Welcome back to another edition of the BBL Sleeper Report. Round 2 offered plenty of surprises which included some massive individual performances to go with just as many disappointments. But this is all part and parcel of being a BBL Fantasy coach, and we’ve come up with a few more hidden gems for you and your team looking forward.
Robert QUINEY [BAT] $38,800
I must admit when I saw Rob Quiney listed at $30k for this year’s edition of the Big Bash, I dismissed him without much thought. For good reason too, the Stars batsman has been in and out of the side over the last few years and is often thought of as a long-form specialist rather than a T20 gun. While Quiney has disappointed Fantasy pundits in the past, this was not to be the case at Blundstone Arena on Boxing Day night as the left-hander blazed his way to 75 off 43 deliveries, sealing the game for the Stars.
With this promising start to the season under his belt, if Quiney can hold his spot at the top of the order he could be one of the biggest surprise packets of the tournament. At just under $40k, he offers plenty of opportunities for points and at very good value if you latch onto him early. The only concern is whether his latest knock was just a one-hit wonder or if he is able to carry on and maintain this pace for the rest of the BBL. Keep a close eye on Bobby over the next couple of games to find out…
Stephen O’KEEFE [BAT/BWL] $64,300
Stephen O’Keefe has been the definition of a quiet achiever so far in BBL|06. He’s played three games, bowled all 12 overs and taken three wickets at an economy rate of 5.8. While these aren’t exactly exciting figures, what’s more important is he is now averaging 52 Fantasy points this season and is only owned in 7% of sides.
He’s also no mug with the bat either. While the Sixers do bat quite deep with the likes of Botha, Dwarshuis and Abbott gracing the middle-order, O’Keefe has managed to slot in at number seven in his only innings so far and rewarded the team with a rapid 13 off seven deliveries. He offers the opportunity for some Fantasy points late in the innings but bear in mind the majority of his scoring will come from his reliable off-spin. After his consistent start to the tournament he would now comfortably slot into any Fantasy line-up lacking in the bowling department.
Good luck for the next round of BBL action. Remember, the Scorchers and the Renegades have the double-game week so look to load up on those players if you have enough trades.