We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Matches played this season: 4
1st innings average score: 178
2nd innings average score: 159
Type: A batting paradise.
Probable XI for Guyana: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Shai Hope, Shakib Al Hasan, Shimron Hetmyer (c), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Gudakesh Motie, Junior Sinclair/, Imran Tahir
Probable XI for Trinbago: Tim Seifert (wk), Leonardo Julien, Colin Munro, Nicholas Pooran, Samit Patel, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Akeal Hosein, Daryn Dupavillon/Ravi Rampaul, Anderson Phillip
Barring the solitary fifty, Nicholas Pooran has not contributed much. In his remaining 8 games, he has added a mere 55 runs at an average of 7.
Odean Smith has been changing the complexion of fantasy leagues with both bat and ball. He has hit 8 sixes and 3 fours and taken 7 wickets. Above all this, he is a safe fielder and has pouched 2 catches.
The numbers may not look significant on scorecards, but fantasy players know the importance of such short bursts.
The same has been the case with Sunil Narine. He has collected 9 wickets in as many games and has top scores of 30, 26, and 19*. With Narine, however, his economy of under 6 RPO gives you an edge in fantasy rankings.
With 11 wickets in 7 games, Ravi Rampaul is the highest wicket-taker for Trinbago. He, however, has peaked lately. His last two bowling figures read 4 for 19 and 2 for 10, striking in the powerplay as well as at the death.
Shimron Hetmyer continues to be the top run-getter for Guyana, scoring 196 runs at an impressive average of 28. In his last 10 T20s, he has provided 30-run bonus points five times.
After a torrid time, Kieron Pollard seems to be finding his feet. He has scored consecutive thirties and bowled a few overs. Although the approach has been a bit defensive, it has been working fine for his team.
Imran Tahir is yet to go wicketless this season. He has scalped 8 wickets in 7 games, giving bonus points for economy thrice.
Andre Russell has been rising through the ranks gradually. His last three scores read 18*, 23, and 29, and has taken 5 wickets in the last 5 games. He may not be putting up power performances but is being consistently picked in fantasy teams.
Shai Hope has scored consecutive match-winning fifties – one in the first innings and one in the second. His average of 44 is encouraging in fantasy leagues. Not to forget the additional fantasy points he has provided with 5 catches behind the wicket.
In the previous game between these teams, Akeal Hosein was the power player in the Ultimate Team for registering figures of 3 for 36. Overall, he has managed 9 wickets at 17, also generating bonus points for an economy of 4.6 RPO.
With 208 runs in 9 games, Tim Seifert is the highest run-scorer for Trinbago. His last four scores read 27, 28, 44, and 59.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Playing on the batting pitch of Providence has made the league exciting yet again. More importantly, the power hitters have found the confidence to go bonkers. For that matter, both teams have exceptional batters who can hit the long ball.