Welcome to my irregular but highly informative (trust me) BBL fantasy round preview for round three.
Round two was a tough one to negotiate, with no double round players, and only three players scoring over 100 points; Tim Paine, Moises Henriques and Dan Christian.
I hadn’t even considered Christian as a fantasy option after some poor Big Bashes, and an still apprehensive towards picking him. He took four catches against the Heat, which certainly helped his score.
ROUND THREE LOW-DOWN
Double Round: Heat
Unfortunately, no Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch or Nathan Rimmington (my hero last round with four wickets and 92 points) this round, but it’s recommend you bench these guys, not trade them.
The Renegades, along with the Scorchers and the Sixers have a double round in round four, so it’s worth holding on to them.
The Heat players I am considering for their double round are Chris Lynn, Jason Floros and Ben Cutting.
Lynn had a poor round two but is a very talented and hard-hitting batsmen would normally bats best at the Gabba. Jason Floros has done enough this season to merit a spot in the best XI and as a floating batsman he will bat anywhere depending on the situation, while his off-spinners have proved handy at least.
We all know what Ben Cutting is capable of; if he sneaks a couple of wickets each game that will compliment his big hitting nicely.
The Heat do have the bye immediately following round three so don’t go ahead and bring in their whole squad. Nathan Reardon, Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons are also good options, but I wouldn’t go near any of their other bowlers.
Jason Behrendorff is back for the Scorchers, while Kevin Pietersen will miss for the Stars.
Remember, three trades again this round, use them or lose them. Personally I think I’ll use two this week, because I don’t want to force a trade that I don’t necessary think will improve my side.
Good luck and remember to ask any questions below!