Trading in Fantasy Big Bash is a little bit different to what we’re used to in SuperCoach.
Each round each coach gets three trades. While these trades do carry over, the total of 24 trades in eight rounds means that any unused trades won’t be recoverable. Plus, by the time the finals roll around, coaches get unlimited trades.
So more on that: If a player has a bye, he will score 0 (zero) in that round. However, he won’t be ‘locked out’ until the final game of the round.
If a player has two games in a certain round, he will get the combined score of his performances in both matches. However, he’ll be locked out after his first game of the round and can’t be traded or made captain for the remainder of the round.
Hopefully this little guide gives you an idea of which players to target and when so should target them.
NB: We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available, so remember to keep checking in!
Round 1: Dec 20 – Dec 23
Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers
Adelaide v Brisbane
Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder
Sydney Sixers v Hobart
Perth v Adelaide
Double round: Thunder, Sixers, Adelaide
Bye round: Stars
– Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Stuart Broad, Kumar Sangakkara, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Chris Jordan become available
– Jason Roy, David Willey, Eoin Morgan temporarily available.
Starting with plenty of Thunder and Sixers players makes sense considering their respective fixtures. Feel free to start with some Stars on the bench but none on the field, as they won’t score. Also, don’t get sucked into having too many Strikers as they have the bye the following round.
Round 2: Dec 26 – Dec 28
Hobart v Melbourne Stars
Sydney Sixers v Perth
Sydney Thunder v Brisbane
Double round: nil
Bye round: Renegades, Adelaide
There aren’t any double round teams to take advantage of so consider buying some Perth players early – they have the double round next.
Round 3: Dec 29 – Jan 1
Melbourne Renegades v Perth
Brisbane v Hobart
Adelaide v Sydney Sixers
Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
Perth v Sydney Thunder
Double: Renegades, Perth
The Renegeades’ schedule is a tough one: bye, double, bye, double. A lot of coaches will be avoiding Renegades players because of this, but it might be worth the risk trying to sneak a few of their high scorers in.
Round 4: Jan 2 – Jan 5
Hobart v Adelaide
Brisbane v Sydney Sixers
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars
Perth v Brisbane
Brisbane have a nice double week but it will be immediately followed a bye. Gah! This darn fixture.
Round 5: Jan 6 – Jan 9
Adelaide v Hobart
Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars
Hobart v Sydney Thunder
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades
Double: Renegades, Hobart
Bye: Brisbane, Perth
Bringing in Renegades now is a safe move, because they’re done with their byes. Hobart has a double week and it’s a couple of rounds until it’s bye, so if Sanga and Bailey and co are scoing well, seriously consider.
Round 6: Jan 10 – Jan 12
Melbourne Stars v Adelaide
Brisbane v Perth
Melbourne Renegades v Hobart
Bye: Thunder, Sixers
– Michael Lumb becomes available
– Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan and David Willey become unavailable.
Most of the English internationals will depart the tournament at the conclusion of round 5, so have some back-ups in mind. Jump on Melbourne Stars players with their nice finish to the tournament.
Round 7: Jan 14 – Jan 17
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
Perth v Melbourne Stars
Adelaide v Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Stars v Brisbane
Stars players and basically any players who are dominating as long as they don’t play for Hobart.
Round 8: Jan 18 – Jan 21
Sydney Thunder v Adelaide
Brisbane v Melbourne Renegades
Hobart v Perth
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
Spend your last few trades with little regard – finals time brings with it unlimited trades so no need to save any.