We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 148
2nd innings average score: 121
Type: Decent batting wicket. Initial help for seamers.
Time: August 24, 11.00 PM IST
Probable XI for London: Adam Rossington (wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Ben McDermott, Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (c), Kieron Pollard, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Mason Crane, Chris Wood
Playing XI for Welsh: Jacob Bethell, Joe Clarke (wk), Josh Cobb (c), Ben Duckett, David Miller, Leus du Plooy, Matthew Critchley, Dwaine Pretorius, David Payne, George Scrimshaw, Jake Ball
Barring the innings of 35* against Birmingham, David Miller has scores of 15, 7, and, 3 in this edition. However, he will continue to remain an asset in fantasy leagues for his ability to cut loose in the slog overs.
Amidst going wicketless on a few occasions, Jake Ball has also picked up a four-wicket haul in this tournament. His ability to generate awkward bounce from a good length can trouble the very best in the business.
Regardless of Welsh’s abysmal run, Dwaine Pretorius continues to help fantasy players with his dual ability. Besides picking 3 wickets, he has added 48 runs with the bat in 3 innings. Remember, he thrives on bowling at the death.
Ben McDermott carried his decent form from the English T20 League to the 100 by scoring a 25-ball 30 against Trent. While he may not keep wickets in this tournament, his batting exploits alone are good enough to draft him in your fantasy teams.
In his first game of the season, Dan Lawrence could only manage 7 with the bat, but he made amends by picking a wicket and inflicting a run-out. His all-round skills have often made a difference in fantasy leagues.
On the wicketkeeper front, Adam Rossington could pip Joe Clarke. While Rossington has inflicted 4 dismissals with the gloves and collected 90 runs with the bat, Clarke has only 2 dismissals to his credit to go with 64 runs with the bat.
Although Eoin Morgan hasn’t gone full throttle this season, he has kept fantasy players interested by adding 117 runs in 5 innings. His knock of 47 off 29 in the opening game against Oval turned out to be decisive for London.
With 9 wickets in 5 games, including the best figures of 4 for 21, Jordan Thompson is the joint-leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He might have gone wicketless against Trent, but we must not forget how he garnered bonus points for giving away only 8 runs in 10 balls.
Kieron Pollard has made significant impact with the bat with scores of 19*, 34*, 26*, and 9, hitting six sixes in the process. He, however, has bowled only once in the league.
Much of Welsh’s problems in this edition stems from their skipper Josh Cobb’s misery with the bat. His scores don’t make a good reading: 5, 11, 9, 0, and 0.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
Welsh haven’t performed as a unit. On the other hand, players from London have already left their mark in the tournament. Picking more players from the London might be the way forward.