We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Melbourne: Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Critchley, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, David Moody
Adelaide: Matthew Short, Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (wk), Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen, Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 160
2nd innings average score: 165
Wickets per innings: 6
Type: Decent batting wicket
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Over the years, Shaun Marsh has taken a liking to the Adelaide bowlers. In 12 innings, he has collected 452 runs at 45, including the highest score of 99*.
When these teams met earlier in the tournament, Matthew Short was the vice-captain of the Ultimate Team.
In 3 visits to the Docklands Stadium this season, Sam Harper has slammed 2 half-centuries. He also smashed 63 off 36 against Adelaide earlier in the competition.
Although Aaron Finch was the top scorer 76* for Melbourne in the last game, he doesn’t have a great record against Adelaide: 102 runs at 14 in 7 outings.
A lean patch with the bat continues for Thomas Kelly. He has managed only 27 runs in his last 4 matches.
In the last 3 games at the venue, only one bowler (seamer) has managed to bag a three-wicket haul. Clearly, the bowlers haven’t called the shots.
In the same period, only 16% of the wickets at the Docklands have been picked by the spinners.