We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
1st innings average score: 157
2nd innings average score: 144
Type: Even battle between bat and ball thus far in the series.
Probable XI for New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Probable XI for Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Promoting Shadab Khan to No.4 amidst the middle-order crisis worked wonders for Pakistan. He replied with 34 off 22 including 2 sixes and as many fours. With the ball, he has scalped 13 wickets in the last 10 T20Is.
The pace duo of Tim Southee and Trent Boult have taken 6 wickets between them. While Southee has been on the expensive side, Boult has managed to throttle the batters and maintain an economy of 5.8 RPO.
Kane Williamson generated bonus points for consecutive thirties. Although a strike of 103 may not be impressive, the consistent run-making has been just enough in the world of fantasy cricket.
With 5 wickets at a strike rate of 10, Mohammad Waseem is the highest wicket-taker in the series.He has been equally effective with both new and old ball.
Mark Chapman’s last 5 scores read 63, 21, 0, 83, and 32. Against Pakistan, he has two thirties in three games. His job is to use the long handle to devastating effect right from the word go, thus adding points for strike rate and boundaries.
In his last 10 professional T20s, Ish Sodhi has gone wicketless only twice, overall managing 11 wickets. At the venue, his 6 wickets are the most.
Devon Conway is the highest run-scorer at the Hagley Oval. His scores read 99*, 36, and 70*. Moreover, he has collected the most fantasy points (78.5) in the series, featuring in the Ultimate Team in all the games.
Babar Azam likes scoring runs in New Zealand. In 4 T20Is, he has amassed 188 runs, including two fifties and a thirty. The pace and bounce offered in such conditions suit his brand of cricket.
In his last 10 T20Is, Mohammad Rizwan has smashed 467 runs at an unbelievable average of 58. With the gloves, however, he has managed only two catches.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Top-order batters of both teams have collected the most fantasy points. As far as bowling is concerned, pacers have taken the majority of the wickets.