We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Fantasy Team for Melbourne vs Sydney

Probable XIs

Melbourne: Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa (c)

Sydney: Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis/Jackson Bird, Chris Jordan, Steve O’Keefe

Pitch Report

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

(Based on the last 3 games.)

1st innings average score: 165

2nd innings average score: 127

Wickets per innings: 8

Type: Even contest between the bat and ball.

Weather: Clear


Batting 1st: 100%

Batting 2nd: —

Fantasy Tips of the Day

In both games of this season at the MCG, we saw 9 wickets fall in the second innings. The chasing team could not bat as a cohesive unit. The pacers and spinners alike put up a stellar show.

Smart Picks

Adam Zampa is the highest wicket-taker at the MCG in T20s, taking 45 wickets and maintaining a strike rate of 6.7 RPO. He has already provided bonus fantasy points for a three-for this season.

With the bat, Marcus Stoinis has remarkable numbers at the venue. He has smashed 974 runs at an average of 34 and a strike rate of 135. Against Sydney, he has managed 283 runs in 9 games, including the highest score of 147*.

Between them, Ben Dwarshuis and Steve O’Keefe have taken 35 wickets against Melbourne. But if you have to choose one, O’Keefe has superior fantasy stats to his name.

Hayden Kerr has appeared in the Ultimate Team in the last 5 matches, collecting 192.5 points with the help of 115 runs, 10 wickets, and 3 catches.

Moises Henriques’ only fifty of the season came against Melbourne. Overall, he has hammered 455 runs at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 149 against them.

Luke Wood and Sean Abbott have gone wicketless only once. While Wood has sniped up as many as 13 wickets, Abbott has hunted down 10 wickets.

Beau Webster’s dual skills have been keeping fantasy players ahead in the race. He has 160 runs and 5 wickets in 7 games to his name.

Besides scoring 182 runs at 36, Jordan Silk has taken the most catches (9) in this season. If anything, these numbers are a delight in fantasy leagues.

In the wicketkeeper category, we have a close encounter. Although Joe Clarke (232 runs in 7 games) has put up a better performance than Josh Philippe thus far, the latter has impressive numbers for the game. Philippe has amassed 161 runs in a mere 6 games at the MCG and 324 runs in 11 games against Melbourne.


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