21Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs Bangladesh on November 22,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs Bangladesh on November 22 India’s opening Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Stadium in Indore turned out to be a one-sided affair as the hosts won by an innings and 130 runs. It’s now time for the day-night affair at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The game under the lights have been the point of the tour with both teams, yet to play a game of such nature.Bangladesh will look to register their first points on the points table of the ICC World Test Championship.The visitors were bulldozed by an innings and 130 runs in the opening Test at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Mominul Haque and Co will have to perform much better in the upcoming match if they wish to salvage something out of the tour. The performances of Mushfiqur Rahim and Abu Jayed were the only bright spots for Team Bangladesh in the first match, as the Indian team outplayed them in all three departments. However, they will try to forget their previous performance and look to make history in Kolkata by winning their first ever Test against India. Best economical pick– Fast forward a year later, and Mayank Agarwal is making headlines again with his stupendous show against Bangladesh. In the first Test the opener scored a stunning 243, his second Test double hundred of the year, to follow up a splendid 215 against South Africa last month. Agarwal has forged a formidable opening partnership alongside Rohit Sharma at the top of the order, and it looks like the pair is likely to stay together for a long time. Top captains & vice captains – This will be India's last Test before their New Zealand tour, and captain Virat Kohli will try to get some runs under his belt ahead of the overseas assignment. The Delhi-born superstar scored a rare duck at the Holkar Stadium but given how talented he is, we can expect him to bounce back in style at Eden Gardens. Kohli has been practicing with the pink ball in the nets. Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh's most experienced player, waged a lone battle against the hosts in his side's ICC World Test Championship opener. Rahim emerged as the top scorer in both the innings, with scores of 43 and 64. The wicketkeeper-batsman was batting magnificently in the first innings before a classic in-swinger from Mohammed Shami rattled his stumps. Smart pick –Mohammed Shami has formed a fantastic partnership with his teammates Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav, as the trio have been regularly decimating opposition batting line-ups even in home Tests. While Ishant and Yadav will be significant factors at Kolkata, all eyes will be on Shami because he has played a lot of cricket at this venue. Cautions Pick –Whether it is his stroke selection or his untidy wicket-keeping skills, Wridhiman Saha is under considerable pressure and with Pant in the squad, this could be a crucial game for the Bengal glovesman. My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim(Vice-Captain), Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Ajinkya Rahane, Abu Jayed, Umesh Yadav, Ravichadran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Mithun, Imrul Kayes
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20Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs Pakistan on November 21,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs Pakistan on November 21 Things are back to normal for Australia with their seasoned campaigners Steve Smith and David Warner back in whites at home. They are coming off an exciting Ashes series and will be hoping that their struggling batting line-up apart from Smith scores runs. The pace bowling trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins is back at the helm while Joe Burns also returns to the side. The unpredictable Pakistan side brings a lot to the table on this tour with a lot of changes to their Test side. Azhar Ali, the new captain, and the new coach Misbah-ul-Haq will be keen to re-write history and clearly, this team promises a lot more. Naseem Shah has been talked up a lot more in the lead up to the series and is set to make his Test debut while Babar Azam is finally looking primed to stamp his authority in the whites. Overall, an enthralling game at The Gabba can be expected and if Pakistan live up to their promise, Australia might have a tough time like they had against India last season. Best economical pick– Josh Hazlewood has cemented his spot as the mainstay of the Australian bowling attack since his debut in 2014. Although he missed out getting selected in Australia’s limited-overs side of late, the move paid off well. The 28-year old finished the Ashes series in England among the highest wicket-takers, taking 20 wickets in four matches at an average of 20.27. Top captains & vice captains –It was in the Ashes series in England that Steve Smith marked his return to Test cricket in more than a year and almost single-handedly laid the foundation for Australia to retain the urn. The 30-year old received the player of the series award for scoring 774 runs at an average of 110.25 with no other batsmen coming close in matching his