We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David/Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Matches played in the tournament: 2
1st innings average score: 151
2nd innings average score: 156
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: A featherbed for batters.
Weather: Slightly cloudy. No rain forecast.
Batting 1st: 50%
Batting 2nd: 50%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Although there was some movement for the pacers in the first two games at the venue, the ball came onto the bat nicely in the powerplay.
While Afghanistan’s spinners have done the bulk of the damage, Australia’s pacers have performed well as a unit.
Ibrahim Zadran has featured in the Ultimate Team in the last 5 T20Is, smashing 199 runs at an average of 50.
Adam Zampa has consecutive three-wicket hauls at the venue. In the tournament, his figures read 1 for 39 and 2 and 19.
There are two strong contenders for captaincy and vice-captaincy in fantasy leagues: Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell. While Stoinis has been superior in the batting department with top scores of 59* and 35, Maxwell’s off-spinners have fetched him 3 wickets. However, since the home series against England, Stoinis has performed way better than Maxwell.
Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s Ultimate Team percentage reads 80% in the last 5 T20Is. Not only do they take wickets on a consistent basis but also often provide bonus points for maintaining an economy of under 6 RPO. While Mujeeb lays the foundation in the powerplay, Rashid piles on the damage in the middle overs.
Aaron Finch has hammered the most runs at the venue: 190 runs at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 151. In the tournament, he has provided bonus points for a thirty and a fifty in the last 2 games.
In the list of wicketkeepers, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has better numbers in fantasy cricket than Matthew Wade of late. While Gurbaz opens the innings, Wade takes the crease when the pressure is high or he has fewer deliveries to play.
David Warner’s scores in the tournament read 5, 11, and 3. Nonetheless, he cannot ask for a better pitch to find his lost mojo. To add fuel to the fire, he has scored a T20I hundred at the Adelaide Oval.