We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 213
2nd innings average score: 157
Type: Testing conditions for the batters at all times.
Time: September 10, 9.50 AM IST
Probable XI for Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Probable XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tom Latham/Glenn Phillips(wk), Daryll Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell/Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry
Martin Guptill has collected only 90 runs in his last 5 ODIs, including three dismissals in the single-digits.
Things are sliding from bad to worse for Aaron Finch. His recent scores in the format read 0, 0, 15, 1, 5, 5, and 0.
Three consecutive single-digit scores should be a matter of concern for Marcus Stoinis. With the ball too, he has taken only 2 wickets in his last 5 ODIs.
After grabbing a four-wicket haul in the first ODI, Glenn Maxwell added 25 with the bat in the second game. During all this, he has also provided points by grabbing two catches. One way or the other, he remains a hot pick for his three-dimensional ability.
Cameron Green is expected to take the field after a good rest. It has been a dream Australian summer for him with both bat and ball. To go with his 89* in the opening game, he has also picked 7 wickets in 4 ODIs.
Kane Williamson might have registered only one half-century in his last 10 ODIs, but the fact that he puts a price on his wicket makes him a safe pick in fantasy leagues. After all, 342 runs at 34 in the period is no mean achievement.
By bagging 5 wickets in two games, Matt Henry has quietly gone on to make a difference in fantasy leagues. He has taken 17 wickets in 8 ODIs against Australia.
For 8 consecutive ODIs, Mitchell Starc has picked at least one wicket. He has dismissed Guptill on both occasions in this series. His 38* in the second match lifted Australia from 111 for 7 to 195.
Facing the skillful Trent Boult has been nothing short of a nightmare for the Australian batters. Seam, swing and cutters together have fetched him consecutive four-wicket hauls.
As wickets kept falling at the other end, Steve Smith stuck to his task of accumulating runs in his own unique ways before he fell for 61. He has slammed 2 centuries and as many fifties in his last 10 ODIs.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
Seamers from both sides have been enjoying their time in the middle. On the other hand, the top-order batters have struggled to score freely.