We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Perth: Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Matthew Kelly/Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
Brisbane: Colin Munro, Josh Brown, Nathan McSweeney, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Ross Whiteley, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Swepson
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 137
2nd innings average score: 155
Wickets per innings: 6
Weather: Slightly cloudy but no rain forecast.
Batting 1st: —
Batting 2nd: 100%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Brisbane has been a better batting unit, but their bowlers have been thin on numbers. On the other hand, Perth boast top-class pacers, but their batters have been inconsistent.
Batting first has been a challenge. The pacers exploit the Perth bounce and the newness of the wicket.
All three options for the game are worth picking, but Josh Inglis has far superior numbers. He was a part of the Ultimate Team in 4 of the last 5 games, and in addition, he has 376 runs in 17 games at the Optus Stadium.
While Jimmy Peirson has taken 5 catches with the gloves, Sam Billings too has the same number of catches but all in the outfield. Meanwhile, Inglis alone has 10 to his credit.
In their last 4 games, Ashton Turner and Colin Munro have scored 2 fifties and a thirty. Both have a tremendous record at the venue: while Turner (505 runs) is the top run-scorer, Munro has smashed 3 fifties in 4 outings.
Nathan McSweeney followed his 84 with another effective knock of 28*. He has only 6 T20s to his name, but going by his approach and technique, batting at No.3 suits his style.
Faf du Plessis has been blowing hot and cold. While he has 3 single-digit scores, his other 3 scores read 32, 68, and 39. Perhaps, a blazing strike rate of 154 has yielded inconsistency.
Michael Neser’s Ultimate Team percentage reads 80 in the last 5 matches, providing points in all disciplines of the game. He followed his three-for with a breathtaking knock of 45 off 18. Above all, he has 5 catches to his name.
The pace trio of Perth have exceptional stats at the venue. Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, and Jhye Richardson have as many as 68 wickets between them. In this edition, they have managed 39 wickets.
Mark Steketee bowls with both new and old ball, scaling up his chances of picking more wickets. In this season, he has picked 9 wickets in 7 games.