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Fantasy: Pope, Ashwin safe bets to elevate your fortunes

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Last updated on 01 Feb 2024 | 01:44 PM
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Fantasy: Pope, Ashwin safe bets to elevate your fortunes

Here are some tips that can help you create your Fantasy XI for the second Test between India and England in Visakhapatnam

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Venue : Visakhapatnam’s Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium has hosted only two Tests with a similar pattern. Both times (vs England in 2016 and vs South Africa in 2019), India batted first and mounted big scores to register comfortable wins. 

65.7% of the wickets in these two Tests went to the spinners. The bowling average for spinners has gone down as the game has progressed. Ravichandran Ashwin has been the most successful bowler here, pouching 16 wickets at 19.3 runs apiece. 

Expect the team that wins the toss to bat first and mount a big score.

Suggested teams

While you could go for the above team, you can also choose your team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Then, based on your preferences, the platform will guide you through creating the ideal fantasy XI.

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Top Run scorers at this venue

The above graphic tells you the top batters at the venue in the past three years. Click here to check the full list categorized on different parameters - runs, strike-rate, batting average etc.

Top wicket takers at this venue

The above graphic tells you the top bowlers at the venue in the past three years. Click here to check the full list categorized on different parameters - wickets taken, bowling average, bowling economy etc.

Probable XIs

India: Rohit Sharma ( c ), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Axar Patel, KS Bharat (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav

England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes ( c ), Ben Foakes (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, James Anderson, Shoaib Bashir 

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