We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Mitchell Starc has been rested for the final game.
Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott Agar, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
England: Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Sam Billings (wk), Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 251
2nd innings average score: 261
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good for batting. Turn for spinners.
Weather: Rain is likely to make short appearances.
Batting 1st: —
Batting 2nd: 100%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Spinners are likely to make merry, and both teams are equipped with top-class wrist-spinners. Picking batters who negotiate turn well is likely to keep you ahead in the game.
Steven Smith has scored 3 fifties and a hundred in his last 4 ODIs. At the MCG, he has scored 353 runs in 11 games, including a hundred and 2 fifties.
In his last 5 ODIs, Dawid Malan has 2 ducks and 2 hundreds. He starts off slow, but once he gets his eye in, he makes the most of it.
Jason Roy’s highest score (180) in ODIs came at the very venue. Against Australia, he averages 40 in 22 games.
Given the turn we witnessed in the final of the T20 World, Adam Zampa and Adil Rashid will be eager to bowl at the MCG. To add fuel to the fire, they featured in the Ultimate Team in 4 of the last 5 games.
In his last 5 ODIs, Josh Hazlewood has produced bonus fantasy points for a three-wicket haul twice. Against England, he has sniped up 16 wickets in 12 matches.
In 2022, Travis Head has smashed 398 runs at a stunning average of 57. In addition, he is an excellent player of spin. England will have to bowl out of their skin to get rid of him.
David Willey has been providing points with both bat and ball. In the last 10 games, he has scored 141 runs and taken 15 wickets.