We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Australia vs England T20 World Cup Match
Matches played this edition: 2
1st innings average score: 158
2nd innings average score: 133
Type: Assistance for seamers. Bigger boundaries.
Time: October 28, 1.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XI for Australia & England
Probable XI for Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa/Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood
Probable XI for England: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook/Phillip Salt, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
For three games in a row, Adil Rashid has gone wicketless. In fact, he has taken only 4 wickets in his last 10 T20Is.
While Ben Stokes has picked 4 wickets in his last 5 T20Is, his scores with the bat read 9, 7, 17*, 2 and 6.
Australia will be wary of Jos Buttler and Alex Hales. In the recently concluded T20I series between the two teams, the openers accumulated 238 between them. While Buttler slammed 2 fifties, Hales averaged 29.
Smart Fantasy Picks for the Match
In the recent T20Is against England, David Warner blew hot and cold. Amidst three single-digit scores, he slammed 2 half-centuries.
After an extended lean patch, Glenn Maxwell managed to be a part of the Ultimate Team. For his solitary wicket and a blazing 12-ball 23 against Sri Lanka, he provided 28.5 points.
Mitchell Marsh does not bowl regularly. However, he has a decent record with the bat against England in the format: 133 runs at 33.
Fantasy Power Picks
Mark Wood’s dream run with the ball continues. He has bagged 14 wickets, including four three-wicket hauls in his last 5 T20Is.
Sam Curran has been time and again making an impact with the ball. In his last 4 T20Is, he has taken 12 wickets, including the best figures of 5 for 10.
For slamming the fastest fifty for Australia in T20Is, Marcus Stoinis was the captain of the Ultimate Team. While he garnered 8 points only through boundary-hitting, his overall tally zoomed to 46.5.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Melbourne is expected to remain wet for this encounter as well. If it’s a rain-marred game, the power-hitters from both sides are expected to help you stay ahead in the race.