A quickfire 20 looks gold this season due to the S/R bonus. This is often what is required of a bowling all-rounder late in the innings.
Bowling all-rounders could even benefit from the BBL’s new
‘power surge’ rule, which is required to be used between the 11th to
On the other hand, an issue for batting all-rounders could
be that a minimum of three overs are now required for economy rate bonuses.
An additional benefit of all-rounders in BBL SC is being
able to move them around in your side.
This can often enable a better trade or on-field selection.
I try not to underestimate this when comparing a dual player to a non-dual
Strike Rate Bonus
Strike Rate of 160+
SR of 150-159.99
SR of 140-149.99
SR of 130-139.99
SR of 120-129.99
(must score 20+ runs for SR bonus)
Economy Rate Bonus
4 or less r.p.o.
4.01 – 5 r.p.o.
5.01 – 6 r.p.o.
6.01 – 7 r.p.o.
7.01 – 8 r.p.o
(must bowl at least 3 overs for ER bonus)
Premiums ($140k plus)
Marcus Stoinis ($185.7k) and Glenn Maxwell ($185k)
were both SuperCoach guns last season and I see no reason why this shouldn’t
continue. Maxwell was a bit out of form recently but found it again playing for
Stoinis picked up a side injury in the first ODI. This
could affect his bowling prospects for the Stars. Nonetheless, he showed last
season that he doesn’t need to bowl to score well.
I’ll be starting with both for their round 1 double game week. Maxwell looks the better captaincy prospect for mine, as I think he’s more likely to bowl a few overs.
D’Arcy Short ($245.2k) is the most expensive player
in BBL SuperCoach and rightfully so.
He racks up the runs in each BBL season and his left arm
wrist spinners jag plenty of wickets.
I can’t imagine going without him, especially given the
Hurricanes’ round 2 double game week.
Fellow Hurricanes’ allrounder Will Jacks ($148k)was
the Vitality Blast player of the tournament and looks like he’ll fill both the
batting and bowling stat sheets to put up enormous numbers for SC. The only
question is how he’ll adapt to Australian conditions.
Travis Head ($173.2k) is a gun when available but
will miss most of the season on Australian duties.
Michael Neser ($142k) is also likely to also miss at
least the early part of the season on Aus A / Australian duties.
It’s a shame, as he would have been a great option with the
Strikers early double game week fixtures. He has a century and a 5 for to his
name from his three Shield games this season.
Heat recruit Lewis Gregory ($175k) is away for the
opening rounds. He’s probably a wait and see in any case.
His numbers were okay in this year’s Vitality Blast, averaging 23.6 at a S/R of 157.33 with the bat, and taking nine wickets at an E/R of 9.26 with the ball.
Renegades’ star Mohammad Nabi (191.5k) is the type of
player I’ll be looking at as a possible beneficiary of the point scoring
His career batting S/R is 141.3, averaging 22.6. He’s also
very economical with the ball (6.9) at the same time as striking every 20.3
Nabi was even more difficult to get away in the recent
Caribbean Premier League, going for only 5.1 runs per over. Unfortunately, it
looks like he’ll miss the start of the season due to being in quarantine.
Imad Wasim ($160k) is another Renegades’ bowling all-rounder.
He’ll only be available for the second half of the season though.
As a slow left arm orthodox bowler, Wasim could compliment
Nabi well. He’s also very economical, going for 6.5 runs per over across his
His strike rate with the ball is good without being
exceptional at 23.3.
His career batting stats also aren’t quite as good as Nabi’s, but still handy, averaging 19.4 at a S/R of 126.2
Daniel Sams ($196k) has stormed onto the BBL scene
over the last three years.
Sams has been a SC gun for back-to-back seasons, averaging
59.1 in 2018-19 and 68.5 last season.
The majority of his SC points are due to an exceptional
career bowling strike-rate of 13.5.
He’s capable with the bat as well, although he’s yet to have
much success in the BBL (batting average 8.6).
I’ll be keeping an eye on him throughout the season to see
if I can pick him up at a discount.
Ben Cutting ($153.3k) is an intriguing prospect
following his move down south to join the Thunder.
He bowled less than three overs on eight occasion’s last season. Therefore, I see upside If he can get a regular four overs at the Thunder. At his price and with no early double game weeks though, I’m going to wait and see what his role is.
Scorchers spinner and Australian limited overs rep Ashton
Agar ($102.7k) is one who could benefit from the new point scoring as a
However, his BBL career batting S/R is probably a little low
at 114.9 to claim many bonus points
Two players I’m heavily considering are Sixers’ duo Dan
Christian ($105k) and Moises Henriques ($100.4k).
Christian is on the radar of many SuperCoaches following his
move to the Sixers.
He is a SuperCoach gun when given enough opportunity with
bat and ball. With no Tom Curran for the entire tournament for the Sixers,
Christian could fill this role.
