We’ve arrived at the final round of the SuperCoach regular season.
Following Round 13, we enter finals time and will be given unlimited trades for the remainder of the tournament.
The Cooma Stallions had a fairly underwhelming round with just 511 points, although it only led to a small rank drop to 1,443 overall.
If someone could remind Dawid Malan he’s the top ranked batsmen in world T20 cricket it’ll do wonders for my side…
There’s plenty of rain around Adelaide and Melbourne where the final four games will be held, so do your best to make trades as late as possible to avoid rain affected games which looks likely at this stage.
Each week one of our contributors will provide a full analysis on the point of difference (POD) players to consider.
In the Final Word, we’ll look at the super POD options, the players at under 5% ownership (or around about) that could send you soaring (or falling) up the overall ranks.
They come with big risk, but the reward is immense if it comes off.
In last round’s article, Mitchell Swepson was impressive with 58 points, while Sean Abbott lived up to his SuperCoach hype with 70 points in his first game of the season.
So at 8.5% ownership Ellis isn’t technically a super POD, but he’s still in very few teams and deserves a mention.
Ellis has been superb this tournament and is coming off a score of 98 points, taking his three round average to 79.
Matty Wade’s return add stacks of class and firepower to a Hurricanes batting line up that is looking extremely impressive, and it only bodes well for Ellis and the attack if they’re putting up big scores to chase.
Ellis has four scores over 87 and has only scored below 34 once in 12 games.
Furthermore, with a breakeven of -35 he’s set to make plenty of money this week.
I was just $100 off getting Milne in last week at the absolute bargain price of $75k!
He produced a spectacular performance against the Strikers last round with 1/6 off four overs for 85 SuperCoach points.
It was the performance we’ve waited for from Milne who is owned by just 1.6% of teams, has a -5 breakeven and is still just $85,700.
While there’s risk in the fact he’s only averaging 32 this season, there’s serious class there and he could be a massive POD for the final round.
As mentioned above, I’ll be waiting as late as possible to make all my trades to avoid any rain affected matches as best as possible.
As my first trade I’m thinking of getting Milne into my side. While there’s risk involved, the Thunder play in game one of the round, so I can sit him on my bench and use the auto-emergency loophole if he performs well.
With a negative breakeven he’ll make cash which will be handy when picking a new team for next round.
I brought Abbott last round and was very happy with the call, and at low ownership he’s still a great buy this week.
At $167k I also like Travis Head who rolled the arm over for two overs against the Thunder and made 31 off 24 with the bat.