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Moneyball9 Fantasy tips for Australia vs South Africa

Utkarsh Bhatla



Moneyball9 has come up with this innovative fantasy game where you can pick 9 players from the 22 on the field and earn upto Rs 5000, every game day.

We are going to provide fantasy tips for every international cricket game that will take place on the globe from now on.

You can enter the paid games by adding money to your wallet and selecting a game that suits your style (and the amount of money in your pocket), or you could enter a free league, and be in line for winning prizes upto Rs 5000.

The rules of the game state that you need to have 3 bowlers, 3 batsmen. 1 all-rounder, 1 wicketkeeper and 1 player that is either of the previously mentioned( a flexible player, if you may).

Let’s get to business now!

Australia vs South Africa

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Two heavyweights of the world take on each other in a gripping encounter at Guyana today, with both theses teams eager to prove their worth after a lackluster World T20.

While the Australians have had a great start to their campaign in West Indies, by strolling to a win in their first encounter against the Windies, the Proteas are yet to find their feet as they succumbed to a rather disappointing 4 wicket loss in the opening game of the tri series.

The first two players that you need to bring into your side for this game are David Warner and ABD. Quality batsmen, they have proved their worth time and again by performing in the international circuit and in the recently concluded IPL. Warner led the Sunrisers to the IPL title and the fact that he has returned to the top of the order for the Aussies, makes his ‘point providing’ potential just sky rocket.

ABD is probably the most skillful batsman of our generation and regardless of the conditions and the bowling attack; he is bound to be amongst the runs. Get him in!

The next set of players that I bring in is Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Aaron Phangiso and Imran Tahir.

From what I have seen in the last two games, the Guyana track is going to be a rank turner and you would regret not having any of these spinners and hence it is absolutely necessary that you get all of them in as all 4 are bound to get you at least 2 wickets each,

For the all rounder spot, I go in with Chris Morris. Now, you need to understand that the pitch is going to favour the bowlers and hence you need to get a bowling all rounder in rather than a batting one. I pick Morris ahead of Maxi for that particular reason.

Now, Hashim Amla and Steve Smith, both are exceptional players of spin, but because of the budget constraints, I can get only one of them in. I go for Steve Smith, as he’ll be up against a relatively easier bowling line up.

But pick him only if Australia are batting first, as coming in at number 4, I don’t think he’ll be able to create much impact during a low scoring chase. So, if Australia bat second, go in for Hashim Amla

Now, with just 6000 in the bag, I can only go in with Roussow, who isn’t such a bad pick, considering his fighting knock in the previous game against the Windies.

If you are hell bent on getting Starc into your team, I advise you to opt for him instead of Tahir, especially if Australia bowl first, as Tahir could end up defending a low total and hence not getting a lot of wickets.

Happy team picking!

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