We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda/Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar/Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed
Venue: Adelaide Oval
(Based on the last 3 matches)
1st innings average score: 148
2nd innings average score: 137
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good batting wicket. Conducive for spinners.
Weather: Partially cloudy. Showers forecast.
Batting 1st: 100%
Batting 2nd: —
Fantasy Tips of the Day
The straight boundaries at the venue are the biggest in Australia, and given the conditions, the spinners will play a key role.
In T20Is between these teams, Rohit Sharma is the highest run-scorer. He has hammered 452 runs at an average of 41 and a strike rate of 144. His Ultimate Team percentage reads 60 in his last 5 games.
If Yuzvendra Chahal gets a go, he is likely to make merry in these conditions. Against Bangladesh, he has taken 9 wickets in 6 games.
Virat Kohli’s highest score (90* off 55) in Australia came at the very venue. However, fantasy players have been more inclined towards Suryakumar Yadav who has appeared in the Ultimate Team in 4 of the last 5 games. It is Suryakumar’s strike rate that pushes him ahead of Kohli.
All said and done, Najmul Hossain Shanto has not been any less in fantasy leagues. Much like Suryakumar, his Ultimate Team percentage read 80% in as many matches. Nonetheless, to maintain his consistency, he will have to survive against Arshdeep Singh who appeared in the Ultimate Team in all of his last 5 games with the help of 12 wickets.
In the wicketkeeper category, Litton Das edges past Dinesh Karthik who has not had a great time with the bat of late. With 474 runs at 28, Das is the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in 2022.
Bangladesh will look to exploit India’s trouble against spin. While Shakib Al Hasan is a veteran and will try to smother the Indians with tight lengths, Mehidy Hasan Miraz will entice them to play false strokes against his off-spin.