We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 145
2nd innings average score: 127
Type: Even Bounce. Encourages good strokeplay.
Time: September 2, 11.00 PM IST
Probable XI for Manchester: Phillip Salt (wk), Laurie Evans (c), Wayne Madsen, Ashton Turner, Tristan Stubbs, Paul Walter, Tom Hartley, Tom Lammonby, Richard Gleeson, Joshua Little, Matthew Parkinson
Playing XI for London: Adam Rossington (wk), Zak Crawley, Ben McDermott, Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, Jordan Thompson, Liam Dawson, Nathan Ellis, Brad Wheal, Mason Crane
Laurie Evans has managed to collect only 96 runs in 7 games, out of which he has been dismissed for a single-digit score on 3 occasions.
After his 3 for 28 in the opening match, Nathan Ellis has gone wicketless in 5 out of 7 attempts.
Eoin Morgan too has failed to carry on the form that he displayed in the initial stages. His last 3 scores read 0, 5, and 8.
Ashton Turner’s clean striking down the order, coupled with his golden arm, can create a huge difference in fantasy leagues. Besides picking a solitary wicket, he has also added scores of 14 and 26.
Wayne Madsen couldn’t make any impact with the bat until the game against Oval, where he smashed a 39-ball 53* to propel his team into the eliminator.
Although Ben McDermott hasn’t set the stage on fire, he has made a decent impact by registering three scores in the thirties in 4 innings.
When these two teams met earlier in the competition, Paul Walter finished with a two-wicket haul. Overall, he has taken 9 wickets, including two three-wicket hauls.
Phillip Salt has been the man in form with the bat. He has accumulated 313 runs at 45, including the highest score of 70*, owing to which he is the second-highest run-getter for the tournament.
Joshua Little has found enormous success through his short-ball tactics. He has bagged 9 wickets in 3 outings, including the best figures of 5 for 13 in the last game against Oval.
Barring the game against Trent, Jordan Thompson has picked a wicket in every other game. He is the joint-highest wicket-taker (14). Incidentally, his best figures of 4 for 21 came against Manchester.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
Manchester’s top order looks far more formidable as compared to London. Furthermore, barring the consistency of Jordan Thompson, London’s bowling also appears a bit thin.