We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Brisbane: Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson/Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann
Hobart: Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Zak Crawley, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Tim David, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Andrews, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 182
2nd innings average score: 187
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: A batting beauty
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Brisbane’s pace duo of Michael Steketee and Michael Neser have remarkable bowling figures at The Gabba. While Steketee is the highest wicket-taker, Neser’s 5 of 15 wickets this season have come at the venue.
From the current lot, Jimmy Peirson is the most successful batter not only at the venue (659 runs at 27) but also against Hobart (242 runs at 27).
After being dropped for a few games, D’Arcy Short was drafted back into the team. He has not added enough value in fantasy leagues recently, but the fact that one of his only two T20 hundreds came on this batter-friendly wicket is encouraging. Overall, his 425 runs have come at a swaggering average of 61.
Caleb Jewell has starred in the Ultimate Team in 5 of 8 games this season. To further strengthen his case, he averages 34 in 4 games versus Brisbane.
In the bowling unit, Riley Meredith has dominated Brisbane: 10 wickets in 6 games. In this season, he has now taken a hat-trick of two-fors.
Ben McDermott’s performance has been going in a downward spiral, registering three consecutive single-digit scores. Only one fifty in 10 outings against Brisbane does not inspire much confidence either
The pace and bounce at the venue have helped the batters more than the bowlers. There is some movement in the powerplay, but barring Mark Steketee and Michael Neser, none of the bowlers have managed to strike consistently.