I wanted to get in before the first ball with a sneaky
‘super’ tactic that will allow you to get a double chance in Round 1 for a
couple of your players.
Essentially the idea is that you put two of your Hurricanes players (who play the first game) onto your bench and make them your auto-emergency for the Round. One in the batting line up and one in the bowlers. One of two things will then happen:
You can then pick someone in your starting lineup who has
the bye/doesn’t play.
In this case you could pick a Strikers players to give you
not only the good auto-emergency score off your bench, but set you up with an
extra double game week player for Round 2.
If they fail
If they fail then you won’t be stuck with a dud score in your starting line-up because you can make sure you have a full starting team of playing guys so that you don’t cop the dud auto-emergency score.
To help illustrate, I will outline exactly what I intend to
In my batting line up I have Colin Ingram picked. I have
shifted him to my bench and put him as auto-emergency.
If Colin scores decently I will ensure I have Jake
Weatherald in my starting line up the next day, so that I definitely get Ingram’s
score with the added bonus of already having a good Strikers players in my line
up for Round 2!
If however Ingram gets a duck or minimal points, I can then
opt to play another batsmen instead of Weatherald to maximise my round 1 score
and not be stuck with an ordinary score (which would happen if I started Ingram
in my side).
I will do the same with the bowling department. This time I
will make Will Jacks my auto emergency.
If he scores well I am going to get in early on Noor Ahmad (no
available Striker bowlers I can fit in my cap) and sit him on my bench as a
cheapie in prep for the Gades double game week in Round 6.
If however Jacks doesn’t score well I am going to swing big Billy Stanlake into my lineup and take him for his double game week. It would become a free swing at Billy rather than getting Jack’s crook score.