Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan and Brendon McCullum all feature in the 50 most popular players in SuperCoach BBL.
Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan and Brendon McCullum all feature in the 50 most popular players in SuperCoach BBL.

BBL SuperCoach: The 50 most popular players

We've crunched the numbers to determine the 50 most popular players in SuperCoach BBL.

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1 D'Arcy Short, HOB, $258900, 44.62% ownership

The standout player of last season's Big Bash, scoring 130 runs more than any other player and taking three wickets.

2 Chris Lynn, BNE, $202000, 39.81% ownership

One of the most devastating T20 players in the world but starts at an affordable price following an injury-marred season.

3 Rashid Khan, ADL, $198800, 38.97% ownership

The Afghani spinner was the premier bowler of BBL07, finishing first for both wickets (18) and economy rate (5.65).

4 Brendon McCullum, BNE, $113100, 35.34% ownership

Starts cheap following a mediocre season where he scored 248 at 24.08, ranking 16th for runs. Has a double game to open the season.

 

5 Jack Edwards, SYD6, $42000, BAT, 32.54% ownership

The 18-year-old has already scored breakout tons in the JLT Cup and Sheffield Shield this season and should bat in the top four for the Sixers.

6 Alex Carey, ADL, $199600, 29.33% ownership

Coming off a stunning season where he scored the second most runs of any player (443 at 49.22) and topped the dismissals (14).

7 James Pattinson, BNE, $62500, 28.54% ownership

The former Australian regular starts in the cheapie range following a succession of injuries. Has the double in round one.

8 Shane Watson, SYDT, $166700, 27.80% ownership

The evergreen veteran never fails to produce in the Big Bash. Scored the fifth most runs of any player last season and also snared three wickets.

9 Moises Henriques, SYD6, $88000, 26.02% ownership

Proven performer starts cheap after a season marred by illness.

 

Moises Henriques is a popular pick. Picture: Phil Hillyard
Moises Henriques is a popular pick. Picture: Phil Hillyard

 

10 Glenn Maxwell, MELS, $175000, 25.38% ownership

A superstar of T20 cricket. Strikes at an incredible 155.55 over his career.

11 Jos Buttler, SYDT, $160200, 24.60% ownership

English superstar has signed on again for the Thunder.

12 Will Sutherland, MELR, $42000, 24.02% ownership

The 18-year-old is considered the best all-round talent in the country but will miss the start of the season due to a back injury.

13 Ben McDermott, HOB, $115300, 23.92% ownership

Dominated the JLT Cup with 427 runs at 71.16 and was rewarded with a national call-up.

14 Ben Dunk, MELS, $67900, 23.81% ownership

Proven BBL performer (ninth most runs of all time) but starts very cheap after a poor season in which he averaged just 11.50.

15 Marcus Stoinis, MELS, $227900, 23.21% ownership

An absolute gun in this format. Notched the third highest SuperCoach average of any player last year.

16 Jofra Archer, HOB, $174400, 22.82% ownership

Hobart's international star took the equal third most wickets last year and is also a noted tonker.

17 Tim Ludeman, MELR, $62500, 21.79% ownership

Veteran keeper starts cheap after scoring just 61 runs in 11 games last year.

 

Tim Ludeman starts cheap for BBL08.
Tim Ludeman starts cheap for BBL08.

 

18 Andrew Tye, PER, $246800, 19.34% ownership

Took a wicket every 8.8 balls last year before being called up to the national side. Topped the wickets in the IPL.

19 Peter Handscomb, MELS, $77100, 18.97% ownership

Former Australian player starts cheap after scoring just

136 runs last year at 19.43.

20 Peter Nevill, SYD6, $62500, 17.65% ownership

Another former Australian player who starts cheap. Scored just 68 runs last season at 17.

21 Nathan Coulter-Nile, PER, $125000, 17.36% ownership

Strong performer with both bat and ball in the recent T20 series against Pakistan, and the Scorchers start with a double.

22 Jake Lehmann, ADL, $62500, 17.14% ownership

Test aspirant starts in the cheapie bracket after facing just 78 balls in 12 games last year behind a dominant top order of Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head and Colin Ingram.

23 Matthew Wade, HOB, $106900, 16.76% ownership

Plenty of room for improvement after finishing 14th on the runs list last year despite playing all 12 games.

24 Usman Qadir, PER, $125000, 16.60% ownership

Son of Pakistan legend Ubdul Qadir. Emerged with 3/50 in the JLT Cup before taking 3/28 against a world class South African batting line-up in the PM's XI game.

 

Usman Qadir starred for the PM’s XI.
Usman Qadir starred for the PM’s XI.

