Players from the Sydney Sixers are the most exciting players to have in your BBL Fantasy side this season. Why? They play twice in the first round. The Sixers, along with the Thunder also don’t have a bye until round 6.
The Sixers loom as one of the contenders to take out this season’s BBL title.
For a full analysis of the Sixers’ exciting fixture, click here.
And to see the Sixers’ Predicted XI for BBL|06, click here.
PLAYERS TO LOCK
Moises Henriques [BAT] $98,200
Moises Henriques only played 3 games last BBL season but still managed to average a solid 73 points per game in BBL Fantasy. His total of 219 points was more than some players that played up to 6 more games than he did. Henriques is such a good option because he bats at number 4 getting good batting time and he will bowl 4 overs in each game he plays. Henriques won’t be selected for any international games during this tournament as the T20 International games start after the BBL tournament ends and he won’t be selected in the ODI or Australia’s Test team either. Henriques is in my side and I recommend him to be in yours too.
Brad Haddin [WK] $60,600
After retiring from all international formats of the game last year, Haddin has become one of the best wicket keeper options in BBL Fantasy. Haddin averaged 40.57 points a game last season which ranked him as the second highest averaging keeper in BBL 05. So what makes Haddin a better option than the number one averaging keeper from BBL 05? Well that’s simple. Haddin plays twice in the first round and doesn’t have a bye until round 6. Haddin will likely open the batting which is a huge bonus alongside the fact that he will be given the gloves to keep ahead of out of favour Ryan Carters and Englishman Sam Billings.
PLAYERS TO LOOK AT
Jason Roy [BAT] $75,000
The thing that immediately stands out with Roy is that he will open the batting with Brad Haddin. Openers are always good options for us fantasy players as they have the potential to bat 20 overs, rather than coming in at 3 or 4 and only having 10-15 overs to bat (or lower). Roy has been good enough to be selected to open the batting for England 16 times based on some good form for Surrey. Has an average of 19 for his country, which isn’t the best, but if Roy can push his average up he could be a very exciting selection for BBL Fantasy this season.
Nic Maddinson [BAT] $44,000
The reason Maddinson is in the ‘players to look’ at section and not the ‘players to leave’ section is purely because of his potential and price. I myself have been burnt by Maddinson before, he burnt me last season. I picked him up at $63,000 at the start of the season and had traded him through pure frustration by round 5. It was so frustrating because the way Maddinson would get out was from silly shots where he clearly wasn’t thinking. He has so much talent but can’t seem to always use it. He either opens or bats at three which is a good spot to bat. Please be advised that Maddinson may be needed for international duties. At $44k Maddinson is still worth a look.
PLAYERS TO LEAVE
Sam Billings [BAT] $70,000
Sam Billings played 5 games and averaged 6.8 runs per game in the Pakistan Super League, Pakistan’s T20 league, playing for Islamabad. Billings has also played 7 matches in England’s T20 International side and hasn’t been very good either. In his 7 matches he made a total of 99 runs with a top score of 53 at an average of 16.5. A player who averages 16 runs a game isn’t someone you want to spend $70,000 on to have in your fantasy side, especially considering he might find himself batting down the order.
Ryan Carters [WK] $30,000
With Brad Haddin in the side it was always going to be hard for Ryan Carters to score well in fantasy and even get a game for the Sixers. If Carters was to play he would be batting as late as 7-8 in the batting order, and there are better options at that price like former player of the tournament, Ben Dunk at $32,100.