As the ODI World Cup 2023 enters a crucial phase, the encounter between England (ENG) and Pakistan (PAK) in the 44th game at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 11 promises to be a fantasy cricket spectacle.
Check the top three captain picks for the ENG vs PAK clash, form, and potential impact each player could have on the fantasy landscape.
1. Dawid Malan (England)
Dawid Malan stands out as a top captaincy pick for fantasy teams. Having consistently delivered with the bat, Malan is the lone English batter to breach the 300-run milestone in the tournament.
His tally of 373 runs in eight games at an average of 46.62 and a composed strike rate of 103.32 underscores his ability to anchor the innings and accumulate crucial runs.
As the backbone of England’s batting unit, Malan brings reliability and the potential for substantial fantasy points.
2. Ben Stokes (England)
Ben Stokes has been a game-changer for his side. Fresh from a stellar performance that saw him notch his maiden World Cup century, Stokes enters the ENG vs PAK clash with momentum on his side.
With 220 runs in five games at an average of 44, Stokes combines explosive batting with the ability to make vital breakthroughs with the ball.
Fantasy team players can count on Stokes to contribute across departments, making him a versatile and impactful captaincy choice for the upcoming encounter.
3. Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
In the Pakistani camp, Mohammad Rizwan emerges as a batting maestro and a prime captaincy candidate for fantasy teams.
As the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in the tournament, Rizwan’s consistency has been a beacon of strength.
His tally of 359 runs in seven innings at a remarkable average of 71.80 and a calculated strike rate of 98.89 positions him as a player capable of steering the innings and accumulating fantasy points.
As Pakistan seeks a miraculous turnaround, Rizwan’s form becomes instrumental in their quest for success, making him an attractive captaincy pick.