ICC World Cup 2019: Match 36, Pakistan vs Afghanistan – Dream11 Fantasy Team based on Stats
This team is picked purely based on the players' recent statistics.
Updated - Jan 14, 2020 5:07 am
After two back-to-back wins, the chances for Pakistan are still alive in the tournament. They will need to win the rest of their two games and will also want some of the results to swing in their favour. In their quest for a knockout place, the ‘Men in Green‘ will face Afghanistan in their next encounter. Afghanistan lost all the seven games they played in the tournament thus far.
The side has now lost 10 World Cup games in a row. Their last win came against Scotland in 2015 when they got over the line with just 1 wicket to spare. Thus, it won’t be any easy for them to get back to the winning ways. However, picking the Dream11 Fantasy team based on the stats should be quite easy given that you don’t have too many choices to make.
Here we bring to you the Dream11 Fantasy team based on the stats of the players:
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is the obvious choice as the wicket-keeper in your team and doesn’t have much competition. He scored 114 runs in his last five outings whereas Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khil only got 32 runs in the same number of outings. Ahmed is a much better choice behind the stumps as well.
Babar Azam is in exceptional form and also registered a hundred in the last game. He scored more runs than anyone else and could be the captain of your side. Haris Sohail is another pick you can make and he scored half-centuries in both the last two matches that he played. From the Afghanistan team, you can go with Hashmatullah Shahidi while Imam-ul-Haq can be the fourth pick in your team.
Mohammad Hafeez is doing a fabulous job with the bat and can even get you a few wickets at times. He is definitely worth a pick in your team. Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib has performed well both with the bat as well as the ball. Thus, it would be a good pick to have him as the vice-captain of your team. There should be at least four Afghanistan players in your team and Mohammad Nabi would be a good choice to pick from this category.
There aren’t many Afghanistan players whose numbers are really impressive from the bowler’s category. Of the players who are a certainty to play the game, Mujeeb Ur Rahman stands out although his figures aren’t really convincing. Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi have regularly been amongst the wickets and hence these two can be in your team.