The second semi-final features the table-topping Brisbane Heat up against the Sydney Sixers – who made it thanks to a stunning chase against the Melbourne Stars a few days ago. We have you covered with another $5k guaranteed – see our BBL fantasy tips below.
Brendon McCullum – $10,500
He’s the highest priced active player here but he’s capable of the extraordinary. He made an 18-ball fifty in the previous match and if you don’t roster him in your side, you’ll definitely regret it.
Sam Heazlett – $5,900
He was brought into the Heat squad as a ‘Chris Lynn replacement’ and whilst Lynn is irreplaceable, he’s been solid so far with scores of 39 and 28 and a tournament strike rate of 170.45. He batted at 3 last game with McCullum and Peirson opening so the same should be expected again.
Jimmy Peirson – $3,500
He’s been in terrible form but there’s not much to lose at this position and with Peirson at just $3,500 today. He has considerably more upside than Brad Haddin as he opens the batting and if he gets going, has shown he can go on to make big scores. He made 46 and 44 earlier this tournament but has done nothing lately.
Moises Henriques – $6,100
He bowled for the first time all tournament last match and whilst it was only two overs, he took a wicket and also got an economy rate bonus. Given the importance of this match, it’s hard to see Henriques not bowling a couple of overs again as he is a very capable bowler. He also made 20 runs and is pretty consistent.
Samuel Badree – $9,100
After missing the last four matches, the Brisbane Heat have named Badree in their squad to face the Sixers. He was sensational in his four matches, taking 4 wickets at an economy rate of just 6.13. He’s a very hard bowler to get away.
Nathan Lyon – $5,700
He’s gone up in price since last match but perhaps surprisingly was how low owned he was – going under 25%! He’s still a must have even at the inflated price after taking 2/18 off his 4 overs last match. Spinners are very hard to get away in the shorter form of the game and Lyon has great variations in pace.