COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: New Zealand v England on March 10
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New Zealand and England will leave no stone unturned when they play the series decider in the fifth ODI at Christchurch on Saturday. The five-match ODI series is currently levelled 2-2 as Ross Taylor slammed a brilliant ton in the fourth ODI to take the series into the fifth match. England were once again beaten to the post by a superlative individual effort as New Zealand stormed back in Dunedin to level the series 2-2. A hobbling Ross Taylor scored a third of his runs on one leg to stun England to submission and deliver one of the finest ODI innings of all-time. It is only fair that the two teams come to the decider with all to play for, especially with very little to separate them. New Zealand would be favorite to win the series decider after their brilliant chase in the last ODI. Ross Taylor will be key again and New Zealand would be hoping he is fit to play. England too have a good chance.
Best economical pick & Smart Pick – Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root added 190 runs for the second wicket as Bairstow completed a well-deserved century and went on to score 138 off 136 before being dismissed in the 38th over. He whacked 14 fours and seven gigantic maximums during his stay. Root was calmly going about his business and supporting his partner but couldn’t stop the collapse which followed later. However, amidst all the happenings, Root completed his century, the three-figure mark, which eluded him for so long.
Top captains & vice captains – Ross Taylor single-handedly won the match for New Zealand in the fourth ODI, slamming an unbeaten 181* to chase down 336. If Taylor is fit to play the fifth ODI, New Zealand will start favorites to win the fifth ODI, which is a virtual final now. Besides, New Zealand haveKane Williamson who has led from the front in the ongoing ODI series. New Zealand bounced back from 2/2 to chase down a big score in the fourth ODI, thanks to Taylor and Williamson. It highlights New Zealand’s depth in batting as it can rattle any opposition on their day.
Cautious Pick – Colin Munro is yet to fire big in the series and HIS runs with the bat will be crucial for New Zealand success in the decider on Saturday. Munro-Guptill are one of the best opening pairs around and their continuous failure has put pressure on the middle-order. New Zealand need to fire on all cylinders to win the ODI series.
My XI – Ross Taylor (Captain), Kane Williamson (Vice-Captain), Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Latham ,Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jason Roy