0/256 but if I stuck to my guns, I'd be 0/361.
Changed my mind in the last 10 minutes, and didn't bring Laughlin, who I always intended to have.
The good news is, I toyed with the idea of bringing in Short, but decided to hang onto the trade instead.
I played far too conservatively this round.
I loopholed Ingram, thinking if he scores less than 50 in his DGW I was sneaking one up on my opponents.
I only came in with 3 Strikers Khan (C), Ingram & Weatherald.
As I say, all too conservative, and I'd be sitting on what looks a decent par score, if I had played a little more aggressively!
My trades this week- in:
Head - the obvious choice
Laughlin- thought he was overdue for a good game as he's a decent bowler.
Wells - expected him to open, didn't have time to check batting order and change to Short and got very lucky.
Very happy with the ins tonight. Realistically things could be somewhat balanced out in the second game though.
Out: Curran, NCN & Henriques. Two of them didn't have another DGW and NCN possibly has peaked in price. Perhaps should have kept NCN instead of Pattinson.
Need my 4 Renegades players to fire and things are looking promising for a top 20 rank after this round (23rd currently).
Didn’t have a lot of time to consider my trade in options this round so ended up bringing in Weatherald, Short and O’Connor 5 mins before lockout (already have Khan). O’Connor did ok but really gained nothing against the other Striker bowlers and the other 2 were disappointing. Annoyed I missed Laughlin and Wells good scores who are 2 I generally consider strongly.
Handy start for me, stoked with Ben Dunk delivering in this difficult WKP week, never once considered Nielsen and have been a Dunk owner for the entirety of the last 3-4 years so good to get some reward onfield from him finally lol.
Bravo saving himself with the bat was pleasing. His bowling tonight was some of the worst I have ever seen, where ever his field wasn't set he was delivering balls for blokes to deposit them into the stands.
Hahaha not exactly but very happy with the start, identified this as a good DGW a while ago for me to target as I liked a lot of the scoring options. All started reasonably well, so here's hoping for a similar game against the Thunder who also have a weakish batting lineup like the Stars.
Includes 4 scorers in Neser 83, Ingram 81, Khan 74x2 & Head 64. New recruits in Head & Neser did well. If I didn't need a keeper this round... Laughlin would have been my 3rd choice. Think I'm off to a good start, let's hope my 4 strikers continue their good performance in their second game. Can't wait for a triple header on Sunday.