We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for London vs Oval
1st innings average score: 158
2nd innings average score: 123
Type: Good batting wicket. Early seam movement might be available.
Time: August 27, 11.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for London & Oval
Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard will not be a part of this game, as they will be busy with the 6ixty in the Caribbean.
Probable XI for London: Adam Rossington (wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Ben McDermott, Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Chris Wood, Mason Crane
Playing XI for Oval: Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Jordan Cox, Sam Billings (c & wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Danny Briggs, Matt Milnes, Nathan Sowter, Saqib Mahmood/Reece Topley
Smart Fantasy Picks
Chris Wood rocked the fantasy leagues in the game against Welsh after running through their lower order. Interestingly, the last 4 wickets belonged to him. Overall, he has picked 6 wickets in 4 matches.
Barring the game against Trent, Jordan Thompson has picked a wicket in every other game. For the season, he has taken 10 wickets, including the best figures of 2 for 31 against Oval.
Sam Curran has consistently registered impressive performances with both bat and ball. He might have gone wicketless in the previous match but kept fantasy players in the game by scoring 30 off 20 balls. Overall, he has added 160 runs and taken 6 wickets.
It was the Eoin Morgan and Nathan Ellis show when London beat Oval in their opening game of the season. While Morgan blasted a 29-ball 47 (5 fours and 3 sixes), Ellis finished up with figures of 20-8-28-3.
Given Sam Billings’ lean patch, picking Adam Rossington as your wicketkeeper for this game could stand you in good stead. Besides inflicting 5 dismissals with the gloves, he has also accumulated 122 runs with the bat, including the highest score of 66.
Jason Roy has been a major disappointment this season (51 runs in 6 innings). Despite his poor run, fantasy players might cling on to him in the hope of one final flourish.
As mentioned above, it has been a horrendous season for Billings as well. He is yet to get past 25 runs in 5 innings. With the gloves too, he has only one catch to his credit.
Fantasy Power Picks
Dan Lawrence put up an all-round show to steer his side to victory over the struggling Welsh. Besides scoring 43 off 26 balls, he bagged a four-wicket haul, including 9 dot balls. When he last played against Oval earlier in the tournament, he ended up getting a 20-ball 27.
Amidst scores of 1, 11, and 4, Will Jacks has also registered scores of 81 and 108* in the tournament. Although he blows hot and cold, his ability to attack in the powerplay presents an opportunity for handy fantasy points.
On the other hand, Jordan Cox has been super consistent with scores of 39, 48, 61*, and 32. Given his promising starts in every game till now, expect him to be in big demand going forward.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
Bowlers from London appear to be generating maximum fantasy points. Besides Jacks and Cox, Oval’s batting appears brittle.