England vs India: How to pick the winning Dream11?
England and India lock horns in the match number 38 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday. The hosts need a victory to keep their campaign alive. A win for India will assure them of a berth in the semis. The match at Edgbaston is expected to be a fierce battle. Here we decode the winning Dream11 team.
Kohli leads a strong batting unit
Indian captain Virat Kohli gets the nod as the skipper of this Dream11 team. He forms the crux of batting at number three. Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma also get the nod in this XI. One will hope to see the two provide a strong start. England skipper Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni bring solidity in the middle order.
Stokes and Moeen are the two all-rounders
Ben Stokes leads the all-round department. He gets the nod as the vice-captain of this team. Stokes has enjoyed a superb form with the bat in the last two games. Spin all-rounder Moeen Ali supports him. Moeen will be out to impress with the ball.
A balanced and strong bowling unit on offer
Jasprit Bumrah is the leader of this bowling quartet. He has been excellent in stemming the run-flow, besides picking up key scalps. England's Jofra Archer gets the nod as well. With 16 scalps under his belt, Archer has lived up to the billing. Since the pitch will assist spin, we have gone for Yuzvendra Chahal and Adil Rashid as the two main spinners.
Rationale behind the Dream11 team
The bowling in particular has a real depth. We have selected wicket-taking bowlers. The two all-rounders lend massive support with both bat and ball. The Indian top order can excel with the bat. Match-winners Morgan and MSD add vital experience.
Predicted starting XI and possible winners
Predicted England starting XI: Bairstow, Roy, Root, Morgan (captain), Stokes, Buttler (wicket-keeper), Moeen, Woakes, Rashid, Wood and Archer. Predicted India starting XI: Rahul, Rohit, Kohli (captain), Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Karthik, Pandya, Jadeja, Kuldeep, Shami, Bumrah and Chahal. India are on a roll and their bowling can be top notch. England look a bit unsettled at the moment. Kohli's side could defeat the English at Edgbaston.