peerless display throughout the series. The number one Test bowler in the world is all set to unleash himself at home after a rich vein of form in the Ashes series on English soil. In the wake of Australia’s ball-tampering scandal, Pat Cummins became a silver lining for the team with his spectacular performances. In the months succeeding that, the New South Wales lad burst into the scene as the most valuable player for the national team in all the aspects. Smart pick –Babar Azam is the most level-headed and disciplined batsman in Pakistan’s line-up. His confident strokes and footwork, especially the cover drive, exudes plenty of faith and belief. While there is no doubt that Babar possesses the skill and the expertise to tackle the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Nathan Lyon, the rest of the batsmen also have to back him. Cautions Pick –The dynamic opening batsman David Warner had a torrid return to Test cricket in the Ashes where he managed to score just 95 runs in the series. His technique against the swinging ball was exposed by England’s Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer. My XI – Steve Smith (Captain), Pat Cummins (Vice-Captain), Babar Azam, Josh Hazlewood, Asad Shafiq, Naseem Shah, Marnus Labuschane, Matthew Wade, Azhar Ali, Harris Sohail, Tim Paine
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20Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 21,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 21 New Zealand and England will take their cricketing rivalry into the Test arena Thursday after finding themselves evenly matched in recent limited-overs thrillers. England has bragging rights after winning a roller coaster World Cup final in July, then edging the Black Caps 3-2 in a desperately close Twenty20 series completed earlier this month. Both the one-day decider and T20 series needed tie-breakers to find a winner and there will be no shortage of mutual respect when the rivals face off again Thursday in the First Test. On paper, there again appears to be little to separate the teams, with New Zealand second in the Test rankings and England third. But England skipper Root is painfully aware that his team underperformed when it lost a two-Test series in New Zealand last year after underestimating the Black Caps' bowlers on their home turf. Pacemen Boult and Southee bundled the tourists out for 58 in the first innings of the opening Test as England tried to play what Root described as "fast forward" cricket. England’s skipper said his team would be taking a more measured approach this time, with batsmen placing an emphasis on protecting their wickets. New Zealand will also be bolstered by the return of captain Williamson who sat out the T20 series with a nagging hip injury. It will be the first Test match ever staged at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval, which has been hosting limited-overs internationals since 2014. The beachside venue is Wagner’s home ground and he said the wicket could take time to get used to. Top captains & vice captains –Bowlers are key in Test matches played in New Zealand. Although batsmen have also done well in the recent past, Trent Boult and Jofra Archer should be able to stand out among their peers with a heap of wickets to their names. While both of them are good options for captaincy, Ben Stokes and Ross Taylor are also viable picks for the same, given their experience and form. Smart pick & Best economical pick –Ben Stokes and Colin de Grandhomme are the preferred allrounders for this game with the option of Sam Curran also available. While Grandhomme has been scoring runs consistently for the Test side, his bowling could also prove to be successful on a helpful wicket. On the other hand, Ben Stokes is perhaps the best allrounder in world cricket and comes into this series on the back of a superb English summer. He is a must-have in any side and should be able to put in a good performance. Cautions Pick –There's time enough for Joe Root to reverse his mid-career dip, but where there was once a Big Four among contemporary Test batsmen, there's now clear daylight between the best and the rest. My XI – Trent Boult (Captain), Jofra Archer (Vice-Captain), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Rory Burns, Jeet Raval, Neil Wagner, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes
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09Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips  India vs Bangladesh on November 10,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs Bangladesh on November 10 After having suffered a rare seven-wicket defeat in the opening fixture in Delhi, normal services once again resumed as Rohit Sharma’s masterclass at Rajkot, helped the Men in Blue to seek parity and set-up a decider at the Vidarbha Cricket Association in Nagpur. India may have won the second T20I but it did nothing to resolve their long-standing issues in the shortest format of the game. That they decided to chase in the second game paved way for their perennial weakness to be subsided. It has become apparently clear that the Men in Blue love chasing. And, there is a reason for it. India’s template at the top of the innings in the recent past has been to reserve wickets