We’re almost at the end. Just one more round of BBL Fantasy awaits us before it’s finals time and do-or-die for Fantasy coaches. As always, we have another two Fantasy sleepers from Round 7 to help you on your way to lifting that trophy at the end of the season. Good luck with your selections this week, and remember: every team plays once with no byes.
Fawad AHMED [BWL] $62,200
Perhaps Australian cricket’s most forgotten spin bowler, Ahmed absolutely bamboozled the Sydney Sixers’ batting lineup this week, claiming four scalps on his way to man of the match honours. Once touted as Australia’s finest leggie, the Pakistani-born tweaker has seemingly fallen out of favour with the national selectors, but this hasn’t fazed him during his BBL campaign. Ahmed has nine wickets for BBL|06 and has now climbed to rank 20 on the BBL Fantasy scoreboard after his massive showing of 113 points. Known as more of an attacking leggie, Ahmed has the potential to crack a game wide open as he demonstrated this week, resulting in plenty of Fantasy points. Averaging 48.1/round and owned in only 8.7% of sides, Ahmed is priced very attractively for those seeking a spin-bowling point of difference for the last round before the semi-finals.
Tim BRESNAN [BAT/BWL] $77,900
After playing for the Hurricanes last year, Bresnan hit the ground running in his BBL|06 debut for the Scorchers on Saturday night. Batting at nine, Bresnan faced 15 balls at the back end of the Scorchers innings to finish unbeaten on 20, while also claiming the wicket of Quiney in the field. Although he is considered a bowling allrounder, it’s likely Bresnan will have a limited impact with the bat after slotting into the very deep Scorchers lineup. However it is with the ball where the ex-English international can do the most damage. A T20 veteran, the 31-year-old has taken 117 wickets in his 128 games at a modest economy of 7.8. What makes him most appealing to Fantasy pundits however is the fact that he has only just been added to BBL Fantasy and is only owned in 0.6% of sides, making him a perfect point-of-difference for the last round of BBL action. It’s a gamble, but it might just pay off.