BBL06 Best XI

Updated: November 30, 2016

Adelaide Strikers



Ben Dunk, Jon Holland, Ben Laughlin, Kane Richardson, Jake Weatherald, Michael Neser, Alex Carey, Kieron Pollard, Jonathon Dean, Travis Head, Tim Ludeman, Craig Simmons, Adil Rashid, Billy Stanlake, Kelvin Smith, Jake Lehmann, Brad Hodge

Best XI

  • Craig Simmons
  • Ben Dunk
  • Tim Ludeman (WK)
  • Brad Hodge (Captain)
  • Travis Head
  • Jake Lehmann
  • Kieron Pollard
  • Kane Richardson
  • Michael Neser
  • Ben Laughlin
  • Adil Rashid/ Jon Holland (pending Rashid’s availability)

Must Have Fantasy Selection: Travis Head. He is identified as an all-rounder, so at $100,100 you will be getting your value without a doubt. With an average of 30.26 and a strike rate of 148.49 it is no wonder why Travis Head has represented Australia in the shortest format of the game.

Brisbane Heat



Mark Steketee, Nathan Reardon, Brendan McCullum, Joe Burns, Alex Doolan, Andrew Fekete, James Pierson, Jack Wildermuth, Chris Lynn, Josh Lalor, Samuel Badree, Luke Feldman, Ben Cutting, Jason Floros, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Sam Heazlett

Best XI

  • Brendan McCullum
  • Joe Burns
  • Alex Doolan
  • Chris Lynn (Captain)
  • Nathan Reardon
  • Ben Cutting
  • James Pierson (WK)
  • Jason Floros
  • Luke Feldman
  • Mark Steketee
  • Samuel Badree

Must Have Fantasy Selection: Brendan McCullum. Does anything need to be said about McCullum? A true T20 specialist, after giving up international duties and a full BBL06 schedule it is consider a steal at $75,000 for a top order batsman. With over 250 games of Twenty20 experience and a batting average of 31.32 with a high score of 158*, Heat fans will be hoping their international signing explodes at the GABBA.

Hobart Hurricanes



Clive Rose, Tim Paine, Stuart Broad, Jonathan Wells, Simon Milenko, Kumar Sangakarra, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Shaun Tait, Cameron Boyce, Sam Rainbird, Dan Christian, Dom Michael, Hamish Kingston, Jake Reed

Best XI

  • Tim Paine (WK)
  • Dom Michael
  • Kumar Sangakarra
  • George Bailey (Captain) (pending International availability)
  • Dan Christian
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Simon Milenko
  • Stuart Broad (pending International availability)
  • Jake Reed
  • Clive Rose
  • Cameron Boyce

Must have Fantasy Selection: Kumar Sangakarra. At 30,600 the Sri Lankan legend is an absolute bargain and a must have for BBL06 fantasy sides. With 5552 runs with a high score of 94 Sangakarra will be looking to overcome a disappointing BBL05 with a massive season for the men from Hobart.

Melbourne Renegades



Aaron Finch, Nathan Rimmington, Matthew Wade, Xavier Doherty, Sunil Narine, Callum Ferguson, Brad Hogg, Dwayne Bravo, James Pattinson, Nick Winter, Chris Tremain, Tom Cooper, Peter Nevill, Peter SIddle, Cameron White, Marcus Harris

Best XI

  • Aaron Finch (Captain)
  • Marcus Harris
  • Cameron White
  • Callum Ferguson
  • Tom Cooper
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Matthew Wade/Peter Nevill (pending International availability) (WK)
  • James Pattinson
  • Peter Siddle
  • Sunil Narine
  • Brad Hogg

Must have Fantasy Selection: Cameron White. The man who no matter how many runs he scores cannot get back into the Australian side in any format. At $52,900 and arguably one of the most consistent batsman in the country the man they call ‘Bear’ is a lock for the whole of BBL06

