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Fantasy Cricket Team for Birmingham vs Manchester

Birmingham vs Manchester Pitch Report

1st innings average score: 163

2nd innings average score: 136

Type: Excellent for batting.

Time: August 28, 11:30 PM IST

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Probable XIs for Birmingham & Manchester

Probable XI for Birmingham: Will Smeed, Miles Hammond, Moeen Ali (c), Liam Livingstone, Matthew Wade (wk), Chris Benjamin, Benny Howell, Tom Helm, Henry Brookes, Kane Richardson, Imran Tahir

Probable XI for Manchester: Philip Salt (wk), Laurie Evans (c), Wayne Madsen, Ashton Turner, Tristan Stubbs, Paul Walter, Colin Ackermann, Tom Hartley, Matthew Parkinson, Mitchell Stanley, Joshua Little

Smart Fantasy Picks

Paul Walters has been one of the top fantasy picks in the last few games, putting up an all-round show. He has taken consecutive three-wicket hauls, and in the game against Northern, he displayed his batting skills by smashing 26 off 12 at No.5.

Barring the hundred, Will Smeed has not done anything worth glorifying. However, picking him in fantasy leagues has been reaping benefits for his six-hitting skills and a superior strike rate of 173.

Ashton Turner may not have gotten to bat in his only game for Manchester this season, but he had a good time with the ball. He took a solitary wicket, giving away seven runs in five balls. However, it is his aggressive batting that fantasy players will look forward to.

Matthew Parkinson has gone wicketless only once in six games. His best figures read 2 for 22.

Except for one innings, Matthew Wade has got starts in all matches. He, nonetheless, will need to play longer the day Manchester’s middle-order gets exposed. Overall, his 86 runs have come at a strike rate of 137.

Power Players for the Match

Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali both have generated bonus fantasy points for two thirties and a fifty in six games. In addition to their batting exploits, the duo has been chipping in with wickets at crucial phases. While Livingstone has taken a solitary wicket, Moeen has managed four.

With 238 runs at a strike rate of 158, Philip Salt is the second-highest run-scorer of the edition. He has two fifties and three thirties to his name. With the gloves, he has inflicted two stumpings and pouched one catch.

The fast-bowling pair of Kane Richardson and Tom Helm have taken 20 wickets between them. While Richardson has sniped up two three-fors and as many two-fors, Helm is yet to go wicketless in the season.

Fantasy Tip of The Day

Manchester will miss the services of superstars such as Andre Russell and Jos Buttler, and worse still, they do not have many performers to boast of. Powering up your fantasy teams with more players from Birmingham is likely to keep you in the hunt.


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