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, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah
New Zealand: Will Young, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 276
2nd innings average score: 245
Wickets per innings: 9
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
While seamers took 47% of the wickets, 34% belonged to spinners. Meanwhile, two hundreds and eight fifties were registered.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Shadab Khan’s nine of 12 wickets against New Zealand have come while bowling first.
For Imam-ul-Haq, batting first or second holds no relevance. He averages 50 and 52 in the first and second innings respectively.
Tom Latham has been doing a stellar job as a skipper: 1,126 runs at 47, including three centuries and seven fifties. Furthermore, as compared to his overall average of 35, his average in Asia reads 40.
106 of Matt Henry’s 123 wickets have come if he has bowled the first or second over. Against Pakistan, he has scalped 24 wickets – an average of 50 fantasy points per match.
In 2023, Will Young has accumulated 250 runs at 62.5, also generating bonus points for 33 boundaries.
Since making his debut, Naseem Shah has bagged 23 wickets, providing an average of almost three wickets per game.
Mohammad Rizwan (233 runs and four catches) featured in the Best11 in four of the last five ODIs.
Shaheen Afridi has never gone wicketless against New Zealand, generating an average of 66.66 points per game.