We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for 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
Probable XI for Zimbabwe: Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 157
2nd innings average score: 140
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good bounce on offer. Bigger ground dimensions.
Weather: Cloudy. Odd showers forecast.
Batting 1st: –
Batting 2nd: 100%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
The Zimbabwean top order has been erratic and disappointing. The bulk of the runs have been scored by Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams.
Barring the game against the Netherlands, Indian spinners have managed only 1 wicket in this World Cup.
In only 4 innings, Virat Kohli has accumulated 220 runs, including three unbeaten half-centuries in this tournament. For his heroics, he has added the maximum fantasy points (152.5) by an Indian player.
Be it with the new or old ball, Arshdeep Singh has been amongst the wickets. In fact, he has grabbed at least 2 in every game till now. He is the only Indian to feature in the Ultimate Team in all four matches.
Given his consistency, Suryakumar Yadav’s selection percentage is yet to drop below 74 in this World Cup. Besides providing 123.5 points with the bat, he has garnered 20 points for holding onto 5 catches.
Barring his knock of 40 against Pakistan, Hardik Pandya hasn’t made any impact with the bat. However, he has made amends with the ball by picking 6 wickets in 4 outings.
From a surprise package to the leading wicket-taker for Zimbabwe, Blessing Muzarabani has made a significant impact in fantasy leagues. He has bagged 11 wickets in this World Cup.
Healthy contributions with the bat (185), coupled with a bunch of wickets (9), have ensured that Sikandar Raza’s selection percentage has constantly remained above 92. Moreover, he has collected 11 bonus points for being the highest six-hitter for the tournament.
Through consistent performances, Sean Williams continues to prove his worth. For collecting 144 runs with the bat and picking 3 wickets, he has been an MVP in fantasy sports.