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Captaincy choices will largely fall between two players this round, D’Arcy Short and Rashid Khan.
Short had a barry crocker in Round 1, scoring just 3 points, however the overall signs were fairly promising.
As expected he opened the batting and did role the arm over despite a few concerns he may not with the Hurricanes’ plethora of bowling options.
He got a golden duck with the bat, and bowled reasonably effectively (0/15) in two overs.
Unfortunately he wasn’t eligible for the economy rate bonus having bowled just two overs.
With the current line up he may struggle to receive more than two overs as he plugs a hole in the middle of the innings.
The fact he’s relatively out of touch of late with the bat, and is unlikely to bowl max overs, means he isn’t a lock as skipper as we thought he may have been.
Regardless, he remains a great option.
Khan will play both games and is among the elite bowlers in world T20 cricket.
He averaged an enormous 67.2 SuperCoach points last tournament, and 70.6 the year prior.
Last season he took 19 wickets with an economy of 7.15.
In the recent IPL campaign he played 16 matches and took 20 wickets at a mind-blowing economy of 5.37 against the world’s best batsmen.
He’ll be a massive play as skipper, and I can see many SuperCoaches having plenty of headaches working out who to go with between him and Short.
I’ll admit I wasn’t too keen on Faulkner last round, but the veteran showed he’s still very SuperCoach relevant.
He scored 72 points, made up primarily from two wickets and 11 dot balls.
He also came in at seven, meaning he should get a few chances with bat in hand and with some luck a few decent strike-rate bonus points when scoring 20+, although I certainly wouldn’t be banking on it.
He bowled very well in the opening game and is a sneaky option.