Tahir will replace Ahmad after Christmas, Rossouw will be
available for the entire tournament, while Nabi’s role is less certain in the
New Year with Afghanistan recently announcing a tour against Ireland.
Nabi will also miss the opening two games as he completes
James Pattinson, Will Sutherland and Marcus Harris are all
in the Australia A squad and are set to miss the opening two games for the Renegades,
while Test duties will likely limit Pattinson’s availability even further.
Here’s how we see the side lining up for the season opener.
Richardson is another elite SuperCoach player with serious consistency
over the years.
In the past three seasons he’s averaged 56, 74.5 and 67 (two
In 2018/19 he played 14 games, and had a mind-blowing six
centuries, a 95 and a top score of 174.
In just eight games last season he had top scores of 134 and
He’s another sleeper for no particularly good reason.
While obviously a huge option for the double game week, he
wouldn’t look out of place in any teams from Round 1.
Noor Ahmad (BWL) // $62,500 // BBL 09 SC Ave: N/A
The 15-year-old leg-spinner is sure to attract enormous
media attention this season.
He’ll play the first half of the tournament before the arrival
of Imran Tahir.
As eluded to by Thommo Aitken on the SC Playbook podcast, it
seems a tough move to bring a player of his age over and into hotel quarantine
for two weeks and not give him a run, despite the obvious experience benefits
In 15 T20s he has taken 19 wickets at an economy of 7.11.
Impressive stats, albeit in far inferior competition to what
he’ll face in the Big Bash.
I’m hesitant to invest as I think he’ll have to be an
absolute superstar of the future to handle the pressure of the Big Bash at this
Particularly as a leggie, where if he’s found out early and
loses his rhythm it could catapult into something ugly.
SuperCoach aside, I’d love nothing more than to see his
success in the tournament.
It’s his price tag of just $62.5k that’s so appealing.
I’m on the fence, and the final credentials of the game’s other cheapies will ultimately make my decision, although I’d like to leave him out.