The Renegades and Sixers both play twice in Round 5. What are the best options and where is the value? Check out all the top destinations.
The trickiest factor about the Round 5 double is that Renegades and Sixers play twice, but against each other both times.
It would be wise not to overburden the players on these two teams – a maximum of six or seven would probably suffice.
This balancing act will be crucial for KFC SuperCoach teams as they plan their trades for an important round, with BBL12 midway point not far away – yes, that’s how fast KFC SuperCoach BBL moves.
One player to avoid is Renegades superstar Andre Russell, who has fulfilled his BBL12 contract. He will soon be replaced by New Zealand slugger Martin Guptill.
Don’t fall into the trap of picking the West Indian Star thinking he’ll play in Round 5.
Check out our list of the Renegades and Sixers’ best KFC SuperCoach picks, including some bargains that might be too cheap to ignore.
Akeal Hosein $207,600 BWL
The West Indian spinner was a revelation in the early games of BBL12, opening the tournament with scores of 116 and 55 to boost his $105,000 prize. He followed that up with a whopping 139 points against The Heat, where he excelled with the ball and made a late cameo with the blade. Hosein has a dream role for KFC SuperCoach opening bowling and batting at number 7 and he was a top scorer in the first four rounds. Worth the extra price whether he gets DPP or not.
Sean Abbott $168,000 Business Administration
Simply put, it’s never a bad time to have Abbott on your KFC SuperCoach team. He showed why in Round 1 when he won three wickets over 20 to take his score to 86 KFC SuperCoach points. And you can get the No. 1 wicket-taker in BBL history at a discount after three modest results. Don’t worry about him conceding a lot of runs in his last few games, he’s a must.
Tom Rogers $178,600 Business Administration
Rogers grabbed a stunning four-wicket draw in Round 3 and backed it up with 57 points against his former side, the Hurricanes. He’s quite expensive, but he’s a promising POD player as he’s likely to score eight overs in the Sixers in their double.
Hayden Kerr $180,300 BAT Business Administration
Kerr hadn’t turned in the same bowling results early in BBL12 that he did during his breakout campaign last summer until he went 2-36 in their last game against the Hurricanes. This underpinned his 32-of-20 deliveries as a finisher, a role in which he was successful in the early games. His 42 from 35 balls against the Perth Scorchers was an indication of Kerr’s batting talent, which is largely untapped in the BBL.
Martin Guptil $160,000 BAT
The veteran Kiwi opener will replace Andre Russell at Gades in Round 5, which will likely result in Sam Harper shuffling down the order. The 36-year-old doesn’t come cheap at $160,000 but has hit more than 8000 career T20 runs with a 31.7 average and a 130.8 batting average. If he repeats his career numbers, he will do well in Round 5.
Josh Philippe $129,100 WKP BAT
Philippe has been the most-chosen wicketkeeper since the start of BBL12 and plays on more than 40 percent of the KFC SuperCoach teams. If you’ve stayed patient, you’ll be rewarded with a reasonably priced Gloveman for round 5. Anything under $130,000 is an absolute steal for one of the BBL’s most damaging rackets.
Nic Maddinson $139,800 BAT
The Melbourne Renegades captain got off to a flying start in the BBL12, posting his best BBL score of 87 balls from 49 in Round 1 against the Brisbane Heat. But he’s been struggling with 2 and 0 points since then, which will make him a lot more affordable going into Round 5. However, his role with the ball has diminished since the arrival of Hosein and Mujeeb ur Rahman, which has caused his KFC SuperCoach scoring to be highly volatile.
Kane Richardson $146,600 Business Administration
One of the premier seamstresses in BBL history will likely be available for a lot less than its starting price of $189,000. Richardson’s price has been on the way down since an opening round score of 21, potentially another great Round 5 pick. He’s averaging 58.6 KFC SuperCoach points per game against the Sixers, who the Renegades meet twice in Round 5. He should be a priority buy and plays a perfect role for KFC SuperCoach scoring. Was done for their duel on Christmas Eve so it should be fresh for their double.
