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ICC World Cup 2019: Match 17, Australia vs Pakistan: Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy

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

Australian team
Australian team. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

A couple of months ago, Pakistan and Australia faced off in the five-match ODI series and the latter whitewashed the Men in Green. The two teams are now set to lock horns in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. The mega event is a different ballgame altogether and the Aussies won’t want to undermine their opponent by any means.

Pakistan after their seven-wicket defeat versus the Windies came back strong and turned over England at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The Aussies, on the contrary, defeated Afghanistan followed by the Windies, but India got the better of them in London by 36 runs. As far as head-to-head records between the two teams are concerned, the Aussies have a 5-4 lead in nine games over Pakistan.

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

Captain Suggestions:

Steve Smith

Having scored 160 runs in three matches at an average of 53.33, Steve Smith has looked ominous as ever. He has arguably looked the most comfortable Australian batsman thus far in the mega event. Most importantly, he has shown that he doesn’t get unnerved ever under severe pressure. The Pakistan bowling attack is in a good rhythm and Smith’s services may again be required.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Babar Azam

Over the years, Babar Azam has carved himself as an indispensable member of the Pakistan team. He got a fifty versus hosts England in the last game and is in ominous form. He brings in calmness in the middle order and hardly throws his wicket away through rash strokes. The Australian bowling isn’t short of firepower and the young Babar will have a task on his hands.

Dream11 Credits: 10

David Warner

The southpaw has looked a tad subdued in the World Cup, albeit he has gotten a couple of half-centuries against Afghanistan and India respectively. In the first couple of games, David Warner didn’t mind getting his eye in before playing his strokes. He has also ridden his luck a few times. Australia will need their premier batsman to keep scoring runs at the top.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Vice-Captain suggestions

Mohammad Hafeez

The 38-year-old veteran scored 84 versus the Three Lions that fetched him the Player of the Match. In that game, he also churned out the prized scalp of the English captain Eoin Morgan. Owing to injuries and inconsistent performances, he didn’t have the best of times in the last few months. Pakistan would be delighted to see the experienced campaigner delivering in the hour of need.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Aaron Finch

Among the Aussie openers, the other one being Warner, Aaron Finch has arguably been the more attacking, He scored 66 versus the Afghans and currently has a strike-rate of 114.89 after three matches. He foundered in the second game and then was run-out against India just when he seemed to have gotten the measure of the conditions. Finch will be looking to chip in with another good knock.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

Sarfaraz Ahmed

Another of those batsmen, who scored a fifty against the Brits. He isn’t an out-and-out power hitter like few of his other teammates but knows how to keep the scoreboard ticking. He is a busy player and has the potential of rotating the strike, maneuvering the field. He generally comes in the middle-order and has the onus of taking the good work done by the top order batsmen.

Dream11 Credits: 8.5

Final picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team

For Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Captain – Steve Smith | Vice-Captain – Mohammad Hafeez

For Grand/Mega Leagues:

Captain – Babar Azam | 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.

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