After four games, Australia clearly seem the side that is unsettled. The reality is that both teams have so far fielded 15 players in the series. But, Australia are the side that have seemed tactically wanting which is reflected in the 3-1 scoreline. Take Mitchell Marsh out of the calculation and things look bleaker for the visitors. Having said that, a superb last over by Mitchell Starc after a continued good show by Marsh at three helped Australia open their account in the fourth T20I. For the dead rubber fifth game, both teams will stay in St Lucia.
Ground Details and Team Combination
In the last three years, the pacers have picked 65% of the wickets at this venue. However, in this series, the spinners have been more frequent with the wickets striking once every 17.5 balls as compared to 19.6 balls for pacers. With 11 wickets, Hayden Walsh has five more wickets than any other bowler in this series.
While you could go for the above team, you also have the option of choosing your own team from Cricket.com’s Fantasy Research Centre. You can use this tool to build your team with the help of algorithms. Based on your preferences, the platform will guide you to create the ideal fantasy XI.
As mentioned above, Mitchell Marsh has been the only shining light for Australia in the series. Not only is he the highest run-scorer in the series by a distance, but he is also the second-highest wicket-taker with six scalps. Batting at number three and bowling an average of three overs per game makes him the safest bet for the captain of your fantasy XI.
Here are the top-10 picks as per criclytics projected points-
If you are short on credits, here are the top value for money picks from among those who are likely to feature in the XI-
Value for money picks
In the last five years, Mitchell Marsh has 42 runs off 40 balls against leg-spinners in T20Is. He has been dismissed four times by the leggies. You can check out more in-depth projections and key match-ups for this match here.
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran(w/c), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Obed McCoy
Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade(w), Mitchell Marsh, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ashton Turner, Daniel Christian, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood, Riley Meredith, Jason Behrendorff