SC BBL|11: Season Begins December 5

Which gun all-rounders who don’t have an early bye are you picking for your starting team?

  • Daniel Sams

    Votes: 6 28.6%
  • D’arcy Short

    Votes: 3 14.3%
  • Both

    Votes: 5 23.8%
  • Neither

    Votes: 7 33.3%

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With no Phil Salt this year, they’re looking for a new opener. So I reckon whichever one of Short, Gibson or Nielsen gets first crack at the opening gig will be a good indication of who will stay in the team when Carey and Renshaw return.
I think it’s a pretty simple prospect. Whoever performs best of Nielson, Short and Gibson holds there spot. If two absolutely kill it, and Wells is poor; could also see him losing his spot.
 

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Getting a bit more comfortable with my bench.

Gilkes the obvious one as WK bench.

In BAT I will have the cheap opening batsman for the Strikers and I think I can get away with holding Finch until he’s available after planning out my on-field team over the first few rounds.

Then BWL bench is A Agar and hoping one of Sully/Willans plays. Although their JS is terrible at least if one plays the Heat’s first game then we should get a DG score from them. Then by the time they are dropped when the Heat’s cavalry returns, both Agar and Finch should be available. Kerr also in contention if named round 1 but would prefer one of the 42k Heat options.
 

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( Gilkes )
(Finch , Kerr *)
(Owen * /Paris , Kann *)

got my Short DPP link ✓ @Professor

$ 0 remaining team ✓ @Connoisseur

no Hughes 😂 @Connoisseur 🤗

been advocating follow the fixture and now have 3 Hurricanes in my onfield XI 🤔

better checky trade plan and see if it all fits for Round 2-4
How many on that bench are you expecting to play round 1?
 
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How many on that bench are you expecting to play round 1?
Gilkes ✓
Kerr likely
Need updates on Finch & Paris

query on Meredith so Kann/Owen might be closer than we think.

Bowl bench I will need a donut to take my VC score in any case

Trading out my 3 Heat players Round 2 so won't need bench cover.

Keeping only Rashid Round 3 so hopefully Finch is playing and then will swing D Short & Kann for cover.

One of my bench will be traded to A Agar in Round 3.

Round 4 could be problematic depending on how many Stars I plan to keep.

If I know Finch is out for a extended time & Whiteman is signed by the Renegades and $ 62.5 will just do a straight swap.
 

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got my Short DPP link ✓ @Professor

$ 0 remaining team ✓ @Connoisseur

no Hughes 😂 @Connoisseur 🤗

been advocating follow the fixture and now have 3 Hurricanes in my onfield XI 🤔

better checky trade plan and see if it all fits for Round 2-4
Onto a winner with no Hughes and no cash left. ;) Just remember that the Hurricanes face the Sixers in both RD1 and RD2.
 
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With no Phil Salt this year, they’re looking for a new opener. So I reckon whichever one of Short, Gibson or Nielsen gets first crack at the opening gig will be a good indication of who will stay in the team when Carey and Renshaw return.
Short doesnt even bat up the order in grade cricket I can't really see him suddenly being the answer, expect it will be Nielsen with Gibson at 3.
 
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Gilkes ✓
Kerr likely
Need updates on Finch & Paris

query on Meredith so Kann/Owen might be closer than we think.

Bowl bench I will need a donut to take my VC score in any case

Trading out my 3 Heat players Round 2 so won't need bench cover.

Keeping only Rashid Round 3 so hopefully Finch is playing and then will swing D Short & Kann for cover.

One of my bench will be traded to A Agar in Round 3.

Round 4 could be problematic depending on how many Stars I plan to keep.

If I know Finch is out for a extended time & Whiteman is signed by the Renegades and $ 62.5 will just do a straight swap.
Okay so sounds like your plan will be to start at least 3 that are actually named round 1 which sounds good to me.

I think anybody who starts with 3 or more that aren’t named round 1 are going to have a bad time.
 
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v2, after posting v1 a week ago. Little heavier on the DGW, but have mapped out the plan for RD 2-4.


Few ramblings:

- Bazley 3% owned is very surprising. 3-4 overs, and a lock at 8. Unsure who's supposed to be bowling at the death if he isn't (Bartlett/Wildermuth are more the swing it up front type). Concerns around Bartletts return from a back injury has me steering clear.