Melbourne Stars



Glenn Maxwell, Sam Harper, Daniel Worrall, Seb Gotch, John Hastings, Kevin Pietersen, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Tom Triffitt, Ben Hilfenhaus, Luke Wright, Evan Gulbis, Michael Beer, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, David Hussey, Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis

Best XI

  • Luke Wright
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Kevin Pietersen
  • Glenn Maxwell (pending International availability)
  • Peter Handscomb (WK) (pending International availability)
  • David Hussey (Captain)
  • James Faulkner (pending International availability)
  • John Hastings
  • Scott Boland
  • Michael Beer
  • Adam Zampa

Must have Fantasy Selection: Kevin Pietersen. At $72,200 the now specialist T20 batsman is a lock for every stars game this season. With 4575 runs @ 34.65, it is easy to see why the man they call KP is one of the most sought after signatures in any Twenty20 competition around the world.

Perth Scorchers



Ashton Agar, Sam Whiteman, Andrew Tye, David Willey, Michael Klinger, Hilton Cartwright, Joel Paris, James Muirhead, Adam Voges, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shaun Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Johnson, Ashton Turner, Ian Bell, Mitchell Marsh

Best XI

  • Michael Klinger
  • Shaun Marsh (pending International availability)
  • Ian Bell
  • Adam Voges (Captain)
  • Cameron Bancroft (WK)
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Ashton Agar
  • David Willey
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Mitchell Johnson

Must have Fantasy Selection: Michael Klinger. Very similar to Cameron White, scores a bundle of runs but cannot get a look in the national side, priced at $58,600 Klinger is an absolute bargain and will continue to be a gold mine throughout BBL06.

Sydney Sixers



Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Jason Roy, Sean Abbott, Brad Haddin, Stephen O’Keefe, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes, Ryan Carters, Ben Dwarshuis, Joe Mennie, Johan Botha, Nic Maddinson, Jordan Silk, Doug Bollinger

Best XI:

  • Jason Roy
  • Brad Haddin (WK)
  • Nic Maddinson (pending International availability)
  • Daniel Hughes
  • Moises Henriques (Captain)
  • Jordan Silk
  • Johan Botha
  • Sean Abbott
  • Mitchell Starc (pending International availability)
  • Josh Hazlewood (pending International availability)
  • Nathan Lyon (pending International availability)

Must have Fantasy Selection: Moises Henrqiues. Arguably one of the best players to have played in the Big Bash League, Henriques is one of the most consistent batsman in the country over the last 3 years. Most likely will not get a look in the national side this summer so if injuries permit he will be a lock for all the BBL06 games for the Magenta boys.

Sydney Thunder



Jason Sangha, Arjun Nair, Alister McDermott, Ryan Gibson, Jake Doran, Patrick Cummins, Andre Russell, Gurinder Sandhu, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Fawad Ahmed, Ben Rohrer, Eoin Morgan, Shane Watson, Kurtis Patterson, Nathan McAndrew, Aiden Blizzard, Clint McKay

Best XI

  • Shane Watson (Captain)
  • Usman Khawaja (pending International availability)
  • Kurtis Patterson
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Andre Russell
  • Ben Rohrer
  • Jake Doran (WK)
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • Patrick Cummins
  • Clint McKay
  • Fawad Ahmed

Must have Fnatasy Selection: Shane Watson. One of Australia’s greatest ever limited over cricketers, after giving up international cricket in the last 12 months Watto will be looking to dominate in BBL06, at the top of the order for the Thunder it will be no surprise if we see Watson named as player of the tournament come the end of the Big Bash League.

Written by: James Herbert (@herbie0809)

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  1. Dominic

    November 30, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Herbert is spot on with his analysis as always. Bring on BBL06!

    • Corey Wade

      November 30, 2016 at 6:19 am

      Thanks for the feedback, Dominic. We think he goes alright too!

  2. Matt

    November 30, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    FYI, coulter-Nile is injured and will miss the entire summer

    • Corey Wade

      November 30, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Cheers for the heads up, Matt. Will make that change now.

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