Christian was in good form in the Vitality Blast, where he
was regularly bowling his four overs and scoring those quickfire 20+ scores
that are going to be gold with S/R bonuses this season.
He also scored a century off 33 balls in a recent intra-squad
trial for the Sixers.
Henriques has been in excellent form recently. He has
two centuries to his name in the Shield this season.
It was also exciting to see him play a key role with bat and
ball for Australia in the first T20 vs India, claiming 3/22 and notching 30 off
20 balls. He only bowled one over for 9 runs in the second T20 though.
Henriques should bat at three or four for the Sixers. It
will be interesting to see how much he bowls in the third T20 vs India. I still
think Christian will play the greater role with the ball for the Sixers.
Arjun Nair ($109.3k) could be an option at some stage if he can grab a starting spot with the Thunder. He averages 21.5 with the bat, striking at 118 and S/R of 21 with the ball at an economy rate of 7.7.
Jack Wildermuth ($62.5k) comes in at a bargain
price due to limited opportunities last season.He was expensive with
the ball when he did get the chance, going at 9.8 per over.
Wildermuth is very capable with the bat but hasn’t
translated it to the BBL so far, with a BBL career batting average of 9.35.
His batting form has been excellent in Queensland Premier
Cricket, averaging 63.25 at a S/R of 193.1 in T20s.
He looks like he’ll bat at six or seven for the Heat and be
the fifth bowling option.
Hopefully he sees more overs, but the Heat do have Dan
Lawrence and Tom Cooper who can role the arm over.
Wildermuth’s dual status could be very handy to move him
around as you trade in players through the season. I like him as a bench option,
but not to start for week 1.
Will Sutherland ($79.9k) is a talented all-rounder
who is currently on Australia A duty.
His game should be quite SC friendly given the opportunities, as he showed with a 153-point SC score in his final game last season. Nonetheless, he’s another Renegade whose role I’d like to see before purchasing.
Cam Green (62.5k) looks an amazing prospect for
Australian Cricket. Plundering runs for fun at the moment and appears very hard
to handle with the ball, getting steep bounce from his height.
Most of his success has been in long-form cricket, with five
centuries (including one in the current Aus A match vs India) and a batting
average a tick under 50.
Funnily enough I’m actually interested in him as a
non-player for SuperCoach, as he looks likely to be on Australian duty for most
of the summer.
A majority of the time, the Scorchers play the last or
second-last game in the round (thanks to Brice Mitchell on Twitter for his
awesome fixture analysis that shows this).
This is perfect for the emergency and VC loopholes, as
players aren’t locked out until they play their match.
Green’s dual status also means you can move him around to do
this in either the batting or bowling position, depending on the makeup of your
For those who aren’t familiar with the emergency loophole,
this is an opportunity to see how a player goes before deciding whether you
wish to take their score.
For example, say you have Dan Christian in your team for round 1, you can select him as an emergency on your bench for the first game of the round.
Say Christian scores 100 and you want to take his score, you
simply bring in the non-playing player (e.g., Cam Green, Matt Short etc.), so
that at the end of the round Christian comes on as your emergency.
If Christian doesn’t score well, you leave the playing
player on the field (e.g, Max Bryant).
There is some risk involved, as you only get three
emergencies each week for your team, which need to be spread across three
So, if there are any late outs after you’ve used the
loophole, you risk a 0 from one of your players.
Most SuperCoaches will be familiar with the VC loophole. This
is similar to the above. Except you VC a player who plays early in the round,
then captain a non-playing player if you want to lock-in the VC’s score.
Finally, I will be keeping an eye on Oliver Davies ($42k) from the Thunder. He has been pressing for a spot through his Premier Cricket performances, including a 116 not out in one of his T20 matches and figures of 3 for 15 in another.
D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis effectively
picked themselves for my team with their early double game weeks.
Of the others, I like Christian or Henriques. Christian’s
probably my pick of those two as I think he’s likely to bowl more overs than
One of the last decisions I have to make for my team is
whether to run with Christian and a Strikers player on the bench in round 1, or
a genuine gun and a cheapie.
I’m still undecided, but the free swing at Christian using
the emergency loophole is very tempting.
From the cheapies, I’m likely to run with Wildermuth on my
bench, unless any better options crop up in the next few days.I’m also
planning on running Cam Green to utilise the emergency loophole.
If Green does happen to play for the Scorchers, I’ll be
quite happy to give him a run on-field, as he looks an absolute weapon. As I
write he’s ripping through India’s top-order in the Australia A match.
I’m really looking forward to the start of the season now. I
think we’re going to see lots of Australian players star in this Big Bash,
including the likes of Maxwell, Lynn and Short. Enjoy the opening round and
good luck with your selections!