New Zealand vs England: How to pick Dream11 team?
New Zealand cricket team will be out to stop a high-flying England in the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday at Lord's. Both teams are coming off a resounding victory in their respective semi-final, as one expects a tight affair. Fans playing Dream11 will be looking to pick a winning team. Here we decode the XI.
Williamson, Roy lead a packed batting unit
We have gone in with England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. Roy gets the vice-captaincy nod. He is in superb form. In-form Kane Williamson comes in at number three and is the skipper of this team. The batting is further bolstered by Joe Root and veteran Ross Taylor. They can make their presence felt. Tom Latham is our pick as the wicket-keeper batsman.
Santner is the all-rounder, four-man quality bowling attack on offer
Mitchell Santner is the lone all-rounder. His attributes with both bat and ball can impact the game. The four-man bowling comprises of three quality pacers and a main spinner in Adil Rashid. Trent Boult leads the pace attack. Then there is Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes. They are excellent with the new ball upfront and are terrific as a pair.
Rationale behind the Dream11 team
The batting gets a solid touch and has all the factors to come alive. Roy and Bairstow can take the game away. There is composure in the middle order. The bowling has the right mix of class and aggression. There is real quality on offer.
Predicted XI and possible winner
Predicted New Zealand Playing XI: Nicholls, Guptill, Kane (captain), Taylor, Latham (wicket-keeper), Neesham, Grandhomme, Santner, Henry, Lockie and Boult. Predicted England Playing XI: Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan (captain), Stokes, Buttler (wicket-keeper), Woakes, Rashid, Plunkett, Wood and Archer. This is expected to be a tight affair at Lord's tomorrow. England have the edge here over New Zealand. Their momentum could make the difference here.