We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Adelaide: Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short (c), Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Cameron Boyce/Ben Manenti
Shadab Khan is not available. He has returned home for national duties.
Hobart: D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), Caleb Jewell, Tim David, Asif Ali, Mitchell Owen, Faheem Ashraf, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
(Based on the last 2 games).
1st innings average score: 168
2nd innings average score: 165
Type: Good batting wicket.
Wickets per innings: 5
Batting 1st: 50%
Batting 2nd: 50%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
While Hobart’s top order has been erratic, Adelaide’s top four batters have been consistent.
Unlike Adelaide’s bowlers, who have hunted as a group, Hobart have struggled. Barring Riley Meredith and Peter Dooley, it has been a rather ordinary campaign for the rest.
When these two teams met a few days ago, it was Chris Lynn who ended up as the captain of the Ultimate Team for his blistering 87 off 58. Moreover, he is the leading run-getter (260 at 37) for the edition.
Henry Thornton has taken the most wickets (16), including the best figures of 5 for 3. He is yet to go wicketless in 6 outings.
This season, Matthew Short has been a surprise package in fantasy leagues. With 221 runs and 6 wickets to his credit, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team on 5 out of 7 occasions.
Adam Hose has been playing the role of a finisher to perfection for his side. His scores at Adelaide read 56*, 28*, and 40. Overall, he has blasted 15 fours and 3 sixes.
Patrick Dooley and Riley Meredith have kept fantasy players elated by grabbing 10 wickets each. Such has been their consistency that both have gone wicketless only once this season.
Hobart’s win over Adelaide a few days ago was set up by the opening partnership of 86 by Ben McDermott and Caleb Jewell. While McDermott scored 55 off 33, Jewel contributed 54 off 28. Between the two, they smashed 15 boundaries.