25 Ashton Agar, PER, $197900, 16.58% ownership

All-rounder with an opening round double. Agar proved a brilliant finisher last season, producing an average any batsman would be proud of (49.66). Also took a wicket a game at the second best economy rate in the competition (5.74).

26 Cameron Green, PER, $42000, 15.53% ownership

Impossible to leave out if he makes the Scorchers' team sheet. Starts at bottom dollar, stands 6-foot-7-inches, bowls in excess of 140km/h, capable of batting in the top six and has the double game in round one.

27 Lloyd Pope, SYD6, $62500, 15.47% ownership

The most hyped youngster in the game. Recently became the youngest bowler ever to claim a seven-wicket haul in Sheffield Shield, taking 7-87.

28 Jason Sangha, SYDT, $42000, 14.30% ownership

Announced himself this season with a debut Sheffield Shield hundred and was immediately dubbed Australia's best youngster since Ricky Ponting.

29 Ben Cutting, BNE, $130500, 14.13% ownership

Hits it as long as anyone, handy bowler and has the double in the opening week.

30 Ashton Turner, PER, $106300, 14.10% ownership

Produced the best strike rate (162.58) of any player to score over 150 runs last year and has the double in the opening round.

31 George Bailey, HOB, $90900, 14.06% ownership

Starts very cheap for a player to have represented Australia in all three formats.

32 Max Bryant, BNE, $42000, 13.79% ownership

The 19-year-old recently scored the fastest ever half century by a Queenslander in domestic one-day cricket, ending with 71 from 31 balls. Has the double in round one.

33 David Willey, PER, $194000, 13.70% ownership

The Englishman has forged a decorated career across the globe as a T20 gun-for-hire, averaging 24.91 with the bat and taking a wicket every 17.4 balls. Has the double in round one.

34 Billy Stanlake, ADL, $137500, 13.56% ownership

Tall and bowls 150km/h. Finished in the top 10 for wickets last season.

35 James Faulkner, HOB, $136700, 13.22% ownership

A former superstar of the format who has battled injuries of late.

36 Michael Klinger, PER, $79300, 12.52% ownership

The veteran Scorcher has scored the most runs of any player in BBL history yet starts very cheap after averaging just 19.40 last season.

37 Callum Ferguson, SYDT, $62500, 12.52% ownership

Ferguson has represented Australia in all three formats yet starts in the cheapie range after scoring just 102 runs last season. Scored 328 runs at 54.66 in the JLT Cup.

38 Dan Christian, MELR, $161700, 12.31% ownership

One of the best all-rounders in the comp last season, finishing 12th for wickets and striking at 153.19.

 

Dan Christian has left the Hobart Hurricanes and will join the Melbourne Renegades.
Dan Christian has left the Hobart Hurricanes and will join the Melbourne Renegades.

 

39 Jake Weatherald, ADL, $144600, 12.31% ownership

The star Striker scored the third most runs of any player last season, including a matchwinning ton in the final.

40 Mitchell Swepson, BNE, $86100, 12.10% ownership

Shane Warne reckons he's the buy of the season, especially with the double in round one.

41 James Peirson, BNE, $68500, 11.89% ownership

The Heat wicketkeeper is a noted hitter and has the double to start the season.

42 Hilton Cartwright, PER, $90300, 11.63% ownership

Finished in the top 20 for runs last year and starts with a double game.

43 Sam Whiteman, PER, $62500, 10.42% ownership

The cheap and talented keeper-batsman also has a double to start.

44 Jason Behrendorff, PER, $125000, 10.31% ownership

The big left-armer has had his trouble with injury but averages a miserly 18.56 in this format and starts with a double game.

45 Sandeep Lamichhane, MELS, $62500, 9.86% ownership

The Nepalese spin sensation averages a barely-believable 13.37 in ODIs.

46 Sam Heazlett, BNE, $62500, 9.72% ownership

Produced a breakout JLT Cup for Queensland with 380 runs at 52.28 and starts the season with a double game.

47 Clive Rose, HOB, $71900, 9.53% ownership

The left arm orthodox spinner suits up for the Hurricanes again after taking eight wickets last season.

48 Sean Abbott, SYD6, $148300, 9.41% ownership

Proven performer at this level. Finished with the equal sixth most wickets (13) last season.

49 Cameron White, MELR, $145200, 9.24% ownership

Finished last season with the highest batting average of any player (76) and has represented Australia in all three formats.

50 Fawad Ahmed, SYDT, $152700, 9.20% ownership

Superstar Rashid Khan was the only spinner to take more wickets last season.

 

 

 

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