We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
UAE: Muhammad Waseem (c), Asif Khan, Aryan Lakra, Vriitya Aravind, Rohan Mustafa, Ashwanth Chidambaram (wk), Aayan Afzal Khan, Zawar Farid, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique
PNG: Kiplin Doriga (wk), Hiri Hiri, Sese Bau, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Riley Hekure, Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Kabua Morea, Hila Vare, Semo Kamea
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 243
2nd innings average score: 222
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Good for bowling
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Rohan Mustafa has done it all against PNG: 382 runs at 48 and 12 wickets, including a five-for.
Assad Vala is enjoying the tournament. In addition to scalping 32 wickets, he is the second-highest run-getter (1,225 at 36).
Junaid Siddique, who hasn’t gone wicketless in five games, has picked 40 wickets in the tournament, the same as Zahoor Khan.
Vriitya Aravind has been in superb form in ODIs since 2022. He has smashed two centuries and four fifties to aggregate 897 runs at an average of 33.
Sese Bau is PNG’s top run-getter against the UAE: 239 runs at 40, including two half-centuries.
Chad Soper has dismissed 15 UAE batters at a strike rate of 22. Riley Hekure has an even better strike rate: 16 (11 UAE wickets).
Such has been Aayan Afzal Khan’s consistency (76 runs and nine wickets) that he has featured in the Best11 in four of the last five matches.
Out of six occasions, teams have been bowled out four times in the last three games at the venue. 48% of those wickets have belonged to spinners.