The BBL Sleeper Report – Round 3

Another round of BBL Fantasy has come to an end meaning there are plenty of tough decisions and selection headaches for coaches to contemplate heading into round 4. With a double game week for the Heat, I have included a diamond in the rough for you to consider for your own team to separate you from the pack. Here are your Fantasy Sleepers from round 3:


 

Jhye RICHARDSON [BWL]  $50,800

In the wake of the decimation of Perth’s fast bowling stocks, Richardson has emerged as a consistent option for his captain and potentially Fantasy pundits. In a team missing Behrendorff, Paris and Coulter-Nile, the young WA prospect has taken three wickets in three games with a Fantasy average of 47 points. His last game against the Thunder yielded a return of 1/18 off his three overs, taking the prized wicket of Thunder captain Shane Watson. In his other two games Richardson has been solid with Fantasy scores of 38 and 58. Owned in just 2.1% of teams, Richardson will look to continue his form with the ball for the Scorchers with his job security looking promising while his fast-bowling teammates remain sidelined through injury. The young gun could be one to look at towards the back end of the season as decent bench cover when you have more cash available.

 

Mitchell SWEPSON [BWL]  $57,600

Swepson burst onto the scene in last season’s BBL as a promising young leggie taking four wickets in his only two games for the tournament. This season, the 23 year-old has locked down a spot in the Heat’s starting XI and has taken a wicket in all three games so far. With a starting price of $71,100 most people steered away from picking the youngster with only two T20 games to his name. However, with his price now down to $57,600 and the Heat’s double-game round at our doorstep, Swepson could be a huge POD for your team. Presently, he is picked in only 1.3% of teams and is averaging 32 points per game, numbers which could be a lot higher after this round. While he hasn’t had the best start to BBL|06, a big score could be just around the corner for Sweppo and with two opportunities this round, it is the perfect time to give him a run in your starting XI.


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