A short and sharp one from me today in Clayto’s absence. But the picks are all still gold!
I love these rounds – the double-doubles. The Stars and the Scorchers front up twice, and no team has a bye. Stick with the all-rounders or the experienced campaigners.
Marcus Stoinis – BAT/BWL $260,500
Promoting Stoinis to open has been the best thing the Stars have done this season and possibly turned their tournament around. Since being moved the top of the order, Stoinis has produced scores of 194, 115 and 199 and nearly doubled in value. Even if he misses out with the bat, will still get the chance to pick up picks with his death bowling.
Shaun Marsh – BAT $103,900
While we haven’t seen Shaun in the BBL yet this summer, his white-ball form cannot be disputed. Since the start of 2018 he has scored four ODI 100s at an average of 64, so he’s seeing them pretty well. His career numbers for the Scorchers are pretty impressive too: 37 matches, 1421 runs, 13 50s and an average of 47.4.
Jason Behrendorff – $149,000
Behrendorff’s back after international duty and he’ll be all the better for it. He looked good against the best team in the world and picked up some crucial scalps. David Willey has returned home so his left-arm angle becomes all the more crucial. Guarantee that Behrendorff will bowl his four overs and likely get some wickets with the new ball.
Glenn Maxwell – $162,200
Maxwell’s been extremely consistent this BBL, with four of his six scores between 66 and 79. That’s terrific from the all-rounder, and if he can put together two more scores of 70 for the double, that’s a huge win. Unfortunately he hasn’t been bowling a lot of late, the Stars have that many all-rounders, but he always puts himself in the hot-spots in the field, so expect one or two catches per match.
Mitch Marsh – $158,600
One thing we’ve forgotten in Mitch’s time in the national side is just how dominant of the state and BBL scene he’s been. He can hit the ball a mile and with Willey now absent, is likely to be relied upon for some overs as well. Funnily enough, I think he may be somewhat of a POD selection.
Good luck for the double-double in round 10!