Most of the Stars players apart disappointed in their DGW which led to a fairly low-scoring round for most coaches.
We are now onto the final round of the regular season (Round 10) which may be one of the last chances to “get unique” with selections in your team; considering most people have the same players when Finals come around due to unlimited trades.
Now let’s have a quick look at the fixture.
The Renegades are the final team to have the DGW and have a few fantasy relevant players such as DJ Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Jack Wildermuth and Tom Cooper. On the other hand, the Sixers are finished up for the season and can’t make finals so make sure you trade your Sixers players.
Now here’s the Top 5 Captains for the final round of the regular season.
1. Dwayne Bravo – $88,700 (BAT/BWL)
Bravo managed to get out of his form slump last game scoring a handy 60 points. The Renegades will hope this continues. They face the Thunder who Bravo has a career average of 36 against as well as 6 wickets with the ball; and the out of form Heat who he took 2/27 against earlier this tournament. A ton of responsibility will lay on The New Big Dog’s shoulders with bat and ball this week, but I have no doubt he’ll be up to the challenge. Lock him in as your VC with confidence.
2. Tom Cooper – $73,700 (BAT)
Cooper has been an underrated contributor for the Renegades this season averaging almost 40 with the bat and chipping in some overs with the ball. With White and Hodge gone this week Cooper potentially moves up to #3 in the order boosting his fantasy stocks even further. It’s also worth noting his MOTM performance against the Heat earlier, where he snagged the key wicket of Baz McCullum and scored 52*. Cooper shapes as a nice POD captain this round.
3. Kieron Pollard – $51,300 (BAT/BWL)
Pollard was solid but nothing more in his first game with figures of 1/20 off 2 overs with the ball and 14 runs off 12 balls. I’m hoping the powerful all-rounder brings his best this week for the Renegades two crucial games. Last year when Pollard played the Thunder he smashed 47 runs off only 22 balls so hopefully he does more of the same this time round. He’d be a huge risk as captain, but it could pay off handsomely.
4. Alex Carey – $106,600 (WKP/BAT)
Many Fantasy coaches worried that Carey wouldn’t make the Renegades clash but the in-form wicket-keeper was released by CA in time; and didn’t he play a massive role scoring 32 runs and taking three catches in the field. The Strikers play the Scorchers again who he top scored against with 44 last time out. It will be a tough matchup for him at The Furnace against the likes of Johnson and Richardson but he’s in super form.
5. D’Arcy Short – $124,700 (BAT/BWL)
The star all-rounder struggled last round against a Scorchers bowling attack who made him feel quite uncomfortable at the crease. Luckily for Short he faces the bottom of the table Stars who appear out of sorts. He should be back at his best this week.
Some other players who just missed the cut are Ashton Agar and Glenn Maxwell who are both in superb form and rightly selected in the Aussie T20 side.
As always, I hope you enjoyed the article and if you have any queries or questions about your teams feel free to leave a comment below and I will try get back to you as soon as I can, or you can send me a tweet on Twitter.
Good luck coaches!