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BBL 2022-23: How was second week of January for teams?

BBL: Week 2nd of January preview
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In the last article, we did a weekly review of BBL 2022-23 as the marquee league entered the new year. After the conclusion of 2nd week of January, we are back once again with a quick review of 2nd week to close it up. Earlier, we discussed till 9th January and will proceed further in this article.

The second week of January in the BBL 2022-23 saw some exciting matches, with the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades facing off on January 10th. The Strikers emerged victorious, winning by 20 runs as they defended their 202 runs. The Hobart Hurricanes also had a tough time in their match against the Renegades.

The following day, the Brisbane Heat met the Perth Scorchers, with the Scorchers managing to chase down 156 runs and win by eight wickets. On January 12th, the Adelaide Strikers faced off against the Melbourne Stars, but unfortunately, the Stars managed to win by nine wickets. The next day saw the Sydney Thunder take on the Perth Scorchers, with the Scorchers once again coming out on top with a 9-wicket victory.

January 14th was a doubleheader day, with the Brisbane Heat facing off against the Adelaide Strikers and the Renegades taking on the Stars. The Heat and Renegades both emerged victorious, winning by 17 runs and six runs, respectively.

The following day, January 15th, saw another doubleheader with the Sydney Thunder taking on the Hobart Hurricanes and the Sydney Sixers facing off against the Perth Scorchers. The Hurricanes won by five wickets, while the Sixers secured a 6-run victory.

As a result of this week, the Perth Scorchers currently stand at the top of the standings with 8 out of 11 wins. The Sydney Sixers are in second place with three back-to-back wins, making for a total of 7 out of 11 wins. The Melbourne Renegades are in third place with 6 out of 11 wins.

Who stands at the top?

The Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, and Sydney Thunder are still in contention, while the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars are looking to get out of their current bad luck, sitting in the second-last and last spots, respectively.

Top run-scorers after conclusion of 2nd week

Matt Short – Adelaide Strikers (418 runs)

Chris Lynn – Adelaide Strikers (416 runs)

Joe Clarke – Melbourne Stars (342 runs)

Josh Inglis – Perth Scorchers (324 runs)

Oliver Davies – Sydney Thunder (323 runs)

Top wicket-takers after conclusion of 2nd week

Andrew Tye – Perth Scorchers (20 wickets)

Sean Abbott – Sydney Sixers (19 wickets)

Tom Rogers – Melbourne Renegades (19 wickets)

Luke Wood – Melbourne Stars (17 wickets)

Henry Thornton – Adelaide Strikers (16 wickets)

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