This World Cup is packed with a lot of surprises, or to say shocks! One sided games or high scoring thrillers, it looks like we are geared up to have some fun!
We have picked a Dream Team for this World Cup which we think is capable of scoring 500 runs in an innings and also restrict opponents below 250.
- DAVID WARNER is the first pick for our FanKick 11. An explosive batsman with high consistency, he has been in great form off late. Warner provides a blend of aggression to the team, which is needed to succeed at the highest level.
- MARTIN GUPTILL, from New Zealand. Having played with Warner on a few occasions, Guptill can bank on his experience and provide a quick start to the team. Guptill’s numbers in England have been amazing to say the least.
- VIRAT KOHLI is someone who can get into any team. His class and temperament make him the best batsman in the world. Virat features in our FanKick 11 and he shall take the number 3 spot.
- JOE ROOT takes the number 4 spot. Root outplays Steve Smith and Kane Williamson, with the English conditions being on his side and stats in ODI cricket also supporting the cause. Root is one of the best picks for this line up.
- MS DHONI, captain cool comes in at five. Even at the age of 37, MS is still one of the best finishers in this format of the game. Dhoni has been in tremendous form this year, averaging 81.75 in ODIs.
- JOS BUTTLER is regarded as one of the best wicket-keeping batsmen in the current time. Jos has been in the form of his life recently. You can count on him to finish the innings and he never disappoints.
- All-rounders are the talk of the town in modern day cricket and ANDRE RUSSELL is the best pick for our team, who else could it be other than this high profile, mighty hitting West Indian! Dre Russ can do it all! Bat, Bowl and Field.
If you aim for a total as high as 500, one needs hitters and MS, Jos and Dre Russ are the ones you back for the finishing touch!
- A bowling all-rounder in RASHID KHAN makes into the eleven. The Afghan is a highly skilled wrist spinner, who provides balance to the team. Rashid is a very economic bowler and we could not have made a team without this young gun.
- Next up is TRENT BOULT! This Kiwi is the best Left arm quick in business; he is an outstanding fielder as well. With forecast conditions likely to prevail, Boult can trouble any batsman with his ability to swing the ball both ways. We pick him as the leader of the bowling unit.
- We choose IMRAN TAHIR as our spin trump card! Tahir will be the partnership breaker for our fantasy team. Tahir’s handy with the new ball too, he can pick a few wickets early on and apply brakes on the scoring rate.
- The final player in our FanKick 11 is JASPRIT BUMRAH! India’s bowling ace is the best bowler in ODIs, he can rack up speed of 90 miles per hour and his Yorkers are quite accurate. Watch your toes batsmen! Bumrah’s on a roll!
With the likes of Rashid, Tahir, Boult and Bumrah on our side, no team shall go past the 250 mark! Noteworthy, Dre Russ can rip you apart too!
FanKick ELEVEN: David Warner, Martin Guptill, Virat Kohli (C), Joe Root, MS Dhoni (WK), Jos Buttler, Andre Russell, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Imran Tahir, Jasprit Bumrah.
Looks like 500 is on cards! What do you say?
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