We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Trent vs Manchester
1st innings average score: 144
2nd innings average score: 128
Type: The pitch has slowed down this summer. An even battle between the bat and ball is likely to be unleashed.
Time: September 3, 11 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for Trent & Manchester
Probable XI for Trent: Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Colin Munro, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Tom Moores (wk), Lewis Gregory (c), Daniel Sams, Samit Patel, Luke Wood, Sam Cook, Tabraiz Shamsi
Probable XI for Manchester: Philip Salt (wk), Laurie Evans (c), Wayne Madsen, Tristan Stubbs, Paul Walter, Tom Lammonby, Ashton Turner, Tom Hartley, Richard Gleeson, Matthew Parkinson, Joshua Little
Daniel Sams’ strike rate in this edition reads a whopping 196. He has top scores of 31 and 55*. Manchester send him up the order when they need to shoot up the run rate. He has also provided fantasy points for six wickets and three catches. He is a man of many talents.
Tristan Stubbs does it in bits and pieces but does it all anyway: he has the highest score of 46; he has scalped four wickets with his part-time off-breaks; and he has pouched six catches.
Smart Fantasy Picks
The left-arm pace duo of Paul Walter and Joshua Little have taken 23 wickets between them at an average of 10. They operate with both new and old ball, keeping fantasy players in the hunt throughout the game.
Another southpaw who has been consistently amongst wickets is Luke Wood. He has managed seven wickets in the last five games.
In the spin department, Samit Patel has been striking regularly, and moreover, has managed an economy of just under 8 RPO. In the only two innings he has gotten to bat in, he has registered scores of 13 and 21. He has been one of the safest picks in fantasy cricket.
Alex Hales has three scores in single digits and his remaining five scores read 58, 43, 38, 59, and 38. All he needs to do is get his eye in before he unveils his batting prowess.
The same has been the case with Colin Munro. He has gone all guns blazing once he found his feet. He has hit 190 runs at a strike rate of 165 including 19 fours and eight sixes.
In the league game between these teams, Dawid Malan hammered 98* off 44 in a successful chase of 190 runs. His consistency throughout the tournament has placed him at the top of the batting chart: 358 runs at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 172. He has hit as many as 20 sixes.
The second in the list is Philip Salt. He has smashed 342 runs including three thirties and as many fifties. In the same game that Malan took centre stage, Salt had managed 70* off 46 in the first innings.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Trent boast of a balanced team, while Manchester have new additions after losing a few superstars to injuries. Drafting more players from Trent is likely to reap more benefits in fantasy cricket.