The WBBL is in the business end of the tournament. Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars is the first semifinal tomorrow morning at 2:10 am CT, followed by Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder on Thanksgiving morning at 2:10 am CT. I’ll be time-shifting both games. Perth has Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney absolutely on fire as openers, but they still managed to lose their last game to Adelaide Strikers in a failed chase. Meg Lanning leads top-of-the-table Stars as they try to fulfill the promise of their excellent regular season. Brisbane are the two-time defending champs and always seem to bring their best at the end. Thunder got a huge three-wicket haul in the Power Play from Shabnim Ismail and cruised over Hobart to secure their 3rd place spot.
USA Cricket are leasing the former Texas AirHogs stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas between Dallas and Forth Worth and turning it into a “major hub and High Performance Center for USA Cricket.” They hope to have it ready for the Dallas entry into Major League Cricket in Spring 2022.
New Zealand hosts the West Indies as they start their series with a T20I on November 27th, the same day India and Australia play their first ODI and England and South Africa play their first T20I. Not a bad day for cricket fans! In fact, there are eight games involving those six teams within 5 days.