SuperCoach BBL is back for 2019-20 which means the “Club 23 Legends” return for a shot at redemption after an outrageously unlucky debut season.
My team had the premiership there for the taking in our “Foxy Morons” league — featuring Fox Sports personalities Kerry O’Keeffe, Mark Waugh, Mike Hussey, Michael Vaughan and Brendon Julian.
But my season was controversially ended by Isa Guha in what can only be described as a disgraceful decision by SuperCoach powerbrokers.
Shane Warne has named his team for SuperCoach BBL.Source:The Daily Telegraph
Isa and I finished with a tie in the semi final. But in scenes reminiscent of New Zealand’s “loss” in the World Cup final, Isa advanced on countback.
Devastated is not a strong enough word to describe how my squad felt after that loss, but BBL09 is a new season and I predict my lads will use last year’s disappointment as motivation to claim a maiden title.
And if not, I’ll certainly win the commentary box banter.
Here’s my side for 2019-20:
D’Arcy Short $262,800
International standard player who can’t quite force into the national T20 side ahead of David Warner and Aaron Finch. Has the talent to one day play all-formats for Australia and his left arm wrist spin is extremely underrated.
Chris Lynn $173,000
Ultimate power at the top of the order and a superstar in this format. Has a double game in Round 1 so he’s a huge chance of being my skipper.
Chris Lynn will be a popular captain for Round 1.Source:AAP
Aaron Finch $167,000
World class. Gets the job done almost every time and starts quite cheap after last year’s rough patch.
Mackenzie Harvey $71,900
Coming off a solid debut season opening the batting for the Renegades and could really bust out in his second year.
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Caleb Jewell $67,300
Impressive so far in the Marsh Cup and is set to be promoted to open for the Hurricanes alongside Darcy Short, with Matthew Wade on Test duty.
Caleb Jewell is set to open the batting with D’Arcy Short.Source:Getty Images
Matthew Gilkes $96,700
Upstaged David Warner and Steve Smith in a recent Marsh Cup game. The fact the rookie keeper-batsman made the team sheet in the first place shows how highly-rated he is given NSW fielded a near Test-strength team.
Ollie Davis $42,000
One of the most exciting young hitters in the country. Smashed 17 sixes in an innings at last season’s Australian Under 19 championships.
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Josh Philippe $123,000
Will be in Australian colours by the end of the summer.
Harry Nielsen $75,400
The son of my former Australian coach Tim Nielsen has the pedigree to go a long way. Brilliant 79 off 49 balls to lead the Prime Minister’s XI to victory over Sri Lanka last week.
Marcus Stoinis $278,900
I’ve been a big fan for a long time. He’ll be hurting after falling out of favour with national selectors and will look to make a statement in the Big Bash.
Marcus Stoinis is hurting after being dumped from national sides.Source:AAP
Glenn Maxwell $175,100
He was my first player picked in The Hundred draft as coach of London Spirit. Proven matchwinner who is impossible to bowl to when he’s on.
Riley Meredith $139,000
Best young quick in the country. Expect him to break into Australian white ball teams this summer and it won’t be long before he plays all three formats.
Fawad Ahmed $113,000
Underrated. Could easily play for Australia if Nathan Lyon went down. Switches from the Thunder to the Scorchers this year and the extra bounce at Optus Stadium will suit his style.
Fawad Ahmed, pictured playing for the PM’s XI, has been signed by the Thunder.Source:Getty Images
Mitchell Swepson $98,500
Talented spinner, but unfortunately he isn’t used well in Queensland. Should be playing more cricket, but this could be the year he finally breaks out.
Will Sutherland $42,000
He was one of my rookie picks last year before going down with stress fractures. Bowls quick and hits long — one of the best young all-rounders in the country
Cameron Green $42,000
Speaking of young all-rounders, this 20-year-old is making a huge impression at Shield level. Stands over 200cm, bowls 140km/h, hits massive bombs and starts at base price. Yes please.
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