We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 126
2nd innings average score: 127
Type: Early movement for the seamers expected. Note that the stadium has hosted just 2 ODIs.
Time: September 6, 9.50 AM IST
Probable XI for Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar/Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Probable XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen (wk), Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Daryll Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell/Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Runs have stopped flowing from Aaron Finch’s bat. His recent scores read 0, 0, 15, 1, and 5.
Amidst four single-digit scores, Martin Guptill has also slammed 2 centuries and as many fifties in his last 10 ODIs. Against Australia, he has the highest score of 114.
Although Cameron Green couldn’t make any impact with the bat against Zimbabwe, he managed to pick 8 wickets, including the match-winning figures of 5 for 33 in the first ODI.
In his 7-ODI career, Finn Allen has already registered 3 half-centuries, including the highest score of 96 that came against the West Indies last month.
Like always, the onus will be on Kane Williamson to play the role of a sheet anchor. In 14 ODIs against Australia, he has managed 475 runs at 40. That said, lack of match practice is likely to affect his usual gameplay..
Tim Southee may have only 3 wickets in 5 ODIs against Australia, but his recent success (7 wickets) in the recently concluded tour of the Caribbean should keep him in good stead.
David Warner accumulated 164 runs, including 2 half-centuries against Zimbabwe. His scores in the last 5 ODIs against New Zealand read 119, 156, 18, 16, and 67.
Trent Boult’s movement with the new ball has posed plenty of problems for Australia in the past. In 12 ODIs, he has bagged 29 wickets, including the best figures of 6 for 33.
Mitchell Starc has found great success against the Kiwis. In 10 ODIs, he has taken 24 wickets, including the best figures of 6 for 28.
Likewise, his bowling partner Josh Hazlewood loves operating against New Zealand. In 11 ODIs, he has picked 22 wickets, including the best figures of 6 for 52. He also finished the final ODI against Zimbabwe with a three-wicket haul.
It wouldn’t be too optimistic to expect fantasy points with the bat, ball and in the field from the ever-dynamic Glenn Maxwell. Besides adding 333 runs, he has taken 7 wickets and as many catches in his last 10 ODIs.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
Both sides have quality seamers in their ranks. They are expected to generate a bunch of fantasy points.