We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Zimbabwe: Milton Shumba, Gary Ballance, Craig Ervine (c), Tanunurwa Makoni, Brad Evans, Roy Kaia, Jaylord Gumbie (wk), Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Devon Thomas/Jomel Warrican, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 376
2nd innings average score: 311
3rd innings average score: 336
4th innings average score: 225
Wickets per innings: 8
Type: Good for batting
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: —
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Kraigg Brathwaite has been the best batter for West Indies since 2020, scoring 11 fifties and 3 hundreds in 22 games. Zimbabwe will have to bowl out of their skin to dismiss the resilient Brathwaite.
Meanwhile, Kemar Roach has been their strike bowler in the same duration. He managed 60 wickets in a mere 18 Tests.
In the current lot, the only West Indian to have a hundred to his name against Zimbabwe is Jason Holder. Interestingly, his 110 off 198 came at the very venue in 2017.
Gary Ballance has scored a hundred and 2 fifties in 3 outings against West Indies.
In the warm-up game, Joshua Da Silva top-scored with 100* off 149. He has been a key batter down the order. His only hundred and one of two fifties came in a winning cause.
In Zimbabwe’s First-Class series in 2022, Craig Ervine’s scores read 153, 124, 7*, and 93. Meanwhile, Victor Nyauchi took 18 wickets in only 3 games.