At the front of the queue are Chris Lynn, D’Arcy Short and Marcus Stoinis – all out of favour because they open the batting for their franchises when Aaron Finch and David Warner have those positions locked for Australia. Watch every KFC Big Bash League match LIVE or On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS on your TV or favourite device. Get your 14-day free trial> Is Adam Zampa or Ashton Agar our frontline spinner? Shane Warne said it should be Cameron Boyce. How many bags of wickets would it take Hobart strike weapon Riley Meredith to muscle into the fast bowling battery? Can Billy Stanlake prove he has the control to combat the world’s best? What does Josh Hazlewood have to do to prove he has enough white-ball tricks? Or could an unknown come from the clouds? This time last year and Kane Richardson had abandoned his ODI World Cup dream. Which BBL09 challenger can take the title from Melbourne Renegades?Source:Getty Images Then, the death bowler’s 24 scalps … [Read more...] about Mike Hussey and Sam Landsberger preview every BBL09 squad ahead of a crucial campaign for World T20 aspirants
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Email ABC Weather By Kate Doyle Updated October 10, 2018 16:16:37 Photo: A slight La Nina is tipped later this year but sea surface temperatures are not quite there yet. (Supplied: NOAA Climate.gov) Related Story: Are we in a 'super-El Nino'? Related Story: El Nino and climate change a dire recipe for Africa Map: Melbourne 3000 You may have heard of the butterfly effect theory, where a butterfly in the Amazon flaps its wings and there are tornados in Texas.It may sound strange, but it is only half a joke. How is summer shaping up?We are currently in a neutral ENSO phase. The Bureau of Meteorology's latest forecast says we may tip into a La Nina for a short time this summer. Small changes in one part of the world can affect the rest. Imagine you are in a room on a hot day and you turn on a fan.At first, it will only move the air directly in front of it but over time, the air in the room will mix and the whole space will be affected.The fan affects what is … [Read more...] about What El Nino and La Nina actually mean for Australian and world weather
IMAGE: A rejuvenated Australia won their third straight Test of the home season. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters Australia captain Tim Paine says he is encouraged by his emerging team’s ruthless streak after the hosts crushed New Zealand on the fourth day to secure a commanding 296-run victory in the first Test on Sunday. Reminiscent of hard-bitten sides during their heyday, Australia dominated the day-night contest throughout as New Zealand wilted with tame scores of 166 and 171. A rejuvenated Australia won their third straight Test of the home season since retaining the Ashes in England and stretched their unbeaten run in day-night matches to seven.Having helped rebuild Australia since last year’s damaging ball-tampering scandal, Paine was pleased with his team’s hard-nosed approach. Australia have won their last three Tests inside four days. “I think certainly over the last 18 months there has been drastic improvement in this cricket team,” Paine told … [Read more...] about Aussies on the rise again?
Video PlayerClose LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Sony's fantasy adventure comedy film "Jumanji: The Next Level" led ticket sales at the North American box office with a better-than-expected 60.1 million U.S. dollars in its opening weekend, dethroning Disney's tentpole "Frozen 2," according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore. The strong performance of the film "represents an all-time record opening weekend for a comedy in the month of December," wrote movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore in an email to Xinhua. Directed by Jake Kasdan and based on the book "Jumanji" by Chris Van Allsburg, the film is the second sequel to 1995's "Jumanji," following 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," which opened to 36.2 million dollars for a total of 404.5 million dollars in North America and would eventually gross nearly 1 billion dollars worldwide. In the latest follow-up, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan among others, the gang is … [Read more...] about Roundup: “Jumanji: The Next Level” wins North American box office in opening weekend
Email By Chloe Hart Posted December 16, 2019 09:14:00 Photo: Alex Hales is hoping to rebrand his image in the BBL with Sydney. (Reuters: Peter Cziborra) Related Story: Ben Stokes escapes ban, fined after Bristol nightclub altercation Related Story: England batsman 'devastated' after being thrown out of World Cup squad Related Story: Hales kicked off World Cup squad over lack of respect for England teammates Map: Australia Once considered one of the world's best T20 players, Alex Hales is now better known for his turbulent past off the field. Key points:30-year-old English batsman Alex Hales will play for the Sydney Thunder in this year's BBLHales was kicked off England's victorious Cricket World Cup squad after testing positive for recreational drugsHales was banned and fined after being involved in the same nightclub incident that saw Ben Stokes suspended in 2017 His involvement in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub with English teammate Ben Stokes in 2017 saw him … [Read more...] about England cricketer Alex Hales looks for redemption with Sydney Thunder in the BBL