We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Venue: Adelaide Oval
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 179
2nd innings average score: 165
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good wicket for batting.
Weather: Slightly cloudy. No showers are forecast.
Batting 1st: 100%
Batting 2nd: —
Fantasy Tips of the Day
In the last 3 games, the spinners accounted for only 12 of 42 wickets – of which 8 belonged to the wrist-spinners. Shadab Khan, who has scalped 8 wickets in 4 games, will take note of this.
Only 7 wickets have fallen in the powerplay. Given the late movement, the top order has been playing with caution, thereby laying solid foundations.
Shakib Al Hasan may not have made headlines with his performances in this World Cup, but he is the only player from both teams to feature in the Ultimate Team in all the games. He has been performing in bits and pieces in all the departments.
Although Mohammad Rizwan has been blowing hot and cold, his batting exploits in the past 2 years make him a hot pick and more so against Bangladesh. He has scored 242 runs at an average of 61 against them.
In the T20Is between these teams, Mohammad Wasim Jr is the highest wicket-taker. He has sniped up 10 wickets at a strike rate of 11.4 in 5 T20Is. His Ultimate Team percentage reads 80in the last 5 games.
Litton Das will be itching to bat at the Adelaide Oval, after his incredible show against India. Every ingredient at the venue suits his style of batting. More importantly, given the inconsistency of the Pakistan batters, Das’ captaincy selection percentage will see a hike.
Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed have been Pakistan’s top performers with the bat this World Cup. While Masood’s calculated approach makes him a safe pick, Iftikhar goes hammers and tongs and may display inconsistency at times.
Babar Azam’s scores in the World Cup read 0, 4, 4, and 6. For a batter of his class, his shot selection has been disappointing. Against the likes of Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam who have been tough to deal with of late, Babar will have to be extra careful.