The Strikers and Hurricanes face off Sunday to decide who will be crowned BBL|07 champions.
Both teams will be boosted by the returns of D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey and Travis Head from the Australian T20I squad.
I’m expecting that the Strikers will win their inaugural BBL title in front of their home crowd at Adelaide Oval.
Before I discuss my Top 5, I’d just like to say a big thank-you to all you readers out there. Your support has been amazing this BBL season; and I promise you we will be back bigger and better next season!
Now onto my Top 5 Captains for the BBL|07 Final.
1. D’Arcy Short – $108,500 (BAT/BWL)
Short has had an outstanding BBL|07 smashing records left, right and centre; which has helped him earn an Aussie call-up. He has an outstanding record against the Strikers averaging almost 50 at an impressive strike rate. Short should return to his best in the final when the pressure is at its highest.
2. Travis Head – $92,800 (BAT)
The Strikers skipper played a crucial role in their semi-final victory with a superb 85 run knock and he also snagged the important wicket of Marcus Harris. Head is in impressive form and you’d be a brave man to bet against him this week.
3. Alex Carey – $116,700 (WKP)
Former GWS captain Alex Carey has proven all season long that he has a long future ahead in Aussie cricket. He’s averaged over 50 with the bat for the Strikers in BBL|07 and scored his maiden T20 ton against the Hurricanes a few weeks ago. A big performance in the final would cap off an incredible season for the South Australian keeper.
4. Jofra Archer – $79,900 (BAT/BWL)
Archer has been well below his best the past couple of games and what better a time to return to form than the Big Bash Final. In both games against the Strikers earlier this season Jofra managed to grab 3 wickets. Can he go even better in the final?
5. Dan Christian – $84,000 (BAT/BWL)
Christian started off the tournament slowly, but he has really turned it up a notch the past few games. He’s played some crucial pinch-hitting roles with the bat to get the Hurricanes here and has picked up some important wickets with the ball along the way too. Can he provide another massive score for owners this week?