PAK vs ENG Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s ENG vs PAK second ODI as TSR helps you form Dream 11 team.
The second ODI of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of England will be played tomorrow at Southampton. With rain playing spoilsport in the first match, both the teams would be eager to force a result in the second of the five-match series.
Before rain started to pour down, Pakistan had scored 80/2 in 19 overs after England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to field. With a looming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, both teams would also be looking to try various combinations before the showpiece event.
Predicted Playing XI
England – 1) James Vince 2) Jonny Bairstow 3) Joe Root 4) Eoin Morgan (c) 5) Jos Buttler (wk) 6) Ben Stokes 7) Joe Denly 8) Adil Rashid 9) Chris Woakes 10) Jofra Archer 11) Liam Plunkett
Pakistan – 1) Imam-ul-Haq 2) Fakhar Zaman 3) Babar Azam 4) Haris Sohail 5) Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk) 6) Asif Ali 7) Imad Wasim 8) Faheem Ashraf 9) Hasan Ali 10) Shahin Shah Afridi 11) Mohammed Amir
PAK vs ENG Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keeper for PAK vs ENG Dream 11
Picking one out of Jos Buttler and Sarfaraz Ahmed can be a daunting task. While Buttler appears more impact-generating on paper, Ahmed’s importance in Pakistan’s squad has it in it to give him a predominant role in their batting line-up.
While Buttler’s X-factor might entice you to pick him ahead of Ahmed, him costing you as many as 11 credits can be a risky move. Since Buttler will bat lower down the order than Ahmed, picking with him doesn’t sound the right way. Given Ahmed’s (7.5 credits) possibility of batting at No. 5, he might yield favourable results for you.
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Bowlers for PAK vs ENG Dream 11
Not getting carried away with the plenty of options available in the bowling department, I have picked only three fast bowlers in my squad. With weather in Southampton likely to be party cloudy throughout the day, I am going forward with three specialist fast bowlers.
To start with, I have latest England recruit in Jofra Archer in my squad. Having made his limited-overs debut for England this month and impressed one and all, the trending fast bowler has carried his rich form from the Indian Premier League to the highest level. Expect him to do well tomorrow!
What Archer’s inclusion has done to other England fast bowlers is stand on their toes for if the former gets named in the World Cup squad, one of them will face the axe. With an experienced name in Liam Plunkett among one of the those who might not get named, the 34-year old will be desperate to dismiss the opposition batsmen and press his case.
19-year old Shaheen Shah Afridi has been doing the rounds since making his international debut across formats last year. Playing his maiden tour of England, Pakistan will be banking on the left-arm fast bowler to create problems for the hosts. With Afridi playing on supporting tracks, I expect him to do well tomorrow.
All-rounders for PAK vs ENG Dream 11
Having proved his credentials as an all-rounder on several occasions in the past, I anticipate Chris Woakes to earn you significant points in the second ODI. Having scored 50 (45) with the help of six fours against Durham a couple of weeks ago in the Royal London Cup, Woakes has been among the runs of late.
My second all-rounder for this match is England all-rounder Joe Denly. In a decision which has been predominantly taken because of a budget constraint, Denly costing me a mere 5.5 credits was the major reason why I have him in my side.
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Batsmen for PAK vs ENG Dream 11
Given how well Dream11 reward you for batsmen’s performance, it becomes imperative to field a batsmen-heavy team. Talking about the hosts, I have picked the English trio of opening batsman Jonny Bairstow, top-order batsman Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan.
Coming on the back of a phenomenal maiden IPL season, Bairstow would be looking to continue his form at the top of the order. In 10 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bairstow scored 445 runs at an average of 55.62 and a strike rate of 157.24 including one century and two half-centuries.
Given his potential and overall record, I will suggest you against ignoring Root. Having scored a match-winning 57* (29) with the help of five fours and three sixes in the one-off T20I against Pakistan, Morgan appears to be in good form. An archetype partnership between Root and Morgan should come handy for you.