We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shahnawaz Dahani/Usama Mir
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
(Based on the last 3 games).
1st innings average score: 297
2nd innings average score: 233
Type: Excellent batting wicket.
Wickets per innings: 7
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
In terms of ability and reputation, the top-order batters from both sides are likely to generate maximum fantasy points.
Dew is also expected to make its presence felt, especially in the second innings. Batting further gets easier while chasing.
One can only marvel in absolute admiration if someone has slammed 3 centuries and 5 fifties in only 9 ODIs this year. Yes, it is none other than Babar Azam!
Imam-ul-Haq has been in sparkling form too. He has amassed 497 runs at an outstanding average of 99, including 2 centuries and 4 fifties in his last 6 ODIs at home.
Mohammad Nawaz might not have contributed much with the bat lately, but he has made a decent impact in fantasy leagues by picking 10 wickets, including the best figures of 4 for 19 in his last 5 ODIs.
Given how easily Tom Latham milked the Pakistani spinners in Tests, one can expect him to carry on the momentum in the ODIs too. He has added 267 runs, including the highest score of 145* in his last 5 outings.
The Kiwis will continue to depend on Tim Southee for regular breakthroughs with both new and old ball. He has bagged 14 wickets in 8 ODIs this year.
Despite going all guns blazing at the top, Finn Allen has been remarkably consistent. In 2022, he has accumulated 387 runs at 39, including 4 fifties and 2 thirties.
Pakistan have been extremely reliant on Haris Rauf, especially in the slog overs. He has taken 13 wickets, including 3 three-wicket hauls in his last 5 ODIs.
Kane Williamson might have crossed the 50-run mark only once in his last 5 ODIs, but one cannot overlook his ability to grind it out there. His tendency to put a price on his wicket has often reaped handsome rewards in fantasy leagues.