If you’re chasing ground in the overall standings, need a leg up in your head-to-head league, or perhaps like to live on the edge with your SuperCoach selections, you’ll be sure to want to hunt point of difference (POD) players for your side.
Each week we’ll run through a list of potential candidates that fit the bill, owned by under 10% of SuperCoaches at the time of writing that can help us claw up the rankings at a rapid rate.
Also, pay attention to any fixture changes given the current environment the BBL is taking place in.
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Whilst perhaps not the most exciting pick or trade in, Wells is somebody who could be considered ahead of the Strikers double.
A middle order batter, he is an accumulator and worker, rather than a blaster of the cricket ball.
Originally I thought he was someone who was unlikely to earn a large strike-rate bonus after passing 20, however, his strike-rate for the tournament is 127, which is more than I was expecting.
Five scores over 65 points for the tournament is nothing to sneeze at and Wells may be an option to bring in and chip away at a score over a double.
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Jake Weatherald – 7.6% ownership
Weatherald is a quality BBL player, however, has had a tournament reminiscent of Aaron Finch’s BBL 10.
Runs have been hard to come by and as a result a shift down the batting order has occurred.
There were some signs of improvement in his latest match against the Heat where he made 35 runs off 31 balls, his second highest score of the tournament.
He will be unbelievably cheap (around the $60,000 mark) and could be a risk free trade in as you could loop his scores as the Strikers play the opening two games at Adelaide Oval.
Traditionally, this is a venue where big scores can be compiled and Jake has had many great games on his home pitch.