Fantasy Team for NZ vs PAK 1st semi-final, T20 World Cup 2022
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable Playings XIs for New Zealand & Pakistan
Probable XI for New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Probable XI for Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Pitch Report for New Zealand & Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 164
2nd innings average score: 118
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Decent batting wicket.
Weather: Slightly cloudy. 20% chance of precipitation.
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Until the last match, where England successfully chased against Sri Lanka, 5 consecutive games were won by the team defending at the SCG.
Smart Fantasy Picks for the Match
In the past, Shaheen Afridi has proved that he is a big-match player. By picking 7 wickets in his last two games, including a three-fer at the SCG, he appears to be peaking at the right time.
Haris Rauf hasn’t gone wicketless for 10 straight T20Is. For the period, he has bagged 12 wickets, including 5 wickets against New Zealand in two attempts.
Runs with the bat (88), coupled with a bunch of wickets (10) has seen Shadab Khan generate the most fantasy points (178.5) by a Pakistani player in this World Cup. For his heroics, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team on the last four occasions.
Kane Williamson is capable of negotiating the formidable Pakistan bowling attack. His sound technique, coupled with the tendency to restrain from reckless strokes makes him a handy pick. He was the captain of the Ultimate Team for his knock of 61 off 35 balls against Ireland.
Given their reputation and dual ability, Devon Conway and Mohammad Rizwan can both play a crucial role in the wicketkeeper category. While Conway has collected 124 runs, to go with 6 dismissals, Rizwan has added 103 runs and inflicted 3 dismissals with the gloves.
Although Mohammad Nawaz has added 63 runs in this tournament, he has picked up only 2 wickets.
Besides going wicketless, James Neesham has managed only 37 runs in his last 4 T20Is.