- Unless Curran goes nuts game 1 with VC I'm all in on Wildermuth.

- I feel Nielsen gets the first crack at opening for Strikers. Rashid/Ahmed/Short hopefully brings stumping chances.

- Almost certain to go with 2 of Sandeep/Boyce/Kelly. The more I look into Kelly, the more I love the pick, especially at 1% ownership. Starved of opportunity last year, 27 wickets in 21 career games @ 8.18 has my interest. No Richardson (I suspect for the whole summer) and Hardie still not able to bowl leaves him as the 3rd seamer behind Tye/Dorff, with Dorff more suited to bowling up front anyway. Dorff hasn't been named in tomorrows WA game, so I wonder if injury has re-occured once again. Maneti/Kerr look appealing on the double with Sixers bowling injury ward.
 
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Onto a winner with no Hughes and no cash left. ;) Just remember that the Hurricanes face the Sixers in both RD1 and RD2.
Thought you would be happy with the Hughes news , still think he is possibly the best Bat Bench option amongst a dozen or so

be Happy Shorts fills his boots before DC/TC dismiss him and my 2 Hurricane bowlers can let Philippe score and get everyone else out.
 

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The Bazley v Bartlett debate is an interesting one.

After giving it some thought, I think if the Heat pick Cooper then it’s likely they will have just the five bowlers and Bazley does become very appealing. If they opt for no Cooper hence six bowling options then I think Bartlett is far more appealing. So I’m thinking with that selection I will decide once the XI is locked in for the Heat.
 
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Okay so sounds like your plan will be to start at least 3 that are actually named round 1 which sounds good to me.

I think anybody who starts with 3 or more that aren’t named round 1 are going to have a bad time.
Plenty of options for Bat bench, think the better option if they don't start Round 1 is just to get 2 x DPP players on the Bowl Bench (helps down the track with trades as well) so Agar , Hinchliffe , Kann, Kerr , Renshaw etc etc

I guess if we all hold Finch and have a donut for C , we are down to 3 in any case (Gilkes + 2)

Elliott could even be a option depending on 3rd OS , Hatcher & Stanlake (haven't seen updates on either)

Heat could have some options amongst their LRP's.

Renshaw would have been a perfect C choice for Round 1 - 3 if they didn't play Game 1 Round 2.

Looks like many are planning to get a bench player to Agar in Round 3 , haven't thought about getting Renshaw in Round 4 but that could be a option as well.
 

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Getting a bit more comfortable with my bench.

Then BWL bench is A Agar and hoping one of Sully/Willans plays. Although their JS is terrible at least if one plays the Heat’s first game then we should get a DG score from them. Then by the time they are dropped when the Heat’s cavalry returns, both Agar and Finch should be available. Kerr also in contention if named round 1 but would prefer one of the 42k Heat options.
What does 'JS' mean? I'm guessing 'chance at starting', but I cannot guess the acronym..
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What would people prefer:

Play Hughes round 1 and 2, or
Loop Gilkes into Wells round 1, play Wells round 2
Think Wells clearly leads this bunch myself, averaged 40-50 2 of the last 3 years and we are getting him for 76K with a Round 2 DGW, especially with how **** their top order is for the first 2-3 rounds.
 
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Tim Will's team (SC Playbook) came runner up in NRL SC

Wicketkeepers
Josh Philippe ($177,300)

Philippe picks himself and it’d take a very brave KFC SuperCoach to leave him out for the opening round.
While I love an anti-POD as much as anyone, it’s simply risk management in just picking Philippe for Round 1. Otherwise you risk getting left behind early.

Harry Nielsen ($76,200)
Nielsen appears a major beneficiary of the Adelaide Strikers depleted line-up in the opening rounds as a result of Australia and Australia ‘A’ selections.
He’s every chance to partner Jake Weatherald at the top of the batting order, he’ll take the gloves, and has the double game week in Round 2.

