Even as I write this I’m struggling with decisions as I’m awaiting news on the availability of so many key players.
I’m on the fence with Rashid Khan as a sell as the Strikers are hopefully he’ll be right for Round 4, while Chris Lynn looks a sell having tweaked his hamstring in warm up last round and is set to miss several weeks.
If I can help it, Khan won’t be going anywhere, but I’m not holding him on the bench if not playing at that price.
Peter Handscomb has survived this long in my side due to other issues, but he’ll also make way after a hugely disappointing opening to the tournament, good riddance.
Jhye Richardson is a guy I’m very keen on, although not without hesitance.
He came in at six as a pinch-hitter last round, and although he didn’t capitalise on the opportunity it shows the Scorchers faith in him with the blade.
The one game sample size of this causes obvious concern though, so I won’t be banking on batting points, rather see them as a bonus if they arrive.
He’s looked good with the ball and has been bowling overs at the death, so he’s strongly in my sights.
Kane Richardson is another guy I’ve spruiked all season and think he could be ready to fire.
He has an enormous ceiling and has the double game in Round 6, so it’ll ease a bit of pressure on my side in coming weeks.
This spot may also fall to Dan Christian though, he could become a must-have in Round 6 and will have risen significantly in value by that time with a breakeven of 2.
The smart option would be to recruit now, however I’m apprehensive as he didn’t bowl two games back, and the looming return of Moises Henriques is also a worry.
Olly Davies at $56k is another I’m looking to bringing in to free up cash, although he won’t be in my starting team.
The Thunder have players returning, so I’m wary of his job security, but fortunately the Thunder play in the opening game of the round so I’ll be watching final teams and not including him if he misses out.