Fantasy Sports XI based on highest number of points secured by players from each category (from Match 1 to Match 31)
The Big Bash League 2018-19 has reached the halfway point. Lasts season’s runner-up Hobart Hurricanes are top of the table with 12 points from 7 games, while Melbourne Stars, who finished last in BBL 07, are at the bottom with just 6 points from 8 games.
We take a look at which players have claimed most fantasy cricket points in BBL so far and how they did it.
No Stopping D’Arcy🏏
There’s never a dull moment when D’Arcy Short is at the crease. The 28-year-old has picked up from where he left off last season. He has already struck four half-centuries for Hobart Hurricanes and tops our fantasy points chart. Short produced an electrifying unbeaten 96 off 57 balls against Melbourne Stars at the MCG. Will he yet again end up as the top run-getter?
Fantasy points of D’Arcy Short from each game in BBL 08
Out Of The Blocks👬
After a difficult start to their BBL 08 campaign, Brendon McCullum and Shane Watson are finally hitting form. The former New Zealand skipper hit an excellent 69, which included five sixes, against Melbourne Renegades and struck half-centuries in his last three games for Brisbane Heat. Meanwhile, Watson produced a gritty knock in Sydney Thunder’s big win over defending champions, Adelaide Strikers. Will the seasoned cricketers take their teams to the knockout stage?
Fantasy points of Brendon McCullum (left) and Shane Watson (right)
Sixers Bowlers The Best👌
How come, despite inconsistency from batters, Sydney Sixers managed to climb to third position in BBL 08? Thanks to fluent performance from the bowlers! They have played a vital role in all the four wins of the Sixers. The bowling unit, led by experienced spinner Steve O’Keefe, successfully defended 132 against Melbourne Renegades and restricted Adelaide Strikers to 150 at their home.
Fantasy points of Tom Curran (top left), Sean Abott (top right), Steve O’Keefe (bottom left) & Ben Dwarshuis (bottom right)
Thunder Will Miss Buttler😢
Thunder fans must be cursing England Cricket Board for scheduling the West Indies tour in January. The Sydney-based side will have to manage without their wicket-keeper Jos Buttler for the rest of the campaign. The Englishman was in fine form with the bat, scoring 273 runs in seven games. Though Buttler’s 89 against Hobart Hurricanes went in vain, the two half-centuries versus Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers powered the Thunder to victory.
Fantasy points of Jos Buttler
Age is no barrier to Daniel Christian as the Aussie is having an impressive BBL season. The 35-year-old, outstanding with bat and ball, is on top of our all-rounder table with 178 points. Christian guided Melbourne Renegades to victory in their opening match taking three wickets and scoring the winning runs. He scored a match-winning 49 against Adelaide Strikers in the next game. The knock came off 27 balls and included five sixes. Fantasy points of Daniel Christian against Brisbane Heats and Adelaide Strikers
Ever-Consistent Rashid Khan🔝
Has there been a bowler in T20s who has been as consistent as Rashid Khan? The Afghanistan spinner is the joint highest wicket-taker this season with 13 wickets at an economy rate of less than five. He has also weaved his magic with the bat scoring a valuable 21 for Adelaide Strikers in the victory over Melbourne Renegades.
Fantasy points of Rashid Khan from each game in BBL 08
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