BBL TRADE GUIDE: Round 4
There’s a bit of a lengthy gap between rounds given the day-night test in Adelaide at the moment, so I’ve put together this trade guide to help you out if you are stewing over what moves to make this round.
The Scorchers are on the double this round, which means they are our priority selections.
Which Scorchers do you need to have?
Mitch Marsh ($163,400 BAT/BWL)
After missing the first part of the tournament through Australia A duties, Marsh made an instant impact against the Hurricanes blasting 100* off 60 balls. Australia’s World Cup hero also hit 60* off 27 in the Australia A game, so is in a rich vein of form. Didn’t feature with the ball against Hobart but we know he has it in his arsenal. The Bison is a must have this round.
Tymal Mills ($139,900 BWL)
Mills made his Scorchers debut last round and took 3/23 including 17 dots on his way to amassing 101 SuperCoach points. The Scorchers home games have been moved outside of WA, which means he will be available for both games, contrary to earlier beliefs. He’s not too expensive and bowls overs at the death and is well worth considering.
Andrew Tye ($160,800 BWL)
Tye is ranked 10th for points scored to date through BBL11 and being on the double makes him a key prospect for our trades this week. He is the leading wicket-taker of the competition so far with 7 wickets and has been the highest scoring Scorchers asset for SuperCoach this season. Death overs are a big tick for SuperCoach and Tye certainly is in some reasonable form.
Ashton Agar ($112,600 BAT/BWL)
Agar is yet to do a lot of damage with the bat in BBL11 and has been good without being great with the ball, taking four wickets across his first three games. Batsmen have struggled to get the spinner away so far with his economy rate of 5.9 emphasising this. A SuperCoach average of 50.3, Agar presents a relatively cheap way of getting a solid Scorcher in if cash is an issue.
Colin Munro ($148,300 BAT)
Munro’s start to the tournament has been hot and cold with scores of 3, 114* and 0 so far. His ceiling is certainly there which makes him an enticing option but be prepared for potentially mixed results.
Josh Inglis ($132,600 WKP/BAT)
Inglis will be a popular selection this week as he returned from Australia A duties just last round. He missed out with the bat against the Hurricanes but his glovework was tidy, taking a catch and having two stumpings. I’d be hesitant to jump off Josh Philippe given his form, but if you can fit Inglis into your batting line he could prove handy whilst adding some nice flexibility to your squad as well.
Jason Behrendorff ($150,300 BWL)
I think Behrendorff is a little bit lower on my priority list than other Scorchers this week. His injury history means he is always at risk of being rested or managed. He often does most of his work at the top of an innings as well, which means he has to work *harder* for his wickets than players who can pick up junk wickets when batsmen are going the tonk late.
Who else could you bring in?
Matthew Short ($130,700 BAT)
There’s a Matthew Short Fan Club starting to take shape on Twitter and with good reason, the bloke is HOT. He has had innings of 29 off 18, 32 off 17 and 63 off 47 to begin the tournament and is also playing a role with the ball, bowling six overs over three games. He seems to have made the opener role his own and still has a breakeven of -32. At this rate, he’s just about a premo.
Dan Christian ($104,900 BAT/BWL)
One of last year’s best performers, DC has had a slower start to this BBL campaign. His role has been limited but there are murmurs of a significant injury to Tom Curran, which may see an increased role for the veteran. He’s also almost 80k cheaper than his starting price.
Alex Hales ($115,800 BAT)
Hales is yet to hit his straps in BBL11 but that should be music to SuperCoacher’s ears. I was big on fading Hales early and this is exactly why as he has dropped approximately 70k from his starting price. He still has a breakeven of 66 so you can wait a week before bringing him in, but he is certainly worth looking at in the next couple of rounds at a heavily discounted price.
Daniel Sams ($188,400 BAT/BWL)
I don’t think Sams should be a priority right now due to the fact the Scorchers are on the double and his breakeven is 144, but he’s a player worth flagging. Be sure to jump on when he does bottom out, as he is one of the must have players to own in SuperCoach due to his role with both bat and ball.
Aaron Finch ($62,500 BAT)
Finch could return this round and if so, may be a very nice way of clearing out some dead wood on the bench. Yes he didn’t have a fantastic BBL10 campaign, but ANY opener at 62k has to be heavily considered, let alone one of Finch’s calibre. Has handed over the captaincy reigns to Nic Maddinson, I expect him to bounce back sooner rather than later.
Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat have a double in Week 6 and you may choose to start preparing for that now if you’re already stocked up on Scorchers players.
Matthew Wade ($166,400 BAT/WKP)
Was having a solid year with a 45 and then a monster 145 both against the Sixers before getting dropped for 4 points against the Scorchers. Looms as a must-have for the Hurricanes DGW and with a breakeven of 33, this could be the cheapest you get him at.
D’Arcy Short ($166,600 BAT/BWL)
Looking like perhaps he wasn’t as underpriced as some people thought, not really getting off the mark like was thought. Scores of 24, 98 and 34 to start the season are pretty typical batting scores, and has only bowled 6 overs over 3 games, not reaching the economy rate bonus in either or taking any wickets. You’d be brave to go without him, especially in the Hurricanes DGW, because we all know what he can do if he gets going.
Liam Guthrie ($76,300 BWL)
With Neser and Steketee now part of the Ashes squad, Guthrie’s role at the Heat appears to be fairly secure. Went 2/32 vs Thunder for 46 points, 1/40 vs Scorchers for 34 points, and an amazing 1/10 vs Renegades for 57 points. A breakeven of -37 means his price will only go up, and his form has been great for what was a 42k bowler.