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The 41st match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between England and New Zealand at Chester-le-Street today. Given the nature of the points table, the high-voltage contest might well decide the fate of the Top Four teams in the tournament.
With five victories in eight matches, New Zealand are currently at No. 3 on the points table. On the other hand, England are at No. 4 with the same number of wins in the same number of matches.
ENG vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
My only wicket-keeper batsman for this match is England’s Jonny Bairstow. Having scored an emphatic century in the last match against India, Bairstow seems to have found his top form ahead of the most important match for the hosts.
In six ODI against New Zealand, Bairstow has scored 385 runs at an average of 77 and a strike rate of 121.45 including two centuries and a half-century. In two ODIs at the Riverside Ground, Bairstow has scored a couple of half-centuries at a strike rate of 128.57.
Batsmen for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
Among the specialist batsmen, I have picked the English duo of Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan. Having scored 476 runs in eight ODIs at an average of 68 and a strike rate of 91.53, Root is among the Top Five batsmen in the tournament.
Talking about Root’s record against New Zealand, he has scored 901 runs in 19 ODIs at an average of 60.06 and a strike rate of 92.50 including three centuries and five half-centuries.
Despite scoring a couple of half-centuries in the tournament, veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has not looked in the best of forms. The primary reason why I have picked him is his record against England. In 33 ODIs against England, Taylor has scored 1,381 runs at an average of 51.14 and a strike rate of 84.36 including five centuries and five half-centuries.
All-rounders for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
Having scored 370 runs in eight matches at an average of 61.66 and a strike rate of 98.93, England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been their second-highest run-scorer in the tournament so far. This, in addition to his bowling skills, make him a must-have in your team for this match.
I have continued to persist with the New Zealand all-rounder pair of James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme. Both the cricketers have done exceptionally well so far in both the division and will be expected to continue with their form in a crucial match such as this.
“Kane is a world-class captain, leads from the front and the team respects him, loves playing under him.”
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 2, 2019
Bowlers for ENG vs NZ Dream 11
In addition to picking three all-rounders, I have named four specialist fast bowlers for this match. England’s Jofra Archer has picked 16 wickets in eight matches at an average of 23.12, an economy rate of 5.01 and a strike rate of 27.6 and is currently the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
Expect England’s Liam Plunkett to continue chipping in with wickets in the middle-overs today. At 8 credits, he has it in him to become this match’s budget buy for each one of us.
Having dismissed 17 batsmen in seven matches at an average of 18.58, an economy rate of 4.96 and a striker rate of 22.4, New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson is the second-highest wicket-taker in the tournament and ought to be in your Dream11 Fantasy teams for this match.
Other than Ferguson, I have also picked New Zealand’s second-best bowler in Trent Boult. In seven ODIs, Boult has picked 13 wickets at an average of 24.15, an economy rate of 4.55 and a strike rate of 31.8. Expected to bowl with the new ball and in the slog overs, expect Boult to be among the wickets as well.
ENG vs NZ Fantain Prediction
As far as the Fantain Prediction is concerned, I had to make a forceful change. Since they categorize Jonny Bairstow as specialist batsman and not wicket-keeper batsman, I have included Jos Buttler in place of Bairstow. With both players costing me 11 credits, my budget remained unaffected.