Round Four was quite disappointing for Fantasy coaches with plenty of Sydney Sixers failing to fire in their double game round.
However, Round Five should be a different story as the in-form Adelaide Strikers return from their bye with another double game round.
Here’s a quick look at the fixtures for Round Five.
As mentioned beforehand the Strikers have the double once again this week while the 0-5 Sydney Sixers have the bye. I would highly recommend trading most, if not all of your Sixers due to the very little Fantasy value they have left.
Now here’s my Top 5 Captains for Round Five.
1. Rashid Khan – $85,400 (BWL)
The 19-year-old leggie from Afghanistan has set the BBL alight this season claiming 6 wickets at a measly economy rate of 5.25 from only 3 games this season. In the previous DGW for the Strikers, Khan managed to score a whopping 156 points from his two games and I see no reason as to why he won’t score around that mark again. He will undoubtedly be the most popular choice as captain and for good reason.
2. Travis Head – $71,400 (BAT)
The Strikers captain was somewhat disappointing in the Strikers Round 3 DGW only mustering up a total of 84 points from his two games. But Head will come up against the weak bowling attacks of the Hurricanes and the Thunder who he managed to score 92 against in Round 1. I’m expecting Head to have a good Round before he leaves for the ODI Series against England.
3. Alex Carey $56,500 (BAT/WKP)
The Strikers leading run-scorer has been one of the bargains of BBL Fantasy this season registering scores of 88 and 135 from a starting price of only $30K. Carey should once again find success against two weak bowling lineups this round; but the bonus with the Strikers keeper is his wicket-keeping role. This provides plenty of chances for him to get easy points from catches and stumpings to boost his score. Carey could be a nice POD as captain since most will choose Khan.
4. Ben Laughlin $84,700 (BWL)
The ever-consistent Ben Laughlin has once again started his BBL campaign well averaging 71 with dazzling scores of 98 and 116. Although Laughlin will face off against damaging batsmen such as Shane Watson, Jos Buttler and D’Arcy Short which will potentially ruin his chances of any economy rate points; his ability to take wickets during the powerplay and at the death will more than make up for it. He’s as consistent as they come and a terrific option which most will overlook.
5. Dwayne Bravo $113,500 (BAT/BWL)
The New Big Dog has been at his brilliant best with scores of 122, 58, 66 and 111 from the Renegades 4 matches this season. Bravo and the Gades have a crucial matchup this week facing off against the Stars in the Melbourne Derby. A superstar like Bravo will relish big games like these and considering most of his points have come via his bowling; if he can get a decent bat he should score extremely well. If you don’t like your Strikers VC score then DJ Bravo is your go to guy.