COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Pakistan vs Australia on October 24
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Pakistan will be hosting Australia for a 3-match T20I series with the first one beginning today. The hosts will be confident having won the Test series 1-0 earlier. Also, they are the ICC No 1 T20I side at the moment. However, their rank will be at stake if Australia clean sweep them in the series. But, this will not be an easy task given that they have struggled against spin in the subcontinent. Pakistan will be going in as the clear favourites into this series. However, Australia will be expecting a turnaround of things with a different person at the helm in the form of Aaron Finch and with some T20 specialists who have joined the side. They defeated the United Arab Emirates by 6 wickets in the game that they played on Monday.
Best economical pick – If Pakistan has the likes of Zaman, Australia will be pinning their hopes on the hard-hitter D’Arcy Short for the T20 series. Short, who shined in the warm-up game against a plucky UAE side, is in good nick and could just carry forward that form against Pakistan. Chasing 118 under the scorching 37 degrees sun, Short scored a quickfire 68 which guided Australia to victory.
Top captains & vice captains – The Aussie skipper Aaron Finch has been in great touch in the last few months. After having missed out on getting amongst the runs in the T20I against UAE, he will want to make his mark. Finch could be batting in the middle order given the Chris Lynn opens the innings and can take the game away just within a few balls in the middle overs. He rotates the strike well and can find the gaps easily while playing the big shots.After the poor outings in the recently concluded Asia Cup, Fakhar Zaman made a comeback in the second Test against Australia where he made his debut in the longest format of the game. He looked to be in good touch in that match which was a great sign. The No. 2 ranked T20I batsman will be opening the innings in the first T20I and has got a lot to prove. He will be eager to get some big runs and the Aussie bowlers will have to be wary of the threat from him.
Smart pick – Mohammad Hafeez has the opportunity to assess the majority of the game as he is set to bat in the top three. He usually bowls with the new ball and completes four overs regularly which makes him an ideal pick for your fantasy team.
Cautions Pick – Chris Lynn has a tendency of struggling on slow tracks and against spin bowling. However, Lynn could make merry in these conditions against the spinners on his day but cannot sacrifice any other big picking for him.
My XI – Aaron Finch (Captain), Fakhar Zaman (Vice-Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, D’Arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa,Shadab Khan, Alex Carey, Imad Wasim, Ben McDermott