Let’s take a look at the statistical side of some of the relevant upcoming double game week (DGW) options, starting with Glenn Maxwell who will be a popular option for Round 3.
Please note this article was written prior to the Stars win over the Thunder last night, who they’ll face again in the double game week.
It’s been updated with scoring, but some averages will be very slightly skewed.
Already highly owned at 60%, more will pick him up understandably as he is a strong captaincy option. Prior to last night’s failure, he averaged 48.3 against the Thunder and 80.2 against the Sixers.
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He averages 64.2 in 15 games at the MCG and 62.5 in two games at the Sydney Showground Stadium.
Nathan Coulter-Nile might be a risky option especially at his high price of 189.8k given his injury history and the risk of getting rested in a DGW.
He does have upside especially being a death bowler and occasionally a pinch-hitter, however he has struggled against the Sixers with a 38.3 average in six games and 46.4 in five games against the Thunder in the past.
He averages 44.8 in nine games at the MCG and 33 in two games at the Sydney Showground, not great reading for a premium priced player.
He did provide a promising return to the BBL with a top score of 73 points.
Adam Zampa will be another popular trade in given his usual consistency. He loves playing the Thunder with a 64.1 average in eight games.
Prior to Friday night’s game he had never scored under 46 against them and he averages 54.6 in seven games against the Sixers.
He averages 63.9 in 14 games at the MCG and 54 in two games at the Sydney Showgroun. He’s a potentially safe captaincy option. He also bowled the final over of the game against the Thunder.
It’s been confirmed Marcus Stoinis won’t be bowling yet which obviously hurts his output, but he certainly still is a capable batsman.
He averages 70.1 and 71 against the Thunder and Sixers with 75.6 at the MCG and 43 at the Sydney Showground, those averages might need to lowered if considering him just batting.
He’s still reasonably priced and is a definite option only batting, coming off an injury niggle and not bowling we need to lower our expectations now for his Supercoach scoring. He looked in touch prior to being run out on Friday.
He might be one to avoid this round, but is certainly a target for his Round 4 DGW and he still has scoring upside as a genuine wicket-taker along with the added responsibility with Jhye Richardson absent on Australian duties.
Ashton Agar is a value option, although he has struggled at times in Supercoach as he bats down the order and is more of an economical bowler rather than a genuine wicket-taker.
However he averages his best against the Hurricanes with 64 in three games and a score of 58 in his only game at Blundstone Arena so far is enticing, so there’s potential there. Being dual position is also handy and he is already in a quarter of all teams.
Colin Munro struggled in Round 1 but similar to last season it took him a few games to get going.