We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Matches played this season: 6
1st innings average score: 165
2nd innings average score: 150
Type: Great for batting. The team batting first won 66% of games.
Probable XI for Guyana: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Shakib Al Hasan, Romario Shepherd, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Junior Sinclair, Imran Tahir
Probable XI for Barbados: Rahkeem Cornwall, Kyle Mayers (c), Najibullah Zadran, Harry Tector, Azam Khan, Jason Holder, Devon Thomas (wk), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Joshua Bishop, Obed McCoy, Ramon Simmonds
In the three innings that he has bowled, despite not completing the full quota, Rahkeem Cornwall has registered figures of 2 for 27, 2 for 12, and 1 for 13. With the bat, he has hit 115 runs including 11 fours and 7 sixes.
Romaria Shepherd and Odean Smith have taken 10 wickets each, most of which have come at the death. Moreover, both can be devastating with the bat: while Shepherd has the top score of 36, Smith has 42 to his credit.
Shimron Hetmyer has provided an average of 18 fantasy points per game and hence his selection percentage has not dropped below 65% yet. His consistency with the bat, along with his reputation, has kept him in one of the top fantasy picks this season.
Mujeeb Ur Rehman’s late entry has benefitted Barbados. He has generated bonus fantasy points for a three-wicket haul twice in 5 games – one of which came against Guyana a few nights ago.
Obed McCoy has taken 4 wickets in 2 games this edition against Guyana – of which 3 wickets came in the middle overs and one at the death. In his last 5 games, he has taken as many as 11 wickets.
Amongst wicketkeepers for this game, Shai Hope’s 158 points are the most. He has scored 205 runs and grabbed 5 catches.
Imran Tahir has taken the bulk of the wickets for Guyana, not going wicketless at all in 10 games. In addition to his 11 wickets, he has also provided bonus points for maintaining an economy of under 6 RPO on a few occasions.
This season versus Guyana, Jason Holder’s scores read 40* off 33 and 42 off 39 and bowling figures are 1 for 8 and 1 for 22. Overall, with 15 wickets in 10 games, he is the second-highest wicket-taker.
Shakib Al Hasan was the captain of the Ultimate Team in the previous game between these teams, hammering 53 off 30 and taking 1 for 12. His performance otherwise has been incredible with the ball, managing 7 wickets in 4 games.
With 311 runs at a strike rate of 133 and 6 wickets at 13, Kyle Mayers has been the top fantasy player (319 points) for Barbados.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Barbados have been struggling with the bat of late, mostly relying heavily on Mayers to provide a start. In the bowling department, barring Holder, Mujeeb, and McCoy, others have not stepped up consistently. Guyana, on the other hand, have been performing well as a cohesive unit.