Apologies to anyone who followed my trades last week as per the article, I completely backflipped on them with that rain lingering over Adelaide resulting in a shortened match between the Strikers and Thunder.
To be fair, ‘WATCH THE WEATHER’ and ‘TRADES SUBJECT TO CHANGE’ were planted throughout the article!
Fortunately Tuesday’s triple-header wasn’t impacted by rain as it appeared it may have prior to the day’s play.
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, Nathan Ellis somehow only scored 8 despite a stack of wicket-taking opportunities, while Adam Milne scored 14, however he should have been scratched as an option with the match reduced against the Strikers.
From the week prior’s article, Sean Abbott and Mitchell Swepson delivered again with scores of 61 and 80 respectively.
Super PODs by definition will be harder to find this round due to only four teams playing, but we’ll keep it as low-ownership as possible.
As such, I’m throwing in an anti-POD alongside my super POD. Apologies for the obscenely excessive use of the term POD…
I won’t go on current ownership, because they’ll change dramatically come game time (E.g. Travis Head is currently only 5.9%), I’ll predict the guys that are likely to remain at relatively low ownership for the round which is going to be difficult.
I’m going to double down on Swepson, although the reality is he’s probably not exactly going to be a super POD come game time. He’s 6.4% ownership at the time of writing.
Swepson has 2/20 and 2/26 in his past two outings for SuperCoach scores of 58 and 80.
He’s been extremely economical and his wicket-taking potential rises significantly with a vastly improved Heat side, allowing for more competitive matches resulting in far more pressure being applied to batsmen.
Earlier in the tournament when the Heat were struggling there was very little of this, making life extremely difficult for bowlers, especially when defending low targets.
Top quality spinners are becoming more and more dominant in T20 cricket, and Swepson is just this.