First of all the big bash as always has been awesome with so much great cricket.My highlight has got to be Matt Renshsaw’s innings. Considered by the public as a red ball specialist he completely changed his approach. He hit 90 of 54 with some very big hits. What I loved most about this innings was that he out “bashed” the “bash bros” as a red ball specialist.
The four teams in the the last four are Hobart Hurricanes,Melbourne Renegades,Sydney Sixers and Melbourne stars.
The first semi final is Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne stars,let’s start off with Hobart Hurricanes a very very strong opening pair of wade and short both very good players and experienced. McDermott and bailey hold the middle order together both always knowing what to do in the situation. They have real pace with Riley Meredith and Jofra Archer. The lack of a real quality spinner may hold them back. Melbourne have Stoinis in good all round form and Maxwell last well got an 83 off 42. A destructive player but apart from that there batting’s a bit weak. Zampa and Lamichane are to very key players.The lack of fast bowling quality might haunt them. Unless Maxwell or Stonis fires really well or Zampa or Lamichane rolls out a 5 wicket haul I believe Hobart will win.
The next one is between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers . The Sixers have a very consistent top 4 in Hughes,Phillipe,Vince and Henriques and they are left to score the bulk of the runs as the rest are very inconsistent. The bowling is lest consistent with out Curran and Pope is very inconsistent but Steve O Keefe is very on the money all the time. Melbourne Renegades have a good opening pair of Finch and Harris but the middle order is heavily reliant on Cameron White.Christian and Nabi can be destructive but quite inconsistent. They have a good bowling attack with gurneys death bowling and Richardson’s pace backed up with Nabi’s spin with Christians medium pace gives them a great attack. Because of there bowling I think The gades will win unless the sixers bowl incredibly well.
So the final between Hobart and Renegades the key matchups will be between Archer and Meredith bowling to Finch and Harris and Richardson bowling to Wade and short. But I believe it will be a very close game but I believe Hurricanes will make it back to back wins.