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GameDay Squad Cricket Best Fantasy XI

With the GameDay Squad Cricket fantasy competition kicking off tonight, it is time to set those GameDay Squad lineups ahead of the first game.


Here I’ll be writing about the best 11 GameDay Squad Cricket fantasy players to have in your club to use each time they play.


Cricket Best Fantasy XI

Batsmen


Rohit Sharma – India

As the India captain and opening the batting, he is a fantastic option to have in your side and can hit plenty of sixes!


Joe Root – England

The former England captain may not open the batting, but he is a very valuable player to have. He bats in the top 4, but he also bowls some overs and can snag some wickets. Having essentially an all rounder as a batter is fantasy gold.


Babar Azam – Pakistan

The Pakistan captain is the no.1 ranked batsman in the world with a fantastic record in ODI’s (career average of 58.2 runs). As the captain and batting at 3, he will face plenty of balls which is exactly what you want.


Honourable mentions – Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Dawid Malan, Shubman Gill,


Bowlers


Mitchell Starc – Australia


Claimed the most wickets in the previous one-day world cup, and we know how good a bowler Starc is, so if you can get him, put him in your lineup.


Trent Boult – New Zealand


After a year away from the New Zealand team while playing for multiple franchises around the world, Boult is back and is their best bowler who looks set for a big world cup.


Kagiso Rabada – South Africa


Honourable mentions: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj Jasprit Bumrah, Shaheen Afridi


Cricket World Cup Best Fantasy XI

All-Rounders


Shakib Al-Hasan – Bangladesh

The Bangladesh captain is the no.1 all-rounder in the world and a top 20 bowler in the world. That pretty much says what you need to know.


Glenn Maxwell – Australia

Has been in fantastic form in just the few games he’s played since returning from a serious leg injury. Will bat middle order and bowl overs. He’s an explosive player and you need him.


Rashid Khan – Afghanistan

We all know how good he is in the Big Bash, and what he can bring. Will claim multiple wickets and can come in to smash some quick runs, should be very good for Afghanistan in the world cup.


Ben Stokes – England

The England captain is geared up ready to have a big world cup for England. Will be overs and bat middle order, meaning he will score plenty of points.


Honourable mentions: Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, Mitch Marsh, Hardik Pandya


Wicketkeeper


Quinton De Kock – South Africa


All of the wicketkeepers will take catches, but what stands out most for De Kock is the fact he will be one of the very few keepers that will open the batting. That is golden for fantasy, and why he is the pick of the keepers.


Honourable mentions: Jos Buttler, Devon Conway, Jonny Bairstow


 

Cricket World Cup Best Fantasy XI

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