Fantasy Team for India vs Australia, 2nd T20I
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for India vs Australia Match at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur
1st innings average score: 151
2nd innings average score: 128
Type: Good batting wicket. Rain threat looms large.
Time: September 23, 7.00 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Playing XI for India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant(wk), Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable XI for Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Matthew Wade is becoming one of the best finishers for Australia. All his highest scores in T20Is have come against India: 80, 72, 58, and 42.
Although India lost, Axar Patel’s three-for helped fantasy players stay ahead in the race. As we saw in Mohali, he can keep getting promoted up the order in pursuit of quick runs.
It was a quiet game for Glenn Maxwell. That said, he is one of the rare cricketers who can add handy points in all three departments of the game. He could be Australia’s joker in the pack!
Smart Fantasy Picks
Cameron Green’s 30-ball 61, coupled with the solitary wicket of Suryakumar Yadav, saw him generate the maximum points (64.5) on My11Circle, out of which 8 bonus points came only through boundary hitting.
Rohit Sharma has collected only 10 runs in 3 T20Is at Nagpur. However, his current strategy to go bonkers in the powerplay can make a huge difference in fantasy leagues.
Frequent change in pace resulted in Nathan Ellis bagging a three-wicket haul in Mohali. In the process, he provided the most fantasy points (42) amongst the Australian bowlers.
Fantasy Power Picks
It was a rare failure for Virat Kohli in the format against Australia. He has smashed 7 fifties in 19 attempts against them. History suggests that a potential half-century is on the cards over the weekend.
Aside from generating 43.5 points for his breathtaking knock of 71, Hardik Pandya also added 12.5 bonus points for clobbering 7 fours and 5 sixes and finishing with a strike rate of 237.
Josh Hazlewood has been a genuine strike bowler for Australia lately. He has taken 22 wickets, including the best figures of 4 for 12 in his last 10 T20Is.
KL Rahul’s recent run of form in the T20Is is likely to draw attention from fantasy players. He has slammed 5 half-centuries in his last 10 innings.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
In 2022, the Indian pacers have provided bulk of the fantasy points only in the powerplay. Their death bowling still remains a concern.. However, both sides have quality all-rounders in their mix. They could be your trump cards.