ICC World Cup 2019: Match 14, India vs Australia: Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 14, India vs Australia: Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy

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

Jasprit Bumrah of India
Jasprit Bumrah of India. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia won both their warm-up matches of this World Cup versus England and Sri Lanka. The Aaron Finch-captained team has now won the first two games of the main round against Afghanistan and the Windies. Even as their first match was one-sided, the Aussies had a tough time in their last contest. The Men in Yellow are next scheduled to lock horns with India on June 9 at the Kennington Oval in London.

India, on the other hand, started their World Cup campaign with a thunderous six-wicket victory against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Their bowlers made the full utilization of the overcast conditions and helped India clinch the ascendancy from the outset. The batters had their difficulties but weathered the storm. The Men in Blue’s task is expected to be a little tougher against the Aussies.

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

Captain Suggestions:

Shikhar Dhawan

The southpaw has had a torrid time in the 2019 World Cup. He got out for 2 and 1 in the warm-ups against New Zealand and Bangladesh. The 33-year-old couldn’t cross the single-digit score in the first game as well. A vicious delivery from Kagiso Rabada led to his dismissal. He is generally a prolific run-scorer in ICC-organized tournaments and will be keen to find his touch in the next encounter.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

Virat Kohli

The 30-year-old Virat Kohli is yet to stage the stage on fire with the bat in this World Cup. He scored 18 in the previous game and got out to Andile Phehlukwayo. The experienced campaigner had a couple of tentative outings in the warm-ups as well. With a truckload of runs under his belt, he is speculated to be a gun player. He will have his task cut out against a power-packed Aussie bowling attack.

Dream11 Credits: 10.5

Steve Smith

Smith is kind of player, who thrives under pressure and he has shown character in this World Cup as well. Versus the Windies, the Aussies found themselves in dire straits after losing a few early wickets. Nevertheless, Smith came in and notched 73 and took his team to a respectable score. The 30-year-old will be keen to play another knock of substance in the upcoming match.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Vice-Captain suggestions

Aaron Finch

Finch didn’t have the best of times in the warm-ups but scored 66 in Australia’s World Cup opener against the Afghans. Unfortunately, he got out for only six last time around. When the year started, he was straining to find his form. However, he came back in the ODI series against India and then carried his touch versus Pakistan. The Aussies will need their gun batsman to fire next time as well.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

MS Dhoni

Last year, the 37-year-old didn’t have any momentum on his side and also got dropped from the Indian T20 team. The adverse situation didn’t affect Dhoni and he has had a stupendous 2019 thus far. He came into the tournament on the backs of some incredible knocks. He turned up with a decent 34 versus the Proteas and didn’t look out of touch. He will be key in Australia’s next match.

Dream11 Credits: 8.5

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has been one of Australia’s most consistent batsmen over the past few months. Even in this World Cup, he has picked up five wickets and has looked in fine form. He doesn’t drop his intensity at any stage of the games and hence has tasted a significant amount of success. Cummins was the leading wicket-taker in the ODI series in India and he will want to give his teams some breakthrough.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Final picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team

For Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Captain – Steve Smith | Vice-Captain – Virat Kohli

For Grand/Mega Leagues:

Captain – Shikhar Dhawan | Vice-Captain – Aaron Finch

*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.