We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
(Based on last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 182
2nd innings average score: 167
Type: Decent batting wicket.
Time: October 17, 9.30 AM IST
Probable XI for West Indies: Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Obed McCoy
Probable XI for Scotland: Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Jones, George Munsey, Calum Macleod, Richie Berrington (c), Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, Hamza Tahir, Chris Sole
It has been a torrid time for Nicholas Pooran lately. In his last 5 T20 innings, he has been dismissed for a single-digit score on 4 out of 5 occasions.
Despite opening the batting, Matthew Cross has managed only 49 runs in his last 5 T02Is.
Although Evin Lewis hasn’t been at his best in the format lately, he has a reputation for destroying attacks, especially in the powerplay. Watch out for bonus points for his strike rate and boundary-hitting.
Similarly, Rovman Powell might be averaging only 16 in his last 10 T20Is, but he is predominantly a boundary-hitter. Furthermore, he is one of the safest catchers in world cricket.
Odean Smith rarely disappoints fantasy players. For 6 consecutive T20Is, he has picked at least one wicket, including three three-wicket hauls. While he faces only a few overs at the death, he often finishes with a flourish.
Amidst two single-digit scores, Richie Berrington has also one fifty and two thirties in his last 5 T20Is.
By his standards, George Munsey hasn’t set the stage on fire, but with scores of 22, 24, 17, 28, and 19, he has been one of the most consistent batters in the Scotland line-up.
Safyaan Sharif is expected to lead the seam attack for Scotland. In 2021, he picked up 12 wickets in as many T20Is.
Obed McCoy will be the No.1 strike bowler for West Indies, especially in the death overs. He has bagged 8 wickets, including the best figures of 3 for 40 in his last 5 T20Is.
West Indies will rely on Johnson Charles for a rollicking start in the powerplay. He smashed 345 runs, including 4 half-centuries at a staggering average of 43 in the recently concluded Caribbean T20 League.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
West Indies players have already got accustomed to the conditions by playing against Australia. Hence, their players are likely to help you with more fantasy points.