We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
India: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 169
2nd innings average score: 145
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good wicket for batting.
Weather: Rain is likely to play spoilsport.
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tip of the Day
20 of the 41 wickets that fell in the last 3 games belonged to the spinners – the bulk of which came in the second innings. The pitch opens up as the game progresses, producing more turn.
Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee are the joint-highest wicket-takers at Wellington: while Sodhi has taken 8 games to scalp 17 wickets, Southee has managed the feat in 10 games. Against India, they have taken 35 wickets between them in 30 games.
Suryakumar Yadav has featured in the Ultimate Team in all his last 5 games. With 1,040 runs to his name, he is the highest run-scorer in 2022.
Against India, Kane Williamson has scored 358 runs at a healthy average of 33. Although his strike rate was controversial in the T20 World Cup, he fetched runs consistently. His Ultimate Team percentage in the last 5 games reads 60%.
In his last 5 T20s, Shubman Gill generated bonus fantasy points for a thirty, a fifty, and a hundred. The pitch and conditions are best suited for his style of batting.
Devon Conway’s approach makes him a safe pick in fantasy cricket. He plays the ball to its merit, rarely trying something that isn’t a part of the textbook. He averages 49 and strikes at 131 in 33 T20Is.
Arshdeep Singh has been equally good with the new and old ball, taking 5 wickets each in the powerplay and at the death in the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been effective only in the powerplay. In 2022, he tops the list for the most wickets with the new ball.