Fantasy Tips

Fantasy suggestions for the fifth T20I between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington

New Zealand v Australia, 5th T20I, Wellington

Pro Tip: Spin seems to be way to go in this series. Pick players who play spin well and who bowl spin. Batsmen average just 14.37 against spin in this series.

Our XI: Matthew Wade, Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Glenn Maxwell, Devon Conway, Ashton Agar, Rilee Meredith, Ish Sodhi, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Santner

Substitutes: Josh Philippe, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Trent Boult

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Captain: Aaron Finch

Tough to ignore Finch anymore but beware that law of averages could catch up. Finch now has two good scores and is the leading run getter in the series with 161 runs at a strike rate of 140.

Vice-Captain: Kane Williamson

Williamson has not had the best series so far scoring just 82 runs from four matches. However, it’s the decider and Williamson will be desperate to perform and lead his team to a victory. It would be wise to see how the pitch and toss pan out before choosing your vice-captain. If New Zealand are chasing then you could consider picking Glenn Maxwell instead.

Hot picks

Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell is an automatic pick in every fantasy team in this format. In a low-scoring game where most players struggle, Maxwell managed to score 18 runs off nine balls with three boundaries.

Ish Sodhi: Sodhi is the leading wicket taker of the series with 10 wickets and an average of 13.30. While Santner offers control, Sodhi provides a wicket-taking option and would be useful to get points for your fantasy team.

Value picks

Mitchell Santner: Santner has been the best bowler of the series. Irrespective of the conditions he has managed to take wickets or bowl economically. Santner is a safe pick for your fantasy team. He has gone at just 6.6 runs per over and has taken six wickets.

Martin Guptill: In case the pitch is slightly faster than the previous T20I, then it is worth backing Guptill. He has been the best batsman for New Zealand this series with 147 runs and striking at 161.53.