We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
New Zealand: Chad Bowes, Tim Seifert, Tom Latham (c & wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Ben Lister
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Venue: John Davies Oval, Queenstown
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 139
2nd innings average score: 146
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good for spin
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
James Neesham has put up outstanding performances at the newly built Johns Davis Oval in competitive T20s. He has the top score of 59* and the best bowling figures of two for 17, making it to the Best11 in two of three outings.
Sri Lanka have been relying heavily on Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis to provide starts of late. Since 2022, the duo has scored 1,430 at a combined average of 28.
With six wickets at a superb average of 11, Adam Milne is the highest wicket-taker in the series. Overall, he has picked eight wickets in only three games against Sri Lanka.
In his seven-T20I career, Pramod Madushan has already taken 11 wickets. He is often called in to provide breakthroughs.
In 2023, Chad Bowes has hammered 260 runs at an outstanding strike rate of 156, including bonus points for 47 boundaries.
Charith Asalanka’s recent form has been handsomely rewarding fantasy players. In his last 10 games, he generated bonus points for a thirty as many as four times and once for a fifty.
Since 2022, Daryl Mitchell’s average shot up from 29 to 37. Such has been his consistency that he has registered a single-digit score only thrice in 21 games.
Kusal Perera likes taking the attack to New Zealand in their own den. He has scores of 23, 53*, and 35.
In the last three games at the venue, spinners accounted for 45% of the wickets.