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BBL Supercoach rate my team thread

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Supercoach 2017 Positional ChangesSupercoach Big Bash Kicks off Tuesday night community.

I’ve spent some time coming to terms with the new Supercoach offering and it’s interesting. Very interesting.

The BIG arse challenge is managing the round structure. Get this right and you’re well on the way.

  • We have 8 rounds for the season
  • Some teams play twice in some rounds
  • Teams have byes across the rounds

I plucked this table below of Trent Copeland’s article on the Daily Telegraph. A good read to help you get your head around things with double game rounds and the byes.

You’ll want to make sure you have a healthy spread of Strikers, 6ers and Thunderians in your squad for round 1.. but not so many that you restrict your effectiveness in other rounds.


Click here for more of a rundown on the scoring system and rules.

Predicted starting teams here (thanks to Kev)

Here’s my current squad community:

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Let’s compare teams and master this thing community!

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Still haven't quite wrapped my head around the BBL system here, but giving it a shot anyway – Cam White has been in scintillating form and I'm not going to wait for his price to rise, and young Sammy Harper is a must have – he's the cheapest player in the game and is ahead of Triffitt in the Stars' lineup with Handscomb on Test duties!

Finch/McCullum/Morgan/White Sangakkara
Russel/Marsh Faulkner
Haddin Harper
McKay/Pattinson/Johnson/Zampa Holland

If anyone does know what they're doing, pick my side apart please! Bloody difficult time of year for fantasy sports with everyone flocking to beaches or rivers or god knows where!


G'day Patch. Is that Jon Holland on your bench? He has stuffed his ankle and will miss


Dammit, he has too. Cheers, Kev! Mennie comes in

Nick Wealands

White a Walk up Starter for mine Patch, always a consistent run scorer and lock


Good overall squad, but you could have more players with double games this round.


Hey Patch, just so you know the Stars have a bye in the first round – so you'all need to swap Zampa out unfortunately!


Cheers Jezza!


Keen for this to get started.

Bats: Lynn, Roy, Morgan, Patterson (Sangakkara)

All-rounders: Head, Henriques (Botha)

WK: Haddin (Dunk)

Bowl: McKay, Richardson, Cutting, Cummins (Tremain)

$32,000 left over with Head and Richardson to be traded out after Round 1.


Looks good, jezza. Love the Roy and KPat selections. Maybe squeeze in a few spinners. They traditionally do better than quicks


Bat: G Bailey, B McCullum, J Roy, E Morgan, (K Sangakkara)
AR: Head, Bravo, (M Marsh)
WK: B Dunk, (J Peirson)
Bowl: S Narine, S Badree, B Laughlin, P Cummins, (A Tye)
RS: 8,700


This article might help a bit. Predicted XI for all teams.

Johnny Bee

Cheers Kev, saved my bacon. Good luck!


Great info mate.


Hi kev ,
Do you get Bench reserve points wen using VC/C loop..thanks


Bat: Lynn, Roy, Klinger, White (Sanga)
AR: Russell, Pollard (Nair)
WK: Hads (Dunk)
Bowl: Patto, Swepson, Cummins, Hogg (Sandhu)


Kev, Nair is not in the squad ,try Darcy Short ,Cheap and should open innings,cash injection from the bench ..


Also mate you are probably aware ,that 4 of your starters wont play next round ,,Hogg/Patto/Pollard/White..
But you have a balanced team ..
Good luck

Raging Bulls

Anyone going to do any loopholes? Since there is a rolling lockout and auto emergencies you can put Haddin on the bench who plays the first game and if he plays bad you can put someone like dunk onfield, but if Haddin plays well you can put Harper from the stars onfield who has a bye. This could also work for captains loophole.


Only problem there is you get a big fat donut. No emergencies.
Only works if you're going to get a donut anyway, but wouldn't advise it in R1.

Raging Bulls

Auto emergencie mate, so no donut as Haddin's score will automatically count


Ah right, didn't know that, wow that's pretty good!

Raging Bulls

Just created a community league 972372. Everyone welcome


Bats: McCullum, Roy, Billings/Morgan, Hughes, Sangakkara
All Rounders: Russell (vc), Head, M Marsh
Keepers: Haddin, Dunk
Bowlers: Pattinson, Cummins, Richardson, Badree, Cutting


189272 feel free to join…


Feel free to jump into league 576296!


Feel free to have a go at this leauge 335141


Pollard at $121K – lock lockitty lock!

Riot act

Be kind, side put together in 5 minutes

Bailey pieterson McCullum hussey sangakarra
Head M Marsh M Stoinos
Haddin Dunk
Pattinson Coulter-Nile Cummings Johnson laughlin


Pieterson not playing mate ,neither is C/Nile I think .. ,try to get players that have Double matches this round ,
BUT ADELAIDE have bye in rnd 2 ..


There's talk that Mitch may not play BBL at all…


That's Mitch Johnson I should clarify, not Marsh.

Riot act

Thanks guys!


Stoinis and Hussey can go as well. After the stars have their bye this week go bang on the big guns. KP, Maxy, Zampa.

