All weather is courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology as of Friday, 10:30AM. All times are in AEDT. Forecasts are subject to change.
4:30PM: Strikers v Scorchers, Adelaide Oval
Forecast: Mostly sunny, 26 degrees, 0% chance of rain.
Verdict: All clear
8PM: Heat v Hurricanes, The Gabba, Brisbane
Forecast: Shower or two, 26 degrees, 70% chance of 0-10mm of rain, the chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.
Verdict: Rain and possible thunderstorms around that may significantly impact the game. Monitor closely leading in as it may alter trade and skipper plans with the Heat playing the first game of their double.
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7:05PM: Sixers v Thunder, SCG, Sydney
Forecast: Possibly shower, 25 degrees, 40% chance of 0-1mm of rain.
Verdict: Looking fairly good, but monitor the updated forecast Saturday morning.
1:40PM: Heat v Stars, The Gabba, Brisbane
Forecast: Partly cloudy, 29 degrees, 20% chance of any rain.
Verdict: Looking clear
7:15PM: Scorchers v Renegades, Optus Stadium, Perth
Forecast: Mostly sunny, 33 degrees, 10% chance of any rain.
Verdict: Looking clear, but there is some chance of a thunderstorm, so keep an eye on this on Sunday.
Last week, Matty Short delivered as vice-captain with 119 points, but then again when hasn’t that bloke delivered this season?
It’s an interesting week for skippers, with Short playing in game one, but the Strikers having the single game.
Do we lock him in as VC, or go with a Scorchers player on the double?
I can’t pass up the double, so I’ll be putting the VC on a Scorchers player, likely a batsmen.
The bowlers scare me due to rotation risk, and hopefully they use the road of a deck on Adelaide Oval that’s seen plenty of runs scored.
Aaron Hardie looks a good play for owners if he can get moving.
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As skipper, this would lead towards a Heat player.
Watch the weather and make sure this has a say in the decision, hopefully it stays dry.
Michael Neser will be highly selected for obvious reasons off the back of a four wicket haul, he looks the safe play.
Depending where you’re ranked and what your goals are, I’m tempted to have a bit of fun and go a little away from the pack with someone like James Bazley or Marnus Labuschagne, despite the latter’s poor BBL form thus far.
Let’s go with Marnus and hope he finds some form, while getting a few overs under the belt.