before going all-out for the target. While that might work during the run-chase, it has seldom worked when they are setting-up a total. Rohit Sharma knows it. He knows his numbers, his sides’ record while batting first. And it will be interesting to see whether he opts to bat first if they win the toss or India will go for a safer option, considering the series is on the line, as they did in Rajkot. As for the Asian Tigers, they would feel that they missed out on a golden opportunity in the last game after their openers had provided them with a blistering start. The visitors’ woes against quality wrist-spin were exposed to the hilt once again while their bowling- especially fast bowling- was atrocious, to say the least. Best economical pick– Bangladesh has struggled against the leg-spin of Yuzvendra Chahal in both games. He is a must-have in the side. Top captains & vice captains – Rohit Sharma smashed the ball to all the corners, displaying his elegant batting and making up for his failure in the previous T20I. The highlight of his innings was the 10th over of India's innings when he smashed Hossain with three consecutive sixes, scoring 21 runs off that over. It took only 23 balls for Rohit Sharma to register his 18th T20I fifty and he looked to be comfortably cruising towards his fifth T20I hundred. Mushfiqur Rahim is ideal choice for vice captain. Rahim is in decent form in the middle order with 64 runs in two games. Smart pick –Shikhar Dhawan has gotten off to starts this series without being able to convert them into fifties. He should be backed to get some runs on Sunday. Cautions Pick –Whether it is his stroke selection or his untidy wicket-keeping skills, Rishabh Pant is under considerable pressure and with Samson in the squad, this could be a crucial game for the southpaw. He made a grave mistake in the Rajkot T20I which could’ve cost India the game and the series. My XI – Rohit Sharma (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (Vice-Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mahmudullah, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Liton Das, Washington Sundar, Soumya Sarkar, Krunal Pandya
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09Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 10,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 10 An epic encounter beckons as the Kiwis take on England at the Eden Park in Auckland for the 5th and final T20I, in what promises to be a game for the ages, a finale to the five part reenactment of the spectacle which was the ICC World Cup Final 2019. With the series level at 2-2 after four hard fought bouts, both teams will know full well that they are very evenly matched and cannot afford to spare any quarter. Just like at Lord’s earlier this year. Best economical pick–Mitchell Santner has been a bag of tricks throughout the tournament, bamboozling the English batsmen with his subtle variations to lead the wicket-taking charts courtesy an impressive haul of nine scalps from his four outings. While the rest of the New Zealand bowling attack was descending into chaos thanks to the exploits of Messrs Morgan and Malan, Santner once more went about his job with nonchalant ease, dismissing both English openers for the second time in four games, and coming out with very respectable figures of 2 for 32 from his four overs. Currently ranked the 5th best T20 bowler in the world, Santner is a bonafide tormentor of batsmen. Top captains & vice captains –Eoin Morgan played an able supporting hand, scoring a brisk 91 off just 41 deliveries, his best numbers in this high octane format of the game. The flamboyant Irishman did ride his luck at times, getting dropped thrice, including twice off two full-tosses later adjudged to have been over waist high, before finally perishing in the deep during the last over, having set the tide firmly in his team’s favor. Having already struck five half-centuries in his first eight T20I outings, the splendid Dawid Malan bludgeoned his way to an unbeaten knock of a 103 runs off just 51 deliveries in the last match, thus becoming only the second Englishman after Alex Hales to have scored a ton in Twenty20 cricket. It was also the fastest, beating the previous record by 2 full overs. Malan’s boisterous batting coincided with a staggering record third-wicket stand of a 182 runs with his captain which saw the World champions reach a gargantuan total of 241 for a loss of three wickets, their highest total in this version of the game. Smart pick –One of the finest bowlers of his generation, Trent Boult played his first T20I in over a year and a half on Friday, with the selectors looking to give the fiery Lockie Ferguson some much needed rest ahead of a seemingly likely maiden test cap in the upcoming test series. A usual picture of consistency, Boult will be expected to brush off the rustiness and spearhead the Kiwi offense in yet another must-win situation against an in-form batting lineup studded with big names and colossal hitters. Cautions Pick –Colin Munro can take bowling attacks to the cleaners, but he has blown hot and cold in the series. Munro has been fighting with poor form for quite some time now. My XI – Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dawid Malan(Vice-Captain), Trent Boult, James Vince, Mitchell Santner, Chris Jordan, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Jonny Bairstow, Matthew Parkinson, Martin Guptill
