SuperCoach BBL: Finest cheapies, rookies, fantasy cricket, methods to play, skilled suggestions


Rookies or cheapies – they’re the important thing to any type of KFC SuperCoach. Right here is the whole lot it’s essential know concerning the BBL money cows this summer season.

No matter type of KFC SuperCoach you’re taking part in, getting your money cows proper is essential to success.

In KFC SuperCoach AFL, coaches are likely to concentrate on the draftees with essentially the most money-making potential.

In KFC SuperCoach NRL, it’s the brand new signings or younger weapons promoted from the under-20s to earn an opportunity on the huge time.

KFC SuperCoach BBL is exclusive in that the money cows will not be restricted to 1 age group or expertise degree.

This season coaches shall be contemplating untried all-rounders to English internationals and Australia’s new million-dollar man.

Constructing group worth is the quickest solution to load your group with stars reminiscent of Rashid Khan and Daniel Sams.

These are the money cows to contemplate for BBL12, beginning on the basement price ticket.

Josh Brown (Warmth)

$42k BAT
A participant most BBL followers are unlikely to have heard of however has constructed a status as one of many cleanest hitters in Queensland Premier Cricket. Taking part in as an opener for Northern Suburbs, Brown has hammered 4 tons this summer season with a season excessive of 159. He made 147no off 68 balls in opposition to College of Queensland, 159 off 59 balls in opposition to Ipswich, 129 off 126 in opposition to Gold Coast and 131 off 79 balls in opposition to South Brisbane. Brown has hit 76 sixes in 20 innings this season. The subsequent finest in Queensland grade cricket is Ben Reducing with 44. Apparently, Max Bryant has been batting middle-order for Queensland. Might that transfer be with a watch on blooding Brown within the BBL?

VERDICT: Exhausting to look previous if he’s picked for Brisbane’s first sport and he appears to be like a participant destined to ship fireworks when his alternative arrives.

Cam McClure (Stars)

$42k BWL
Standing at over 200cm, McClure is taken into account one of the thrilling pace-bowling prospects in Victoria. The 21-year-old has collected 11 wickets in 5 first-class video games and 4 scalps from his two Marsh Cup outings. The Stars’ frontline quicks are prone to be Englishman Luke Wooden, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Trent Boult early within the season, with Brody Sofa additionally within the combine. That may probably imply McClure has to bide his time and watch for a chance, which could arrive after Boult heads to the UAE.

VERDICT: The Stars have a Spherical 9 double. Let’s hope he breaks into the group then and we will severely money in for the ultimate rounds of BBL12.

Corey Rocchichioli (Renegades)

$42k BWL
Tall spinner who has been one of many standouts of the Sheffield Defend season thus far with 16 wickets in 5 matches. Eight of these scalps got here in a single sport because the 25-year-old introduced himself on the home stage. His concern on the Renegades is prone to be alternative, not less than till Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Akael Hosein depart mid-season. It’s extremely unlikely the Renegades would play three spinners with Kane Richardson and Tom Rogers prone to lead the assault. Anticipate Rocchichioli and Ruwantha Kellepotha to get alternatives within the run residence when the Renegades’ main spinners head abroad.

VERDICT: Not one to begin with however could possibly be a useful mid-season downgrade if he can break in on the proper time.

Campbell Kellaway (Stars)

$42K BAT
The 20-year-old Victorian is about for his first style of BBL after lately debuting within the Sheffield Defend. Kellaway ranked within the top-10 batters at this 12 months’s Underneath-19 World Cup and opened his Premier Cricket marketing campaign for Melbourne with knocks of 42, 133 not out, 51 and 83. These efficiency earned him a Victorian cap but it surely stays to be seen if it will likely be sufficient for a spot within the Stars XI. With out the injured Glenn Maxwell, the Stars would possibly desire to go for expertise.

VERDICT: More likely to be unavailable for Spherical 1 after being named to play within the CA XI in opposition to South Africa from December 9-12. Was most likely unlikely to debut anyway however is price monitoring because the expertise is unquestionably there.

Ruwantha Kellepotha (Gades)

$42k BWL
What a narrative the previous Sri Lankan first-class participant is. He was taking part in in Melbourne’s Dandenong District Cricket Affiliation, took a punt and headed to Casey-South Melbourne the place he pocketed 37 Premier Cricket wickets. That marketing campaign put him on the radar of Victorian selectors and helped Kellepotha earn a chance with the Renegades. Anticipate Hosein and Mujeeb to be the Gades’ spinners early however Kellepotha ought to get an opportunity later in BBL12.

VERDICT: Mid-season downgrade possibility.

