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BBL09 Fantasy Tips: Scorchers vs Hurricanes
The second leg of Sunday night’s BBL09 double header comes to you from Optus Stadium in Perth where the Perth Scorchers look to make it two wins in a row against the reeling Hobart Hurricanes.
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Unsurprisingly the Scorchers have kept the same 13 man squad that was successful in Brisbane on Wednesday where they beat the Heat by 40 runs. The Hurricanes have made one change and it’s a biggie – their leading paceman James Faulkner will miss with a calf injury he sustained on Friday night in the 31 run loss to the Heat in Hobart. Tom Rogers comes into the squad but it looks like the perfect opportunity for Scott Boland to make his Hurricanes debut, who was a non-playing squad member on Friday.
Sunday is going to serve up a sunny day and 33 degrees in Perth so we can expect fantastic conditions. As we mentioned last game, the Perth pitch has continued to improve and is now home to the 4th highest fantasy average for batsmen in the country. The Sixers scored 174 here last game before bowling out Perth for 126 in reply, and previously we saw Perth’s 196 being too much for the 185 in reply from the Renegades. The Scorchers have also allowed the most fantasy points to opposition batsmen this season so opposition batsmen don’t fear coming to Perth like they have in previous seasons.
Bowlers don’t have quite as much fun as the batsmen here in comparison, although it is worth noting that Hobart and Perth are the top 2 teams in the comp this season for allowing fantasy points to opposition bowlers. We touched in their preview against the Heat that these numbers may be a bit misleading for Hobart, but they were nearly bowled out at Blundstone so maybe there is something to it.
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Love It – Josh Inglis ($13,000 on Draftstars)
Inglis has been quite consistent opening the batting for Perth this season and flashed his upside with his 50 off 27 balls against the Strikers. He is very aggressive with a high strike rate and of course being the wicket keeper he has further opportunity to score with the gloves. We saw an out of form Max Bryant knock up runs against the Hurricanes on Friday so at this salary, Inglis seems like a great upside play for tournaments.
Don’t Love It – Mitch Marsh ($17,600 on Draftstars)
I placed Marsh in this spot for the Scorchers’ game against the Heat and I’m staying with it again. Marsh made a handy 26 off 19 balls there but the fact of the matter is he came in at number 5, and he wasn’t required with the ball. At this price tag you need more opportunity than that to be anything more than a tournament flier. The Heat top order really got a hold of the Hurricanes on Friday and if the Scorchers can do the same, Marsh could again be reduced to a 20 ball cameo at a premium price.
Who Knows – Liam Livingstone ($16,900 on Draftstars)
Livingstone missed out against the Heat with the bat but he showed a sneaky bowling side to his game and was able to chip in with one wicket. We have highlighted him before as a great tournament option given his superb strike rate and while I wouldn’t recommend expecting many more wickets to come for him, it’s now a potential bonus. The Hurricanes are without their leading quick Faulkner so Livingstone could make a mess of their attack if he gets going.
Love It – Fawad Ahmed ($16,300 on Draftstars)
Ahmed has been in good form for his new team in BBL09 and dominated the Heat batting lineup last game taking 3/16 off 4 overs. The Hurricanes lineup is not unlike the Heat with a few struggling against quality spin and Ahmed has taken at least one wicket in each game he has played here in Perth. In what could be a tough night for the bowlers, I’m happy to take Ahmed for his wicket taking ability.
Don’t Love It – Qais Ahmad ($17,200 on Draftstars)
Ahmad burst onto the scene for the Hurricanes last season and spun his magic in the top end to start the season but he seems to be losing his way of late. His economical yet attacking spin has struggled in recent games and he has shown a bizarre liking for bowling bouncers. We know he’s capable of going big but with four consecutive games under 45 fantasy points, the youngster is starting to come with plenty of risk at his high salary.
Who Knows – Riley Meredith ($15,700 on Draftstars)
With Faulkner out of the side, young quick Riley Meredith becomes the focal point of the attack and how he takes on the responsibility will be interesting. In the game Faulkner was rested Meredith took 3/27 against the Stars and he also took a man of the match 3/26 against the Renegades. With his pace he can go for runs but he also takes bags of wickets, making him a valid tournament play.