Mujeeb ur Rahman $106,300 BWL
While Hosein made headlines early on in their spin partnership, Mujeeb has a more proven KFC SuperCoach background. He averaged 38.5 last year and 66.6 two seasons ago, underscoring his scoring potential. Hosein’s price could soar to unattainable heights, but Mujeeb has remained affordable so far. He started BBL12 with $111,000 and will be about the same in Round 5. That’s some serious value considering he started BBL11 with $208,000.
Sam Harper $83,000 WKP BAT
The crucial glove man for Round 5. You can make a case for picking both Harper and Philippe, especially since they give you post-double trade flexibility. The main reason to wait for Harper is the impact Guptill’s arrival is likely to have on the Renegades batting lineup. Guptill will likely open with Nic Maddinson. That could mean Harper slipping down to 6th place.
Aaron Finch $146,700 BAT
Those who got burned by the former Aussie T20 skipper in the KFC SuperCoach a few summers ago will find it hard to retie. But Finch showed his potential as a KFC SuperCoach goalscorer when he exploded in Round 2 as an undefeated 70 and led the Renegades to victory over Sydney Thunder. He can be hit-and-miss like most batsmen – he scored four goals in the game prior to this inning. But an on-song finch could give your Round 5 score a real boost.
Izharulhaq Naveed $99,000 BWL
SuperCoaches, who put Naveed into play early on, were thrown a curve ball when the young Afghan spinner was dropped despite four wickets in his first two games. He was replaced by rising Aussie youngster Todd Murphy, but Naveed was back in the Sixers’ lineup for their win over the Stars. See if he’s named after their clash with the Renegades to better gauge if he’ll play both games in doubles. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have much more money to make after scoring round 4 zero.
Will Sutherland $55,400 BAT Business Administration
Sutherland appears to be the main beneficiary of Andre Russell’s departure. The Victorian all-rounder threw just three overs in the first two games of BBL12 compared to Russell’s seven. And he could also improve the batting order after an impressive 40 to keep the Renegades in the game against the Hurricanes. Russell will leave a gap in the Gades lineup that will only get bigger when Hosein and Mujeeb depart around Round 8. Sutherland’s price has stayed low and for the first time in his BBL career he appears to have an opportunity to be a leading part of the Renegades attack during the home run.
Moises Henriques $99,800 BAT
The Sixers captain returned to form just in time for the Round 5 double with a 52-of-32 shot against the Stars. However, a score of 87 points was still not enough to top his break-even of 111 after posting consecutive zero points in the previous two rounds. The Sixers’ top order has yet to find its groove in BBL12 and that could offer Henriques an opportunity to cash in Round 5. In his last game against the Renegades, he had 64 KFC SuperCoach points.
James Vince $76,200 BAT
If you like playing on the bench in KFC SuperCoach, Vince is a perfect choice for Round 5. You can bench him in the first game of the round as an emergency, and then use a player with a bye like Shadab Khan to help his score secure when he performs. Vince has yet to hit his straps in BBL12, but with records of 19 not outs and 33 in his last two games, a big innings is just around the corner. At this price, it’s worth the risk.
WHO TO SELL
Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes have the bye, so ideally you would swap players from these teams. But if you can, try to keep at least one Hobart player on your bench through Round 5, since the Hurricanes have a double in Round 8.
The Strikers’ next double comes in round 9, so you have three or four extra trades to bring back Adelaide players. Try to keep someone who can perform well in single game rounds, such as Shadab Khan.
Your other option is to trade players who have peaked or are about to go down in value. If you are a subscriber, you can experience full break-even and price protection with SuperCoach Plus.
SHOULD I BOOST?
Trade Boost will likely be a popular option in Round 5. They are in play to be used strategically and this seems like a perfect round to take advantage of a fourth trade.
Originally published as KFC SuperCoach BBL Trade Guide: Best Renegades, Sixers to buy for round 5 of BBL12
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