ICC World Cup 2019: Match 4, Afghanistan vs Australia: Captain and vice-captain for Dream11 Fantasy

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 4, Afghanistan vs Australia: Captain and vice-captain for Dream11 Fantasy

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

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Last time when Afghanistan met Australia in an ODI, the latter won by a humongous margin of 275 runs. Their meeting was in the 2015 edition of the World Cup. Four years later, the teams are set to lock horns in the 50-over mega event and even in this instance, the Aussies, captained by Aaron Finch, are the firm favourites. The encounter is scheduled to take place on Saturday at the County Ground in Bristol.

The Aussies won both their warm-up matches against hosts England and Sri Lanka and are looking ominous than ever. Prior to that, the Finch-led unit rolled over India and Pakistan in their own backyard. The Afghans romped to a spirited victory against Pakistan in the first warm-up but got a reality check when England thrashed them mercilessly by nine wickets at the Kennington Oval in London.

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

Captain Suggestions:

David Warner

After his return in Australia colours, Warner has got the runs but is yet to show his brutal prowess of decimating bowling attacks. The southpaw played only one warm-up game and scored 43. But it’s pretty known that once he finds his form, he can unfold utter mayhem. In 2015, he got a 133-ball 178 against the Afghans and one can’t rule out a similar show from the 32-year-old Paddington-born by any means.

Dream11 Credits: 10

Steve Smith

The 29-year-old from New South Wales got a sparkling ton in the first warm-up and it is a testament to his sheer class and elegance. Even before that, he racked up three half-centuries, though all of them came in warm-up matches. Smith doing well is an ominous sign for the opponents as he can change gears in the hour of need. Once he gets his eyes in, it’s tough to dismiss him.

Dream11 Credits: 10.5

Usman Khawaja

Khawaja is one batter, who puts a price tag on his wicket. The Islamabad-born batsman can graft and grind in crisis and also can find the boundary on a consistent basis. In 2019, the southpaw has notched 769 runs in 13 matches at an average of 59.15 to go with a couple of centuries versus India in March. Even in the warm-ups, Khawaja looked good having scored 31 and 89 runs respectively.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Vice-captain suggestions:

Mohammad Nabi

Nabi can undoubtedly be deemed as Afghanistan’s best cricketer, having scored 2592 runs and picking up 118 wickets in the ODI format. The Loger-born is one of the reasons behind the national team’s meteoric rise in international cricket. The 34-year-old has been an inspirational figure and he’ll need to step up if the Afghans are to give the Aussies a run for their money.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

Pat Cummins

Cummins will lead the pace attack along with Mitchell Starc. In Australia’s tour of the sub-continent, the 26-year-old was one of the gun bowlers. In five matches versus India, he churned out 14 wickets. The Aussies played four warm-ups prior to the World Cup and Cummins picked up 10 wickets. He will undoubtedly be a tough prospect to deal for the Afghans. He can also score handy runs down the order.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Mohammad Shahzad

Shahzad is someone, who doesn’t have the word ‘respect’ in his dictionary when it’s about facing bowlers. He is fearless and unflinching and a lot of entertainment can be expected when he’s on song. He missed the second warm-up due to a hamstring injury but is now set to play the first match of the main round. Afghanistan can hope for a breezy start from the swashbuckling opening batsman.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Final picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team

For Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Captain – David Warner | Vice-captain – Pat Cummins

For Grand/Mega Leagues:

Captain – Usman Khawaja | Vice-captain – Mohammad Nabi


*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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