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 (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Probable XI for Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Matches played in the tournament: 2
1st innings average score: 151
2nd innings average score: 156
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good batting wicket. Early help for seamers.
Weather: No rain forecast.
Batting 1st: 50%
Batting 2nd: 50%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Barring Joshua Little, Ireland’s bowlers have been inconsistent and wayward.
For New Zealand, the bulk of the runs have been scored by their top four batters.
After his stellar innings of 71 off 48 against Australia, Lorcan Tucker has become the leading run-scorer (191 at 48) for Ireland in this World Cup. For his consistency, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team on three occasions.
Time and again, Joshua Little has been delivering with the ball for his side. For the tournament, he has bagged one three-fer and two two-fers.
Given how Finn Allen plays, it is always going to be all or nothing. We saw how he destroyed the experienced Australian seamers. If the Irish bowlers lack discipline, he is likely to make them pay big time.
For his scintillating 36-ball 62 against England, Glenn Phillips generated 66 points as the vice-captain. Moreover, he is only one of the two centurions in this World Cup.
Tim Southee and Trent Boult have picked 11 wickets between them in the last 3 T20Is. Seaming conditions at Adelaide, coupled with Ireland’s vulnerable top order, the Kiwi new-ball pair is likely to be in the thick of things.
In the process of putting a price on his wicket, Devon Conway has accumulated 435 runs this year at 48, including the top score of 92* against Australia. Additionally, he has inflicted 8 dismissals with the gloves.