We have opted for fantasy cricket teams on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
(Based on recent games at Bulawayo Athletic Club)
1st innings avg. score: 276/9
2nd innings avg. score: 222/8
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Seamers picked 56% of the wickets, with 29 of 50 wickets falling between overs 25 and 50. Meanwhile, two centuries and five fifties were registered – none belonging to the openers.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
In only six ODIs in Zimbabwe, Mark Adair has taken 14 wickets – of which nine in three outings have come in this tournament.
Paul Stirling is Ireland’s leading run-scorer (329 at 47 including two centuries and as many fifties) against UAE.
Zahoor Khan has taken the most wickets (12) for UAE, including the best figures of six for 34 versus Ireland.
George Dockrell (247 runs and six wickets) and Curtis Campher (203 runs and three wickets) featured in the Best11 in four of their last five ODIs.
When Junaid Siddique last bowled at the venue, he dismissed both the openers to finish with a three-wicket haul.
Vriitya Aravind’s consistency (398 runs at 44) in his last 10 ODIs, has helped fantasy players march ahead.
In the same period, Harry Tector clobbered two centuries and as many fifties, overall adding 466 runs at 58.
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy
UAE: Muhammad Waseem (c), Rohan Mustafa, Vriitya Aravind, Aryansh Sharma (wk), Asif Khan, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique