Welcome back to Clayto’s Captains for round six, minus Clayto. Dec’s away this round so I’ll take the reins and try to continue his fine form of selecting the best captains each round.
Coming off round five, which contained no double-round players, we’ve got two teams doing the double this round.
The Heat and the Renegades play twice and there are plenty of players who deserve to be looked at seriously.
AUSSIE SQUAD: It’s time to sell Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff if you have them, because according the Herald Sun the Australian players will join the camp from January 8.
For that reason, Alex Carey and Billy Stanlake have one more match, but Aaron Finch could only play one match at most. Which is a bummer considering his double round.
1. Dan Christian – $171,700 (BAT/BWL)
Christian looks like a brilliant option for captaincy this round, playing at his home ground at Marvel Stadium and then his former home ground, the Gabba.
Yes, he bats low down the order, but the Renegades top order has given him plenty of opportunities and I imagine that will continue.
Christian hasn’t been bowling his full allotment of overs, but has a knack of taking wickets and could take plenty if he bowls eight overs across the next two games.
2. Mujeeb Ur Rahman – $135,700 (BWL)
Mujeeb was outstanding against the Scorchers, taking 2-10 from four overs on a pitch many thought would be tough for spin bowlers.
Now, he gets a crack at the spin-paradise Spotless Stadium before returning to the Gabba for the second game of the round.
He’s brilliantly priced and at the very least should be in your side, regardless if you give him extra responsibilities.
3. Chris Lynn – $188,000 (BAT)
Lynn is a bit lower than people might expect because the first of the Heat’s matches is at the slow and low Spotless Stadium, where scoring has been hard to do.
Lynn’s strike-rate in general has been down on normal, perhaps due to extra captaincy responsibility, but his time in the middle has been great.
However, he could easily ton-up at the Gabba and his average of 65.5 looks like it should only grow.
4. Ben Cutting – $184,200 (BAT/BWL)
Cutting has the highest average of anyone from the Heat or Renegades, averaging 80.5 points per game.
However, batting at number seven does make me worry about his captaincy potential.
He’s taken four wickets in four games which is steady, but is the bowling death overs which is great for potential wickets.
5. Mohammad Nabi – $160,200 (BAT/BWL)
Nabi has been solid without being brilliant – he’s scored over 52 just once in five games, which was his incredible 124 against the Strikers.
But we know what he’s capable of, a middle-order dynamo, strong fielder and handy off-spinner.
Do you have confidence that he’ll bowl all his overs and get a decent bat? Tough call.
Who are you going with? Good luck with your selections in round six!