BAN V ENG

BANGLADESH VS ENGLAND – 1ST TEST MATCH – PREVIEW

England tour of Bangladesh started with ODI series. England won ODI series 2-1 and now they are shifting their focus to Test cricket. The host Bangladesh faces England in a two match test series which starts on Thursday at Chittagong. Bangladesh played it’s last test match in August, 2015. That means, they are going to play their 1st test match in almost 15 months. On other side, England will have played 17 tests at end of 2016, including 7 tests which are they going to play in next 8 weeks on the sub-continent.

Expecting changes in both the sides. England’s regular test captain, Alastair Cook lead the side once again. Ben Duckett scored 4 half-centuries in the tour so far and he is waiting to make his debut in Tests. The teenager Haseeb Hameed also in line to play his debut test match. These two players are waiting to make their test appearance due to the absence of Alex Hales, James Vince. As James Anderson has been ruled out due to injury, Chris Woakes and Stuard Broad will lead the bowling attack.

On Bangladesh’s point of view, they have the same top 6 batsmen who played their last test match against South Africa in 2015. But, they need to go with some new faces in bowling department. Shakib al Hasan, the star player of Bangladesh’s side in a situation to lead their bowling attack. Shabbir Rahman will make his test debut tomorrow, after proving his talents in ODIs and T20Is.

We are giving you Fantasy Preview for this 5-days test match with Key Players and Important Picks updates along with those players salary details in various leading Fantasy Cricket sites.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

FROM BANGLADESH :

Imrul Kayes :

The opening batsman, struggled a lot to keep his place in Bangladesh playing XI. But, his recent form provided him a place in Bangladesh XI and he cemented his place in across formats. He made his test debut in 2008 against South Africa and he has played 24 matches till date, tomorrow he will play his 25th test match. He proved his worth in recent ODI series against England and expecting him to continue his good display his favorite Test format too. The 29-year old opening batsman has huge role to play for his team in this test series and expecting lot of fantasy points from him in this match!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 825

    Leagueguru Points  : 50

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 6,500

 

Sabbir Rahman :

After proving his talents in limited overs cricket, Sabbir Rahman is awaiting for his test debut. Probably tomorrow will be his special day where he has plenty of chances to make his test debut at Chittagong. The 24-year old middle-order batsman made his international appearance in T20 cricket first, then he proved his talents in ODIs too. Now, his focus shifted to Test cricket and expecting memorable test debut performance from him for the next 5 days. Sabbir is in good form which we witnessed in ODI series and hopefully he will continue his form in test cricket too. He may bat at no. 7 and remember his part-time spin on this turning track definitely gives you more fantasy points!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 8.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 825

    Leagueguru Points  : 70

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 6,500

 

Mushfiqur Rahim :

The wicket-keeper batsman leads the team in test format and he has lot work on his shoulders for next 2 weeks. As a wicket-keeper, he will keep wickets behind the stumps, he has huge role while comes to batting and he also has to play role as a captain. Mushfiqur struggled for his form in recent times, but he came back with fifty in the last ODI which indicates that he regaining his form and guess he may play big innings for his team in this match. As wicket-keeper, he should be in first choice of all fantasy teams!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 850

    Leagueguru Points  : 90

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 7,000

 

FROM ENGLAND :

Ben Stokes :

The all-rounder from Durham, will play his 26th test match on tomorrow. He was injured during England summer this season, but now he is back to International cricket and he hits his maiden ODI century 2 weeks ago against Bangladesh. He is a left-handed batsman and he used to bowl Right-arm Fast-medium. He scored 1429 runs in 25 test matches he has played and his highest score was 258! He smashed 197 fours and 25 sixes so far in his test career. When look at his bowling records, he picked 60 wickets in 43 test innings and his best figures are 6 for 36! Definitely he is one of match-winner in this England squad and he deserved a place in fantasy teams!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 9.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 875

    Leagueguru Points  : 90

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 7,000

 

Joe Root :

One of the batting bone of English team, Joe Root is back to England squad after took a rest during ODI series. He had busy summer back home, so ECB gave him rest and he did not play in ODI series. But, he is back for test series. Joe Root is one of the most talented young batsmen in the world cricket at present and his test records shows how dangerous he is in test cricket. He is 25-year old and he already played 46 tests for his nation. He scored 4005 runs in 46 test appearances with his best score of 254 runs. He maintains his test average around 55! He will bat at no. 3 and he should be in every fantasy teams!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 10.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 950

