After an Aussie domination in the test series and then England winning the one dayers, this T20 Tri-series is set up for some tight matches. England will be hoping to continue their white ball dominance while the Aussies will look to build after an easy win against the kiwis.
With $3,000 up for grabs, making sure you pick the studs from the duds is going to be crucial in this fast-paced version of the game. There is plenty of fire power in both sides – with lots of upside. If you are undecided on the perfect lineup look no further than these tips!
Chris Lynn – $7,100
After top scoring against the Kiwis on Saturday night Lynn showed signs of his notorious big hitting. While not going huge he piled on plenty of runs quite easily. He looks primed after some time off with injury and I’m backing him to go large here.
Alex Hales – $8,300
Similar to Lynn, Hales could be the X factor for the English side. He didn’t quite get going in the ODI series but will want to make an impact here in the T20s. One of the biggest hitters going around and I am expecting him to enjoy the freedom of T20 cricket.
David Willey – $6,000
If you have seen any news lately, you would know that this guy could easily be categorised as an all-rounder. He blasted 79 opening the batting against a PM XI the other day, taking no less than 34 off a Nathan lyon over! He also chimed in with 3 wickets and will look to continue that form into this match. At this price he has huge upside.
Billy Stanlake – $6,200
Fresh off a superb performance against New Zealand, the tall opening bowler will look to lead from the fornt again. He rattled through the kiwi top order with express pace and tight line and length bowling. Again I think this guy has plenty of upside and should be on your radar.
Darcy Short – $7,000
Probably won’t do much bowling but you need to have him in your team for his batting. Absolutely dominated the BBL this year and is coming into this off a 68 in the final for Hobart. Debut nerves got the better of him against New Zealand but he will be raring to make an impact on the big stage now.
Jos Butler $7,000
This was a tough one with Butler coming off a great ODI series and Carey being one of the new stars of the Australian summer. I’ve gone with Butler purely for the fact he should get a little more time at the crease to score some runs. I think at his price the upside still outweighs his opposite number.