We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Sydney: Sam Harper (wk), Nic Maddinson (c), Jake Fraser McGurk, Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Brisbane: Max Bryant, Josh Brown, Colin Munro, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ross Whiteley, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
1st innings average score: 147
2nd innings average score: 125
Type: Even battle between the bat and ball.
Weather: Slightly cloudy.
Batting 1st: 57%
Batting 2nd: 43%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Given the nature of the wicket, players with dual skills are likely to fetch more points. For that matter, Melbourne boast of all-rounders Andre Russell and Akeal Hossain down the order and Brisbane have James Bazley in their armoury. With the ball, they operate in different situations. While Hossain’s left-arm spin keeps the batters on the back foot in the powerplay, Russell’s death-over heroics need no introduction and Bazley is used as a wicket-taking option.
Brisbane have a smart spin pair of Matthew Kuhnemann and Mathew Swepson in their disposal. The firepower of Melbourne have to choose their shots wisely, especially in the middle overs when the flow of runs slows down.