Cooper Connolly (Scorchers)

$42k BAT-BWL
Cooper – or as he’s extra affectionately identified by KFC SuperCoaches Looper Connolly – is likely one of the prime skills coming by way of the ranks out west. The looper nickname caught as many coaches used Connolly as their non-playing captaincy loop final season. The Scorchers have misplaced Mitch Marsh, Phil Salt and Laurie Evans in current weeks, considerably hindering their batting depth. In the event that they’re unable to safe reinforcements earlier than the beginning of BBL12 it could possibly be Connolly’s time to shine. He was averaging 77 after 4 innings for WA membership Scarborough which included a knock of 188.

VERDICT: Nonetheless appears to be like prone to be on the fringes and can be utilized as a BAT-BWL loop once more. It does imply one spot in your group isn’t being profitable although.


Lance Morris (Scorchers)

$62k BWL
The ‘wild factor’ has been one of many dominant bowlers within the Sheffield Defend, stepping up within the absence of Jhye Richardson for Western Australia. Morris has 22 wickets in 5 video games for the Warriors and has largely led the assault with Richardson sidelined resulting from niggles. In consequence, the younger fast was added to Australia’s squad for the second Take a look at the West Indies. He’d be a really tempting KFC SuperCoach possibility if chosen for the Spherical 2 double as he’s a bowler with a powerful strike price who ought to accumulate factors by way of wickets. The problem although is even when Richardson misses the beginning of BBL12, Morris remains to be probably behind Tymal Mills, Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff. Then there’s Matt Kelly who by no means lets Perth down when referred to as on.

VERDICT: Could possibly be in for a breakout BBL, however far too onerous to name when there’s a lot tempo expertise within the Scorchers’ ranks. Job safety is just too shaky to confidently say he could possibly be a money cow.

Paddy Dooley (Hurricanes)

$62k BWL
The rising left-arm spinner received his first style of BBL when Brisbane Warmth was decimated by Covid. Dooley has since gained worldwide expertise within the Abu Dhabi T20 league, claiming the wickets of Alex Hales, James Vince and Muhammad Waseem whereas taking part in within the Center East. Dooley has a singular bowling motion and needs to be within the combine to play his first match for Hobart from Spherical 1. He’s a unique spinner to Shadab Khan and D’Arcy Quick and is extra typically used within the powerplay. The Hurricanes would possibly go along with Khan and Quick as their spinners in the beginning of BBL12 however don’t be shocked to see Dooley get an early alternative. He has 27 wickets in Queensland Premier Cricket this season.

VERDICT: Positively on the watch listing. For his motion as a lot as something.

Izharulhaq Naveed (Sixers)

$62k BWL
Have the Scorchers uncovered one other gem right here? The boys in magenta hardly ever miss with signings and Naveed was the true unknown from the inaugural BBL draft. He’s a 19-year-old leg-spinner from Afghanistan. Steve O’Keefe remains to be prone to be the No.1 spinner on the Sixers which might pit Naveed in opposition to Victorian Todd Murphy in the event that they decide to play two tweakers. Even then, Murphy appears prone to get the nod if the Sixers undertake the two-spin technique. His job safety isn’t sound sufficient to be a KFC SuperCoach issue.

VERDICT: Cross. Sixers don’t have an early double and it’s onerous to see him cementing a spot in what’s been a really secure line-up.

Sam Elliott (Stars)

$62k BWL
The son of former Take a look at batter Matthew Elliott made his Sheffield Defend debut in current weeks, making 80 not out and taking three wickets in his first sport within the longer format for Victoria. Barring any late squad adjustments, the Stars will lean on Trent Boult, Luke Wooden, Brody Sofa and Nathan Coulter-Nile to hold most of their seam-bowling load. That would go away Elliott as a back-up possibility however he’s one who has proven in his quick profession he can influence video games with bat and ball.

VERDICT: Doubtless too far down the queue to make your KFC SuperCoach group, even when he’s chosen for Spherical 1. You need gamers with sturdy job safety.


Henry Hunt (Strikers)

$62k BAT
Extra famend as a red-ball batter, Hunt averaged 17 in six innings for the Strikers final season. The highest-order batter has a promising file from eight 50-over video games, averaging slightly below 40 at a strike price over 70. However his six T20s have solely yielded a excessive rating of 27. Adelaide must fill the middle-order function Jon Wells performed so properly in current seasons after his swap to the Renegades. Might Hunt get first crack? Thomas Kelly appears extra probably.

VERDICT: There’s so many good choices on the Spherical 1 double you don’t must flirt with dangerous choices like Hunt.

