Hi guys and welcome to the Round 7 edition of The Captain’s Corner.
ODI Tri-Series players for Australia will not be available this round and likely for the rest of the tournament which rules out plenty of captaincy options but there are still many to choose from.
Round 7 marks the first round of two teams having the double with the Strikers and the Heat both having the double while Stars and Scorchers sit out.
- Tim Ludeman – Ludeman has been in great form in BBL 04 returning to his BBL 02 form back when he opened the batting just like this season. Ludeman has been performing consistently for the Strikers this season relishing in his opening role along with the added bonus of him taking the gloves and usually getting a couple of catches each game. Ludeman averages a superb 62 points and there’s no reason why he can’t perform this round.
- Chris Lynn – Lynn has had a few lean games for the Heat but Lynn will be hoping to finish of his BBL 04 campaign well in the Heat’s last 2 games of the year as they can’t make the finals. Lynn has been great for the most part in BBL 04 and looks like he will go big to cap off a great campaign for him and help to get the Heat a few wins to finish their season on a good note.
- Craig Simmons – Ludeman’s opening partner Craig Simmons is also a strong option for captaincy this round. Simmons hasn’t been averaging great with 37 but Simmons has been given a role with the ball by skipper Johan Botha in recent games bowling around 3-4 overs. This adds a much bigger scoring range for Simmons rather than only getting his points with the bat. Look for Simmons to score in the 50-60 range in both games and if you times that by two you get a round total of about 100-120 which is even more if you have him as captain going up to 200-240 which is a great score!
- Kane Richardson – Richardson has been stellar for the Strikers in BBL 04 bowling with great pace and accuracy troubling opposition batsmen. The best thing about it is it’s translating into great fantasy scoring with the young quick averaging 53 which is a great score especially for bowlers. I wouldn’t worry about him being an ODI Tri-Series reserve as I believe it would make sense for Cricket Australia to let him play until they need him in the ODI Tri-Series.
- Adam Zampa – Zampa has proven to be a great cash cow in BBL Fantasy this season scoring well and making those all-important dollars. He was unlucky to not be selected for the World Cup squad considering his BBL performances and how many people were asking for him or Boyce over Doherty. But that doesn’t worry us as it helps us in BBL Fantasy especially this round. Zampa averages a solid 45 and could prove to be a great captain this round.
Honourable Mentions – Nathan Reardon, Dan Christian, Ben Laughlin, Jimmy Peirson, Peter Forrest, Dan Christian
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