We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Fantasy Team for India vs England Semi-final
Probable Playing XIs for India & England
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
England: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Pitch Report for India vs England Match at Adelaide Oval
Venue: Adelaide Oval
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 151
2nd innings average score: 150
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good pitch for batting.
Weather: Slightly cloudy. No rain forecast during the match.
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Of the 40 wickets that fell in the last 3 games, the pacers accounted for 24 wickets and spinners 12. During the same period, the new-ball specialists haven’t been consistently amongst wickets: only 1.5 wickets per innings fell in the powerplay and 5.1 wickets per innings from overs 7 to 20.
Smart Fantasy Picks for the Match
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav will be the top two candidates for captaincy and vice-captaincy in fantasy cricket. Let’s dig deeper into the numbers:
While Kohli averages 39 in 19 games against England, Suryakumar averages 52 in 6 games. In this World Cup, Kohli has scored 21 runs more than Suryakumar, but the latter has a strike rate of 193. While Kohli has scores of 90* and 64* at the Adelaide Oval, Suryakumar has scored 30 in the only innings he has played here.
Given the stats in the powerplay at Adelaide, England’s openers – if they do not play rash shots – are likely to make merry. Alex Hales (125 runs) and Jos Buttler (119 runs) are the highest run-scorers for the team in this edition.
However, they will have to face Arshdeep Singh, whose 5 of 10 wickets have come with the new ball. He will try and move the ball around to make life difficult for the English openers..
Sam Curran has been excellent at the death, reading the batters’ intention well. He has taken 10 wickets at 9.4, and in addition, can provide handy points with the bat.
The conditions demand the dual skills of Ben Stokes (58 runs and 5 wickets) Hardik Pandya (65 runs and 8 wickets). Their attacking batting and useful bowling in the middle overs are likely to keep fantasy players in the hunt.