India vs Pakistan: How to pick the winning Dream11?
India and Pakistan gear up for the mother of all battles in match number 22 of the ICC World Cup 2019. The marquee clash is set to be held at Old Trafford in Manchester. Fans playing the Dream11 will be looking to pick a winning team for this tie. Here we decode the same.
Kohli leads this powerful batting line-up
Rohit Sharma opens the batting alongside Fakhar Zaman in this Dream11 team. The two batsmen will need to shoulder the responsibility upfront. Fakhar especially has a serious job in his hands. Indian skipper Virat Kohli captains this fantasy side. He will look to lead the team from the front. KL Rahul comes in next and is followed by wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Pandya and Hafeez are the two all-rounders
Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Hafeez are the two all-rounders of this fantasy XI side. Pandya has been excellent and his versatility will help India immensely. Senior cricketer Hafeez fits in as well. He will be important in that Pakistan middle order.
Amir, JB give strength to this bowling unit
Pakistani pacer Wahab Riaz has shown his capabilities with the bat as well and at number eight he is a productive player. Mohammad Amir leads this bowling attack and is our choice as the team's vice-captain. India's Jasprit Bumrah adds more solidity and depth in this pace department. The three pacers are joined by wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. His influence will be massive.
Rationale behind the Dream11 team
The bowling could be decisive in this match and we have gone with a powerful list of performers. Amir and JB are the trump cards. The batting has the desired touch to it and there could be runs on offer here.
Predicted starting XI and possible winners
Predicted India starting XI: Rohit, Rahul, Kohli (captain), Shankar, Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Pandya, Jadhav, Jadeja, Chahal, Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah. Predicted Pakistan starting XI: Zaman, Imam, Babar, Hafeez, Sohail, Sarfaraz (captain and wicket-keeper), Imad, Shadab, Wahab, Amir and Afridi. Given the World Cup record India enjoy over their arch-rivals, the Men in Blue go in as the favorites. Pakistan have been inconsistent and sloppy.