ICC World Cup 2019: Match 1, England vs South Africa: Captain and vice-captain for Dream11 Fantasy

Here is the guide to select the Captain and vice-captain for Dream11 Fantasy.

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Two teams, that are yet to win the World Cup, will kick off the 2019 edition of the tournament amidst great expectations. Both England and South Africa have got close on several occasions in the past. However, they’ve always succumbed in pressure situations. The home team has been playing great cricket in the ODI format in recent times.

Tagged as a stern favourite to win the tournament, England will look to start the tournament off on a good note. On the flip side of the coin, South Africa is a team with a good mixture of youth and experience. They reached the semi-final in 2015 but failed to get through. Hence, the South African players will be equally eager to start the tournament well. Thus, it is guaranteed to be a great contest to start the tournament off.


Here is the guide to select the Captain and vice-captain for Dream11 Fantasy:

Captain Suggestions:

1. Faf du Plessis

South African skipper Faf du Plessis is hitting the ball sweetly and played well in the IPL. He has got the capability to adapt his game according to the situation of the game. Since he is batting at the number three spot, he is likely to face a lot of deliveries. In his first outing for South Africa after his stint for CSK, the 34-year-old scored a breezy 88 off 69 balls and thus laid the platform for the finishers to take over.

Dream11 Credits: 10

2. Jonny Bairstow

While playing in English conditions, Jonny Bairstow can be quite lethal. In the 3rd ODI against Pakistan that was played a few days ago, the 29-year-old scored 128 runs in 93 balls. His knock helped chase down a target of 359 in just 44.5 overs. He enjoys the big stage and will be keen on taking the onus to deliver for his team. He didn’t manage to get the big runs in the warm-up matches and is definitely due for a big one.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

3. Quinton de Kock

South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is another excellent option that you can consider as the multiplier in your team. After taking rest for the Sri Lanka game, he got off the blocks quickly against Windies. Before the rain decided to pour in, he scored 37 runs off 31 balls and hit 7 classy boundaries in his innings. He did well in the series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka that were played earlier.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Vice-captain suggestions:

1. Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan, who missed out the practice games due to an injury, will be back in action for the main tournament. The English skipper was terrific in the series against Pakistan. He scored an unbeaten 57 in the only T20I that was played. He batted thrice in the four ODIs and registered two half-centuries. Morgan is one of the biggest strengths in the English middle-order and scores some quick runs walking in at four.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

2. Andile Phehlukwayo

Andile Phehlukwayo, more than with the bat, has been terrific with the ball. Operating in the middle overs, he bowls tight lines and lengths. Hence, it isn’t easy to score against him. In his last two appearances for South Africa where a result was possible, he picked up two four-wicket hauls. He returned with figures of 4/24 in the T20I played against Sri Lanka in March. In the recent warm-up game against the same opposition, his figures read 4/36 and also scored 35 runs with the bat.

Dream11 Credits: 8

3. Joe Root

Joe Root in the anchor in the England middle-order. In the first three ODIs against Pakistan where he got to bat, the England Test skipper got off to good starts. He registered scores of 40, 43 and 36 but couldn’t make it big. In the final ODI though, he looked good with an 84. In the warm-up match against Afghanistan, the number three batsman picked up three wickets and remained unbeaten on 29.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

4. Jos Buttler

England vice-captain Jos Buttler is yet another player to watch out for in this tournament. He recently scored a blistering century in the series against Pakistan. The wicketkeeper-batsman further backed up this performance with an unbeaten 52 against Australia. He holds the middle order together and is expected to score some quick runs towards the end of the innings.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Final picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team

For Small Leagues:

Captain – Quinton de Kock | Vice-captain – Jonny Bairstow

For Grand/Mega Leagues:

Captain – Jonny Bairstow | Vice-captain – Faf du Plessis

*Disclaimer: These picks were made based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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