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BBL09 Fantasy Tips: Hurricanes vs Strikers
More Double Header action on Sunday in the BBL09 with first game at UTAS Stadium in Launceston for the afternoon fixture between the Hobart Hurricanes (3-6-1) and the Adelaide Strikers. This is the 2nd fixture for the good people in Launceston who endured storms in the 1st game back in December. This is the 1st meeting of the tournament for these two teams with only 4 games remaining on the schedule for both sides.
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It is almost “win or go home” time for the Hurricanes who’ve had a disappointing campaign so far. Winless in the last four games (3 losses and a washout) the Hurricanes will need to win at least 3 out of the last 4 games to have a shot sneaking into 5th place. The Strikers have been around the mid-table throughout the tournament and will be looking to consolidate their finals chances. Their performances against the Heat were very much ‘Yin and Yang’. Getting thrashed in Brisbane then returning the favour days later.
The Hurricanes have made no changes to their 13 after the washed out game in Sydney. The Strikers have also made no changes to their 13 after winning in Adelaide last start.
We cannot read too much what the outcome of the 1st match at UTAS stadium where rain only made 18 overs possible. A quick check of the Points Against tool shows that only a small sample is available on the ground stats, which shows an even balance for batting and bowling fantasy scoring.
The Hobart media are now asking questions of the batting effort of the Hurricanes team who must be said making a solid effort in the absence of stars in the bowling department. Star opening batting duo Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short are unable to play in the same team all summer and they haven’t locked in a suitable top 4. Caleb Jewell has shown us something but hasn’t had a defining season innings as yet. The Hurricanes have had a history of dumping international stars mid-way through tournaments; Owais Shah, Tymal Mills and legend Kumar Sangakkara have been chopped but it seems David Miller will survive for now. Miller was sent out at 3 and failed with a 3 ball duck against the Strikers. This is probably the last chance for Miller and the Hurricanes to keep their season alive.
Adelaide will be buoyed by the manner of their win against the Heat in Adelaide on Friday. Knocking over the Heat for just 100 after the Heat elected to bat is a fantastic effort. Considering earlier in the week the Heat put the beatdown on the Strikers, this game is very fickle at the best of times. Rashid Khan continues to be the Ace in the pack whilst Phil Salt got going when the pressure was off in the run chase.
Love It - Travis Head $16,600 Draftstars
Head scored all of his fantasy points on Friday from his 1 over. Picking up a wicket and nabbing the economy bonus. Expect Head to continue to bowl the sneaky over and then look to contribute with the bat. Averaging 45 points since his return from the Test squad.
Don’t Love It - Ben McDermott $14,900 Draftstars
Whilst the heat has been on David Miller, McDermott is not that far behind in terms of fantasy output. Season average of just 30 and a 3 game average of 26.8 fantasy points has me thinking twice at this attractive price point.
Who Knows - David Miller $14,600 Draftstars
Could lumped him in the “Don’t Love It” section but in times of adversity then the great players come to the fore. Whether this happens for Miller, we don’t know but I’m sure patient owners who have backed him in this season can’t jump off yet.
Love It - Rashid Khan $23,000 Draftstars
If you haven’t heard or seen from each game this season. No one has a clue about his wrong’un! Everyone is clueless and everyone gets out to this delivery. I have seen enough cricket this season to say Khan is almost “fantasy proof” but the variance of DFS BBL must be respected. Pay up or hope he doesn’t score that well.
Don’t Love It - Matthew Short $9,900 Draftstars
We are at the stage of the tournament now that Short is becoming very irrelevant. Only a quick bash at the end of the Renegades last week is the only score over 40 fantasy points since Game 1. Stuck batting at either 5 or 6 and not bowling overs. The price is tempting but no upside at all.
Who Knows - Peter Siddle $14,900 Draftstars
Siddle only picked up 1 wicket in the carnage at the Adelaide Oval so it would be unfair to knock that performance. With Neser and Agar picking up 2 wickets each and being much cheaper price, the expectation of high ownership will be low. However Siddle has been very good with his economy this year and could be well worth the shot in your teams.