After a two-round absence, I’m back again for a quick captain’s wrap-up ahead of the Round Eleven’s early start.
Firstly though, how good was Marcus Stoinis. He was the clear #1 captaincy option and boy did he produce, amassing a mammoth 376 points!
Incredibly, this round could be even better with the Hurricanes, Heat and Strikers all on the double. Meanwhile the Stars have the bye, but try to hold them since they have another double coming up in Round 13.
1. D’Arcy Short – $264,600 (BAT/BWL)
Short has certainly lived up to his high price tag this season, averaging a monstrous 93.5 points per game and only scoring below 43 on one occasion.
In previous double game rounds, Short amassed 208 and 224. With his side returning to the batting friendly pitches in Tasmania, he could easily eclipse those marks.
2. Rashid Khan – $183,500 (BWL)
Rashid has had a sudden drop in form the last couple rounds, only managing scores of 7 and 40.
But Khan is a class player and when you consider he was averaging 90+ earlier this season, you’d have to imagine it’s not long until he bounces back.
3. Matthew Wade – $172,800 (BAT/WKP)
Wade has been in terrific form this BBL and is the second highest run-scorer behind fellow opener D’Arcy Short.
He heads into his third double on the back of impressive 84 and 64 run knocks.
With the potential of a few catches to boost his score, Wade presents himself as a great POD option.
4. Chris Lynn – $118,400 (BAT)
The Heat captain has struggled to find consistency in BBL|08 and is averaging a disappointing 48.4 points per game.
But Lynn has the potential to explode on any given night and maybe the batting-friendly Blundstone Arena could kickstart his form heading into the back-end of the campaign.
5. Alex Carey – $124,100 (BAT/WKP)
Carey started BBL|08 strongly with impressive scores of 132 and 89 but his form has tailed off lately after a disappointing ODI campaign.
With the Strikers season hanging in the balance, a lot of responsibility will fall on his back.
Even though I think he’ll score well, he just isn’t worth the risk with guys like Short and Rashid available.
Who are you going with? Good luck with your selections in round eleven!