Pitch Report for Welsh vs Brave
1st innings average score: 144
2nd innings average score: 123
Type: Pitch slows down in the second innings, making conditions favourable for spinners.
Time: August 22, 11 PM IST
Fantasy Team for Welsh vs Brave
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Welsh & Brave
Probable XI for Welsh: Joe Clarke (wk), Tom Banton, Sam Hain, Ben Duckett, David Miller, Josh Cobb (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Matthew Critchley, Adam Zampa, David Payne, Jake Ball
Probable XI for Brave: Quinton de Kock (wk), James Vince (c), Alex Davies, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Ross Whiteley, James Fuller, George Garton, Jake Lintott, Daniel Moriarty, Michael Hogan
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Three of Jake Ball’s four wickets came at the death, thanks to his deceiving off-cutters. With six wickets at 13.1, he is the highest wicket-taker for Welsh.
Adam Zampa has taken four wickets in the last three games. He has been brilliant especially in the middle overs. His ability to bravely toss up the ball has been working in his favour.
The onus of scaling up the run rate in the middle overs is on David Miller. He has been in good touch since the Indian T20 League. His highest score this season reads 35* against Birmingham.
Quinton de Kock’s form has been a concern, but his reputation is such that his selection percentage has not gone below 60%. After all, he generates vital fantasy points with both bat and gloves.
Before the consecutive single-digit scores, Alex Davies’ scores read 26, 33, and 36. His role at No.3 has been crucial, especially due to de Kock’s inconsistency.
Tom Banton has not been able to continue his terrific form since the English T20 League. He has the highest score of 44, coupled with two scores in single digits. He needs to control his aggression on English wickets that have been gradually slowing down.
Ben Duckett has two twenties and a forty in four games. Amidst all this, he scored 145 in a warm-up Test against South Africa. Both form and fortune have been with him of late.
Fantasy Power Picks
In the previous game between these teams, James Vince hammered 71* off 41. In addition to his breathtaking strike rate, he has provided bonus fantasy points for six catches.
Marcus Stoinis has not gone all guns blazing yet, but he is one of the best candidates for captaincy or vice-captaincy due to his all-round skills. If not with the bat, he has made amends with the ball thus far. His highest score reads 37 off 27 and best bowling figures are 1 for 12.
Dwayne Pretorius’s addition has strengthened Brave’s batting and bowling. Against Manchester, he blasted 29 off 14 and took 2 for 30. In his last 10 white-ball games, he has taken 11 wickets.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Given both teams feature a few inconsistent players, it is safer to pick all-rounders as your power players. That way, you are likely to fetch points one way or the other.