We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
(Based on the last 2 games)
1st innings average score: 258
2nd innings average score: 220
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Slow pitch
Batting 1st: 50%
Batting 2nd: 50%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Of the 33 wickets that fell in the last 2 games, 15 belonged to the spinners. They dominated through and through in the middle overs.
The bulk of the runs has come from the top order in this series. Batting gets tougher as the game progresses.
While Mohammad Rizwan has generated the most fantasy points with the bat (105 runs), Tom Latham has provided the most points with the gloves (2 catches and 2 stumpings).
Babar Azam seems rather invincible in fantasy leagues these days. He has scored 5 consecutive fifties in ODIs, and at Karachi, his scores read 115, 31, 66, and 79.
Kane Williamson has fetched the second-most fantasy points by a batter in the series. Having registered scores of 26 and 85, he has looked like the most composed batter from New Zealand.
Devon Conway took the positive route and registered his second hundred of the tour. His duck in the first ODI is the only failure he has faced ever since he set foot in Pakistan.
At the venue, Fakhar Zaman has 3 fifties in 4 outings. Against New Zealand, his Ultimate Team percentage reads 50.
Glenn Phillips’ part-time spin-bowling has reaped benefits for fantasy players. He has taken a wicket in each game, besides collecting handy points with the bat.
Mohammad Nawaz’s strike rate at home reads 25 compared to his overall strike rate of 34. In addition, the nature of the wicket suits his style of bowling. Although he scored a mere 3 runs in the only innings he has batted, the average fall of wickets at Karachi suggests that his batting skills will be in demand.
Michael Bracewell has adjusted to the conditions well, putting his dual skills to good use. His off-spinners especially have been rewarding, dismissing the likes of Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, and Mohammad Nawaz.
In his 5-ODI career, Naseem Shah has already generated bonus points for 2 five-wicket and 2 three-wicket hauls.
Ish Sodhi’s addition strengthened New Zealand’s bowling in the second encounter. He picked the all-important wicket of Babar Azam at a crucial juncture. He has taken 37 wickets against Pakistan across formats – the most against any opposition.