Expert Panel: With no immediate doubles or byes, how do you trade?
Round 4 commences on Boxing Day, with the fixtures starting to come thick and fast now. But there’s no doubles or byes over the next two rounds creating a unique dynamic for Supercoaches.
In fact, the next double game round isn’t until Round 6 with both the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades playing twice.
In the meantime, the lack of doubles and byes offers a wide variety of strategies for SuperCoaches, after we had the Stars, Strikers and Hurricanes all having doubles early on, while the former two also had byes.
Generally trades and planning was built around that but without doubles and byes and with a decent three-round sample size, trade decisions appear a bit different in rationale.
With that in mind, Honeyball caught up with ex-Sydney Sixers media manager, cricket.com.au commentator and current SuperCoach BBL rank 342 Max Bryden and regular top 500 finisher and current SuperCoach BBL rank 43 Kenneth Megill to discuss these quandaries.
HB: The next double game round is in Round 6, so are you making trades or planning for that yet?
MB: The short answer is yes. Knowing that it’s coming up it definitely factors into how I compare the pros and cons of players. I think both clubs have pretty good draws for the double – the Sixers could go huge against the Heat and Strikers. So getting in Josh Philippe ($165k WKP/BAT) for Alex Carey ($181k WKP/BAT) after the Strikers double now is a no-brainer.
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