Harry Nielsen (Strikers)

$62k WKP-BAT
Whereas his KFC SuperCoach file doesn’t encourage nice confidence, Nielsen is the one keeper accessible for $62k this 12 months. He’s additionally nearly actually received the gloves till Alex Carey returns. In case you had been going to begin with Nielsen it might unlikely be for money era or huge factors (final 12 months he began at $76k and completed at $43k, averaging 17.9 factors. Coaches who begin Nielsen will probably achieve this with Spherical 2 in thoughts when he can be utilized to pivot both Matthew Gilkes or Josh Inglis to a BAT function for his or her doubles.

VERDICT: Provided that you’re choosing him to your construction – and even you then’ll must punt him as soon as Alex Carey is again.

Beau Webster (Stars)

$62k BAT
Possibly I’m looking out too onerous for a rookie, however one thing tells me Webster could possibly be a severe money cow in BBL12. If the Stars are going to push for a finals berth one among Webster, Joe Burns and/or Nick Larkin must step into the void left by Glenn Maxwell’s harm. Larkin and Burns are extra top-order gamers which is why I feel Webster would be the one the Stars lean on for Maxwell’s middle-order finisher function. He averages 28 from greater than 50 profession T20s and apparently has been bowling rather a lot for Tasmania in Sheffield Defend. Might he additionally decide up the Maxwell slack with the ball?

VERDICT: Massive apply match watch. If he’s batting prime 5 and rolling the arm over $62k is a loopy worth. It’s only some summers since Webster peaked in KFC SuperCoach at $166k.

Nick Larkin (Stars)

$62k BAT
Larkin hasn’t featured for New South Wales since February however despatched a reminder of his high quality final month when he peeled off 183 out of a complete of 269 to guide Sydney Uni to victory in opposition to Gordon in NSW Premier Cricket. Larkin didn’t have a terrific influence for the Stars final summer season, scoring 88 runs from eight innings which features a 52 not out. The Stars batting line-up is fairly unsure however Larkin looms as the kind of linchpin who can enable huge hitters like Hilton Cartwright to go on the assault. Two summers in the past he averaged nearly 40 within the BBL and has the standard to not less than partially fill the massive Maxwell void.

VERDICT: Want Webster if he’s an out of doors probability of bowling.

Joe Burns (Stars)

$62k BAT
The previous Take a look at opener has by no means actually taken the BBL by storm and has a profession batting common of 23 from 86 T20 video games. Burns shall be in the identical camp as Larkin and Webster, seeking to step up for the Stars to assist them overcome a summer season with Maxwell after his freak leg harm. Might he open with Marcus Stoinis? That function will most likely fall to Joe Clarke however Burns’ type within the Sheffield Defend has been encouraging, compiling greater than 300 runs at a median of 44.3. Possibly he’s the person for that floating No.3/No.4 function that Maxwell usually fills.

VERDICT: It could be unusual for a 33-year-old to have a breakout BBL event – however funnier issues have occurred.

Will Sutherland (Renegades)

$62k BAT-BWL
Sutherland appears to be having fun with the breakout summer season he has threatened to unleash up to now few years. Nonetheless solely 23, Sutherland scored his maiden first-class ton in October and now boasts 75 wickets from 25 matches within the dishevelled blue. He’s by no means nailed down a task for the Renegades who’ve typically used Mohammad Nabi within the lower-order all-rounder function. Now Liam Livingstone has withdrawn and been changed by a top-order batter in Martin Guptill, Sutherland will lastly have the ability to lock down an outlined function.

VERDICT: KFC SuperCoaches who’ve been burned earlier than will discover it powerful to go there once more. Watch his type and function within the early rounds carefully.

Oliver Davies (Thunder)

$62k BAT
One of many increase children of the BBL who looms as the following Tim David T20 prototype. Davies burst onto the scene two summers in the past with KFC SuperCoach scores of 71 and 83 however a mix of harm and function have slowed his progress since. He opened his profession with scores of 36 off 22 and 48 off 23 however in 11 BBL innings since has solely reached 20 as soon as.

VERDICT: Look out if all of it clicks – and it’s absolutely only a matter of time till it does.

Cameron Inexperienced (Scorchers)

$62k BAT-BWL
The Aussie all-rounder could be the perfect mid-season downgrade in KFC SuperCoach historical past. Severely, Inexperienced ticks each field for what KFC SuperCoaches need in a participant. He’ll probably bowl 3-4 overs each match, bat within the prime 4-5 (presumably as an opener), and is likely one of the finest gully fielders in Australia. The Aussie Take a look at gamers will return to the BBL in mid-January and except Inexperienced’s workload goes to be managed, he’ll quick develop into one of the in style gamers in KFC SuperCoach.

VERDICT: Undecided I might begin with him as tempting as it’s to hold a captaincy loophole till he returns. Simply be sure to leap on when he’s again steaming in for Perth.