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06Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs Bangladesh on November 7,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs Bangladesh on November 7 Bangladesh sort of stunned India in Delhi where they registered their maiden T20I win over the Indian team in their 9th attempt. This helped the Bangla team to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. This will now put extra pressure on India who hasn’t got favorable results in the T20I format recently. Their home record in this format this year has been disastrous as they won only one of the five matches. India is already suffering big in T20Is due to its outdated batting approach. The aggressive batters KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant left their natural game due to pressure from management. On the other hand, Bangladesh will look to win at least one of the next two matches. This will help Bangladesh in gaining a lot of confidence as a series win without both Tamim and Shakib was never imagined. Best economical pick – Shreyas Iyer is the incumbent no.4 for Team India and should be given a long rope for him to settle and instill confidence in him. He has the confidence of the captain, coach and selectors, and would be looking forward to making the most of the opportunities presented to him. Top captains & vice captains – Bangladesh needed 22 runs off the last two overs to win the match. An economical penultimate over by Khaleel Ahmed could have tipped the scales in India's favor. However, things went downhill for Rohit Sharma's side as Mushfiqur Rahim launched an all-out attack on Khaleel, hitting hit him for four consecutive boundaries and scoring 18 runs from the over. The captain of the side, one of the best batsman in the world Rohit Sharma will once again be expected to score some centuries in the series. And with many other good batsmen in the team already, Rohit can score big without pressure. Smart pick – Yuzvendra Chahal returned with match figures of 4-0-24-1 in Delhi. He would have conceded fewer runs and bagged more wickets had the two reviews and a dropped chance gone in his favour. The RCB leg-spinner troubled all the Bangladeshi batsmen and would be itching to have a bowl at them again. His variations make the 29-year-old effective even on the flattest of surfaces. Cautious Pick – Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm quick was preferred ahead of Shardul Thakur in the opening T20I of the series. Khaleel's match figures read 4-0-37-1. He was flogged by Mushfiqur Rahim for 4 fours off consecutive deliveries. He erred in his lines and lengths, and this cost the team. Shardul Thakur should ideally replace him as he has better control in his lines and lengths. My XI – Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), Y Chahal, Shreyas Iyer, Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman, Deepak Chahar, Mahmudullah, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul
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04Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 5,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 5 New Zealand will lock horns with England in the 3rd T20I of five matches series on Nov 5, 2019. The series is evenly balanced with 1-1, as the home team won the last game by 21 runs, while England won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets. New Zealand posted a total of 176/8 in 20 overs where Martin Guptill and James Neesham played a fine knock of 41(28) and 42(22) respectively. There was also a good cameo by Colin de Grandhomme where he made 28 runs from 12 balls. In reply, England managed to make only 155 runs in 19.5 overs where Mitchell Santner took three wickets by giving away 25 runs for which he was awarded Man of the Match. England side is led by Eoin Morgan while New Zealand is playing under the captaincy of Tim Southee. Both teams will look forward to winning the upcoming game and take a lead in the five matches T20I series. After a dominant win in the previous game, New Zealand shouldn't be making any changes. Although they haven't fired yet, Colin Munro and Martin Guptill remain crucial at the top of the order. A couple of changes are expected from England with Tom Banton expected to make his T20I debut at the expense of Dawid Malan. Youngster, Matthew Parkinson could also feature for Pat Brown, who wasn't able to get a wicket in the previous game. Best economical pick– The bowling all-rounder has time and again proved that he is a valuable asset for the Black Caps and Mitchell Santner continued that trend in the 2ndT20I as well. The spinner picked up three wickets to bring the hosts back into the series but and won the man of the match award. He is in good form and could be a great option for your ENG vs NZ Cricbattle Fantasy team. Top captains & vice captains –Jonny Bairstow and Colin Munro are the must have players in the side with the nature of the pitch favoring their style of play. They should be able to play their strokes freely and give their side a fast start. These two can