England vs Afghanistan: The Three Lions led by Jos Buttler will kick off its T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against Afghanistan at Perth Stadium on Saturday, October 22.
However, ahead of the much-anticipated clash, fans must be mulling over the perfect fantasy picks to shape up their Dream11 Team. On that note, we at ProBatsman bring you the best five players for your fantasy playing XI.
1. Alex Hales
He made a memorable return to the English side after getting sidelined for more than two years. He has amassed 218 runs in nine matches at an average of 24.22 and a strike rate of 143.42 including two half-centuries. He will be one of the best openers to bank on for your fantasy team.
Alex Hales – T20I Career Stats
2. Moeen Ali
He is England’s leading run-scorer in T20Is this year, having piled up 458 in 17 innings at an average of 32.71 and strike rate of 164.15. Also, his bowling makes him an interesting prospect for your fantasy team.
Moeen Ali – T20I Career Stats
3. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
The wicket-keeper batter has been in an ominous form. He has accumulated over 900 runs this year at an average of 29.22 and a strike rate of 157.41. He recently featured in CPL, where he finished amassing 157 runs in six matches at an average of 26.16 and a strike rate of 140.17.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz – T20I Career Stats
4. Rashid Khan
The star spinner from Afghanistan has picked 15 wickets in 15 T20I matches at an average of 24.33 and a bowling strike rate of 22.8. He has been one of the most economical bowlers at this stadium and we can expect him to be a game-changer for this match.
Rashid Khan – T20I Career Stats
5. Mark Wood
The right-arm quick has played 23 T20Is, in which he has picked up 35 wickets at an average of 20.15 and an economy of 8.44. He recently bowled a match-changing spell against Australia in T20Is with figures of 3/34. He will be leading the pace attack of England in this match and will be one of the key players to keep an eye on.
Mark Wood – T20I Career Stats