This year’s Big Bash was an up-and-down season both for the Blues and myself, but to come out of that with a place in the Champions League and the Big Bash final is a great feeling.
A lot of people rave on about the Champions league for all the money that’s involved and so forth. Yes the players are aware of it, but the real beauty of it is that you get to travel with your teammates to play on the world stage. Think of what it means for someone like young Pat Cummins, who is just out of grade cricket and now could play in front of packed houses in India with a huge television audience. It’s a great thrill and to share it with your state mates is awesome.
As for the Big Bash final itself it was disappointing to lose. I really felt good at the crease early on and wanted to set the team up for a big total, unfortunately I didn’t quite do that and in the end we were probably about 20 runs short. The Redbacks deserved the win though and played some great cricket after they lost their first game to us.
In our preliminary final against the Tigers I hit probably one of the biggest sixes I've managed to hit off Ben Hilfenhaus. I know there was a bit of a falling after my reaction on the field, but it was just a bit of banter and on the field is where it should have stayed. We probably played our best game of the season down there so it was a shame we couldn't repeat it in the final.
Since I last wrote, we have had the IPL auction, which was a crazy experience. I had absolutely no idea where I would be going or for what price but I was really happy to have Delhi pick me up again. I know the set-up well already and have a had a great time with the franchise’s supporters, so to continue that partnership is ideal. India is such a unique place and it’s great to know I get to go back there again to ply my trade. There are plenty of Aussies going as well, with Aaron Finch, Matty Wade, James Hopes, Andrew McDonald and Travis Birt all coming along to the Daredevils. Hopefully I get to opening the batting with Sehwag again.
Away from cricket I have been trying to relax as much as possible. The table tennis table is still getting a work-out and I’ve been trying to get some time in with the family before heading off to India in April.comments powered by Disqus