We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Scotland vs Ireland
Matches played in this edition: 2
1st innings average score: 167
2nd innings average score: 131
Type: Decent batting wicket.
Time: October 19, 9.30 AM IST
Probable Playing XI for Scotland & Ireland
Probable XI for Scotland: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington (c), Calum MacLeod, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
Probable XI for Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Matthew Cross continues to disappoint fantasy players. His scores in the last 5 T20Is read 2, 5, 3, 12, and 3.
Ireland will be worried about Paul Stirling’s lean run. He has added only 40 runs in his last 5 T20Is.
Richie Berrington might not be in the best of touch with the bat, but when these two teams last played in September 2019, he blasted a 43-ball 76 (7 fours and 5 sixes). He also picked up the solitary wicket of Gareth Delany.
For picking 2 wickets each and collectively providing 40 points, Brad Wheal and Michael Leask were a part of the Ultimate Team on My11Circle in the opening game at Hobart.
Ireland will bank on their skipper Andrew Balbirnie for a strong foundation at the top. He has collected 198 runs, including 2 half-centuries in 6 T20Is against Scotland.
Safyaan Sharif will continue to remain a key member with the ball for Scotland. In 8 T20Is against Ireland, he has taken 11 wickets.
For five consecutive T20Is, Mark Adair has at least picked one wicket, including the best figures of 3 for 16.
It was George Munsey’s 66* off 53 balls at the top that helped Scotland register a famous win over the West Indies. For his match-winning effort, he ended up with the second-highest points (47.5) on My11Circle.
On the bowling front, Mark Watt generated 32 points for a three-wicket haul and for maintaining an impressive economy of 3.00 RPO.
Once again, it was Joshua Little who was impressive with the ball in the game against Zimbabwe. Although Ireland lost, his 3 for 24 kept fantasy players happy.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
The top order of both teams has blown hot and cold. On the other hand, the bowlers seem consistent at their craft. Both games at Hobart in this edition have been won by the team defending.