We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Manchester vs Oval Match
1st innings average score: 163
2nd innings average score: 152
Type: Excellent for batting.
Time: August 31, 11 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for Manchester & Oval
Probable XI for Manchester: Philip Salt (wk), Laurie Evans (c), Wayne Madsen, Tristan Stubbs, Paul Walter, Tom Lammonby, Tom Hartley, Ashton Turner, Fred Klaassen, Matthew Parkinson, Joshua Little
Probable XI for Oval: Will Jacks, Rilee Rossouw, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Sam Billings (c & wk), Hilton Cartwright, Tom Curran, Peter Hatzoglou, Matt Milnes, Nathan Sowter, Patrick Brown
Between them, Rilee Rossouw and Sam Billings have added a mere 80 runs at an average of 8. Crosscheck their selection percentage before you finalise your fantasy teams.
In his last five games, Sam Curran has scored 134 runs and taken six wickets. In fact, not once has he disappointed the fantasy players this season, providing points in all departments.
Paul Walter has upped the ante with both bat and ball. In the last three games, he has taken a three-wicket haul twice and has registered the best score of 26 off 12 at No.4.
Smart Fantasy Picks
Tom Hartley’s left-arm spin has been doing the trick in the middle overs. He has taken 9 wickets at an impressive strike rate of 10. In addition to his smart bowling, he has produced crucial fantasy points by grabbing three catches.
Matthew Parkinson has gone wicketless only once in seven games. He has taken seven wickets and maintained an economy of 8.6. The stats may not seem breathtaking on scorecards, but they are doing just fine in fantasy sports.
In the last five games, Jordan Cox has smashed two thirties and a fifty at No.3 – all this at a terrific strike rate of 145. He has a reputation for performing in crunch situations.
Matt Milnes has been excellent at the death. He reads the footwork of the batters and cramps them for room, not afraid to bowl lengths deliveries at the death. He has grabbed four wickets in the last two games.
Tom Curran’s numbers with the ball have been slipping in a downward spiral. However, he has been making amends with the bat. His last three scores down the order read 18* off 7, 30 off 12, and 19 off 9.
With 294 runs at a strike rate of 156, Philip Salt is the second-highest run-scorer of the season. He has collected 30-run bonus thrice and 50-run bonus as many times in the last six games. Talk about consistency.
For Oval, Will Jacks has been the best player in fantasy leagues. He has generated 224 fantasy points on My11Circle with the help of a hundred, two fifties, and a whopping strike rate of 175.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Oval’s top players either have been ruled out or have left the league to play in another, and their current renowned players have not been up to the mark. Drafting more players from Manchester may keep the fantasy players in a good stead, meaning you may have to go for a 7-4 combination.