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Andrew Tye – $246,800 (BWL)
Andrew Tye is one of many players that has kick started his one day international career on the back of some stunning BBL performances. Tye’s credentials as being the number one death bowler in the game have seen him undertake the same role in the one day format, seeing him become a regular in the canary yellow and green for Australia.
Some may be scared off paying the hefty price tag of $246,800 but when you do a bit of digging there can be no doubt that he is a must-have. My personal dig found the following:
– Average BBL Fantasy score of 75.2 in his six games last season
– Leading wicket taker in the 2018 IPL (24 wickets from 14 games)
– Leading wicket taker in the JLT Cup
– Perth Scorchers have a double game round to start with
– His last four scores against the double round teams he plays this season…….. Renegades – 59, 91, 42, 41……….. 6ers – 54, 142, 16, 121
– Should be available for the Scorchers first 6 Rounds with Australian duties to come thereafter
– After Rd6 he should still maintain his price and you should be able to make some money on any downgrade you choose………. It’s a no brainer!
WORTH SOME THOUGHT
Sam Heazlett – $62,500 (BAT)
Fresh off a ton in the most previous round of Sheffield Shield action, Sam Heazlett will have made his way into a few BBL Supercoach sides, if he wasn’t already! I think some people may have been cautious about selecting Heazlett given the promise of Max Bryant, Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum occupying two of the top three batting spots, Joe Burns likely availability for the entire BBL and also the ‘sweepologist’ Alex Ross.
However, if there is one thing you can guarantee its Cricket Australia having their grubby hands on selections at BBL franchises and that should ensure that their ‘golden boy’ Heazlett gets a game (he debuted for Australia in 2017 without playing a 50 over game for Queensland).
Putting that little jibe aside, the kid can play and isn’t shy to throw the willow at the top of the order. I’m backing him to partner McCullum at the top for the Brisbane Heat and given their double game round to start the season and the fact he is $62,500, he is definitely worth some thought!
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