Group A. Wide Open. With Bangladesh having won the match, Australia and New Zealand have been dumped to the bottom two. This adds pressure to the match today. A do-or-die clash always has its charm.
Coming back to us fans, while the men hope to do a good job on the field, we need to pick a good lineup for our dream team. Let’s get on with it.
England is on top with four points from two wins, yes. But there is no need to slack and take it easy. They would want their best men in front. 77% have added Alex Hales to their lineup. With a salary of 8, I’d want him on my team too. But then, that’s just me. Jason Roy is under pressure to perform, so he will want to put on a good show. I might risk him as well. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, still fresh from their IPL tournaments are pretty good bets. Joe Root is a must, along with Morgan of course. The Captain.
Now, the bowlers. Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball should be in.
Starting with the batsmen, Captain Steve Smith is most definitely in. Statistics state that 78% of the fans have him on their dream team. And why not? Coming close is David Warner with 77%. Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head are a shoo-in.
Bowlers. What’s the team without Starc? With a high salary of 9 and fan rating of 74 %, he has good support. Him being in form is a good reason too. Josh Hazlewood is rated higher by the fans with an 83% selection. He’s on my team too. Throw in Pat Cummins, Wade, and Adam Zampa. The lineup is good to go.
Australia is yet to get off and score. Rain truly has messed around with them. This will be their first and must-win victory. England has already qualified. England will not want to stop winning, so their guard is not down either. This is a good match to watch. Traditional Rivals and all. Again, subject to rain. (Hating this disclaimer).
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