Fans can now begin building their own Big Bash dream team for the upcoming KFC BBL|07 and Rebel WBBL|03 seasons to take on friends, family and workmates while competing for huge cash prizes.
Fast-bowler Billy Stanlake is Adelaide’s most expensive player overall at $87,700. The 204cm paceman, who made his T20I debut for Australia in February, took six wickets in BBL|06 – including 3/17 against the Sydney Sixers – for an average of 58 points per match.
New Striker Rashid Khan ($75,000) and Big Bash all-time leading wicket-taker Ben Laughlin ($71,700) are next on the price list ahead of Michael Neser ($69,100), who can score with both bat and ball.
But coaches looking to boost their Fantasy batting order should look further down the Strikers’ price list.
Explosive left-hander Jake Lehmann and emerging batsman/keeper Alex Carey will cost managers just $30,000 and appear savvy investments.
Young gun Jake Weatherald ($45,800) is slightly more expensive, but has the weaponry to go big and should have plenty of opportunity from the top of the order. The 23-year-old notched a half-century from just 30 balls on debut for the Strikers last season.
Big-hitting duo Travis Head ($59,900) and import Colin Ingram ($65,000) are well-suited to the T20 arena and must also be considered.
An injury-free Peter Siddle could also be one to watch. The former Australian Test seamer is generously priced under $60k and will be primed to perform after missing all of BBL|06 with the Melbourne Renegades.
BBL Fantasy team managers must select 16 players covering batsmen, bowlers and wicketkeepers while adhering to a $1,000,000 salary cap. Players will fluctuate in value after each round based on their performances allowing managers to trade and customise their side.
The highest scoring BBL Fantasy team of the season will win $10,000, while there’s also round-by-round prizes up for grabs for the top performing team.
New players are still being added to the system leading into BBL|07, so keep logging in and adjusting your team as you go.
A new WBBL Fantasy has also been launched for WBBL|03 in a daily competition format.
Team managers must select five players (two batters, two bowlers and a wicketkeeper) in a bite-sized Fantasy battle.
There’s no pricing in WBBL Fantasy – simply select the five players you believe will top the score each day.
Strikers fast bowler Megan Schutt averaged a team-high 62 points per match last season with fellow Australian Test representative Amanda-Jade Wellington (45 points per game) and big-hitting batter Sophie Devine (47) also likely to be popular selections.
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