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Big Bash Do’s & Do Not’s

DTTalk regular FeatherTop gives us some hints & tips for those who are scratching that Dream Team itch and are thinking of playing Big Bash Dream Team in the Off Season.

Big Bash DT Do’s and Don’ts 2012/13

Okay, there are a few simple rules to Big Bash Dream Team. Most are similar to AFL Dream Team but you need to these in order to have some success. Make sure to read the point systems and watch the Ryobi Cup for info on form.


Firstly pick players on form (sounds simple enough) this summer stay away from Peter Forrest he’s is in shocking form, besides a recent unconvincing 50 he has really struggled. If you want someone in form try Aaron Finch. He is in blistering form in the Ryobi Cup and looks likely to bring that form over to the BBL.


This one is simple enough, pick David Hussey and Chris Gayle. They are your Gary Ablett and Dane Swan. Gayle with the ability to make the best bowlers look like that uncle everyone has who bowls the wide full tosses after 12 beers. Other players to seriously consider are Brad Hodge, Nathan Rimmington and Tim Paine who are over recent injury concerns and ready for the summer…hopefully.

Value 4 Money

Players like Peter Handscomb a $36,000 Melb Stars batsman has to be in your team. With Wade playing for Australia Handscomb is likely to get the gloves most weeks.

I can’t figure out why but the man himself, S.K Warne is only $68,800, that’s a bargain as far as I’m concerned.

All-rounder James Hopes is only $59,800 and could see himself opening with the bat and the ball this summer for Brisbane and is worth a look.


You might see the best batsmen in the world Michael Clarke sitting there at $77,800 or the big hitter David Warner at $115,500 but “IT’S A TRAP” they might wiggle some value at you with Matthew Wade at $74,400 but remember players in the Test side will NOT play much of the Big Bash because of test commitments. Warner played only 1 match last year, Nathan Lyon only played 2 and then wicket keeper Brad Haddin also only played 2…thank god for that. Watch out for players that are in the Test squad as well, for example Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood who are all very good options for your team, but they could find themselves wearing the baggy green instead of the magenta.


Do not pick to many players from the same team, especially batsmen because you’ll probably find that at least one of them will have a mare per week. Finally I leave you with a warning. Don’t pick Phil Hughes

Good luck!


Oh and stay away from those Marsh boys!

Born Adelaide, Lived Darwin, Resides Canberra. A Crows fan as a child, I have became a big supporter of the GWS Giants in their foundation year. I love my footy, multimedia design and beer(s).

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