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BBL Fantasy Round Six Preview

This is going to be one of the toughest rounds in the history of BBL Fantasy. If you haven’t prepared, here are a few tips to get you through it.

Ladies and gentlemen we have hit a roadblock on the path to the BBL finals. This is going to be one of the toughest rounds in the history of BBL Fantasy. If you haven’t prepared, here are a few tips to get you through it.

CUT

Everyone in the ODI squad

Chris Jordan – out with a hamstring injury

Stephen O’Keefe – will be focusing on India according to Cricket Australia

TRADE OPTIONS

Peter Handscomb – His non-selection for the ODI squad is our gain. If you’re unhappy with your wicketkeeper, bring him in.

Aaron Finch – Finch has hit good form and will probably be a common replacement for one of Lynn, Marsh or Maxwell.

Luke Wright – A poor game against the Renegades aside, he has a double game round coming up and has shown good form throughout the tournament.

Prioritise trading ODI squad players

Odds are you’re going to have a few ODI squad players in your team and you should get them out before worrying about the two bye teams this round (Sydney Sixers and Thunder). The players competing in the super important five-game ODI series against Pakistan will not return for the remainder of the BBL which means it’s time to get them out. The Melbourne Stars are the only remaining team with a double game round, so if you can trade for their players, then you’re giving yourself a slight advantage for next week.

Prepare your team for round eight

The final round of the season will be a regular round with no double games and no byes. This means your team is going to have to win on its own merits. Start making sure you’re putting together the XI you want for that final round now.

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POD’s win finals

I saw a head-to-head game this round where it was literally Dan Christian and Travis Head versus Brad Hogg and Brad Haddin. No matter how good your team is, if you’re in a head-to-head match with only a couple of players, you’ll be relying more on luck than skill. Maybe look at players that haven’t fired so far in this tournament, but potentially could in these final few games. If you’re looking for a game changer, Daniel Hughes has been the Sydney Sixers’ best player all tournament and is only in 5% of teams… obviously they have a bye this week so wait a round.

Captain’s Round Six

In such a tough round, you’re really going to have to go with your gut more than anything this week.

  1. Aaron Finch: Finch has showed some good form in the last few games and he’ll be coming up against the hapless Hurricanes at Etihad Stadium.
  2. Brad Hodge: It’s scary how Hodge continues to perform every season. He’s arguably in the best form of his BBL career. He scored an unbeaten 56 against the Stars last season.
  3. Brendon McCullum: The Heat will now be reliant on McCullum to continue their winning ways. Expect the New Zealander to stand up against the Scorchers at the Gabba.
  4. Kevin Pietersen: Pietersen continues to get better with every game played, scoring 80 and 105 respectively in the last two rounds. He only scored 22 against the Strikers last year, but Adelaide were a much better team in BBL05.
  5. Ben Dunk: Dunk has been a consistent scorer all season, with his lowest score 57. He’s a safe option for this week based on his form.

Good luck this round!

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Carts

    January 10, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Nice write up Nic! What are your thoughts on Rob Quiney? Do you think he will open up for the Stars the rest of the BBL?

    • Dingo.

      January 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      I just got him in, he’s a great option.

  2. Dingo.

    January 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Pretty happy with my team

    10 trades left, $42,900 in the bank

    Finch, McCullum, Pieterson, Cooper, Quiney (Sanga, Cartwright)

    Dunk (Paine)

    Cummins, M.Marsh, Narine, Head, Wright (Henriques, Sandhu)

    Thoughts?

    • Dingo.

      January 10, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      1301 Overall rank.

      • Carts

        January 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm

        is this pre-trades? Cummins and Marsh are going to who?

        • Dingo.

          January 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm

          Errr…i just looked at the ODI squad.

          Pre trades i have..
          Maxwell
          Faulkner
          Cummins
          Lynne
          Marsh

          YUK

          • Adzy

            January 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm

            And head too

  3. Carts

    January 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I’m ranked 285 now. Am taking a punt this week and going Lynn, Maxwell & Cummins to Perera, Quiney & Mills (New Heat import)

    BAT: Finch, McCullum, Pietersen, White, Quiney (Short, Wildermuth)
    WK : Dunk (Peirson)
    BWL: Narine, Swepson, Hogg, Perera, Mills (Stoinis, Zampa)

    Thoughts?

  4. Dingo.

    January 10, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Lets try that again…..

    Finch, McCullum, Pieterson, Cooper, Quiney (Sanga, M.MARSH***)

    Dunk (Paine)

    Narine, Wright, Perera, Sandhu, Cartwright (Henriques, CUMMINS***)

    10 trades left, $26,00 in the bank.

    Any chance of Sandhu and Cartwright playing?

    • Blues Clues

      January 10, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Thunder and the sixers have the bye this week. Cartwright is a chance.

      • Craig

        January 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

        That was last week. It’s Round 7 this week

  5. Daniel

    January 10, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Which two out of Wright, Quiney, Head, Perera.

    I’m liking the look of uniques Quiney and Perera.

    • Carts

      January 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      isn’t Head in the ODI squad?

      • Daniel

        January 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

        Missed that. Cheers. Wright or quiney?

  6. Stew42

    January 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Who to bring in, Perera or Quiney (noting Stars double game round coming up). Cash not a problem

  7. Dingo.

    January 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Why isn’t the whole ODI squad red flagged? Pretty annoying.

  8. Brad Hogg

    January 18, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Are we going to be getting a Round 8 version of this? The number of rounds that have been missed has been very disappointing this season.

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