We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Lahore: Mirza Tahir Baig, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Sam Billings (wk), Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Jason Roy has left the squad to play ODIs against Bangladesh.
Quetta: Abdul Bangalzai, Martin Guptill, Will Smeed, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Aimal Khan
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
(Based on the last three T20Is)
1st innings average score: 216
2nd innings average score: 144
Wickets per innings: 6
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: 100%
Batting 2nd: —
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Fakhar Zaman is the top run-scorer for Lahore against Quetta (432 runs at 36). His numbers in the current edition are good too: 235 runs at 47.
Hussain Talat has been an impactful fantasy pick against Quetta. He has scored 272 runs at an average of 45 and a strike rate of 147.
Haris Rauf has scalped nine wickets against Quetta, going wicketless only twice in nine games.
Sarfaraz Ahmed is Quetta’s top run-getter (319 runs at 35) against Lahore.
Iftikhar Ahmed is in great form. He has smashed one century and four half-centuries so far this year to aggregate 478 runs at 47.8.
Shaheen Afridi and David Wiese picked up three wickets each and were the captain and vice-captain of the Best11 when the two sides met earlier this season.
Though Mohammad Nawaz’s numbers in 2023 are not good (four wickets at a strike rate of 42 and 105 runs at 11), he can take solace from the fact he has scored 193 runs at 21 and scalped 11 wickets against Lahore.
Mohammad Hasnain has featured in the Best11 in four of the last five matches.
Martin Guptill (one century and only 34 runs in the other four matches) has been blowing hot and cold.
Pacers have scalped 75% of the wickets in the last three T20s.