Keep an eye on national duties in Jan. Stars also lose a bunch of guys


I think Roy and Morgan hav International duties at that same.time .


Not bad Jock ..
I think you can make a bit of cash if you replace McDonald/Tremain on your Bench with Blizzard/Sandhu types ,having double games making you cash without risk of playing them .
Also I like Roy from the Sixers to go large this round ..


Here's my team:

BATS: Lynn, Roy, Klinger, Bancroft (Ross)
A/R: Russell, Pollard (Cartwright)
WKT: Paine (Nevill)
BOWL: McKay, Tye, Cutting, Cummins (Zampa)


Darcy Short is cheap as an alrounder ,may open & Can bowl.a bit instead of C/Wright option for your squad ,and Bancroft will bat at 6/7 probably you may get more juice from a higher order bat in first round like a Morgan /Patterson and CO ..Double up / 2 games for most of your Top Batsman is my Theory ..


I like Bancroft as a cricketer but he'll bat at 6 or even 7 at the scorchers. Won't see a lot of opportunity


If anyone has any tips please help.
66k left in the bank.

Batt roy mcCullum Voges. Blizzard (Lehman)

Allrounder. Henriques Russell (Mitch marsh)

Keeper. Ludeman (Whiteman)

Bowler. Tye McKay badree. Cummings (Hogg)

Raging Bulls

Hi Todd,Tye recently dislocated his shoulder so he may be in some doubt for round one. An injury update from the Perth scorchers on dec 6 said he is aiming to play so just be mindful of that since he is in the last game of the round. Also, Whiteman may not keep for the scorchers as Bancroft kept all last season.




Haddin as my wicket keeper!


Have changed my whole structure solely to maximise double games and minimise bye players.
We'll see how it pans out after 8 rounds haha!
My team now reads:

BAT: Roy, Billings, Morgan, Hodge (Voges)
A/R: Head, Abbott (MMarsh)
WKT: Haddin (Nevill)
BWL: McKay, Richardson, Cummins, Mennie (Zampa)

My double scorers and bye players per round (after 3 trades each round) will look like this:

R1: 11 / 1
R2: 0 / 1
R3: 10 / 0
R4: 3 / 2
R5: 5 / 3
R6: 0 / 0
R7: 7 / 0
R8: 0 / 0

The only thing I haven't worked out is the $$$ side of things, but I have a structure in place and ready to go!


Have decided to swap Billings for Patterson. Now have $88K spare to play with if I need $$$ later.


Also evens my Sydney players out to 4 each.


Toying with the all rounder spot. Head, Russell, pollard, cartright. Who to leave out? Thinking need cartright for cash generation so one of the first three will miss. Cheers


Someone suggested Darcy Short (Hurricanes) earlier as a cheapie that'll get game time (opening with Tim Paine)


Go with Darcy Short instead of Cartwright,Short will probably open innings and is 20k ,may bowl as well ,Cash cow mate ,have a look ,

The Minion

McCullum, D.Hughes, Morgan, Hodge (white)
Russell, Head (short)
Dunk (paine)
McKay, Cummins, Cutting, K.Richardson (beer)
$30,600 left over


Mccullum, Hodge, Morgan, White (Sangakkara)
Russell, Maxwell (Pollard)
Dunk (Paine)
McKay, Cummins, Johnson, Laughlin (Tremain)
10k left over


Couple of questions. Since it is a rolling lockout can I trade players who play later this round to someone playing next week for loophole purposes and not lose a trade? I assume captain gets double points so if they play twice in the round do they get double points for each of their games?

Raging Bulls

Yes for both


Best options under 140k for a bowler?


Thanks to poloko and killer eel for the tip on short last night. Quick pimp of my team please I haven't followed that close so not sure if I am missing someone or have someone who is out. Cheers

Bat- Lynn Roy Morgan klinger sanga
Alr- Russell head short
Wk – haddin dunk
Bowl- McKay tye Cummings sandhu tremain

Raging Bulls

Hey Marvin, Tye has an injury cloud hanging over him in regards to his shoulder. An update from Perth scorchers on dec 6 said he is aiming to play round one but just be mindful that he might not play. Sangha also hasn't been selected for the thunder, so maybe replace him with Hughes or Patterson. Otherwise a nice team.


Cheers. That will mean I can't spend bigger on a bowler and bring in another cow


Thoughts please

Lynn, McCullum, Roy, Patterson, Sangakkara
Russell, Head, Short
Haddin, Dunk
Pattinson, Richardson, Cutting, Cummins, Tremain


No idea what I'm doing
But having a crack
Any feedback would be great

Lynn Roy Morgan white/ Patterson

Russell bravo/ d short

Haddin / dunk

McKay broad Johnson cummins/ Hogg

Raging Bulls

Broad currently playing in England test side against India, doubt he plays round one


Keep in mind that White, Bravo, Cummins and Hogg will all have a bye next week Nath, but don't mind that squad too much otherwise! I'm on Team Higgo with the Mitch Marsh selection at AR3 (102k for the Scorchers)


Cummins doesn't have a bye next week, only strikers and renegades do


I've had a couple of changes
Gonna try come out strong with 8 on field doubles and one of those being captain

Lynn Roy Morgan Mcullum / Patterson

Russell Henriques / d short

Haddin / dunk

McKay bollinger Johnson cummins/ Hogg

What am I doing?!

