After a long and somewhat tedious season, the final round of the BBL Supercoach regular season is upon us. This will likely be the last chance to get unique ahead of the BBL Finals.
Just quickly though, I’d like to apologise for the absence of the captain’s article last round. The fixture spat out an awkward Saturday time slot which made it difficult to get anything up in time.
This round the Stars have the double and many people will be loading up on them with names such as Stoinis, Maxwell and Bravo available. Meanwhile, the Renegades have the double so make sure to offload any of them you have.
On a side note, Test stars such as Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Usman Khawaja are available this round and could be great POD’s if you can fit them in.
1. Marcus Stoinis – $346,500 (BAT/BWL)
Stoinis has been incredible this season, averaging an astonishing 111 SC points per game. In his last double (R10) he racked up a monster total of 376, making him the biggest captaincy lock of the season.
He also loves playing the Heat too. In Round 10 he produced a MOTM performance against them, taking 4/21 with the ball and scoring 43 with the bat; and last year at The Gabba he scored 99 off 51 balls while also grabbing 3 poles.
It would honestly be a risk not to captain him.
2. Dwayne Bravo – $179,100 (BAT/BWL)
The West Indian has quietly flown under the radar this season, averaging a solid 60.7 points on the back of his 14 wickets this season.
He’s guaranteed to bowl 4 overs in both his games and could even feature with the bat at some point.
As always, the T20 veteran will be a solid option this round.
3. Glenn Maxwell – $154,900 (BAT/BWL)
With Lamichhane back this round, it’s very unlikely that Maxwell will bowl in either game this round. But, Maxi reminded us just how dangerous he is with the bat last round in his 61 run knock against the Scorchers.
He also fields in the ‘hot-spots’ which could bag him around 20 points in each game.
With his high ceiling, Maxwell is definitely a must-have this round.
4. D’Arcy Short – $252,000 (BAT/BWL)
Short just continues to churn out big scores, his latest being 143 against the Renegades.
With only two scores below 94 this season, you know what you are getting with the Hurricanes superstar.
He could be a great VC loophole option if you were to hold a Renegades keeper such as Harper or Ludeman.
5. Matthew Wade – $204,400 (BAT/WKP)
Not to be outdone by his fellow Canes opener, Wade has been in scintillating form this season, amassing a total of 545 runs (second behind D’Arcy Short on 595).
His last five rounds in particular have been stunning, not once dropping below 85.
He scored 85 runs against the Thunder earlier this season, and if he has his way he’ll be wanting more.
Wade is another solid VC loophole option.
Who are you going with? Good luck with your selections in round thirteen!