We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
UAE: Muhammad Waseem, Asif Khan, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Rohan Mustafa, Alishan Sharafu, Aryan Lakra, Junaid Siddique, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Sabir Ali Rao
PNG: Tony Ura, Kiplin Doriga, Sese Bau, Assad Vala (c), Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Chad Soper, Riley Hekure, Norman Vanua, Hila Vare (wk), Semo Kamea
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 216
2nd innings average score: 153
Wickets per innings: 9
Type: Good for bowling
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Rohan Mustafa enjoys feeding on the PNG bowlers. He has scored one century and two fifties to aggregate 371 runs at 62 in six innings. In addition, he has picked up nine wickets, including a five-wicket haul.
Asadollah Vala’s numbers in the last six matches are exemplary: 250 runs at an average of 42 and 11 wickets at a strike rate of 24. He is also PNG’s top run-getter against the UAE (184 runs at 31).
Chad Soper has the most wickets for PNG against the UAE: 12 wickets at a strike rate of 22. He was the captain (five wickets), while Karthik Meiyappan (four wickets) was the vice-captain of the Best11 when the sides clashed a week ago.
Sese Bau has made it to the Best11 in each of his last five matches, thanks to his all-round show: 174 runs and three wickets.
Between them, Kiplin Doriga and Tony Ura have scored 331 runs at a combined average of 33 in the last five outings. Doriga has also generated points for three catches and a stumping.
Vriitya Aravind is UAE’s top run-getter since his debut: 978 runs at 32. He has also given points for 29 catches and seven stumpings.
Junaid Siddique and Zahoor Khan have scalped 68 wickets between them in the tournament at a combined strike rate of 30.
A team has been bowled out in four of the last six innings at the venue with the spinners picking up 51% wickets.