We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 148
2nd innings average score: 121
Type: A batting beauty with some help for pacers.
The big players such as Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood are back for the final game.
Probable XI for Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Probable XI for England: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood
In 2022, Matthew Wade has been dismissed only four times in 10 innings. During this period, he has hit 264 runs, taken 9 catches, and inflicted 2 stumpings. On Sunday, scored a brisk 21 off 15 including a six and a four, repaying the faith the fantasy players had placed in him.
Since his return to international cricket, Alex Hales has scored 214 runs at 31, including two fifties and two twenties. Against Australia, he has hit 307 runs at 30, registering top scores of 94 and 84.
David Warner’s recent form has been sublime. In his last 10 T20Is, he has generated bonus fantasy points for four fifties and two thirties. Against England, however, he blows hot and cold. Sandwiched between three fifties are seven single-digit scores.
Since 2020, Mitchell Marsh has collected 760 runs at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 128. He looked in good touch in the opening game, adding 36 off 26. An over or two with the ball from him cannot be ruled out.
Mark Wood has taken a hat-trick of three-wicket hauls, doing the bulk of the damage in the middle overs. Mixing lines and lengths, at a searing pace, has been his mojo. His regular burst short balls have been giving him the desired results.
Amongst all-rounders, Moeen Ali has been fetching more points with the bat and Sam Curran has been more effective with the ball. Given conditions are favourable for pacers, Curran seems to be ahead in the race.
Aaron Finch’s numbers for the game are staggering. At the venue, he has blasted 87 runs at a healthy average of 29. Against England, he averages a whopping 55, hammering five thirties, three fifties, and a hundred.
Jos Butler’s last five professional T20 scores read 6, 41, 29, 68, and 68. To make matters more intriguing, here are his last five scores against Australia: 61, 44, 77*, 71*, and 68. The stats are, for the lack of a better word, breathtaking.
Nathan Ellis has picked 15 wickets in a mere 5 T20Is, giving bonus points for a three-wicket haul four times. Going by the numbers, he is the safest power player in the format.
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Given the conditions, adding power hitters, along with all-rounders, is likely to keep fantasy players in good stead.