With the Aussie test team in dire straights, cricket fans across the nation have been praying for something to look forward to, and the gods have answered our call…Big Bash Fantasy is back for 2016/17!
The Big Bash is set for another bumper season with the Sydney Thunder out to defend their maiden title.
BBL fans are already getting a taste of what to look forward to with key international signings gearing up for season #6. The Brisbane Heat, looking to rebound from last year’s wooden spoon, have added explosive Kiwi Brendon McCullum to their ranks while Englishmen Stuart Broad and Ian Bell have joined the Hurricanes and Scorchers respectively. Big West Indian Keiron Pollard returns to Adelaide.
Add Aussie favourite Mitch Johnson who will be lining up for his Perth Scorchers and BBL fans are in for an absolute treat.
And the surprises don’t stop there. BBL Fantasy|06 comes with new changes to team selection, prices and scoring.
The all-rounder position has been scrapped, with all-rounders now available for selection as either batsmen or bowlers with the bonus of having DPP (Dual Position Player) status. This gives coaches the opportunity to pick numerous all rounders in their squad to maximise scoring potential.
In terms of player value, prices are set to change immediately after the completion of Round 1, so ensure that you have your key players locked in and ready to go. Coaches can also continue to edit their players right up to the start of each game with the rolling lockout retained.
Also, perhaps the most important news for BBL Fantasy coaches is a scoring change in the bowling department. Players will now be awarded a point for every dot ball they bowl in an innings. This will surely cause a shift to more economical selections who now boast higher scoring potential.
It’s also worth noting that players seem very affordable at this early stage with plenty of bargains on offer. Some quality selections are on offer for much lower than one would expect.
(Hint: a certain Sri Lankan legend is priced at just $30K)
Make sure you register and get your mates on board for what’s set to be a ripping season.
Stay tuned for more articles on SuperCoach HQ including team previews, bargain buys and more.