SC BBL prices revealed – top 10 value picks for BBL|13
The SuperCoach prices for BBL|13 have been revealed and Honeyball has run the rule over some of the value picks to help you build your starting squad with the game now open.
Honeyball SC BBL memberships are on sale from today! Early $25 season offer (down from $35) or $15 per month. Get access to all HB content, plus our exclusive injury list, comprehensive global T20 leagues form guide, HB Twitter & Whatsapp chats, entry into our members-only SC group (with prizes) and discount offer for our digital mag.
D’Arcy Short ($67k BAT)
If the price tag wasn’t shocking enough, Short is now only a batsman, losing his bowler status after sending down only five overs in BBL|12. Short’s slide down to $67k comes after struggling for runs in the past two BBL editions, but he’s made the move for the Hobart Hurricanes across the Adelaide Strikers, which could be just what he needs. It’s likely Short opens alongside his namesake, although he may not bowl much given the Strikers have a lot of all-round options.
Peter Siddle ($75k BWL)
Like Short, Siddle has swapped clubs after an underwhelming BBL|12 campaign, with the veteran fast bowler moving from the Strikers to the Melbourne Renegades. The Gades, of course, have a double first up and play five games in the first three rounds, so you’ll want a few of the men in red. Siddle only took five wickets last season but he was the comp’s leading wicket-taker with 30 in BBL|11. Caution, he is a veteran so may be rotated and may not get the juicy death overs role, given Tom Rogers and Kane Richardson can also perform that well. The price makes him a lock if playing Round 1 though.
Mitch Swepson ($71k BWL)
BBL|12 wasn’t kind to the leg-spinner who managed only five wickets in 13 games, equating to a SC average of only 23. It’s hard to know if he’s in the Heat’s best XI but this is a guy who has played for Australia in T20Is and a club who have a triple game first up. He’s got the pedigree and he’s had a better 2023, including a solid spell for Glamorgan along with a recent 5fa for Queensland in the Shield.
Josh Brown ($88k BAT)
It’d be remiss not to include a few Heat players given their ground-breaking triple game round first up and big-hitting opening batsman Brown is hard to ignore. He is very hit and miss, but if he hits and you miss, that’ll hurt. He averaged only 28.6 last season, with a top score of 97 and three scores above 50. He’s arguably more miss than hit, so he’s one you could fade.
Sam Billings ($116k W/B)
Every coach will need a starting wicketkeeper and there’s some value with Ben McDermott (R1 single) and Josh Philippe (R1 double) but Billings must be considered with the Heat’s opening triple game round. The Englishman may not wear the gloves, with Jimmy Peirson preferred, but he’s a solid scorer, averaging 37.8 in BBL|12 helped by 159 in a double game round in Round 3.
Tanveer Sangha ($83k BWL)
The 21-year-old right-arm leggie missed all of Sydney Thunder’s BBL|12 campaign due to a back issue but he’s been back in action this year, including taking 4-31 for Australia against South Africa in a T20I in August. He also had a few standout games for the Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred in England over the winter, so he seems fully fit and back into the groove. Good price with no bye until Round 6 but no double until Round 4.
Rashid Khan ($132k BWL)
The wizard of the BBL is always a popular pick but that’ll likely go into overdrive at his lower price, with the Strikers having a Round 2 double. As a guide, the Afghan started at $186k last season, so that $50k drop offers huge value given he averaged 42.9 last season. Rashid will be available until the latter stages of BBL|13 so that’s no issue for your starting side.
Glenn Maxwell ($118k B/B)
Like Rashid, Maxy is one of the faces of the BBL, so he’s guaranteed to be well owned, but with an incredibly low price of $118k and a Melbourne Stars’ double first up, he’ll be high ownership. The all-rounder, who is currently with the Aussies at the World Cup, missed last season due to a broken leg, hence the price drop. His ability to score with bat, ball and in the field, makes him a must have. Basically averages in the 60s every season. Lock.
Ashton Agar ($106k B/B)
It’ll be hard to leave out players from the back-to-back title-winning Scorchers, who have a double first up. Agar should be on your radar given his all-round ability, helping him average 55.5 in BBL|11 before a dip in BBL|12 down to 34.3, which largely was due to a decrease in wicket-taking output, going from 18 to six. He bowled 37 of a possible 40 overs in his 10 games last year so he had opportunity, but Peter Hatzoglou’s exit may help him.
Josh Philippe ($102k W/B)
Last season was a down campaign for the Sixers opener/wicketkeeper, who had won the BBL|10 Player of the Series and exploded early in BBL|11. In BBL|12 he managed 266 runs at an average of 17.73 with a strike rate of less than 120, so he’ll need to improve on all that a lot in BBL|13. His domestic form with WA hasn’t been overly compelling but given his pedigree and the Sixers’ first-up double with no byes all season, he needs to be considered.