Happy New Year to everyone and welcome back to Clayto’s Captains for Round Four of BBL|07.
Firstly, I’d just like to apologise for my absence the last few rounds. This shouldn’t happen again for the rest of the season.
Now onto the Round Four fixture.
This round the Sixers have the double and face off against the Scorchers at the WACA and the Renegades in Geelong. Meanwhile the Strikers have the bye so try to stash them on your bench; since they have another double coming up next round.
Here’s the Top 5 Captaincy choices for Round Four.
1. Sean Abbott – $86,600 (BAT/BWL)
Abbott has had an inconsistent start to his BBL campaign registering Fantasy scores of 13, 109 and 6 from his three games. This round however Abbott comes up against the Scorchers who he took 3/28 against in Round 2 as well as 23 runs with the bat. The seamer also has a great record against the Renegades with 7 wickets at an economy rate of 7.42. Given his scoring potential I’d back in Abbott to get back to his best this round.
2. Johan Botha – $69,000 (BAT/BWL)
The South-African born all-rounder has been one of the few bright spots for the Sixers in the Fantasy world this season. Coming into this round he scored a season high 60 against the Strikers showcasing his all-round scoring potential with bat and ball. His record against the Renegades is also outstanding with 6 wickets and an economy rate under 6 an over. If you want a safe captain this round, Botha is your man.
3. Jofra Archer – $78,500 (BAT/BWL)
Barbadian quick Jofra Archer has set BBL Fantasy alight in his two games with huge scores of 87 and 107 against the Renegades and Thunder. The Hurricanes come up against the Thunder again this week in the reverse fixture at Spotless Stadium and I wouldn’t put it past Archer to go big again. If you don’t trust any of the Sixers players, Jofra is your best option.
4. Stephen O’Keefe – $72,700 (BWL)
SOK unbelievably is currently the Sixers leading run scorer in BBL|07 and their only bowler yet to take a wicket. Despite this he’s managed to still score well with scores of 47, 56 and 48 so far. If he can fire with both bat and ball this round he could be in for a potentially big score. It would be a big risk to captain him given he didn’t bowl last game, but you could potentially have a huge payoff in return.
5. David Willey – $81,500 (BAT/BWL)
The English all-rounder took the Scorchers vacant opening spot with both hands last round smashing a quick-fire 31 off 21 balls. This helped contribute to a brilliant score of 81 in a game where he only bowled two overs. Willey should be back to bowling his full four overs this week with Agar leaving for Test duty and the potential axing of James Muirhead. His Scorchers come up against an out-of-form Sixers lineup at The Furnace where he should score big. Another option if you don’t like the look of the Sixers players.