be banked upon to earn fantasy points. Jonny Bairstow is due for a big knock at the top of the order for the English side. He is the obvious choice for captaincy. Smart pick –Talk about making an impression, James Vince who still hasn’t cemented his spot in the side will definitely be confident of his chances with a composed half-century to take England across the finish line in the first T20I. With a few quick wickets, New Zealand sniffed on a comeback but Vince was quick enough to thwart any sign of a comeback. Cautions Pick –Martin Guptill didn’t look much comfortable in the first game. He couldn’t get his flow going and tried to get too defensive early on. In the end, the pressure of the dot balls got the better of him as he ended up scoring another low score. My XI – Jonny Bairstow (Captain), Colin Munro(Vice-Captain), James Vince, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi
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02Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips  India vs Bangladesh on November 3,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs Bangladesh on November 3 After weeks of standoffs, strikes, controversies, suspensions and of-course debates around Delhi’s polluted environment, cricket will finally take centre stage as Team India host Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series. This is Bangladesh’s first-ever full-tour of India. In the past twelve years or so, India-Bangladesh have provided a better theatre of cricket than the traditional and much-hyped Indo-Pak battles. For the Indians and their fans, every time they see a Bangladesh-unit, images of Mushfiqur Rahim and co celebrating against the backdrop of a dejected Munaf Patel come to mind. And, for every Bangladeshi fan, it is the unrelenting desire to do an encore of what they did in 2007 or in 2015 and the will to shrug off the pain of every close defeat they’ve suffered, every time they face their Asian big brothers.It has been so close yet too far for Bangladesh in the shortest format of the game- be it the 2016 T20 World Cup encounter in Bengaluru or the Nidahas Trophy final. With India missing Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the set-up, can the Tigers finally pull off a win against the Men in Blue? Best economical pick– Although an opening batsman, KL Rahul has been tried out even in India’s troubling middle-order. However, of late, he has tended to strain of late at the highest level. With a career strike rate of nearly 150, the 27-year old can counterattack at number three as well as can keep the scoreboard ticking through good running. Top captains & vice captains –In Virat Kohli’s absence, the onus to shepherd the Indian batting will be on Captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The former is coming off a great Test series against South Africa and the right-hander would be hoping to shrug off what was a rare blip in the T20I series against the Proteas last month. His partner, Shikhar Dhawan, has also been in indifferent form in both 50-over and especially T20 format in 2019. Rohit Sharma has been in the form of his life. After earning the man of the series award in the Test series against South Africa, he will be back to the format of his forte. Smart pick –With Shakib Al Hasan no longer available, the onus will be on Mahmudullah to not only lead his side with the bat but also with his tactical nous. The right-hander has led Bangladesh in 11 T20Is usually when Shakib isn’t around and it will be interesting to see how he marshalls his troops in such adverse times. Cautions Pick –When Rishabh Pant gets runs, there is more talk about him than anyone else; when he doesn’t, still there is more talk about him than anyone else. He is that sort of character. With Sanju Samson breathing down his neck and pressure mounting with every underwhelming inning that he plays, can the southpaw turn his fortunes around when he takes center stage on his home turf? My XI – Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (Vice-Captain), KL Rahul, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Krunal Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Liton Das
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02Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs Pakistan on November 3,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs Pakistan on November 3 Not so long ago, the Number 1 T20I team – Pakistan, was beaten in its own backyard by Sri Lanka. A whitewash at home isn’t something that is really pleasing. Since then, some restructuring has been done with the side. There is a new captain. Some of the senior players have been left aside. And now, with a slightly different looking side, Pakistan will start their new tour down under as they look not only to prepare for the T20 World Cup next year but also to keep the grip firm on the top rank. Led by Babar Azam, Pakistan will be eyeing to dominate this format as they did a few months ago. However, Australia will undoubtedly come hard at them. It is the same team that took Sri Lanka down just a couple of days ago which will play Pakistan. The bowlers have done a fabulous job in the recently-concluded series. But, the only concern for them at this point is that the inexperienced