CWC 2019 Fantasy Round 11: Joe Root and Lockie Ferguson are among top picks

Sooraj Kamath - Writer 19:26 13/07/2019
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The biggest prize in cricket is up for grabs this summer as the top 10 teams battle it out in the 2019 ICC World Cup in England.

As fans, it’s not just watching the best players battle it out to look forward to. Fantasy cricket means you have the opportunity to get involved as well.

Dream11 is the official partner of the ICC tournament’s fantasy league. And we are with you every step of the way with our tips and picks to guide you through each round.

We now enter the last round, with hosts England taking on New Zealand in the final at the home of cricket, Lord’s.

BATSMEN

Jason Roy (9 credits)

One of the most consistent players of the tournament, English opener Jason Roy is a no-brainer and should be the first name on your fantasy team.

The 28-year-old scored 426 runs in the tournament despite being injured for three games. In the semi-final against Australia, Roy stormed to a 65-ball 85 to provide the hosts a strong opening in their run-chase.

Joe Root (10 credits)

The only No3 batsman who has enjoyed a better tournament than Joe Root will be on the opposite side on Sunday. Root (549) and Kane Williamson (548) are the only two players with a realistic chance of dethroning Rohit Sharma (648) as the leading run-getter of the tournament.

The 28-year-old did not have the best of games when the two teams met in the group stage, but a confident show against Australia in the semi-finals tilts the balance in his favour and sets him up well for the big encounter.

Kane Williamson (10.5 credits)

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The leader who has led by example, Kane Williamson could have yet another big game under his sleeve as he continues to concatenate series of brilliant performances in the tournament.

With the opening failing to fire, Williamson could be called into action sooner than he would liked to.

BOWLERS

Jofra Archer (8.5 credits)

Archer will be a strong contender for the Player of the Tournament award, should he help England over the line to their first ever World Cup trophy.

With 19 wickets under his belt already, Archer will be looking to sign off with a bang as he encounters a fragile New Zealand top-order. Watch out for the 24-year-old’s fiery pace against the out-of-form Kiwi openers.

Mark Wood (7.5 credits)

WOOD

When the two teams met in the group stages, Mark Wood picked up three wickets as New Zealand’s lower-middle order crumbled.

While Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer are likely to remove the Kiwi openers, Wood could end up with better numbers and hence more points, as he looks to clean up the tail.

Lockie Ferguson (8 credits)

Lockie Ferguson missed the group stage encounter between the two teams, with Tim Southee taking his place and going for 77 runs in nine overs. The right-arm quick remains New Zealand’s best bowler in the middle-order.

With his 150kph thunderbolts, Lockie will looks to keep England’s formidable middle order in check.

ALL-ROUNDERS

Ben Stokes (9 credits)

England’s back bone in the middle-order, Stokes will be eyeing a big score in a win after his spectacular innings against Sri Lanka and Australia went in vain.

With the ball, the 28-year-old offers a lot of options, should the bowling front-line fail to make an impact. Will Stokes be the player to claim the prized wicket of Williamson?

Jimmy Neesham (8.5 credits)

Neesham has been looking the business since his injury return.

Neesham has been looking the business since his injury return.

The fact that his bowling is as good as his sense of humour on social media says a lot about Jimmy Neesham.

The 28-year-old was New Zealand’s best bowler in the group stage encounter between the two teams. Neesham went for just 41 runs in his 10 overs and picked up two wickets. The all-rounder also offers a lot with the willow in the lower middle-order.

WICKET-KEEPER

Jos Buttler (9.5 credits)

The English wicket-keeper does have a sturdy batting line-up ahead of him and is hence unlikely to reach big numbers. But he is still one of the best wicket-keeping batsmen in the world and is more likely to go bigger than Tom Latham, who has had an average tournament.

Captain: Jason Roy

Vice-captain: Kane Williamson

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