2017/18 BBL SuperCoach – MustHaves #1

Written by Schwarzwalder on October 17 2018

(Written & Created By Michael Pell @pelly_51)



Chris Lynn – $202,000 (BAT)

Lynnsanity took hold during BBL06 with Chris Lynn announcing himself as the premier T20 batsman in Australia. He piled on 309 runs at an average of 154.50, a strike rate of 177.58, which included 26 sixes and a highest score of 98 not out (always handy for the average). Injury, however, has been the common theme for Lynn, with him only playing a total of five games across each of the past two season. His BBL07 was far from what we would expect from the superstar with hamstring and shoulder injuries hampering his campaign. His 148 runs was a modest return but the silver lining we are after was the whopping strike rate of 162.64 which sat second on the strike rate charts for the season (Simon Milenko was number 1…I know surprising hey!). Lynn’s asking price to start the season in BBL Supercoach is $202,000 and given his recent JLT Cup form (see stats below), his undeniable star power and the bonus points on offer for higher strike rates, this is a no brainer of a decision. He is a MUST HAVE!

Chris Lynn – JLT Cup 2018 Form
Innings: 7
Runs: 452 (ranked number 1)
HS: 135
Ave: 75.33
SR: 117.70
4’s: 40




Jason Behrendorff – $125,000 (BWL)

Remember the name? (No, not Carlos Brathwaite), I’m talking about Jason Behrendorff. The tall left armer from the Perth Scorchers who in his second and last T20 International tore through India and finished with figures of 4/21. Yes, I know on the flip side that this is the same guy who hasn’t played a full BBL season since BBL05 due to injury and has only just returned to competitive cricket recently through the JLT Cup. I think that we’ve been quick to forget, however, just how damaging ‘The Dorff’ was during his summer in the sun. His BBL05 stats were 15 wickets from 10 matches at a strike rate of 16 and an average of 16.40. Not bad going! Given the Perth Scorchers having a double game week in game week 1 and a heavily discounted $125,000 price tag after no games in BBL06 and BBL07. Jason Behrendroff is definitely worth some thought.


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2 thoughts on “2017/18 BBL SuperCoach – MustHaves #1”

  1. Great analysis of both options and fantastic to see the presence you are establishing among the key distributors of fantasy bbl advice.

    Behrendorff is an absolute lock for me. One of my favourite players from a fantasy and non fantasy perspective and it’s a shame he has been constantly hampered by injuries throughout his career.

    From a fantasy perspective he possess the key attributes of regularly taking wickets and maintaining a low economy rate which is evident by his T20 career (excluding T20 internationals) where he has taken 57 wickets from 39 innings with an economy rate of 7.19.

    Lynn on the other hand I’m deterred from because of (a) I will have too many players from Heat and Scorchers for my liking (Ur Rahman, Pattinson, McCullum, Klinger, Qadir, Behrendorff and potentially D Willey) and (b) their double bye.

    Apart from that he should be a great selection if he can score in excess of 30 runs in both matches as his strike rate at the GABBA is an astronomical 173.13 which is nearly 30 above his average strike rate in T20’s.



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