We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 142
2nd innings average score: 141
Type: The wicket offers pace and bounce.
Time: October 24, 4.30 PM IST
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, Josh Hazlewood
Pathum Nissanka didn’t play the previous game against the Netherlands due to a groin injury. If he misses out again, Ashen Bandra could be drafted in.
Probable XI for Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka/Ashen Bandara, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
After an impressive show in the Asia Cup, Dasun Shanaka’s form has dipped. He has collected only 55 runs in his last 5 competitive T20 games.
Glenn Maxwell is reaching a tipping point. He has added a mere 91 runs in his last 10 T20Is. He hasn’t struck with the ball either in his last 9 outings.
David Warner has been a thorn in Sri Lanka’s flesh. He has hammered one century and four fifties in his last 7 T20Is against them. Moreover, when he last batted at Perth, he blasted 73 off 44 balls.
Through his all-round skills, Marcus Stoinis has kept fantasy players pleased. Besides accumulating 120 runs, he has picked 6 wickets in his last 5 T20Is.
Although Pat Cummins conceded 46 runs without even striking once in the last game against New Zealand, he has a decent record against Sri Lanka: 12 wickets in 9 T20Is.
Mitchell Marsh might not be bowling much these days, but his impact with the bat cannot be overlooked at the No.3 slot. He has added 132 runs in his last 5 competitive T20s.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana have added 144 points between them for taking 16 wickets in this World Cup, and have also been a part of the Ultimate Team on the last three occasions.
In the last 6 T20Is against Sri Lanka, Josh Hazlewood has gone wicketless only once. In this period, he has bagged 14 wickets, including the best figures of 4 for 12.
With 171 runs at 57, Kusal Mendis is the leading run-getter in this World Cup. Furthermore, he has also generated bonus points for striking at 161, including 8 sixes. For his stellar performance, he has provided 140.5 points.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Sri Lankan batters have historically been bothered by extra bounce and pace. Given the hostile wicket at Perth, the Australian seamers are likely to rule the roost.