The CRICKETher Weekly – Episode 156

This week:

  • Raf reflects on what cricket might learn from Canadian ice hockey
  • WPL: current standings
  • What went wrong for Deandra Dottin…
  • …and what’s gone right for Dane van Niekerk?
  • Is Clare Connor’s new job all it seems?

2 thoughts on “The CRICKETher Weekly – Episode 156

  1. The WPL has been brilliant to watch from the start. There has been all the pomp and ceremony of course but lots of excellent cricket and memorable moments, from Devine’s blistering 99 to Jemimah’s (mostly intentional) hilarious and uplifting antics.

    Would have to say that the 3 best teams made it through. It will be an interesting battle between UPW and MI for the final spot against DC. Those 3 teams have had a bit more consistent batting and bowling, some real superstar performances and the ability to come back from being behind.

    English players have been very good generally. Especially our bowlers. MI have found something with NSB and Wong opening up – an easy win for England to take away. Only negative in that sense was Bell not getting a game.

    It’s been a tough start for both the RCB and Gujarat franchises. Both seemed unlucky at times but suffered from making some strange selection and tactical decisions, particularly Gujarat.

    GG lacked quality bowling to the extent it was hard to see who would put out their overs in that penultimate game. Even though Wolvaardt and Gardner finished the comp strongly for them, they lost the final 2 games despite posting decent scores. They brought in another bowler for the final game, but still having to bowl Harleen didn’t help…

    RCB suffered from some dips in form from big players like Smriti, Renuka and Schutt who perhaps didn’t do quite as well as expected. I think Knight would have not been too happy with her batting either, although her bowling certainly helped RCB in the first couple of games. Shreyanka Patil looks to be a very promising player though.


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