We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
New Zealand: Tim Seifert, Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), James Neesham, Mark Chapman/Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanindu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
(Based on last three games)
1st innings average score: 220
2nd innings average score: 158
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Thanks to his contributions behind the wicket, Tim Seifert has been constantly rewarding fantasy players. In the last 14 T20s, he inflicted 20 dismissals, while also scoring 416 runs at 30.
Daryl Mitchell has been in good touch, especially in T20Is. He has scored 496 runs at 34 and plucked seven catches since 2022.
James Neesham’s stats at the Eden Park are impressive. He bagged seven wickets at a strike rate of nine and scored 83 runs without being dismissed in three of four innings.
Since 2022, Henry Shipley has gone wicketless only once in 11 T20s, scalping 21 wickets at a strike rate of 10.7.
Kusal Mendis has scored 126 runs at 31 against New Zealand. His T20 numbers in 2023 are good too: 326 runs at 32.6 and five catches.
Kasun Rajitha has picked five wickets at a strike rate of 14 against New Zealand.
Wanindu Hasaranga has gone wicketless in only six of the 39 T20Is he has played under Dasun Shanaka, scalping 71 wickets at a strike rate of 12.5. During this period, he also gave points for 16 catches and 355 runs.
Pathum Nissanka loves batting first: 688 runs at 34. He has generated a bonus for either a half-century or thirty in 12 of 20 matches.
Pacers bagged 77% of the wickets in the last three matches at the venue. Meanwhile, openers registered two of three half-centuries.