Chaos, Chaos, Chaos. While the dust continues to settle, the impact of Covid has left Supercoach teams in tatters. The scrapping of the Sixers and Melbourne Stars games allowed only three matches to be played without a double for either of the teams scheduled to do so (Heat & Strikers). The Heat team was also completely decimated in the one game that went ahead, with the core squad unable to participate due to Covid. Coaches who took left field options for the Strikers in Matthew Short and Peter Siddle were rewarded with 142 and 135 points respectively.
Round 10 sees the Hurricanes and Thunder play 2 games so look to load up on their players.
1. Jason Sangha
An ultra-consistent player that has continually found ways to churn out good numbers with his 6 games being 48. His ability to both bat and bowl gives him an advantage over the other two on this list. Even in the most recent game where he was only able to get 6 runs, he was able to offset this with 2 wickets in only 2 overs. A season average of 78 sees him as a reliable captain choice. However, with the Thunder playing the first game of the week, look to use the Vice Captaincy loophole to observe his performance.
2. Ben McDermott
The most popular captaincy option for Round 10 and why not with his exploits in the Hurricanes last double game round. A prolific Round 6 with back-to-back centuries saw Ben McDermott top the scoring charts with a monstrous 347 points, seeing owners and people that captained him climb up the charts. Yet the 2 rounds following have seen him get a duck and 11 runs. Game 1 sees him come up against a decimated Heat side, which could see him turn his fortunes around and allow him to rack up a big score.
3. Tom Rogers
A quiet round against the Adelaide Strikers saw Rogers only put out 21 points in his wicketless affair. Yet the 4th highest wicket taker in the BBL looks to bounce back as prior to this game he was averaging 2 wickets a game and has achieved an economy rate bonus in all but one of his games. With few coaches opting for Rogers as Captain, he could be unique point of difference in this big week.
Pocket pick of the week
1. Mohammad Hasnain
Hasnain’s first outing saw him get a triple wicket maiden in his first over whilst also continuing to pressure batsmen in later overs with his pace and ball movement. This performance led to 117 points on debut. With the double game week against 2 teams with a losing record this season in the Renegades and Hurricanes, Hasnain could potentially find a couple more wickets and be a key point of difference with few coaches drafting him in their team.