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ICC World Cup – England v West Indies
This Friday night will see the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup hosts England taking on the mighty West Indies in what looks to be a very entertaining contest.
England opened the tournament with a resounding 104 run victory over South Africa. They then had a narrow loss to Pakistan, where they fell 14 runs shy of the Pakistan total of 348, with Joe Root and Jos Butler both scoring impressive centuries. In their third game, England scored an impressive 386 against Bangladesh, lead by an impressive 153 by Jason Roy, before going on to win by a mammoth 106 runs.
The West Indies made very short work of Pakistan in their opening game, bowling them out for 105 in the 22nd over. The West Indies ran down the total in the 14th over to take an easy 7 wicket victory. They then took on Australia, where the West Indies fell 15 runs short of the Australian total of 288. Their third match against South Africa was a no result as rain washed out the game when South Africa were 2 for 29 off 7.3 overs.
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The Daily Fantasy Rankings team once again have a cheat sheet available for this match, which you can use to fine tune your side. Simply click here to view it.
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.
Jason Holder – WIN ($16,240 DraftStars) ($6,700 MoneyBall)
Holder has the best recent form fantasy average at MoneyBall, with 56.8 and at DraftStars with 102, placing him in the top 3 at both sites, as well as being the highest fantasy scoring West Indian player.
He scored 70 in the opening game, despite not batting. He took 3 wickets in 5 overs though in a strong performance. He then backed it up with 1 for 28 off 7 overs, including 2 maidens and a brilliant 51 off 57 balls with the bat, including 8 boundaries, against Australia.
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.
Liam Plunkett – ENG ($12,190 DraftStars) ($6,800 MoneyBall)
England’s pace bowler Plunkett has had a very good start to the World Cup, scoring consistently good fantasy cricket scores in the 2 games he has participated in thus far.
In his first match, he scored an unbeaten 9 with the bat before taking 2 for 37 with the ball. He missed the second game before returning for the third, where he scored 27 runs off just 9 balls, 22 of those runs coming from boundaries. He took 1 for 36 with the ball as well. He’s a consistently strong scorer and doesn’t cost the earth.
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 – WIN ($10,750 DraftStars) ($5,800 MoneyBall)
Rashid has played in 33 of England’s games so far, but has barely made a contribution to fantasy team scores. At MoneyBall he has had scores of 31.5, -2 and 17.0 while at DraftStars he’s scored 20, 2 and 18. Given his rather high price tag, considering his scores, it might be best to look elsewhere.
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