ICC World Cup 2019: ENG vs SL Dream11 Captain; Back Karunaratne, Root, Morgan to go big

By Chaitanya Laxman

The hosts England are having a perfect World Cup so far except for the loss against Pakistan. And England’s thumping victory against Afghanistan has further highlighted their stakes for the trophy.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka are having a tough time and are almost knocked out of the tournament. But Sri Lanka will know that a good show against England will atleast earn them praises.

England have plenty of match-winners while Sri Lankan players are yet to deliver their best. Here are the top 3 picks for Dream11 captain.

#3. Dimuth Karunaratne:

The Sri Lankan team may be struggling in the tournament, but Karunaratne, the batsman is thriving so far. Despite the results, the Sri Lankan opener has scored a couple of good knocks and he will be the key threat for England on Friday.

Batting average in 2019: 85.33

Number of fifties in 2019: 3

Total number of runs in 2019: 256

Batting average in England: 61.00

Number of fifties in England: 2

Total number of runs in England: 183

#2. Eoin Morgan:

The England skipper demonstrated his wrath against Afghanistan by clobbering 17 sixes. Morgan has developed an insane ability to hammer even good spinners for sixes and this makes him extremely dangerous for Sri Lanka.

Batting average in 2019: 66.90

Number of hundreds in 2019: 2

Batting average against Sri Lanka: 32.69

Number of fifties against Sri Lanka: 7

Batting average in England: 45.42

Number of hundreds in England: 5

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#1. Joe Root:

Source: The Cricket Paper

The England number three is the team’s binding glue that allows the big hitters to play their natural game. Root has been phenomenal so far with his calm and solid approach and he is set to score plenty more runs.

Batting average in 2019: 55.46

Number of hundreds in 2019: 3

Batting average against Sri Lanka: 57.11

Number of hundreds against Sri Lanka: 2

Batting average in England: 51.38

Number of fifties in England: 8

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.