India vs Australia: How to pick the winning Dream11?
The Indian cricket team will be up against a resurgent Australian squad in match number 14 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday. Aussies have won both their games so far, whereas, India put in all-round show against South Africa. A stern test is on the cards. Fans playing Dream11 will need to pick a winning team. Here we decode the same.
Kohli, Warner lead a dream top order
Rohit Sharma, who scored a match-winning century in India's previous match, opens the batting of this Dream11 side alongside David Warner. The southpaw is our choice as the vice-captain of this team. Warner has scored 92 runs so far in CWC 19. Virat Kohli gets the captaincy nod. He will be looking to make his presence felt with the bat at number three.
A classy middle order on offer, Maxi is the all-rounder
Steve Smith adds the solidity and calmness at number four. He played a match-winning knock against West Indies in Australia's previous encounter. KL Rahul follows suit and will be aiming to make the most out of another opportunity. He looked solid against South Africa. Alex Carey gets the nod as the wicket-keeper batsman. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell comes in at number seven as the finisher.
A fancied bowling attack to pick up wickets
We have gone with a four-man bowling attack. India's Jasprit Bumrah leads the show. He can get the new ball to talk. Bumrah will be supported by Australian duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. Starc can dictate the show, whereas, Cummins has been consistent since a while now. Yuzvendra Chahal is the lone main spinner. Maxi will support him in this department.
Rationale behind the Dream11 team
We have gone ahead with a world-class batting unit. Both teams can score heavily and the balance in this team up till number seven is notable. The bowling consists of powerful performers, who can excel on any track. Fans could gain maximum points here.
Predicted starting XI and possible winners
Predicted India playing XI: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli (captain), Rahul, Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Jadhav, Pandya, Kuldeep, Shami, Chahal and Bumrah. Predicted Australia playing XI: Finch (captain), Warner, Khawaja, Smith, Carey (wicket-keeper), Maxwell, Stoinis, Coulter-Nile, Zampa, Starc and Cummins. This will be closely fought encounter and there is not much to separate the two teams. It will be a game of small margins. India might go through.