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19 Oct 2022 | 05:52 PM

Fantasy: Wiese is your man for all occasions

Here are a few tips that could help you create your fantasy XI for Match 10 of the T20 World Cup 2022 between Namibia and United Arab Emirates

The Netherlands have won both their games. United Arab Emirates have lost both their games. In a way, Namibia and Sri Lanka are fighting it out for the second spot from Group A to secure a Super12 spot. That is not a nice position to be in for the Asian champions but Namibia, who qualified for the last year’s super12 event to secure a direct qualification for this year’s event, will be fancying their chances to make a statement of their own.

Ground Details

All Group A games have been scheduled at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong, which will host the Thursday encounter. Run-scoring hasn’t been easy at the venue, with 137 being the average bat-first score there, with teams breaching the 150-run mark just twice. What’s been noticeable across the four matches played at the venue is that spin has been extremely hard to put away.  The tweakers have sent down 55.1 overs and have maintained an astonishing economy of 5.4. Their bowling average (14.1) and strike rate (15.8) are also superior to that of the quicks.

Suggested Team

While you could go for the above team, you can also choose your team from’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.

Captaincy Suggestions

For Small Leagues: David Wiese (Captain), JJ Smits (Vice-Captain)

For Grand Leagues: David Wiese (Captain), J Frylinck (Vice-Captain)

Grand League Punts

* You can trust your bet on David Wiese. Since joining Namibia, he has made some terrific contributions and was the central figure in building the Namibian side from scratch. In the ongoing tournament Wiese has scored more than 40 runs in both encounters and has picked three wickets to boot. In order to score more points, it is imperative to have Wiese in your Fantasy XI.

* Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus’ last 10 innings read - 16, 20, 34*, 49, 68, 87, 27, 14. 43, and 63*. These are some terrific numbers and warrant a definite place for the all-rounder. His calm and composed persona has helped Namibian cricket a lot and what is going to be more impressive is how he builds on the all-important clash against United Arab Emirates to secure his side another historic Super 12 Spot.

* Karthik Meiyappan wrote history by becoming the first from the United Arab Emirates to take a T20I hat-trick - against Sri Lanka - and undoubtedly the focus will be on his performance against Namibia. Even though there is a high chance that a win may still rule them out of the tournament, there is no less fun in being a party-pooper. 

Here are the Top 10 Criclytics Projections

Probable XIs:

Namibia : Nicol Loftie-Eaton, David Wiese, Stephan Baard, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Gerhard Erasmus (C), Bernard Scholtz, Zane Green (Wk), Michael Van Lingen, Ben Shikongo, Divan la Cock

UAE : Kashif Daud, Zahoor Khan, Chirag Suri, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (C), Vriitya Aravind (Wk), Junaid Siddique, Basil Hameed, Muhammad Waseem, Aayan Khan

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