We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Netherlands vs Pakistan 3rd ODI
1st innings average score: 194
2nd innings average score: 177
Matches won bowling first: 9 of 14
Type: With the overuse of the wicket, it has been favourable for batters as the game progresses.
Time: August 21, 2:30 PM IST
Probable XI for Netherlands & Pakistan
Probable XI for Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma
Probable XI for Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Fantasy Power Picks
In 2022, Babar Azam has three collected hundreds and as many fifties in seven ODIs. With 131 runs in two games, he is the joint-highest run-scorer of the series.
Topping the runs chart with Babar is Tom Cooper. After the consecutive fifties, his ODI average has shot to 47.2. He has also provided bonus fantasy points for his strike rate of 102.
Bas de Leede has scored three fifties in his last four white-ball games. In his last five ODIs, he has managed 223 runs at an impressive average of 45. In addition, he has taken two wickets in the series.
Before the knock of five, Scott Edwards had scored five fifties in six ODIs, of which three came against England and two against the West Indies. He has been Netherlands’ best batter of late. His gutsy approach has yielded the desired results.
Smart Fantasy Picks
A back-to-back three-wicket haul for Haris Rauf has made him the highest wicket-taker of the series. In his last five ODIs, he has taken as many as 13 wickets.
Vivian Kingma has thus far been the best bowler for the hosts. He managed to dismiss Imam-ul-Haq in both games. He strikes mostly when the ball is new.
Naseem Shah has had a dream start to his ODI journey, registering figures of 3 for 51 and 2 for 27. He has not gone wicketless in his last 10 competitive games.
Two of Mohammad Nawaz’s three wickets in the last game were of Cooper and Edwards, for which he was adjudged the Player of the Match. His recent ODI numbers make a good reading: 11 wickets in the last five games.
Mohammad Rizwan (69* off 82) and Agha Salman ( 50* off 35) stitched an unbeaten partnership of 93 runs to seal the series 0-2. Agha’s performance especially was the highlight of Pakistan’s innings, as the 20-year-old attained his maiden fifty in only his second ODI and also generated bonus fantasy points for his staggering strike rate.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
The ball does a bit at the start, and as witnessed in the last game, Pakistan made full use of it. If Netherlands bat first, power up your fantasy teams with the visitors’ bowling attack.