We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 145
2nd innings average score: 142
Type: Even contest between bat and ball.
Time: October 12, 7.30 AM IST
Probable XI for New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner/Trent Boult
Probable XI for Bangladesh: Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (wk), Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam
For five consecutive T20Is, James Neesham has gone wicketless. With the bat, he has added 85 in 5 innings.
For Bangladesh, Afif Hossain has been the only consistent run-getter in T20Is lately. His recent scores read 24, 25, 18, 77*, and 39.
Shakib Al Hasan is yet to strike with the ball in this tournament. With the bat, he has registered scores of 24 and 16. However, given his experience and talent, a match-winning performance is not too far away.
Against Pakistan, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, and Michael Bracewell picked 2 wickets each and added 60 fantasy points between them. While Bracewell has won two Player of the Match awards, Southee is the joint-leading wicket-taker (5) in the series.
Litton Das might have accumulated only 88 runs in his last 4 T20Is, but one cannot overlook the fact that he can generate crucial bonus points for his boundary-hitting, especially in the powerplay.
In 2022, Shoriful Islam has bagged 9 wickets in as many games. Given the favourable conditions in Christchurch, he is expected to lead Bangladesh’s seam attack.
Devon Conway is the leading run-getter (155 runs) in the series. Given his consistency, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team on all three occasions. He has also inflicted 3 dismissals through his glovework.
After two low scores, Finn Allen responded with a blazing 42-ball 62 (1 four and 6 sixes) and stormed into the Ultimate Team on My11Circle.
Fantasy Tip Of The Day
Most of the fantasy points have come from New Zealand’s top three. Their seamers have also been regularly amongst the wickets.