We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Melbourne: Nic Maddinson (c), Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Peter Handscomb (wk), Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Probable XI for Sydney: Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Todd Murphy
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
(Based on the last 2 games)
1st innings average score: 155
2nd innings average score: 144
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Decent batting wicket.
Batting 1st: 100%
Batting 2nd: –%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Given the inconsistency of the top order, both teams have had problems. This was further highlighted when Melbourne’s batters failed earlier in the week against Sydney.
The injury to Steve O’Keefe has aggravated problems for Sydney on the spin front. For Melbourne though, Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Akeal Hosein have delivered the goods. While the Afghani spinner has taken 6 wickets, the West Indian has already bagged 3 three-wicket hauls.
While Ben Dwarshuis picked a 4-for in the last game, Sydney have been extremely reliant on Sean Abbott and Hayden Kerr. They have bagged 16 wickets between them.