Pakistan vs. Australia, 1st Test, 7th Oct’18: Fantasy Cricket Tips

The test matches going to be held in Dubai at the Dubai International Stadium from 7th October to 11th October, are worth looking forward to, especially since it is the first test match for Australia after the infamous scandal. Given below are some tips to help you make the best squad for fantasy cricket.

  • Favour is more towards the Pakistan team as they have already won the last two test matches played in Asia against Australia.
  • The weather conditions in Dubai conditions are usually hot and humid, something the Pakistani players are familiar with. Whereas the Australian team might find it challenging to deal with the harsh weather conditions in Dubai.
  • Australia has a massive disadvantage due to the absence of players like Warner and Smith.
  • Pakistan has a good opening pair of Azhar Ali and Imam-UL-Haq.
  • Ace players such as Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch are the openers for the Australian team.
  • Pakistan has a stable middle order consisting of Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, and Sarfraz Ahmed.
  • Australia has a middle-order comprising of Travis Head.
  • Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali are the two leads in the bowling department.
  • Mitchell Starc and Michael Neser are the opening bowlers, and the team will really depend on to these two.
  • Ace blowers such as Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan are expected to handle the spin attack for the Pakistan team. Moreover, Mohammad Hafeez will strengthen the bowling attack.
  • Nathan Lyon is one bowler to look forward to as he is known for his excellent bowling skills. Also, Australia has bowlers like Jon Holland.

The recent happenings in the past have caused a lot of chaos, and this time, in spite of all the odds, Australia might try to make it up for the scandalous ball tampering. These were a few tips to pick your players wisely and make the best team.

Below is the list of batsmen for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.

                                                     PLAYERS TO WATCH – BATSMEN
Azhar Ali Asad Shafiq SE Marsh UT Khawaja
Pakistan Pakistan Australia Australia
MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR
10 – 825 – 43.42 – 41.54 10 – 504 – 28.00 – 46.23 9 – 592 – 42.28 – 42.96 9 – 498 – 33.20 – 46.23

Below is the list of bowlers for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team. 

                                                     PLAYERS TO WATCH – BOWLERS
Yasir Shah Mohammad Abbas NM Lyon MA Starc
Pakistan Pakistan Australia Australia
MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR
7 – 46 – 3.32 – 56.7 8 – 42 – 2.49 – 42.6 10 – 50 – 2.68 – 64.8 7 – 34 – 3.42 – 47.9

You can also check details for last few Pakistan Vs Australia matches to get an idea which team would be the winner in this upcoming match.

SERIES/TOURNAMENT               DATE      LAST FIVE MATCHES      WINNING TEAM
Pakistan tour of Australia 2016/17 2-Jan-17 Pakistan Vs Australia Australia
Pakistan tour of Australia 2016/17 25-Dec-16 Pakistan Vs Australia Australia
Pakistan tour of Australia 2016/17 15-Dec-16 Pakistan Vs Australia Australia
Australia tour of United Arab Emirates 2014/15 30-Oct-14 Pakistan Vs Australia Pakistan
Australia tour of United Arab Emirates 2014/15 22-Oct-14 Pakistan Vs Australia Pakistan

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