ICC World Cup 2019: ENG vs WI Dream11 Captain; What makes Roy, Buttler, Hope key options?

By Chaitanya Laxman

Fans of high scoring cricket games will be over the moon as England take on Windies in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Thursday. Both sides were part of the high scoring bilateral series earlier this year which saw plenty of sixes and runs.

The same is expected from this game as big-hitters are in plenty in both teams. However for the Dream11 captain, these three players have an edge over others thanks to their splendid performances in the recent past.

#3. Shai Hope

Amidst the big-hitting batsmen, Shai Hope’s controlled aggression and consistent accumulation of runs has been shadowed in the Windies team.

Hope provides the spine in Windies’ middle-order and is their highest run scorer in 2019.

Batting average in 2019: 60.36

Total No. of Hundreds in 2019: 2

Batting average against England: 28.72

Total No. of fifties against England: 2

Batting average in England: 36.16

Total No. of fifties in England: 2

#2. Jos Buttler

Despite batting in the lower order, Buttler has made a massive impact on the game courtesy of his quick-scoring ability. With his insane stroke-making and the aggressive approach, he can change the fate of the game in no time and hence is a key threat for Windies.

Batting average in 2019: 67.50

Total No. of Hundreds in 2019: 3

Batting average against Windies: 38.80

Total No. of hundreds against Windies: 1

Batting average in England: 52.02

Total No. of hundreds in England: 5

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#1. Jason Roy

The England opener has already lighted the World Cup with his swashbuckling hitting and entertaining strokes. He may have a flaw against the spinners but so far he has negated them well.

He will love the Windies pace attack and can dismantle their lengths with his courageous stroke-play.

Batting average in 2019: 77.12

Total No. of Hundreds in 2019: 3

Batting average against Windies: 55.28

Total No. of hundreds against Windies: 1

Batting average in England: 46.36

Total No. of hundreds in England: 6

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.