turner
    Andrew Tye
    Sam Whiteman
    David Willey (OS)

    Sydney Sixers -

    Justin Avendano
    Sean Abbott
    Ben Dwarshuis
    Joe Denly (OS)
    Jack Edwards
    Mickey Edwards
    Dan Fallins
    Moises Henriques
    Daniel Hughes
    Nathan Lyon
    Peter Nevill
    Stephen O’Keefe
    Lloyd Pope
    Henry Thornton

    Sydney Thunder -

    Fawad Ahmed
    Jos Buttler (OS)
    Patrick Cummins
    Callum Ferguson
    Ryan Gibson
    Chris Green
    Usman Khawaja
    Jay Lenton
    Nathan McAndrew
    Kurtis Patterson
    Joe Root (OS)
    Daniel Sams
    Gurinder Sandhu
    Jason Sangha
    Shane Watson
    Chris Jordan and Anton Devcich (late season replacements for Root & Buttler)
  8. Sproj


    Scrochers have a gun squad once again, they are head and shoulders above every other side. The next best are Thunder and Heat on paper.
  9. 1. McCullum
    2. Bryant
    3. Lynn (c)
    4. Burns
    5. Heazlett
    6. Pierson (wk)
    7. Cutting
    8. Pattinson
    9. Steketee
    10. Ur Rahman
    11. Swepson

    That should probably be the team. I don't particularly want Cutting in there, but when you look at the 13 man squad, he essentially has to be the in there so we have 7 guys who can swing the willow.
  10. GKDonkey

    GKDonkey NRL Captain

    Wouldn't mind Renshaw in there as well
  11. Anybody playing SuperCoach BBL this year? I'm in my annual league, just curious what line-up everyone is starting the season with. Heat & Scorchers both play 2 games in Round 1, but the Heat play ZERO games in Round 2 & Round 3, so be careful not to stack too many Heat boys.

    Here's my 16 at this point in time -

    Shane Watson - $166,700
    Brandon McCullum - $113,100
    Joe Denly - $186,800
    Glenn Maxwell - $175,000
    Mitch Marsh - $198,000
    Jos Buttler - $160,200
    David Willey - $194,000
    Jofra Archer - $174,400
    Rashid Khan - $198,800
    Majeeb Ur Rahman - $93,800
    Usman Khan Shinwari - $75,000

    Bench -

    Max Bryant - $42,000
    Jason Sangha - $42,000
    Josh Philippe - $42,000
    Jack Edwards - $42,000
    Sandeep Lamichhane - $62,500
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  12. Battler

    Battler NRL Captain

    I'm running Marsh this week for the DGW, but expect him to get selected for Aus (he shouldn't be).

    I just took Maxwell out last night for Carey. I'm worried he'll be batting too low in the order and you'll need Carey for the DGW next round.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2018
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  13. Maxwell should be batting at 3 or 4 with the injury to Maddinson and Handscomb unavailable. I imagine the batting order will be Dunk, Stoinis, Dean, Maxwell, Bravo, Merlo, Gulbis.

    But yeah I agree actually, the Stars also don't play a DGW until Round 10 (!), so I'll go with Carey.

    I assume you're referring to the Test side? Because Australia has already confirmed we're going with the same 13 man squad for the final 2 games of the series. Mitch should be playing for the Scorchers right up until the ODI's in Rounds 7 & 8.

    I'm leaning towards putting Lynn in for this week and just subbing him out straight away, I think the game plan should be having the 3 Heat players you think will score biggest in Round 1 and just subbing them all out. Might go with Lynn, Ur Rahman & Pattinson. I might cheat and put Bryant in as well, with the idea of swapping him for Wade next week and saving a trade.

    I also subbed out Buttler, Shinwari & Lamichhane. Didn't realise they were only playing the early rounds.

    Updated team -

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  14. Battler

    Battler NRL Captain

    Isn't Marsh in the 13 man test side?


    That's my side at the moment. I'll be getting Watto in in GW 2 or 3, probably 3. Plays a DGW in r4 I think, and I need to see if he's going to bowl.
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  15. Oh damn you're right, I thought he wasn't. Either way they said he has to go back and score more runs to get a shot, and he hasn't, so you've gotta assume he doesn't get picked. Bowlers are doing the job without him anyway.

    Nice team, 5 Heat and 4 Scorchers is a lot though. Especially with the Heat having 0 games over the next 2 rounds. I'm also not sure that Qadir will get a run, they have a LOT of bowling depth.
  16. Battler

    Battler NRL Captain

    I'm going back to Maxwell and praying he bats higher up the order (he should do, he's a freakish t20 player). May as well have my team's namesake in the squad.

    Marsh is too risky. Apparently he could only play 1 game in the DGW because of the Boxing Day test and will probably not bowl as much.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2018
  17. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    New season, same Heat.
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