Hey all, going for cheapies and DGR early on, am I leaving too much in the bank though? Plan is to mop up the double points and cash, prob turn Hodge into Lynn next round, possibly Weatherald into Klinger and can turn Laughlin into someone else if need be. 346k ITB.

Morgan, Hodge, Patterson, Weatherald (Sanga)
Russel (C), Pollard, (D'Short)
Haddin (Dunk)
Mckay, Cummins, Laughlin, Mennie (Johnson)


Hey guys I'm new to fantasy bbl so feedback would be super helpful.

C Lynn, G Bailey, J Roy, E Morgan (K Sangakkara)

A Russell, T Head (D Short)

B Haddin (B Dunk)

S Broad, M Johnson, B Laughlin, P Cummins (A Fekete)


Broad probably won't play early. Today is day 5 of the test v India


Higgo I'm disappointed your team isn't the jolly stodgers anymore!!!


would love Short in particular but doesn't suit my strategy unfortunately.


Roy, Billings, Morgan, Patterson (Weatherald)

Russell, Pollard (M.Marsh)

T.Paine (Lenton)

K.Richardson, Cummins, Badree, Mennie (F.Ahmed/J. Richardson)
275k left
Ahmed in squad for Thunder and appears to be only spinner so may well play, but Jhye Richardson would have to be close with all the Scorchers injuries


If anyone knows since I've got no bloody clue how many games is Head expected to miss and when? Cheers


He's fine to start with. One dayers start on the 13th if he makes the squad


OK I've come up with
Lynn Bailey Morgan Roy (Lehman)
Head Henriques (Marsh)
Dunk (Neville)
McKay Cutting Richardson Cummins (Sandhu)
Not sure if I have enough rooks for cash gen?
Good luck all, cracked a can in anticipation will be cut by the time the first balls bowled tonight.

Lion Gliffen

will lehmann maybe bat too far down the order to be best option at that price?

Patterson Hughes Wetherald or Harris could be options to consider too


Can't say I've researched that far LG, extra $20k saved on Wetherald could be handy tho cheers mate.

Lion Gliffen

S.Marsh McCullum Roy Morgan (Sanga)
Bravo Henriques (Short)
Paine (Harper)
McKay Richardson Cummins Mennie (Tye)

Would love to hear you thoughts community!

Nervous Coach

Thoughts on my team.

McCallum, Bell, Patterson, Lehmann (Sangakarra)
Russell, Head (Short)
Haddin (Nevill)
McKay, Tye, Cutting,Tremain (Zampa)

My only queries are Sangakarra (based on his age and BBL form last season) and Cutting but don't want to overload on Strikers or Renegades players given that they have a bye in Round 2.


I reckon Zampa has the bye Nervs, read above that Tye may be injured too?

Nervous Coach

Thanks Hedski. Zampa is on my bench ready to play next week. Have read that Tye may be injured so will think about replacing him just in case he is out.


Who will keep for the thunder ?


Doran or Lenton. Lenton probably. Don't pick either

Raging Bulls

Doran will


anymore leagues that i'd be able to join? 🙂




Cheers Josh just jumped in.




Had a mug shot at it. Hopefully don't lose interest too quickly.

Lynn, Morgan, Klinger, C.White – Sangakarra
Henriques (C), Pollard (VC) – D.Christian
Paine – Nevill
McKay, Tye, Cutting, Laughlin – Cummins


905471 join up yee haa


Yee ha


Is having a solid third allrounder preferable or does a cheapy like Short benefit my team?


I prefer the most solid cheapie in MMarsh (102k) or Pollard (121k) Short can roll the arm over but won't be seen as a threat.


Suppose its Supercoach all year round! Also looking for leagues to join. Whipped up a team with what I know.

Finch, McCullum, Roy, Patterson (Sangakkara)
Russell, Pollard (Short)
Haddin (Dunk)
McKay, Johnson, Bollinger, Cummins (Worrall)
$5400 in the bank

Thoughts community?


Finch doesn't play week 1 no stars or renegades


My bad finch does play


Anyone running the captains loophole?


a fantasy bbl code if anyone is doing that 284057


it says your league doesnt exist man




Thoughts on my team
Lynn Morgan White Patterson (Sangakkara)
Russell Head (Short)
Haddin (Dunk)
McKay Broad Richardson Cummins (Tremain)
I will trade out head and Richardson after this week as they have a bye next round


Is there a thread to join leagues?
If not, feel free to join both 457344 and 709421. Cheers!


Start Haddin or dunk?!?!?


What's the deal with catches not getting scores? Roy still on 0 after taking a screamer!


Yeah looks like they've figured it out, bit slow on the uptake but I'll cut 'em some slack, first game and all.