02 Jun 2019
England vs Pakistan: How to pick the winning Dream11?
ICC World Cup 2019 favorites England host Pakistan in match number six at Trent Bridge on Monday.
Hosts England got off to a stunning start in their 2019 World Cup journey.
Pakistan suffered big time against West Indies.
Fans playing the Dream11 need to pick a winning team.
Here we decode the same.
A quality batting unit on offer
Jason Roy's aggression and form could help England at the top and he opens the batting alongside Imam-ul-Haq, who would be wanting to fire in this match.
Both have the quality to make their presence felt.
Babar Azam (vice-captain) comes in next.
The middle order is bolstered by the likes of Eoin Morgan (captain) and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler.
Both players are match-winners.
A strong bowling quartet in the mix
Jofra Archer leads this bowling line-up.
The in-form pacer will look to make his presence felt once again.
Mohammad Amir, who picked up three wickets in the first game, gets a chance.
Shaheen Afridi is set to make a comeback and he adds more freshness to the pace attack.
Experienced leg-spinner Adil Rashid fits in as the main lone spinner.
Predicted Playing XI and possible winners
Predicted England playing XI: Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan (captain), Buttler (wicket-keeper), Moeen, Stokes, Archer, Rashid, Woakes and Plunkett.
Pakistan predicted playing XI: Imam, Fakhar, Babar, Haris, Hafeez, Sarfaraz (captain and wicket-keeper), Imad, Shadab, Riaz, Afridi and Amir.
Pakistan were beaten 4-0 in ODIs by England last month.
They are out of form and play the best ODI outfit.
England are likely to thrash Pakistan.
Stokes, Imad are the two all-roounders
Ben Stokes will look to carry on from where he left off against South Africa. The southpaw looks in a good shape and that promises aplenty for the Three Lions. Pakistan's Imad Wasim gets a crack in this playing XI. He needs to deliver badly.
Rationale behind the Dream11 team
We have gone for strong run-scorers in the batting department. All five batsmen can turn on the heat at Trent Bridge. Stokes is the main asset in that all-round department. The bowling unit has genuine wicket-takers and energy to contain with. It's a winning outfit.