We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
New Zealand: Henry Nicholls, Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Mark Chapman, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner
Sri Lanka: Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka/Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
(Based on last three games)
1st innings average score: 315
2nd innings average score: 242
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Tom Latham’s recent numbers at the venue are superb. In his last four innings, he has smashed one century and two half-centuries, overall collecting 311 runs at a colossal average of 103.
Matt Henry has given points in all departments at the Seddon Park. In six matches, he picked 12 wickets, pouched two catches, bowled five maiden overs, and conceded less than six runs per over five times.
Kasun Rajitha hasn’t gone wicketless for 15 consecutive ODIs and is the only player from either side to feature in the Best11 (11 wickets) for five consecutive ODIs.
Chamika Karunaratne has kept fantasy players in good stead. In addition to picking eight wickets, he has added 118 runs and grabbed two catches in his last five ODIs.
Besides inflicting 16 dismissals since 2022, Kusal Mendis has accumulated 426 runs at 36, including the highest score of 87*.
Lahiru Kumara’s ability to strike at regular intervals helps fantasy players nudge ahead. He has picked 14 wickets in his last 10 ODIs.
It has been a very productive time for Will Young at home in the format: 262 runs at 66 including two centuries. He scored 120 the last time he batted at the venue.
Henry Shipley has scalped eight wickets in four ODIs, including a five-for in the previous match, at a stunning strike rate of 20.
Wanindu Hasaranga hasn’t picked a wicket in his last four ODIs.
Five centuries and five half-centuries were scored in the last three matches at the venue. Meanwhile, pacers scalped 62% of the wickets.