World Cup 2019: ENG vs BAN Dream11 Captain: Key Players Not To Miss Out On

By Chaitanya Laxman

After sinking Sri Lanka and scaring New Zealand, Bangladesh will now take on the favorites England in ICC World Cup 2019. For England the game serves as a buffer to fill the chinks in their armor which Pakistan exposed in the previous game.

Both sides are packed with genuine all-rounders and hence this game promises to be a cracker of a contest. And these three players from each side must be on the radar as they hold the key for their respective teams.

For England:

#3. Ben Stokes:

It is an established fact that the England all-rounder is an impact player and his presence brings balance to the highly explosive England team. And with 2 wickets in 2 matches and 102 runs under his belt, Stokes has proved that he is a key player for the team in this iconic tournament.

Stokes’ innings of 89 runs against South Africa made it clear that the right-hand batsman can bat according to the situation and has the temperament to hold one end. These attributes make him crucial against Bangladesh as they have a strong spin attack.

Batting average against Bangladesh: 74.00

Batting average in 2019: 50.86

No. of fifties  in last 10 ODIs: 4

Batting average in England: 43.23

No. of Hundreds in England: 2

Role Batting Allrounder Batting Style Left Handed Bat Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium

#2. Jason Roy:

The hard-hitting opening batsman can be lethal on his day and hence Bangladesh bowlers will be wary of him. Roy has done well in 2019 so far and averages 66.28 with two hundreds and three fifties in eight innings. But what stands out is his strike-rate of 118.67.

He surely has some issues against spinners but if he stays at the wicket for more than an hour, then Bangladesh are looking at a big total.

Batting average against Bangladesh: 18.33

Batting average in 2019: 66.28

No. of hundreds in last 10 ODIs: 2

Batting average in England: 43.70

No. of Hundreds in England: 2

#1. Joe Root:

The spearhead of England’s batting unit, Root has already stamped his presence in the World Cup by registering the first hundred. He has scored a hundred and a fifty in the two innings he has batted so far and this sensational form makes him the number one threat against Bangladesh.

Batting average against Bangladesh: 162.00

Batting average in 2019: 46.55

No. of hundreds in last 10 ODIs: 2

Batting average in England: 49.38

No. of Hundreds in England: 7

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For Bangladesh:

#3. Mohammad Saifuddin:

The left-arm pacer may have conceded more than six runs per over in two matches, but he has claimed four wickets and has been impressive while breaking partnerships.

Against England, Bangladesh won’t mind him going for a few runs but they will expect Saifuddin to pick crucial wickets.

Batting average in 2019: 31.00

No. of fifties  in last 8 ODIs: 1

#2. Soumya Sarkar:

One of the reasons for Bangladesh’s victory against South Africa was Soumya Sarkar’s daredevil onslaught in the Powerplay. His quickfire 42 runs derailed South Africa’s bowling attack and he can be expected to do the same against England.

Sarkar can be Bangladesh’s answer to Jofra Archer’s pace and if he gets going, then Bangladesh can seriously challenge England.

Batting average against England: 34.00

Batting average in 2019: 39.00

No. of fifties in last 2019: 3

Batting average in England: 16.83

#1. Shakib Al Hasan:

The all-rounder has shaped Bangladesh’s World Cup campaign so far with his two outstanding performances. He has scored two fifties so far in two innings and averages 69.50.

And not to forget his three wickets and an economy rate of 4.55 which makes him Bangladesh’s key bowler.

Batting average against England: 23.17

Batting average in 2019: 93.00

No. of fifties in 2019: 4

Batting average in England: 37.11

No. of Hundreds in England: 1

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.