Entries by Freddie Wilde

Match 8: Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Heat exploit the conditions The Brisbane Heat seamers bowled excellently according to the conditions, exploiting the uneven bounce and big square boundaries by bowling a high proportion of back of a length and short balls which forced Sydney Thunder to play cross-batted shots which appeared harder to time well. Between […]

Match 7: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers

Match-Ups Five of the six overs in Perth Scorchers’ Powerplay were bowled by spinners with the Sydney Sixers aware that both Michael Klinger and Shaun Marsh favour seam bowlers and the ball coming on to the bat. Before this match Johan Botha had conceded just 17 (26) against Marsh while Stephen O’Keefe had conceded just […]

Match 6: Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Stars win the Powerplay & win the match  When we refer to teams making the most of the Powerplay, we are generally talking about the batting team capitalising on the fielding restrictions. In this match it was Melbourne Stars, the bowling team, who took advantage of the first six overs to take control […]

Match 5: Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Weatherald’s costly drop Had Jake Weatherald held onto Ian Bell’s top edged pull shot first ball, which would have left Perth Scorchers 7 for 2 after 1.1 overs, the result of this match could well have been different. Bell went on to make a match-defining 61 (42), establishing the foundation for […]

Match 4: Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Sloppy Sydney While attention understandably focused on D’Arcy Short as he blitzed his way to a staggeringly bold debut fifty off just 21 balls, very little was paid to the seam bowling he was tucking into which was inaccurate and appeared to be poorly planned. Whether or not the Sixers knew much […]

Match 3: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Finch right at home  During his innings Aaron Finch went past 700 runs at the Etihad Stadium – he loves batting there and his innings was yet another example of that. Using the dimensions of the ground to his advantage two of his three fours and three of his four sixes were hit to the shorter […]

Match 2: Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Brisbane’s Blitz The boundary dimensions in this match with one short square boundary and one short straight boundary made this a difficult day for the bowlers, and as such it was unsurprising that the match produced the highest aggregate runs scored at the Adelaide Oval. At the end of the […]

Match 1: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers

Match Analysis | Freddie Wilde Sixers stray off line Speaking after the match Sydney Sixers’ captain Moises Henriques said that he felt in Sydney Thunder’s Powerplay it was poor bowling more than it was good batting that contributed to the Thunder’s score of 64-1 after six overs. 39 of those runs came from just two […]