middle-order hasn’t been tested with the top three batsmen playing so far. A couple of important players are away for this series but that shouldn’t bother Aaron Finch. They will want another series win under their belt. Best economical pick– Adam Zampa was the highest wicket taker for Australia in the last series against Sri Lanka. The spinner is a natural wicket taker and will definitely be one of the players to watch out for in the first T20I against Pakistan. Top captains & vice captains –David Warner was struggling to put bat to ball in Ashes 2019, managing just 95 runs in 10 innings at a horror average of 9.5. It seemed as if nothing went right for Warner who was made Stuart Broad's bunny in England. A month later, the struggles in Old Blight seem a distant past for David Warner who has single-handedly demolished Sri Lanka in the recently-concluded 3-match T20I series. David Warner starred in Australia's 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka, hitting 217 runs without even getting out once over 3 match. The ace Pakistan batsman Babar Azam is currently the top-ranked T20I batsman of the world. The 25-year-old has consistently performed for the team in the shortest format of the game. Azam has been consistently averaging around 50 in the format. As a result, he has also been named the T20I skipper of the side. Smart pick –One of the most prolific all-rounders for Pakistan, Imad Wasim is a threat for the Aussies with bat and ball. The all-rounder who is Ranked No.2 in the ICC T20I bowling rankings can hit big blows down the order also. Imad Wasim is just the right kind of player you need in your fantasy team who will get you points in both the innings. Cautions Pick –Kane Richardson played all the games of the Sri Lankan series so. Unfortunately, he has been the least impressive of the seamers. While he has been economical when it comes to conceding the runs, the wickets column has been empty. With Australia looking for a settled bowling unit for the next year’s World Cup, Richardson has to be amongst the wickets soon. My XI – David Warner (Captain), Babar Azam (Vice-Captain), Imad Wasim, Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mohammad Irfan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail
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02Nov2019
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 3,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs England on November 3 England played three debutants- Sam Curran, Pat Brown and Lewis Gregory- in the opening T20I versus New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. On the other hand, New Zealand had most of their key players, albeit their regular skipper Kane Williamson wasn’t there. Despite facing a relatively inexperienced team, the Kiwis lost by seven wickets to concede a 1-0 lead in the series. The second of the five T20Is is scheduled to be played on Sunday, November 3 at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Another loss will make it a must-win scenario for the hosts in the last three matches. Tim Southee and Co has a decent record at the ground, having won seven out of 10 matches. They have won their last five T20Is in Wellington with their last defeat coming in 2013. The Black Caps may not wish to make a change after a solitary defeat. Colin Munro after his century in the practice match, threatened last time, but got out on 21. Martin Guptill’s poor run of form continued after scoring only a couple. Tim Seifert and Colin de Grandhomme also failed to convert after getting a few to the boundary. Ross Taylor looked in decent touch, having scored 44 off 35. The Brits won’t wish to tinker with their winning combination. Dawid Malan got a couple away to the boundary, but fell prey to Santner. The southpaw will be looking for a substantial score under his belt. Barring him, the rest of the batting stepped up big time and not allowing the pressure to mount. Jonny Bairstow started off in a positive note with a 28-ball 35 that set the tone for the chase. Best economical pick– Kiwi wicketkeeper Tim Seifert is the only one to be picked in this department considering his good form at the venue. He scored his career-best T20I score against India earlier in the year and would love to continue in the same manner on Sunday as well. Top captains & vice captains –England produced an outstanding display in the opening T20 to win by seven wickets and they had some of their more experienced members of the squad to thank, James Vince was the standout performer with his half century in a man of the match display. Jonny Bairstow innings was cut short in the first T20 by a stunning Martin Guptill catch. Nevertheless, he looks to be in supreme touch and should score some runs at the top of the order. Smart pick –Mitchell Satner was the only bowler who looked a bit threatening for New Zealand and picked up 3 wickets while conceding runs at less than 6 rpo. Cautions Pick –Joe Denly has been ruled out of the series after he damaged a ligament in his ankle. His replacement won't be announced. My XI – James Vince (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (Vice-Captain), Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme
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