A FINGER injury might have interrupted Trent Copeland’s summer of cricket as a player, but on Monday he still had a Twenty20 experience.
Copeland was in the commentary box for the Women’s Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers, the Bathurst seamer proving just as talented behind the microphone.
While Copeland has also commentated on Test cricket in the past, he is clearly impressed by both what he saw unfold at the SCG and the WBBL competition as a whole so far this season.
The Sydney Sixers made it six wins in a row as they downed Perth by four wickets.
“How exciting has this Women’s Big Bash League been for women’s sport and sport in general?,” he said.
“I love the aggression for sure of these girls. When [Katherine] Brunt took a couple of wickets in the last match I watched, she really got in the face of the bastmen.”
As Copeland got to watch some impressive knocks, including Alyssa Healy’s 46 runs off 31 balls which feature a mammoth six and six fours, he commented on one the exciting aspects of the women’s league.
“One of the things I think has really improved is the power of the girls and their hitting to different zones,” Copeland said.
“A lot of the girls are hitting sixes … They are accessing more areas of the ground and are doing it while they are under pressure.”
Copeland is likely to return to state action on February 1 when the NSW Blues play a Sheffield Shield match against Victoria.