Billy Stanlake (Hurricanes)

$68k BWL
What has occurred to huge Billy? As soon as touted as one among Australia’s future fast-bowling weapons, the beanpole fast has been largely off the radar since he performed his final T20 for Australia in November, 2019. Stanlake has been sidelined for a lot of the previous three years resulting from a wretched harm run highlighted by a again stress fracture. You’d think about even when he makes the Hurricanes group he shall be carefully managed to mitigate the chance of additional harm. That may solely stall any potential money era.

VERDICT: The temptation is comprehensible contemplating he was such a promising bowler only some years in the past. However you simply can’t ignore that harm historical past.

Todd Murphy (Sixers)

$69k BWL
The bespectacled off-spinner is gaining followers shortly in Australian cricket as has even been touted as a doable spin associate for Nathan Lyon when the Aussies subsequent head to India. He hasn’t been an enormous wicket-taker in white-ball cricket but however an imposing file of twenty-two scalps in six first-class video games outlines his expertise. Steve O’Keefe ought to nonetheless be the first-choice tweaker for the Sixers however it might shock if Murphy doesn’t get alternatives by way of BBL12 – whether or not that be stepping in when SOK rests or taking part in as a spin duo.

VERDICT: Thrilling prospect for Victorian and Australian cricket however his transient T20 and one-day expertise to date doesn’t recommend he’s going to be a cash maker.

Matt Kuhnemann (Warmth)

$71k BWL
Kuhnemann went to Sri Lanka with the Australia A squad earlier this 12 months and was briefly within the combine for a Take a look at debut in spin-friendly situations. His function for the Warmth shall be fascinating. They should exchange the powerplay overs which had been Mujeeb ur Rahman’s area and Mitch Swepson might be too attacking for that function. If the Warmth aren’t going to again in quicks, is Kuhnemann the person? Brisbane bats moderately deep so might get away with two spinners, albeit it’s unlikely that tactic can be utilized in each match. No level beginning him as he’ll be taking part in within the CA XI in opposition to South Africa throughout Spherical 1.

VERDICT: Take a look at his function in Spherical 1 and leap on for the Spherical 3 double in case you’re impressed.

Jimmy Peirson (Warmth)

$73k WKP-BAT
One of many fixture of Brisbane’s group for a number of years, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see the place Peirson matches after Sam Billings joined the Warmth. Does Peirson keep in, take the gloves and Billings performs as a greater? It wouldn’t shock if the Warmth went for Billings within the maintaining function to offer them extra flexibility with the bat or bowling depth. Peirson rounded out BBL11 with a rating of 143 however that was solely the second KFC SuperCoach ton of his profession.

VERDICT: Not even positive he performs Spherical 1 and he bats too deep to rack up many factors

Marcus Stoinis (Stars)

$83k BAT-BWL
This worth is just too good to be true. It was only some summers in the past Stoinis was one of many most-expensive gamers in KFC SuperCoach. A few lean tournaments during which he has hardly bowled have triggered the Stars all-rounder to plummet to lower than $100k. And the timing couldn’t actually be higher for KFC SuperCoach groups. The Stars have a Spherical 1 double and Stoinis will nearly actually must bowl with out Glenn Maxwell.

VERDICT: He needs to be your first picked participant.

Josh Inglis (Scorchers)

$87k WKP-BAT
Some KFC SuperCoaches appear to have forgotten simply how good Inglis is. Two summers in the past he completed with 413 runs at a strike price of 140, one of many highest strike charges of any batter within the prime 10 again in BBL10. The Scorchers have misplaced Laurie Evans, Phil Salt and Mitch Marsh in current weeks, placing much more onus on Inglis to hold their prime order. His low worth means you may carry Inglis by way of Perth’s Spherical 1 bye after which unleash him come Spherical 2 when the Scorchers play twice. Inglis would have been in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad had it not been for a freak golf harm. He returned to cricket final month with Western Australia.

VERDICT: You’re going to need him in your KFC SuperCoach group come Spherical 2 so save your self the commerce and stash him in your bench.

Tim David (Hurricanes)

$89k BAT
The brand new grasp blaster of Australian cricket has by no means had the proper function for KFC SuperCoach, typically counting on strike price bonus to spice up his scores resulting from coming in at No.6 or No.7 for the Hurricanes. That absolutely adjustments this summer season as Hobart appears to be like to get much more from David’s damaging skills. Matthew Wade, Ben McDermott and D’Arcy Quick are the probably prime three however David might bat wherever from 4-6 relying on sport scenario.

VERDICT: If Hobart had an earlier double he’d be locked in however there are different cheapies with higher fixtures early in BBL12. has solely reached 20 as soon as. Look out if all of it clicks – and it’s absolutely only a matter of time till it does.

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