We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Neil Wagner
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis/Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando
Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 327
2nd innings average score: 300
3rd innings average score: 248
4th innings average score: In this period, only once has the match gone onto the fourth innings.
Wickets per innings: 9
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Kane Williamson (992 runs at 66) and Tom Latham (927 runs at 77) have fed on Sri Lankan bowlers. Interestingly, both have scored a double-century each. .
For New Zealand, Tim Southee is the highest wicket-taker (53) versus Sri Lanka, including 11 wickets in two Tests at the Hagley Oval.
In his last four Tests, Devon Conway has slammed either a fifty or a century. At Christchurch, he averages 63 including the highest score of 109.
At the same venue, Neil Wagner has bagged 37 wickets, including the best innings figures of six for 106.
Angelo Mathews (839 at 52) and Dimuth Karunaratne (740 at 44) are the leading run-scorers for Sri Lanka against New Zealand. Between them, they have registered three hundreds and 11 fifties.
Despite playing all five Tests against the Kiwis in their own backyard, Dinesh Chandimal has added 340 runs at a healthy average of 38.
Meanwhile, Kusal Mendis has managed to score 471 runs at 43, including the highest score of 141* against New Zealand.
Given the seamer-friendly conditions, Kasun Rajitha’s swing, coupled with Lahiru Kumara’s pace could make life tough for the hosts.
88% of the wickets have belonged to seamers in the last three games at the venue.
In the same period, one double-ton, five centuries, and six fifties have been slammed.