We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 130
2nd innings average score: 102
Type: Run-making has been challenging.
Probable XI for Namibia: Michael van Lingen, Divan la Cock, Stephan Baard, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Gerhard Erasmus (c), Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, JJ Smit, Zane Green (wk), Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Probable XI for UAE: Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Aryan Lakra, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Basil Hameed, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Kashif Daud, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
David Wiese remained unbeaten on 11 off 5 in the previous game and is expected to provide more fireworks with the bat. With the ball, he was excellent against Sri Lanka: one of his two wickets was that of the in-form Kusal Mendis.
In his last 5 T20Is, Zahoor Khan has taken 7 wickets. All his three wickets in the tournament have come at the death.
On the tour, Junaid Siddique has taken a three-for and a five-for. He has been effective with both new and old ball.
In the list of wicketkeepers, Vriitya Aravind edges past Zane Green. Although Aravind has not set the stage on fire in this edition, his numbers in 2022 are impressive. He has scored 434 runs at a brilliant average of 36.
Most of Namibia’s success goes to the bowling duo of Bernard Scholtz and JJ Smit. They have not gone wicketless in both games, overall grabbing 6 wickets between them.
In 2022, Gerhard Erasmus has scored a hundred, a fifty, a thirty, and three twenties in 10 innings. His average selection percentage in the tournament reads 76%.
Amongst both teams, Jan Frylinck has collected the most fantasy points (92) and featured in the Ultimate Team of both games. Overall, he has scored 87 runs and taken 3 wickets in 2 games.
With the help of his terrific hat-trick and an economy of 4.8 RPO, Karthik Meiyappan sits atop the fantasy chart for the UAE. He has been their most effective bowler of late, grabbing 10 wickets in the last 6 T20Is – the bulk of which came at the death.
It was Mohammad Waseem’s second single-digit score in 10 T20Is. He has been in great form especially in 2022, smashing 546 runs at an average of 36.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
From both teams, all-rounders have provided more fantasy points. The pitch and conditions haven’t been conducive for batters at the venue.