ICC World Cup 2019: Match 41, England vs New Zealand: Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 41, England vs New Zealand: Captain and Vice-Captain for Dream11 Fantasy

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

Chris Woakes, England
Chris Woakes of England. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The losses against Sri Lanka and Australia have made the road a little tough for England in the 2019 World Cup. Following those drubbings, Eoin Morgan and Co defeated India by 31 runs at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. With 10 points from eight matches, the Three Lions are currently placed fourth in the points table. Their final league game is against New Zealand at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

It’s a must-win game for them in order to qualify for the semis without having to depend on other encounters. The Black Caps, on the other hand, have gone into bit of a slump as they tasted defeat at the hands of Pakistan and the Aussies. On 11 points, they are almost certain for a semi-final berth. With Jason Roy back into the English setup, the Kiwis aren’t expected to have it easy in the next game.

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

Captain Suggestions

Joe Root

Joe Root has flourished with the bat in hand throughout the World Cup. He has scored 476 runs in eight matches at an impressive average of 68. With three half-centuries and a couple of tons, the Yorkshireman has looked at ease. After the failure versus the Aussies, he got a useful 44 against India.  The Brits would wish for Root to play another knock of substance.

Dream11 Credits: 10.5

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in the mega event with 454 runs at a gigantic average of 113.50. His strike-rate has been on the lower side with the numbers in the 70s, but the consistency he has shown in the tournament has been an absolute exhibition. With the Kiwis batting blowing a bit hot and cold, captain Kane can’t afford to drop his guard by any means.

Dream11 Credits: 10.5

Ben Stokes

After Root, Ben Stokes has been England’s second-best player of the tournament. The Christchurch-born already has three scores in the 80s, two of them coming in losing causes. Even in the last match, he churned out 79 runs and propelled his team’s score. He has 370 runs at an average of 61.66. Moreover, the all-rounder has six wickets with an economy rate of under five.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

Vice-Captain Suggestions:

James Neesham

James Neesham has been pretty consistent in the last few encounters. The left-handed batsman has played some useful knocks down the order, having gotten 182 runs at an average of 45.50. Moreover, he has also picked up nine wickets, showing that he can also deliver under pressure. The Kiwis would be looking for another decent show from their premier all-rounder.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor has been a linchpin of New Zealand’s batting lineup. He started the World Cup with scores of 82, 48 and 69 under his belt. But in the previous couple of games versus Pakistan and Australia, the veteran was a tad indifferent. Versus Aaron Finch and Co, he could only manage 30 off 54 deliveries with a couple of fours. Taylor can’t afford to go out of touch by any means.

Dream11 Credits: 9.5

Jonny Bairstow

Before the last match, Jonny Bairstow was getting the runs, but not in the most authoritative manner. But, the Bradford-born came into his own against India where he scored a masterful century. In eight matches of the mega event, Bairstow has notched 356 runs at an average of 44.50. With the opener getting back his rhythm, the Kiwis need to get rid of him early.

Dream11 Credits: 9

Final picks for your Dream11 Fantasy team

For Head to Head/Small Leagues

Captain – Joe Root | Vice-Captain – James Neesham

For Grand/Mega Leagues

Captain – Ben Stokes | Vice-Captain – Kane Williamson


*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.