We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 144
2nd innings average score: 135
Type: The wicket offers assistance to batters and bowlers alike.
Time: October 24, 1.30 PM IST
Probable XI for South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram/Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Probable XI for Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Since the start of the World Cup, Regis Chakabva has registered scores of 0, 13, and 4.
If anything, Temba Bavuma has become a walking wicket lately. A mere 21 runs in his last 5 T20Is is a sign of a deflated batter.
After being dismissed for consecutive ducks, Rilee Rossouw responded with a 48-ball 100 (7 fours and 8 sixes) against India, proving his form and experience He also smashed 54* in the warm-up match against New Zealand.
In the Qualifiers, Richard Ngarava picked 4 wickets, including two two-fers in 2 out of 3 games. He is one of the most reliable bowlers at the death for Zimbabwe.
It was Craig Ervine’s watchful innings of 58 off 54 balls that scripted Zimbabwe’s successful chase against Scotland. For his efforts, he was the vice-captain of the Ultimate Team.
Spinners have found decent help from the wicket in Hobart and Keshav Maharaj could be in the mix again. He took 4 wickets in the three-match T20Is against India. Like we saw in Thiruvananthapuram, he can also be handy with the bat.
David Miller will be brimming with confidence post his scintillating 106* against India recently. Furthermore, he has been dismissed only once in his last 4 T20Is.
South Africa are expected to go back to Reeza Hendricks at the top. He has added 297 runs at 59, including 4 fifties in his last 5 T20Is.
Quinton de Kock could be a safe pick in the wicketkeeper category. He left the Indian shores by hammering consecutive half-centuries.
Besides accumulating 136 runs with the bat in the Qualifiers, Sikandar Raza has taken 4 wickets. As a result, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team on all three occasions.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Zimbabwean openers have been poor. The bulk of the runs have come from their all-rounders, who bat in the middle order. Meanwhile, barring Bavuma, South Africa’s top order has been calling the shots recently.