    Leagueguru Points  : 110

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 7,000

 

Ben Duckett :

The 21-year old left-hand batsman from Kent, has dream season in his cricket career with both domestic and International appearances. His run fest in domestic county matches brought him to the national side and he played all 3 ODIs against Bangladesh last week. He scored 123 runs in 3 ODIs with high score of 63. His first class record proves how dangerous longer format player he is. He already has some good time in Bangladesh by scoring 4 fifties in the tour so far. Expecting him to continue his red-hot form and grab the opportunity which comes in his way. In that case, he will score lot of runs and give you lot of Fantasy points too!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 8

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 775

    Leagueguru Points  : 70

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 6,500

 

IMPORTANT AND MUST NEEDED PLAYERS :

FROM BANGLADESH :

Shakib Al Hasan :

The star player of the Bangladesh squad, all-rounder Shakib has huge responsibility on his shoulders. As we all know he is such a dangerous cricketer in any format of the game. He could win a game on his own for his team. As Bangladesh goes with in-experienced bowling attack, this left-arm spinner should lead the attack by providing lot of wickets. In his test career, he played 42 tests so far and he is just short of 3 wickets to join in 150 wickets club. He picked 147 wickets with best figures of 7 for 36. He is a dangerous and most important batsman in the middle-order. He scored 2823 runs with high score of 144 in his 42 test matches. He is a match-winner of Bangladesh and he must be in every fantasy teams!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 10

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 900

    Leagueguru Points  : 110

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 8,000

 

Tamim Iqbal :

Vice-captain of the team and an opening batsman, Tamim in a position lay a foundation with his batting skills in both of the innings. Well-experienced opening batsman in Bangladesh’s history, he should play on his potential to post a big total. Tamim also played 42 tests and he scored 3118 runs with best score of 206. He was in good form against Afghanistan few weeks back, but struggled bit in an ODI series against England. Hopefully, he will back to form and score big runs for his team.

    Dream 11 Credits     : 9.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 875

    Leagueguru Points  : 90

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 7,000

 

FROM ENGLAND :

Alastair Cook :

Cook is waiting for this match and he will become most test cap English cricketer tomorrow by playing his 134th test match. Captain of this England team has played 133 tests till now and his test records shows his talents at top of the order. He scored 10599 test runs, the most by any English players and his high score were 294 runs! His test average are 47.31 and he faced more than 22 thousands deliveries in his test career. He is a pillar of a team and as an opener he sets a fountain for his team. As a captain, he has role to play to proof the world that he is one of most successful captain all time.

    Dream 11 Credits     : 10

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 925

    Leagueguru Points  : 90

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 7,000

 

Chris Woakes :

Woakes establish himself as an all-rounder. He played lot of crucial innings in recent past. He played only 12 tests till date and he picked 42 wickets with best of 6 for 70. He is a very potential and talented fast bowler who did not get regular place in England test squad due to good show by duo of Anderson and Broad. As Anderson is injured Woakes gets his chances these days. He scored 411 runs with bat and his best score was 66. Expecting him to show lot of characters with both bat and bowl and also expecting lot of fantasy points from him!

    Dream 11 Credits     : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 850

    Leagueguru Points  : 90

    MoneyBall9 Salary  : Rs. 7,000

 

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS :

BANGLADESH :

1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Imrul Kayes, 3. Mominul Haque / Soumya Sarkar, 4. Mahmudullah, 5. Shakib Al Hasan, 6. Mushfiqur Rahim, 7. Sabbir Rahman, 8. Mehedi Hasan, 9. Shafiul Islam, 10. Shuvagata Hom / Taijul Islam, 11. Kamrul Islam Rabbi

 

ENGLAND :

1. Alastair Cook, 2. Ben Duckett, 3. Joe Root, 4.Gary Ballance / Haseeb Hameed, 5. Ben Stokes, 6. Jonny Bairstow, 7. Jos Buttler, 8. Moeen Ali, 9. Chris Woakes, 10. Stuart Broad, 11. Jake Ball / Adil Rashid / Gareth Batty.

 

Play with your Favorite as well as Best Players and Win Fantasy! All the Best!!

 

 

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