We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Zimbabwe: Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
Bas de Leede was badly injured following a short ball from Haris Rauf. His participation for this match remains in doubt.
Probable XI for Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede/Vikramjit Singh, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren
Venue: Adelaide Oval
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 148
2nd innings average score: 137
Wickets per innings: 7
Type: Good batting wicket. Conducive for spinners.
Weather: Partially cloudy. Odd showers forecast.
Batting 1st: 100%
Batting 2nd: –
Fantasy Tips of The Day
The straight boundaries at the venue are the biggest in Australia. Six-hitting is not easy.
Both teams have a formidable and consistent middle order.
For five straight games in this World Cup, Paul van Meekeren has struck with the ball. Overall, he has provided 70 points for picking 7 wickets.
Despite adopting a hell-for-leather approach in the powerplay, Max O’Dowd is the leading run-getter (161 at 32) for the Netherlands in this tournament. In the process, he has generated 12.5 points only through boundary-hitting.
Scott Edwards is likely to be a safer pick in fantasy leagues, as compared to Regis Chakabva. Besides adding 74 runs, the Dutch wicketkeeper has inflicted 6 dismissals. On the other hand, the Zimbabwean has managed only 40 runs to go with 4 dismissals.
The bouncy conditions in Australia have been of immense help for Blessing Muzarabani, who is the joint-leading wicket-taker (9) for Zimbabwe. For his consistency, he has been a part of the Ultimate Team on three occasions.
For his all-round brilliance (42-ball 64 and a wicket) against Bangladesh, Sean Williams was the captain of the Ultimate Team for providing 58 points. Given the abrasive wicket at Adelaide, his left-arm orthodox could pose problems for the opposition.
With 213.5 points in only 6 outings, Sikandar Raza is inarguably the hottest fantasy pick from the Zimbabwean side. For his match-winning ability, his selection percentage hasn’t dropped below 92 in this tournament.