Short is priced through the roof, but when you average 85.7
SuperCoach points you can’t argue.
He actually finished last season at over $300k!
With the double game week in Round 2 I can’t see how you
leave him out of your initial team, and barring extremely poor form he shouldn’t
really be leaving your side all year.
He’ll open the batting, and with Lamichhane unavailable until later in the tournament there’s no real threat to his overs, he may even bowl the maximum four at times if 18-year-old leggie Wil Parker struggles to find his rhythm.
In nine games last campaign he scored 357 runs at 44.62 and
an economy of 131.25.
He bowled 17 overs in that time, taking six wickets, which
did include a 5/21.
His economy was through the roof at 9.94, however his career
T20 economy of 8.30 is more appealing.
Leaving him out would be the ultimate POD play, but you’d have to have a screw loose in your head…
I’m extremely excited about the prospects of Jacks who will
be available the entire tournament.
The Englishman will either open the batting or come in at
number three, and he’s likely to bowl his four overs each game.
He was recently named Player of the Tournament in the
Vitality Blast for Surrey having scored 309 runs at 34.33 with a ridiculous
strike-rate of 149.27, along with 13 wickets at an economy of 6.46… yes please.
If he appears to adapt to Australian conditions in his opening round match (a very small sample size), he’s an enormous POD captaincy option for the Round 2 double over Short.