We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson
Probable XI for India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 236
2nd innings average score: 227
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Hard wicket. Short straight boundaries.
Weather: Cloudy but no rain is forecast.
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
It has been a happy hunting ground for the seamers. 33 wickets have belonged to them in the last 3 ODIs.
In the same period, 34 sixes have been launched due to the smaller ground dimensions.
Yuzvendra Chahal is India’s leading wicket-taker in ODIs this year. He has taken 21 wickets in 11 matches. When he last played in Auckland in 2020, he finished with a three-for.
Shreyas Iyer will have fond memories of piling on 217 runs in only 3 ODIs on his last visit to New Zealand in 2020. Moreover, his recent scores in the format read 50, 113*, and 28*.
Suryakumar Yadav might have added only 73 runs in his last 5 ODIs, but he will be oozing with confidence after his scintillating century against New Zealand in the second T20I. His inventive stroke play has been generating a bunch of bonus points lately.
Given his recent heroics with the ball, including a four-for in the third T20I against the Kiwis, Arshdeep Singh is almost certain to make his ODI debut in Auckland. His ability to strike with the new and old ball has made him a hot property in fantasy leagues.
Although Kane Williamson has been amongst the runs, he hasn’t reached the 50-run mark in his last 5 ODIs. However, he is expected to bat through the innings and that augurs well for fantasy players.
Much like his skipper, Tom Latham also likes to put a price on his wicket. He has accumulated 701 runs at 44 in 16 ODIs against India.
As mentioned in the tips section, the seamers have reaped rewards in Auckland lately. Both Tim Southee and Matt Henry might be down on pace, but their ability to move the ball around is likely to keep them in the hunt.