We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali/Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Ali, Zahid Mahmood
Probable XI for England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Will Jacks, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson/Mark Wood, James Anderson
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 434
2nd innings average score: 472
3rd innings average score: 339
4th innings average score: (Only once has a team batted in the fourth innings in the last 3 Tests)
Wickets per innings: 9
Type: Batting paradise.
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: —
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Going by the recent history of the pitches in Pakistan, we are likely to see another run-fest in Multan.
The seamers are unlikely to get any response from the docile wicket. The ability to reverse the ball may be the only way out.
For scoring a century each, coupled with a 225-run opening stand in the first innings at Rawalpindi, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq were a part of the Ultimate Team. In 2022, they have collectively registered 6 centuries and 3 fifties in 6 Tests.
Babar Azam has been the best batter for Pakistan in 2022, amassing 801 runs at 73, including 3 hundreds and as many half-centuries in 6 Tests. To further highlight his impact, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team for five games in a row.
Will Jacks and Zahid Mahmood were the surprise package in fantasy leagues. The debutants exploited the conditions on offer and bagged 6 wickets each at Rawalpindi. They are expected to be in the hunt going forward.
If there is no conventional swing on offer, James Anderson thrives on the reverse swing. His four-fer in the second innings was instrumental in scripting England’s famous win. Watch out for his spell with the old ball.
Zak Crawley’s 122 and 50 in the first Test further proved his liking for the Pakistani bowlers. In only 4 innings against them, he has hammered 492 runs, including the highest score of 267.
For being the highest run-getter (240) at Rawalpindi, Harry Brook provided the most fantasy points from either side. He garnered 23 fantasy points only through boundary-hitting.