We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Australia: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland
Probable XI for West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales
Venue: Adelaide Oval
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 435
2nd innings average score: 243
3rd innings average score: 168
4th innings average score: 143
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Decent batting wicket. The ball will seam around under the lights.
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
In terms of inexperience and lack of ability, the West Indian bowlers are likely to struggle in bowling out the Australians.
As we saw in Perth, the bulk of the fantasy points could be generated by the Australian batters.
Although West Indies lost in Perth, Kraigg Brathwaite and Tagenarine Chanderpaul kept fantasy players happy by being a part of the Ultimate Team. They followed their opening partnership of 78 in the first innings with a 116-run stand in the second. Together, they generated 179.5 points for their gutsy effort.
Roston Chase’s 55 in the second innings made a significant impact in fantasy leagues. Moreover, given the spinner-friendly conditions in Adelaide, Roston Chase is likely to step up in that department as well.
By the virtue of slamming a double ton and a century at Perth, Marnus Labuschagne provided the most fantasy points for the match. Furthermore, he has smashed 2 hundreds in his last 3 visits to the Adelaide Oval.
Not far behind was Steven Smith, who also complied a fluent 200 in the first innings. For his stunning display, he was the vice-captain of the Ultimate Team.
Nathan Lyon continues to prove his worth in the Australian team. It was his six-for in the second innings at Perth that wrapped up proceedings for the hosts. In his previous 5 Tests at Adelaide, he has bagged 25 wickets.
Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder couldn’t make much impact in the opening Test. However, their dual ability can create quite a stir going forward.
David Warner loves playing at the Adelaide Oval. He has amassed 1153 runs at an impressive average of 77. Incidentally, his highest score in the format (335*) came at this very venue.