We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green/Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 250
2nd innings average score: 338
3rd innings average score: 230
4th innings average score: 185
Wickets per innings: 9
Type: Spinners will come into play as the game progresses
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Steven Smith has a history of making the Indian bowlers toil hard. In 14 Tests, he has amassed 1,472 runs at 73. His record in India is equally impressive: 660 runs at 60 including the highest score of 178*.
In 20 Tests against Australia, Virat Kohli has accumulated 1,682 runs at 48, including 7 hundreds and 5 fifties. In Nagpur, he averages a colossal 89 including the highest score of 213.
In 16 Tests at home against Australia, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have bagged 99 wickets. In 6 Tests in Nagpur, the duo has taken 35 wickets. Overall, they have a tally of 152 wickets against the Kangaroos.
Nathan Lyon will be Australia’s biggest hope with the ball. In India, he has taken 34 wickets in 7 Tests including the best figures of 8 for 50. Overall, he has picked up 94 wickets in 22 Tests against the opposition.
It is Cheteshwar Pujara who has scored the most runs for India against Australia at home. In only 9 Tests, he has collected 900 runs at 64, including 2 centuries and 5 fifties.
In 7 Tests against Australia, Rohit Sharma has smashed 3 half-centuries but is yet to register a three-digit figure. However, when he last batted in Nagpur, he slammed 102*.
David Warner has failed to dominate in India. After 16 Tests, he has managed only 388 runs at 24 including the highest score of 71.
A double-hundred, 6 centuries, and 8 fifties have been registered at the venue in the last 3 Tests.
In the same period, 65 out of 89 wickets have been hunted down by the spinners.