Batters
Daniel Sams ($203,700)

At over $200k without an early double Sams is a little risky should he flop, but he’s the ultimate all-round KFCSuperCoach player, evidenced by the fact he didn’t have a score under 20 last season.
The bowling all-rounder last season scored 200 runs at an average of 40, with a strike rate of 188.67! Weapon …
I think he’ll up his wicket-tally this season and his batting is only going from strength-to-strength, so I plan on locking him in as a set-and-forget option for the season.

Daniel Hughes ($78,300)
Hughes isn’t a guy I had in my initial teams, but he’s firming to bat at three for the Sixers to begin the tournament.
At a bargain price with the early double he’s pretty hard to ignore.

Glenn Maxwell ($195,500)
I’ve seen plenty of brave KFC SuperCoaches leaving Maxwell out of their early sides, but for me he’s the first man picked.
He should bat at three in the stacked Stars line-up, and his form across this year’s IPL and T20 World Cup was sublime.
From a KFC SuperCoach perspective it’s more his bowling that appeals to me, having played a prominent role last year with 29 overs to his name.
We know what he’s capable of with the willow, so any additional wickets are a massive bonus. Further, the Stars have the double in Round 3, so just get him in and enjoy the ride.

Chris Lynn ($172,500)
While there’s certainly an anti-POD opportunity with Lynn, you could be left chasing your tail very quickly if you leave him out of the Heat’s opening round double.
Last edition of the tournament he was the fourth top run-scorer with 458 runs at an average of 35.23 with an explosive strike-rate of 154.72.t

Tom Cooper ($62,500)
This spot is very much up for grabs in my team, but for now I’ve got Cooper for the opening round double.
He appears a huge winner out of international selections and may bat as high as number four, while there’s a chance he rolls the arm over as the side’s sixth bowling option.
It’s a while back, but he did average 63.3 points back in 2016-17.
If he looks likely to bat any lower than four I won’t pick him, but the opportunity has fallen into his lap.

Aaron Finch ($62,500)
I’m not convinced on Finch as a starting playing in my XI, but at the price you’d be mad to leave him out of your squad.

Matt Gilkes ($62,500)
Usman Khawaja’s Australian call-up, and the injury to Ollie Davies, likely opens up a role on top of the Sydney Thunder’s batting order.
He’s thrilling to watch when he gets going, and at that price I’ll happily sit him on my bench and hopefully enjoy seeing the money roll in.


Bowlers

Mujeeb Ur Rahman ($208,200)
Finally combining his elite economy with a bag of wickets, Mujeeb was a revelation last season.
As such he arguably starts overpriced, but with the double game to kick things off I’ll be locking him in.

Tom Curran ($201,000)
Curran is among the top echelon of KFC SuperCoach players, and another easy pick for my Round 1 side and a strong captaincy contender.
In the 2019-20 edition he averaged a huge 71.5 SuperCoach points across 14 games, with four tons, including scores of 256, 175 and 165!

Rashid Khan ($198,700)
Rashid is a KFC SuperCoach superstar and with the Strikers on the double in Round 2 you may as well just start with him.
I’ve seen plenty leaving him out of Round 1 teams, but just save the inevitable trade the following week and lock in one of the game’s finest and most entertaining stars.

Xavier Bartlett ($97,900)
Bartlett is a very promising talent and is another to benefit enormously out of Australian selections.
With the Heat’s bowling line-up decimated for the first three rounds, Bartlett should get his full allotment of overs for the opening round double.
He’s also capable of some late order hitting too, which would be a nice bonus.

Ben Manenti ($76,500)
The injury to Jackson Bird and international (Australia A) call-up for Sean Abbott will hopefully see Manenti named in the Sixers XI to start the tournament.
He’s a quality cricketer whose opportunity has been limited in a stacked squad, so at just $76,500 he’s a steal for the double.

Will Sutherland ($73,900)
Another spot that’s up in the air at this stage pending team news heading into Round 1.
There’s a few players on my radar such as Sutherland, Caleb Jewell and Matt Short as a final cheapie, but it’ll all be role dependant.
If Matt Short can nab a top four spot he’ll be hot property for the Strikers’ Round 2 double.

Josh Kann ($42,000)
Kann looks the perfect man to implement for any auto-emergency loopholes this season.
The Hurricanes all-rounder is dual position, bottom dollar, and Hobart play late in the round throughout the early stages of the tournament.
 
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