We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Playing XIs for India & South Africa
Probable XI for India: KL Rahul/Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Probable XI for South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj (c), Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi/Lungi Ngidi
Pitch Report for India vs South Africa T20 World Cup Match at Perth
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 133
2nd innings average score: 137
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Bouncy wicket. Doesn’t offer much turn.
Weather: Cloudy but heavy rain isn’t forecast.
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
South Africa have a potent pace attack. Their top order has also been firing on all cylinders.
The Indian openers have been scratchy and erratic. The middle and lower order has been consistently getting the job done.
Smart Fantasy Picks for the Match
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not been enjoying his time in the death overs lately. However, he has a decent record against South Africa. In 10 T20Is, he has taken 14 wickets, including the best figures of 5 for 24.
For his ferocious spell of 4 for 10 against Bangladesh, Anrich Nortje generated 52 points. He is going to be a scary proposition on the lively wicket of Perth.
Reeza Hendricks is expected to open the batting for South Africa. He has smashed 4 half-centuries in his last 5 T20Is.
Given India’s bowling attack, David Miller’s services with the bat will be required for the Proteas. He clobbered a 47-ball 106* against India at Guwahati a few weeks ago.
Despite being a spinner, the bounce at Perth could bring Axar Patel into play. He ended up in the Ultimate Team for his two-fer against Bangladesh at Sydney.
Thanks to his consecutive hundreds, Rilee Rossouw has been the captain of the Ultimate Team for two games on the bounce. Only through boundary-hitting against Bangladesh, he garnered 14.5 bonus points.
Virat Kohli’s ability to bat through the innings in his last 3 T20Is should encourage fantasy players. His recent scores read 49*, 82*, and 62*.
Nothing savage or agricultural. Suryakumar Yadav calculates his stroke play as per the field and situation. This methodical approach has yielded him 4 fifties in his last 6 T20Is.