BBL TRADE GUIDE: Round 3
There wasn’t much time between Round 1 and 2 but we were hoping to put one of these out between each round.
Hopefully you all went OK without one.
Stars have a double in Round 3, and Strikers are now on bye.
Which Stars do you need in your team?
Adam Zampa ($141,500 BWL)
Zampa has started the season with modest scores of 17 and 31 in the Stars’ first two games, but Zamps is a guy who can go on a run and take multiple wickets.
Glenn Maxwell ($164,000 BAT/BWL)
Just when Maxi was about the get going at the crease, he was dismissed. I can feel a big game in one of the Stars two games this round. He’s taken a wicket in both Stars games too, so it would be safe to assume he’ll roll the arm over and get multiple opportunities to score. The must have for this week, and one to seriously consider putting the captaincy on.
Marcus Stoinis ($150,700 BAT/BWL)
Stoinis missed the first game with a side strain issue, but returned in game two for a frustrating score of 13. Stoinis may not bowl if the side is still causing him issues but he’s the kind of player who could go for 80 runs off 25 balls and that kind of batting power is one we can’t miss out on. Like Chris Lynn in round 1, it’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t kind of selection.
Nathan Coulter-Nile ($190,000 BWL)
An expensive player to get in, and NCN has a history of being managed regularly but his bowling talent can’t be questioned. Returned to the Stars line-up against the Thunder and finished with a score of 73 thanks to two wickets and a healthy economy rate. If you can afford him, he may be worth his price even if he only lines up in one game.
Andre Russell ($165,700 BAT/BWL)
Those who didn’t pick him up last week when he was added will now get a slight discount. Dre Russ didn’t quite get into the rhythm in his first game, but he doesn’t need a lot of opportunity to go absolutely mental with bat and ball. His dual position, and the fact that he’ll likely bat top 5, and bowl 3 overs makes him probably one of the must haves for this week.
Hilton Cartwright ($110,900 BAT)
Hilton has quietly been one of the better Bat only selections in SuperCoach this year with scores of 30 and 58 in his first two games. Not scores that blow you out of the water, but solid scores nevertheless. The fact that he rolled the arm over against the Thunder too, is encouraging but I don’t expect it to be a regular thing.
Qais Ahmad ($120,500 BWL)
Scored 30 in his first game for the Stars, and you could probably lock in at least 6 overs over the Stars two games this round.
who else could you bring in?
Mitch Marsh ($132,700 BAT/BWL)
Adam Voges has said that Mitch Marsh will return for the Scorchers game in Hobart after his Aus A duties. Recently scored 60 off 27 balls and took a wicket from 4 overs only conceding 15 runs. It wasn’t a T20 game, so the bowling numbers probably aren’t as impressive it would be from a T20 point of view, but the batting numbers are very good. May be one you bring in early to prepare for the Scorchers double game week in Round 4.
Matthew Wade ($162,000 BAT/WKP)
Matty Wade was seeing them like beach balls against the Sixers in their second meeting of the season with a massive SuperCoach score of 128 capitulated by hitting 93 off 46 balls. Scored an admiral 45 in the game before that too. If you dare to ignore the double game week, Matthew Wade should be a player who you seriously consider.
Andrew Tye ($149,000 BWL)
If you don’t get Tye this week, you’ll want him next week for the Scorchers DGW. Just a matter of how you prioritise which Scorchers to bring in and when. Scored 57 against the Heat in round 1 and 90 against the Strikers in round 2. Off to a flyer to begin BBL11 and is shaping as someone who you need in your team.
Mohammad Nabi ($129,100 BAT/BWL)
Has stepped into the Renegades captaincy role with Nic Maddinson on Aus A duties, and he’s had some good scores to begin the season with 23 and 59.
D’Arcy Short ($169,600 BAT/BWL)
About 10k cheaper than he was to start the season, and picked up where Wade left off to hit 73 off 51. A player who you’ll likely want in your team after all this early DGW business is over, just a matter of when you bring him in.
Kane Richardson ($166,300 BWL)
Has had a roaring start the BBL11 campaign with scores of 56 and 107 to start the year. The Renegades come up against the Brisbane Heat at Metricon Stadium where he could have a big impact with the ball. Averages 86 against the Heat, and 47 at Metricon Stadium.
Who are you bringing into your side for this round?
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