We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Melbourne S: Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Liam Hatcher/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa (c)
Probable XI for Melbourne R: Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Jonathan Wells, Mackenzie Harvey, Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Venue: The MCG, Melbourne
(Based on the last 2 games)
1st innings average score: 160
2nd innings average score: 142
Type: Even contest between bat and ball.
Wickets per innings: 7
Weather: Cloudy. No threat of rain.
Batting 1st: 50%
Batting 2nd: 50%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
In comparison to Melbourne Green, the bowlers from Melbourne Red have been more productive in fantasy leagues.
Opening batters have blown hot and cold for both sides. However, given their explosive nature, they are likely to generate rapid fantasy points in the powerplay.
Besides inflicting 6 dismissals with the gloves, Joe Clarke is his side’s leading run-getter (232 at 47). Furthermore, when he last batted at the MCG this season, he smashed an unbeaten 101 off 66 (9 fours and 4 sixes).
By adding 236 runs in 7 innings, Aaron Finch has provided the most fantasy points as a batter for his side. For his consistency, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team on 4 of 6 occasions.
After a dull start to the season, Marcus Stoinis finally managed to turn around his fortunes 74 off 35 balls against Adelaide. For his blistering innings, comprising (5 fours and 6 sixes), he was the captain of the Ultimate Team.
At every given opportunity, Akeal Hosein has been chipping away with wickets. Overall, he has bagged 12 for the season, including 3 three-wicket hauls.
Despite going wicketless in the previous game, Luke Wood is the leading wicket-taker (11). Along with Henry Thornton, he is the only bowler to grab a five-for this season.
Tom Rogers has kept fantasy players happy by going wicketless only once in seven outings. His consistency has yielded him 10 scalps, including the best figures of 4 for 23.
It has been a torrid time for Martin Guptill in the middle with scores of 6, 12, and 0.
Similarly, Nick Larkin has managed to collect only 63 runs in 5 innings. Being shuffled in the batting order hasn’t helped his cause either.