BBL|07 Preview: Hobart Hurricanes

BATSMEN

PREMIUM
Dan Christian $75,600

Christian was the Hurricanes’ leading wicket-taker last BBL, with nine scalps at an impressive economy of 7.44. Even though he only made 87 runs for the tournament, we know what he’s capable of if given enough time with the bat. He looks good value for $75,600.

MID-PRICE
George Bailey $60,100

George is always the mainstay of the Hurricanes’ line-up and was top-scorer again last season with 247 runs (three fifties). His domestic form has been good, and it looks like he’ll take the No.3 position in the order once again. A safe bet.

ROOKIE
Alex Doolan $30,000

Looks like we’ve got a bolter to open the batting! Doolan hit 40 off 23 against the Stars in a warm-up match, and with Tim Paine with the Test side; I’d say that’s enough to give him a run at the start of the tournament. Excellent bench option.

WICKET-KEEPER

Matthew Wade $45,400

Just like above, Tim Paine’s absence means good things for Hobart’s recruit Matty Wade. Likely to bat in the top four and take the gloves, Wade presents some value, even though his most recent T20 was over a year ago.

BOWLERS

PREMIUM

See Dan Christian above

MID-PRICE
Cameron Boyce $44,600

Boyce didn’t have the strongest BBL last season, but it’s a good thing for fantasy owners because his price has come right down. We all know he’s a very talented spinner and a fierce competitor, and he’ll likely get another run for Australia later this summer.

ROOKIE
Tom Rogers $30,000

Hobart’s only rookie-priced is Tom Rogers, the former ACT and now Tasmanian fast bowler. Having made his debut in first-class and one-day domestic matches this season, it’s only natural he makes a Big Bash debut too. Not sure he’ll be in the Hurricanes’ starting team, but wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a couple of games during the tournament.


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