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ICC World Cup 2019: Match 27, England vs Sri Lanka – Dream11 Fantasy Team based on Stats

This team is picked purely based on the players' recent statistics.

Sri Lanka players
Sri Lanka players. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Juggernauts England will take on Sri Lanka in their next game. The hosts have been going strong in the World Cup 2019 and are a massive force to reckon with. The Brits have won four games already and one or two wins more will seal them a spot in the semi-finals. Beating Sri Lanka, who haven’t been performing up to the standards, shouldn’t be tough for the Englishmen.

However, the Asian team has got some ultimate match-winners who can win games of cricket single-handedly. South Africa got a taste of this a few months ago in the longest format of the game. Thus, it is ideal to be well prepared without taking the opposition too lightly. While picking your Dream11 Fantasy team, most of the players come at high credits. Moreover, the numbers of Sri Lanka players aren’t that great but you’ve got to pick at least four of them. In all these scenarios, statistics can be your best friends and could help you make the best possible choices.

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Here we bring to you the Dream11 Fantasy team based on the stats of the players:

Wicketkeepers

The numbers of Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler are too tempting to be ignored. Both of them have almost got similar statistics in the last five ODI games and thus should be a part of your Dream11 Fantasy team. Kusal Perera from Sri Lanka has got one of the best figures from his team. While he might come at 9 credits, he is still worth a pick in your side going by the stats.

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Batsmen

Joe Root might take up 10.5 credits. But he is meriting every bit of it and must be in the team. He is in great form and can also be the captain of your side. You wouldn’t dare to leave out Eoin Morgan, especially after his exploits in the last game. From Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne has been their best performer and you can pick him to be the vice-captain of your team.

After you make all the remaining picks, you’ll be left with exactly 8 credits. There are several options that you can choose from. But the numbers haven’t been that great. Amongst those available, James Vince’s stats are decent enough and he also opens the innings for his team. Thus, you can go ahead with him. If Liam Plunkett plays the match, he is an equally good choice and should be preferred.

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All Rounders

Remember! You’ve got to have at least four players from Sri Lanka in your team and must also pick at least one all-rounder. Thus, you might be forced to go ahead with exactly one player from this category as the numbers of a few of the other players from the other categories are really good. Thus, Thisara Perera is the best possible option you’ve got. The numbers of Dhananjaya de Silva are also decent enough and it is largely a personal choice.

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Bowlers

Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have been a great strength for the England team. While Archer comes at 9 credits, the latter takes up only 8.5 credits. Both of them have picked up 12 and 11 wickets respectively in the last five outings and should be in your Dream11 Fantasy team. The other pick you can make from this category is Nuwan Pradeep of Sri Lanka who has got 9 wickets in just as many games.

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Final Fantasy Team

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