We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Melbourne: Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (c)
Colin de Grandhomme will not be available for this game due to an injury.
Adelaide: Matthew Short, Ryan Gibson, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce/Harry Conway, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c)
Venue: MCG, Melbourne
(Based on the last 2 games.)
First innings average score: 157
Second innings average score: 142
Wickets per innings: 6
Batting first: 50%
Batting second: 50%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
While Melbourne’s batters have been erratic, Adelaide’s top order has generated the bulk of fantasy points. The fact that Chris Lynn and Matthew Short are the leading run-getters for the tournament is a testimony to Adelaide’s consistency.
Joe Clarke has been the only consistent run-scorer (248 at 31) for Melbourne. In fact, he was the first to slam a century in this edition. With the gloves, he has inflicted 9 dismissals.
Despite batting in the middle order, Adam Hose has managed to add 230 runs at 33. Incidentally, his highest score (56*) of the season came against Melbourne. Moreover, only through boundary-hitting, he has provided 18 bonus points.
Besides being the leading run-getter (393 at 49) this season, Chris Lynn has accumulated 430 runs at 36 in 12 innings against Melbourne. His recent scores against them read 48, 57, 28, and 21.
Given his all-round heroics, Matthew Short has been the hottest pick in fantasy leagues. Someone who has made the Ultimate Team on 7 out of 9 occasions deserves attention!
One way or the other, Beau Webster has kept fantasy players happy through his dual skills. Besides taking 6 wickets, he has added 195 runs, including the highest score of 78.
Wes Agar has bagged a four-wicket haul and two three-fors, including one against Melbourne earlier in the tournament. In the process, he got rid of Beau Webster and Hilton Cartwright cheaply.
Adam Zampa has picked 10 wickets in his last 5 outings against Adelaide, including the best figures of 5 for 17 at the MCG in 2021.
Only once in 8 attempts has Nathan Coulter-Nile gone wicketless against Adelaide. Overall, he has gunned down 12 wickets, including three two-fors.
Luke Wood has been the only seamer who has consistently produced breakthroughs (14 wickets) for Melbourne. He has got 5 wickets in his last two visits to the MCG.