Fandromeda Fantasy League
Transfer out: Virat Kohli, Bhuvi
Transfer in: Musfiqur Rahim, Mitchell Starc
Now, I already have Steve Smith, David Warner, Travis Head, Shakib Al Hasan and Pat Cummins in my side for this game.
With almost all bases covered with respect to the Australian side, I don’t think there is any need to bring in any other player in from the Australian side. If you really want to invest an Australian player, the only one worth investing is Mitchell Starc, as he could clean up the tail in a jiffy.
Tamim Iqbal scored a brilliant hundred against England in the last game, but against this Australian seam bowling attack, I wouldn’t bank on Tamim replicating his heroics from the first game. If you want to get in a Bangaldeshi batsmen, I would recommend Mushfiqur Rahim. Rahim looked in brilliant touch in the last game, and comes in at a time when the ball isn’t doing much. He should be able to help himself to a 50, if he plays sensibly.
Now, in a day-night game you need to take into account the fact that the ball would swing around more so during the second innings. So, if you want to draft in a new ball bowler, get in one that would bowl second.
Mustafizur Rehman’s selection would seem like a no brainer here. He can swing the ball both ways and can help restrict the opposition during the death overs. But his form is a worry, as he hasn’t looked the same bowler like the one that had burst onto the scene in the IPL last year. If you want to be a little cautious, you could opt out of getting him in.
Batting Star: Steve Smith(if Australia bat first)/David Warner(if Australia bat second)
Bowling Star: Mitchell Starc
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