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, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj/Mohammed Shami
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
(Based on the last two games)
1st innings average score: 159
2nd innings average score: 255
3rd innings average score: 108
4th innings average score: In this period, only once has the match gone into the fourth innings.
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Good for spinners
Batting 1st: —
Batting 2nd: 100%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Negotiating Axar Patel in Ahmedabad is going to be a massive challenge. In two Tests, he has bagged 20 wickets including three five-wicket hauls.
Not too far behind is Ravichandran Ashwin, who has picked 15 wickets at the venue – of which eight have been either LBW or bowled.
At the Narendra Modi Stadium, Rohit Sharma averages 70 after two Tests.
Ravindra Jadeja has taken 84 wickets versus Australia, including 21 in the ongoing series. At home, he averages 40 with the bat.
Nathan Lyon has enjoyed bowling in India: 53 wickets. Overall against India, he is at his most effective bowling in the second and fourth innings (74 wickets), as compared to the first and third innings (39 wickets).
Playing against India in their own backyard, Steven Smith has added 757 runs at 50 including three hundreds and a fifty.
Given the four right-handed batters at the top, coupled with the abrasive surface in Ahmedabad, Matthew Kuhnemann could be in the reckoning again.
Amidst two single-digit scores, Usman Khawaja is the only Australian in this series to grind out as many half-centuries.
Travis Head is the only Australian to have a Best11 percentage of 100 in the last five appearances.
Although Virat Kohli averages an impressive 54 against Australia Down Under, the number drops to 29.40 at home. Worse still, it’s been 15 innings since he scored a fifty and over three years since he scored a hundred in the format.
Despite the track favouring spinners, one century and five fifties have been registered in the last two Tests at the venue.