We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
New Zealand: Chad Bowes, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry/Adam Milne
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 265
2nd innings average score: 226
Wickets per innings: 8
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Spinners took 44% of the wickets. Meanwhile, both centuries registered belong to openers.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Since making his debut, Naseem Shah hasn’t gone wicketless, overall bagging 21 wickets and providing an average of 75 points per game.
Fakhar Zaman maintains a love affair with New Zealand: 767 runs at 70 including three centuries – of which two have come in this series.
Out of six innings in 2023, Henry Nicholls has been dismissed only thrice. Against Pakistan, he has added 264 runs at 38 and grabbed six catches.
In the process of scoring 220 runs at 55 in his last five ODIs, Will Young generated bonus points for 28 boundaries.
Babar Azam (295 runs at 59) and Mohammad Rizwan (182 runs at 91) have been doing the bulk of the scoring in Karachi. Against New Zealand, they average 45 and 98 respectively.
Daryl Mitchell (319 runs, five wickets, and as many catches) and Henry Shipley (12 wickets) featured in the Best11 in four of their last five ODIs.
Imam-ul-Haq managed only 117 runs in his last five ODIs.