Clayto’s Captains BBL|08 – Round Eight

Last round produced some big scores, with a number of Strikers players going absolutely huge on their double.

Round Eight promises to be even better though with the fantasy relevant Hurricanes on the double. Meanwhile, the Strikers will have their second and final double of the SuperCoach season.


1. D’Arcy Short – $264,000 (BAT/BWL)
Short has been simply superb for coaches this season, averaging 91.83 points per game and only going below 94 on one occasion.

In his previous double, Short scored 208 but I strongly believe he’ll go even better this time.

Earlier this season, Short scored 34 runs against both the Stars and Scorchers while taking two wickets in each game. If he can just increase that run tally, there’s every chance he could crack the 250 mark this round.

He’s a must-have and a no-brainer as captain this week.

2. Matthew Wade – $149,900 (BAT/WKP)
After starting the season strongly, Wade has cooled down as of late with scores of 31 and 21 in his last two.

However, Wade has a great opportunity to get his season back on track this round against the Scorchers and Stars, who have both been weakened by ODI call-ups.

He has a great record against the Scorchers in particular, only scoring below 30 against them on two occasions from a total of 7 matches.

If you can’t afford Short, then I think Wade is the way to go.

3. Jofra Archer – $130,700 (BAT/BWL)
Archer started BBL|08 in fine fashion with hauls of 2/23 and 3/25 against the Heat and Stars. But, like the Hurricanes skipper, Archer has had a big decline in form and has only taken 2 wickets from his last four games.

At his best though, Archer is easily capable of tonning up in both games this round.

Maybe a trip to the pace-friendly Perth Stadium can kick him back into gear.

4. Chris Lynn – $180,100 (BAT)
The Heat skipper appears to have hit top form, with scores of 106 and 99 in his last two.

This round Lynn gets another crack at the Thunder, who he smashed 54 off 30 balls against in Round Six.

Scarily, he has the possibility to go even bigger if history is anything to go by. At The Gabba, Lynn averages 40 runs at an astounding strike rate of 171! And when the Thunder play there, it increases to a whopping 243!

Lynn is by far the best option to go with if you choose to loophole.

5. Cameron Bancroft – $153,300 (BAT)
Bancroft was integral to the Scorchers win last night, with a match-winning knock of 87 not out off 61 balls.

He’s been steadily building throughout BBL|08 and has improved his batting output in every game.

With SuperCoach scores of 94 and 123 in his last two, he could be a great left-field option to catapult you up the rankings.

Who are you going with? Good luck with your selections in round six! 

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