ICC Cricket World Cup England

Host nation and World Cup heavyweights England will take on Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens on Saturday night (Australian time).

England got off to a cracking start to the tournament, opening the World Cup with a dominant 104 run victory over a very capable South African side. They then followed up with a 14 run loss to Pakistan, as they attempted to run down a herculean total of 348.

Bangladesh also opened their World Cup campaign with a strong victory over South Africa. Setting a target of 330, they restricted South Africa to 309 to win the game by 21 runs. They then had a narrow loss to New Zealand by 2 wickets, with just 2 overs remaining in the game.

MoneyBall and DraftStars both have major contests that offers $3,000 in prize money, each with a $15 entry fee. They also have a host of smaller contests available for first-timers, practice runs and smaller budgets. They cater for everyone, so get on over and play some Fantasy cricket!

ICC Cricket World Cup England Bangladesh DraftStars

To help give you an edge over your opponents, Daily Fantasy Rankings have an exclusive cheat sheet available for this game, which you can find here.

DraftStars Daily Fantasy Rankings Cricket World Cup England

The DFR match-winner is a guaranteed stud who might cost you an arm and a leg, but is going to score well on any given night.

Joe Root – ENG ($18,620 DraftStars) ($7,000 MoneyBall)
Root is the form batsmen of the tournament, having scored more runs than any other batsmen thus far. He scored a solid 51 off 59 balls in the opening game against South Africa before racking up 107 off 104 balls in his last game, where England had to chase down a big target.

Throw in his fielding, where he has taken 3 catches also already and he becomes a consistently top scorer, averaging 134.4 points at DraftStars and 72.5 at MoneyBall makes him one of the top 3 fantasy players for this game across both sites.

The night-watchmen will be a great point of difference in your team and plugging him somewhere in the middle order could be the difference between winning or losing.

Mohammad Saifuddin – BAN ($11,290 DraftStars) ($5,800 MoneyBall)
Mohammad Saifuddin is a handy wicket-taking bowler who can knock about some quick runs late in an innings. He didn’t get to bat in his first game of the World Cup, but did take 2/57 and bowled the only maiden over for Bangladesh in the game. In his second match he scored 29 off 23 balls, including 3 fours and a six, before taking 2/41 off 7 overs against the very strong New Zealand side.

He moved up the batting order from 9 to 8 in his last game and could potentially be nudged up to 7 for this game. He’s taken 15 wickets in 8 ODI’s and bowled 6 maidens, making him a very handy bowler. Throw in the fact he isn’t very expensive, he becomes a handy option worthy of selection.

Fine-leg to Fine-leg
Anyone who’s played a game of grade cricket before knows that only the duds go from fine leg to fine leg. Avoid these guys like the plague.

Adil Rashid – ENG ($18,890 DraftStars) ($5,800 MoneyBall)
Rashid is a bowler and a tail end batsman, who has a very poor start to the tournament. IN Game 1 he didn’t bat and took 1/35 as the first change bowler. In game two he scored an unbeaten 3 runs off 4 balls and took 0/43 off 5 overs as a 4th change bowler.

He is overpriced, especially considering his average of 11.0 at DraftStars and minus 2 at MoneyBall.  Might be best to give him a miss this time around.

DraftStars Cricket World Cup 2019
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